Course for physiotherapists and MDs
English (with Czech translator)
1 - 2 February 2019
2day course with professional lecturer from Israel
16 hours CPD
Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) refer to several highly common clinical disorders that involve the masticatory muscles, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the adjacent structures. TMD is one of the most frequent causes of orofacial pain & headache and is associated with basic functional limitations such as difficulties in chewing, talking and yawning. Additionally TMD patients tends to suffer from other disabling pain syndromes such as Migraine, tension type HA and neck pain – therefore introducing a challenge to clinicians.
In this course, participants will learn an effective evidence informed assessment & practical management of people with TMD.
After completing to course participant will be able to:
Know the up to date scientific background of musculoskeletal pain & dysfunction in Cranio-Mandibular region
Recognize signs & symptoms of serious medical problems (not musculoskeletal) in people with Cranio-Mandibular pain ( i.e. red flags) and will know how to respond accordingly
Practically know how to assess, evaluate & recognize common clinical patterns in people with TMD
Practical use of the relevant clinical reasoning for management of people with TMD
Effectively & safely treat people with TMD using hands on & exercise modalities
Tzvika is a Physiotherapist since 2004, with combined clinical Master degree in Musculoskeletal & Sports fields from the University of South Australia (2006). During and following his studies in Adelaide (Australia) he has specialized in Manual Therapy for patients with neck pain and headache. He studied from leading clinicians such as Dr. Dean Watson, a well-known headache clinician and researcher. Today he is a private clinician in the Herzlia Medical Center Experts clinic where he mainly treats patients with neck & back pain, Headaches and Temporomandibular disorders. Tzvika also treats people with Headaches and Temporomandibular disorders. One of his main practice fields is treating patients with long lasting pain. He believes that living and coping with long lasting pain is a tough challenge. At the same time he believes that each one of us has the ability to overcome it, and grow through this challenge. This can be accomplished by adapting oneself with the right therapeutic approach.
Clinical teaching is one of his loves. He has been teaching since 2011 Physiotherapists and other health professionals at the post-graduate level about rehabilitation of people with neck pain, Headache and Temporomandibular Disorders. He is also a certified Dry Needling instructor of the international David G Simons Academy since 2014.