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Masterclass Dry Needling : Temporomandibular pain and headache

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Gent - De Punt
09:00 - 17:00


Orofacial Pain and Headache are highly common complaints in the physiotherapy practice. In most of the cases the musculoskeletal system plays a role in the clinical presentation of patients with Orofacial Pain and Headaches (primary or secondary role). Dry Needling of specific facial and cervical Myofascial sources of Pain is an extremely effective evidence supported clinical tool for patients with Orofacial Pain and Headaches.

In this one day masterclass workshop, participants will learn and practice a safe and effective Dry Needling approaches for the most commonly involved myofascial structures in patients with Orofacial Pain (mainly TMD) and Headaches (Cervicogenic, Tension Type and Migraine).


After completing to course participant will be able to:

  • Practically know to assess, evaluate & locate common myofascial sources of pain in people Orofacial Pain and Headache.
  • Practically use a relevant clinical reasoning model of management in people with Orofacial Pain and Headaches.
  • Effectively & safely apply Dry Needling techniques to several myofascial structures that are relevant to patients with Orofacial Pain and Headache.

Lectures (20%) & practical (80%) sessions


Tzvika Greenbaum

Dr. Tzvika Greenbaum 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 (headache clinician and researcher).
Tzvika is a private clinician in the Herzlia Medical Center Experts clinic (Tel Aviv) where he mainly treats patients with neck & back pain, headaches and temporomandibular disorders. 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. Also he's the founder of The CCMA, The Cervico-Cranio-Mandibular Academy (CCMA), which is established to lead the field of Cervico-Cranio-Mandibular rehabilitation into modern evidence-based practice.
Tzvika completed his PhD studies from Tel Aviv University, at the Faculty of Medicine. Specifically, his research project was done in collaboration between the physiotherapy department (School of Health Sciences) and the School of Dental Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University in Israel.  In his prospective longitudinal study, Tzvika studied the relationship between specific temporomandibular disorders and impaired upper neck performance as well as the prevalence and incidence of cervicogenic headache among patients with temporomandibular disorders. This work was published in leading journals in the physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal Science and Practice)and dentistry (European Journal of Oral Science) professions, and Tzvika has presented his work in various conferences worldwide (2019 World Conference of Physical Therapy and 2017 Annual meeting of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain).


Kinesitherapeuten met relevante opleiding in  Dry Needling en TMD-rehab. Vereiste is dat er minstens een 3-daagse basisopleiding Dry Needling en een 2-daagse advanced course upper quadrant werd gevolgd bij één van de opleidingsorganisaties in Vlaanderen/Nederland.


Deze Masterclass komt in aanmerking voor het behoud van accreditatie voor erkende myofasciaal therapeuten die lid zijn van BMST.


320€ (excl. btw), 30% korting indien betaling met KMO-Portefeuille


Syllabus, lunch en koffiepauzes.

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