TMJ: Temporomandibular Joint
Clinical Physiotherapy - In Person and Virtual Sessions
WHAT IS TMJ?
IS TMJ THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?
TMJ disorders can be caused by arthritis, dental trauma, disc displacements, car accidents, and muscular strain. TMJ disorders often affect speech, swallowing, eating, and breathing. The ligaments attached to the TMJ can also cause acute pain in the neck, ear, and head. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be a sign your TMJ needs treatment. Our physiotherapists can help treat your TMJ in a holistic manner through posture correction, jaw exercises, manual therapy, laser, and ultrasound treatments.
Masks are manditory for in-person treatment, in compliance with BC's mask mandate. Please read our Covid-19 procedures for more information.
I saw Ranko for my first physio visit. I am a dentist and experience tightness in my neck and shoulders a lot. Ranko did a thorough assessment and recommended the proper treatment best suited for my needs.
My body felt so relaxed and relieved after my visit with Ranko. He gave me suggestions on how I can best prevent further injuries due to my work. Since them I have noticed huge improvements in my range of motion and less discomfort in my head and shoulders.
I have also referred my TMJ patients and my fiancé to him. I fully trust his expertise :)— Dr. Neda R.
I wanted to take a moment to write you a note of gratitude for your time and efforts during my recovery. Your attitude, depth of knowledge, and commitment really helped me through one of the roughest times in my life.— M. Goddard
Physiotherapist | Manual Therapist
Tim completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Physiotherapy Degree from the University of Sydney.
Tim has extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals including youth, working professionals, recreational/semi-professional athletes and weekend warriors.
Tim has additional training and specialization in the following skills: sports injury management, running injuries/running and treadmill assessments, office/workplace injury management, repetitive overuse injuries, injury prevention technique, functional reconditioning, and personalized, tailored exercise prescription.
Jenny is an interim physiotherapist who graduated from UBC with a Masters of Physical Therapy and a Bachelors of Science.
She plans to become fully registered with the BC College of Physiotherapists in the following months.
Jenny has experience working with clients in geriatric fall prevention, joint replacement rehab, inpatient post-operative, and paediatrics.
She believes that physio treatment should be individualized and uses a combination of manual therapy, education, and exercises to help her clients.
When not in the clinic, you might find Jenny at the gym or trying a new local cafe. Jenny also enjoys skiing, hiking and jogging, and is constantly inspired by her clients to try different activities — like learning how to swim, camp, or snowboard. Jenny is fluent in Cantonese.
Physiotherapist | GUNN IMS Practitioner
Ranko is a Registered Physiotherapist (RPT) licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
He graduated from UBC in 2015 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. A passion for sport saw Ranko work as a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer and Kinesiologist, creating tailored training programs for a diverse group of clients, educating and motivating them to reach their personal fitness goals.
Ranko has post-graduate training in treating jaw pain, otherwise known as TMJ and Orofacial pain. He’s also a Certified CGIMS Practitioner, and has completed his training at UBC. In addition, Ranko finished his Functional Dry Needling (FDN) certification in University of Navada Las Vegas. Ranko's training also includes ShockWave Therapy, Mobilization with Movement and Kinetic Link Training. He was featured in the Top 100 Canadians Magazine for 2020.