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.

  • Dr Damian Teo
    Dr Damian Teo
    Sleep & TMD Dentist

    Damian is a holistic dentist with a focused interest in snoring, sleep disorders, teeth grinding and TMJ disorders. In his dentistry, Damian is passionate about looking “beyond the mouth” and treating the body as a whole. He believes dentists play an important role in being able to recognise airway/breathing issues, sleeping problems, and craniofacial pain (such as headaches, neck pain, and TMJ disorders). This led him to undergo extensive postgraduate training with world renowned specialists in the field of sleep medicine and TMJ disorders. Damian is a member of the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA), and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine with the University of Western Australia. He also worked in Darwin’s first official TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre, where he exclusively treated patients for snoring, sleep apnoea, teeth grinding and TMD. Damian understands the value in working with skilled allied health practitioners outside of dentistry. He has presented talks to medical and dental professionals to spread the knowledge that dentists can help one’s health and quality of life “beyond the mouth.”

  • 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 of your jaw pain, face pain or sleep related issues.