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Melbourne TMJ & Facial Pain Centre

Solutions for jaw and face pain

Our Melbourne TMJ Centre Team

The Team at Melbourne TMJ Centre Jaw pain responds very well to specialized physiotherapy treatment, with most people experiencing significant improvement within the first few treatments. Darron Goralsky: Principle Physiotherapist Darron has 22 years’ experience treating TMJ disorder, face and neck related conditions. His qualifications include a post graduate certification in manipulative therapy as well as craniosacral therapy. Darron has attended many post graduate courses and has travelled internationally to spend time with leading TMJ experts. Darron regularly attends local and international conferences on Temporomandibular Disorders and Oro-facial Pain. He has presented talks to Dental Special Interest Groups, Physiotherapy Groups and to both Dental and Medical Practitioners. Darron is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), the Australian Branch of The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) and an  member of the Australia New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain (ANZAOP) Darron is supported by a dedicated team of administration staff to assist you with your appointments and enquiries.   logoAPA         Natalie Ngan: Physiotherapist Natalie graduated from The University of Otago, New Zealand in 2001 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and in 2004 also graduated with a Postgraduate Certificate of Physiotherapy Endorsed in Acupuncture. Natalie comes to the practice with a wealth of experience, having worked in both the public hospital system in respiratory medicine, and private practices in New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australia. Natalie has been working closely with Darron Goralsky our principal physiotherapist for the past few years and has developed an interest in TMJ related conditions. She has attended courses and undertaken extensive in-clinic training with Darron to expertly assess and treat all TMJ related conditions. She has a passion for Physiotherapy and continued professional development to ensure she is up to date with the latest techniques and know-how. In addition to her extensive training in musculoskeletal therapy, she is qualified in dry needling and is an APPI trained Pilates instructor. Natalie is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and applies a holistic treatment approach to ensure the best outcome for her patients.     Kim Cusack : Physiotherapist Kim Joins the Melbourne TMJ & Facial Pain Centre team with a wealth of experience. She graduated from University College Dublin in 2012 with a first class honours degree. Having suffered her own facial pain issues, Kim developed a keen interest in the treatment of TMD, face pain, cervicogenic dysfunction, headaches and migraine conditions. Kim travelled to New Zealand in 2013 where she joined the experienced team at About Faces Physiotherapy, the only practice in the NZ specialising in head, neck, jaw and facial pain. In addition, Kim has also trained in Western Acupuncture with the British Medical Acupuncture Society and has facilitated on PAANZ Dry Needling Foundation and Advanced Courses. She has a passion for problem solving and believes that a holistic approach to treatment is crucial in order to accelerate motor learning and restore her clients to full function. Since joining our team, Kim has spent significant time working along side Darron Goralsky our principal physiotherapist to ensure that she is able to deliver the same thorough approach to treatment that Melbourne TMJ & Facial Pain Centre has become renowned for.  

Our Extended Team

Some TMJ disorders and facial pain problems may require further investigation and other specialised dental or medical type treatment. For this reason, we have a close working relationship with a number of specialists with an interest in TMJ conditions and facial pain.  These include:Extended Melbourne TMJ Centre
  • General Dentists with special interest in TMJ related disorders
  • Oral Medicine Specialists
  • Prosthodontists
  • Orthodontists
  • Periodontists
  • Oral surgeons
  • Specialist radiologists
  • Chronic pain specialists
  • Ear Nose & Throat surgeons
Don’t suffer in silence! Call us NOW on 9824-8868 to experience rapid relief and lasting results for your jaw pain or face pain.