Our Team

  • Darron Goralsky
    Darron Goralsky
    Principal Physiotherapist

    Darron has 24 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.

  • Kim Cusack
    Kim Cusack
    Physiotherapist

    Kim joined the Melbourne TMJ & Facial Pain Centre team in 2016 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.

  • Surbhi Kanwar
    Surbhi Kanwar
    Physiotherapist

    Surbhi is an experienced physiotherapist with a Masters Degree. She has worked for the last 8 years across multiple healthcare environments with the last few years being in Private Practice. Surbhi has also lectured to Physiotherapy Students during their training. She has a wealth of experience with neurological, cardiopulmonary and pediatric conditions but the last few years has focussed her career on managing complex musculoskeletal conditions.

    Surbhi joined the team at Melbourne TMJ & Facial Pain Centre to further her special interest in head neck and jaw pain conditions. Surbhi has worked closely with Darron Goralsky our Principal Physiotherapist & Director, to enhance her own clinical approach by incorporating the very specific and advanced techniques and approach, that Melbourne TMJ & Facial Pain Centre has become well known and highly regarded for.

    In addition to her extensive manual therapy skills Surbhi also trained as a Clinical Pilates instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), incorporating this into her musculoskeletal rehabilitation. She is passionate about integrating strength and conditioning programs using tailored Pilates and gym programs leading to long-term recovery and health management.

    Surbhi is looking forward to assisting you to achieve a return to optimal health and function and being able to go back to doing the things you love.

  • Shan Liang
    Shan Liang
    Physiotherapist

    Shan’s special interest in jaw (TMJ), facial pain and related conditions stem from being a suffer himself. He graduated from Monash University with a Honours Degree in Physiotherapy and has gained invaluable experience from observing and training in multiple private practices across Melbourne. Shan’s passion for continuously honing his clinical skills for best patient outcomes has seen him attending multiple professional development courses which in 2018 alone includes various manual therapy courses, spinal rehab courses, multiple dry needling/acupuncture courses as well as courses by some of Melbourne’s leading expert in the in managing TMD (Temporomandibular Disorders). Having had extensive training by Darron Goralsky - Director & Principal Physiotherapist of Melbourne TMJ & Facial pain Centre and other senior Practice Clinicians, Shan embodies our practice’s passion for addressing the causes and not just the symptoms of these often poorly managed conditions. He is always focussed on educating his patients to understand their condition and to provide them with strategies to the be able to help themselves. As a bilingual, fluent Mandarin speaker, Shan is a favourite with our clients who have a preference for communicating in Mandarin.

Support Staff

Our clinical team is supported by a dedicated and passionate team of people who make your experience with us as smooth and efficient as possible. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist you.

  • Renay

    Renay

    Reception and Admin Manager

  • Louise

    Louise

    Reception and Practice Manager

  • Ruth

    Ruth

    Reception

  • Olivia

    Olivia

    Reception

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 :
  • Oral medicine specialists
  • General dentists with special interest in TMJ conditions.
  • Prosthodontists
  • Endodontists
  • Periodontists
  • Oral surgeons
  • Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons
  • Chronic pain specialists
Don’t suffer in silence!

Call us NOW on (03) 9824 8868

to experience rapid relief and lasting results for your jaw pain or face pain.