Temporomandibular Disorders ’19 – ATHENS

--Spaces available: 24

Information & Registration

LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize course on Temporomandibular Disorders.

The course lasts 2 days and will take place in Athens:

on November, 23 – 24 2019

The course fee is 280€

An invoice will be issued by the full payment.

To register, please fill in the registration form electronically.

In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 130must be deposited to one of the following accounts:

National Bank of Greece: IBAN GR6801102170000021744103439 SWIFT(BIC): ETHNGRAA or
Piraeus Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR5501722380005238070348955 SWIFT(BIC): PIRBGRAA or
Alpha Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4801407080708002002013410 SWIFT(BIC): CRBAGRAA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA


You can also make your payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (free of charge) from the below links:

money-coinDEPOSIT (130€) money-coinPAYMENT (150€) money-coinPAYMENT OF THE ENTIRE AMOUNT(280€)



Deadline date for registrations: October, 23 2019

The rest amount of 150€ must be deposited in our bank account or via debit / credit card, at least 2 days prior to the beginning day of the course.

In case of course cancellation, due to «epimorfosis», the deposit will be refunded immediately.

The realization of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants.

It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).

epimorfosis_logoAthens’s Venue:
Course room «epimorfosis»
105 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str. (ex Eleftherias), 18345 – Moschato – Athens
Tel. : +30 210 4829303



LLLC1 “epimorfosis” keeps the right to change the seminar venue and the Lecturers depending on their availability.

Number of Participants: The number of participants will not exceed 24 individuals. If stakeholders are more than 20 a waiting list will be kept based on the date of the finalization of participation (date of down payment).

At the end of the seminar, a certificate of attendance will be issued.

Printed material (handouts) will be provided.

The course is addressed to physical therapists, osteopaths, dentists, orthodontists and other health professionals.

Course language will be English with simultaneous translation to Greek.


Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) refer to several highly common clinical disorders that involve the CM_TZVIKAmasticatory 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

Course objectives

After completing to course participant will be able to:

  1. Know the up to date scientific background of musculoskeletal pain & dysfunction in Cranio-Mandibular region
  2. 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
  3. Practically know how to assess, evaluate & recognize common clinical patterns in people with TMD
  4. Practical use of the relevant clinical reasoning for management of people with TMD
  5. Effectively & safely treat people with TMD using hands on & exercise modalities

Instructor led course: lectures (40%) & practical (60%) sessions






Tzvika Greenbaum


Academic Qualifications
2000-2004 Bachelor of Physical Therapy (B.P.T) – Haifa University, Israel
2006 Master of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy – University of South Australia, Australia
2013 PHD student – Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Relevant Professional Qualification
2007 Chronic Low Back Pain classification system – Diagnosis and Management, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Peter O’sullivan
2007 Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling Australian Physiotherapy Association
2007 Dry Needling for the Neck-Face- HeadMelbourne University
2008 Cervicogenic Headache – Cervical spine & Headache Dean Watson, Watson institue
2009 Discover the Pelvic Diane Lee, Discover Physio
2011 Trigger Points ManagementLeon Chaitow, CPDO
2012 Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, “A” course Pavel Kolar, Prague School
2015 Temporomandibular Disorders Steve Krause

Relevant Clinical Experience
2015 – today Hetzelia medical center experts clinic – experts private clinic Physiotherapist; Focusing in cervical spine, headache & orofacial pain rehabilitation
2008 – 2015 SPORTOPEDIA: Multi-disciplinary Clinical practice for Musculoskeletal and Sports rehabilitation in Tel Aviv, Israel Physiotherapist; Focusing in cervical Spine rehab
2007 – 2008 Loxton Physiotherapy Service – Sports and Musculoskeletal Physio clinic in South Australia Manual Therapist; Focus on Sports rehab
2006 University of South Australia clinic – Clinical training in Manual Therapy skills Clinical Post-Graduate student
2005 Israeli National Health Service, Hadera city clinic Physiotherapist
2003 – 2005 Intel Technologies LTD, Haifa Centre (Israel) Ergonomist and Occupational Health consultant

Relevant Teaching Expereince
2014- today Israel (different medical centers), Cyprus (European university of Nicosia), Hong Kong (HKG chiropractic foundation), India (New Delhi spine medical center) International certified teacher of the David G Simons Academy for Dry Needling & Myofascial Pain
2013- today Dental School of Tel Aviv University Lecturer in the course of “OrofacialPain” for dental students
2008- today Private Post-Graduate courses for PT’s in Israel (different medical centers) and Cyprus (European university of Nicosia) Main lecturer in the following courses: “Rehab of lower cervical spine”; “Rehab of upper cervical spine”; “Rehab of temporomandibular disorders”
2008 – today Physiotherapy School, Tel-Aviv University Teaching Assistance and Lecturing in the following courses: Orthopedic Physiotherapy and Exercise Therapy
2003 – 2005 Intel Technologies LTD Main Teacher of the mandatory “OfficeErgonomics” course

Academic experience
2013 – today Tel Aviv University, PHD student “The involvement of the upper cervical spine in temporomandibular disorders”
2006 University of South Australia, Thesis of the Master degree, The Effectiveness of Manual Modalities and Acupuncture for Primary Headache


  • Cervical flexion-rotation test and physiological range of motion – comparative study of patients with myogenic temporomandibular disorders versus healthy controls.

Greenbaum T, Dvir Z, Rieter S & Wimocur E
Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, February 2017
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  • Occupation as a potential contributing factor for temporomandibular disorders, bruxism and cervical muscle pain: a controlled comparative study.

Emodi Perlman A, Eli I, Rubin PF, Greenbaum T, Heiliczer S & Winocur E
European Journal Of Oral Science, September 2015
Download Here

  • Potential orofacial hazards of resistance training: a controlled comparative study.

Rubin PF, Eli I, Greenbaum T, Shapira K, Emodi Perlman A & Winocur E Cranio, September 2017
Download Here

  • Key preliminary findings of PhD project. Video lecture.

Greenbaum T
European Congress of Manual Therapy, Brussels University, September 2017
Watch Here


Time schedule

Day 1
08.30 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 11.00 Clinical oriented scientific background: Clinical anatomy of masticatory system / kinesiology, mechanics & patho-mechanics of the TMJ / Neck-Jaw connections: anatomical & functional / Upper neck & orofacial pain – neuroanatomical mechanism / Epidemiology of TMD / Etiology of TMD / Psychosocial factors in TMD / Common dental approach to TMD (oral appliance, behavioral therapy, surgical options)
11.00 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 13.00 Clinical reasoning of temporomandibular disorders: Pain related TMD (myogenic TMD, arthralgia) / Intra-articular TMD (different disc dysfunctions) / Degenerative TMD (mainly osteoarthritis of TMJ)
13.00 – 13.45 Break
13.45 – 15.15 Assessment & therapeutics of the TMD: topographical anatomy, evidence based diagnostics of TMD (DC-TMD assessment tools) – clinical applications for physiotherapists
15.15 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 17.00 Assessment & therapeutics of pain related TMD: myogenic components

Day 2
08.30 – 09.00 Summary of day 1
09.00 – 09.30 Dental background: oral appliances & bruxism
09.30 – 11.00 Assessment & therapeutics of pain related & degenerative TMD: TMJ components
11.00 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 13.00 Assessment & therapeutics of intra-articular TMD: rehabilitation approaches to the different TMJ disc conditions
13.00 – 13.45 Break
13.45 – 15.15 Assessment & therapeutics upper neck involvement in TMD: upper neck differential diagnosis, upper neck short segmental assessment
15.15 -15.30 Break
15.30 – 16.30 Real case study demonstration & brain storming. End of course

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Hotel Delfini** single room B&B 45 €. More information:

Tel. +30 210 9415364 & +30 210 9415373