Our Headache and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Management programs offer relief to individuals suffering from pain caused by headaches and TMJ dysfunction. Rather than simply provide relief, however, our physical therapists work toward creating a comprehensive treatment program that not only helps address the cause of the pain, but also educates patients on how to manage their symptoms.
Every patient receiving physical therapy from USC’s Headache and TMJ Management programs receives a thorough assessment that helps us develop a personalized treatment plan. Our physical therapists conduct a detailed evaluation of your medical history and condition in order to use the most efficient and effective evidence-based physical therapy to improve your outcome.
The Headache and TMJ programs offer a broad array of physical therapy services to treat a number of conditions including:
- Occipital neuralgia
- Cervicogenic headaches
- Tension headaches
- Chronic headaches
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Osteoarthritis, disc displacement
- Trissmus/muscle spasm
- TMJ dysfunction as a result of treatment of head and neck cancer
- Internal derangement
The Headache and TMJ programs’ physical therapy team consists of board-certified neurologic and orthopedic clinical specialists who treat a wide variety of headache and TMJ disorders.
- Max Barroso, PT, DPT, SCS
- Nora Darakjian, PT DPT
- Lori Ginoza, PT, DPT, NCS
- Kenneth Kim PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS
- Yogi Matharu, PT, DPT, OCS
- Peter Muhn, PT, DPT, OCS
- Erica Sigman, PT, DPT, OCS