Darron Goralsky is a Melbourne-based physiotherapist with a thriving specialist practice focusing on treating jaw joint pain and discomfort. Darron recognised early in his career that what he had initially learned about the management of TMJ disorders was insufficient and took on the challenge of continuing his education. That led him down an exciting pathway of discovery and enabled him to provide treatment based on the contributing factors, not just the symptoms.
Darron’s understanding of the complexities of pain management in this area has led him to develop a team of clinicians who specialise in TMD's ( that's jaw joint dysfunction) and collaborate with a well respected dental practitioner plus a team of experienced orofacial myofunctional therapists (OMT’s) to offer clients comprehensive non-invasive care plans.
The Goralsky Craniomandibular Method addresses the patient’s current concerns and then trains (and empowers) clients to manage the early signs before they get ‘out of hand’. Clients at the Melbourne TMJ and Facial Pain Centre in the suburb of Armidale are offered this unique approach, and they report it has been life-changing for them.
In this podcast we discuss how the practice and its principles have developed, the reason behind its success and the unique role orofacial myofunctional therapy plays in the temporomandibular joint/craniosacral rehabilitation process. We also look at how the current Covid enforced ‘working from home’ situations are behind the extraordinary increase in head, neck and jaw joint problems.
As an orofacial myofunctional therapist, my current role as an OMT within the Townsville Orofacial Myology clinic expanded several months ago when Darron invited me onto the Melbourne TMJ and Facial Pain Centre‘s OMT online therapy team. Conflict of interest? Not from our client's point of view!
As well as onsite assistance, the Melbourne TMJ and Facial Pain Centre also offer comprehensive telehealth services for out-of-area clients. Contact information for both the Melbourne TMJ and Facial Pain centre is: https://www.melbournetmjcentre.com.au/
For general Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy services (including TMJ assistance) contact the Townsville Orofacial Myology Clinic at: https://townsvilleofm.com.au/