Jaw pain

Has this been happening to you too?

If you ask any gathering of people to raise their hand if they experience jaw pain or clicking you will be amazed at how many hands go up in the air. You may be one of them!

You are UNSURE if you are being specific enough in treating the TMJ. You are INTIMIDATED about working inside someones mouth. You know a little about treating the jaw but want to become more effective and a MASTER.

If you answered "Yes" to any of the questions above, then this online course is for you.

What will you learn?


Achieve MEASURABLE and RAPID results easily in a few treatments.

Treat over 27 muscles INTERNALLY and EXTERNALLY that influence the way the jaw functions.

Carry out 4 objective measurements of the temporomandibular joint’s range of motion.

Master landmarking and treating over 20 muscles of the scalp, mouth, jaw, tongue and throat.

Influence pain levels and dry mucosa by way of treatment the sphenopalatine ganglion.

Suppress the gag reflex to enable easier treatment within the mouth using temple tapping.

Practice repositioning the mandible and articular disc by active and passive mobilizations.

Design your client/patient homecare from 10 specific interventions including coordination and proprioception re-education, jaw remedial exercises, somatic therapy and self intervention.

 Explain what causes and maintains the clicking in the jaw by a detailed exploration into the functional anatomy or the temporomandibular joints.

Distinguish between a joint and muscular problem with the TMJ.

Identify and treat the dysfunctional side of the jaw.

Describe movement and postural factors that may be causing or contributing to your client/patient’s TMJ problems.

Recognise the causes of TMJ disorders and how other disorders can mimic and/or overlap TMJ problems.

Stretch your comfort level to include intra-oral treatments by increasing your confidence.

Remove doubt when talking to clients/patients about what is happening to their jaw when you understand yourself.

Less fear of people gagging or doing something wrong when working inside a mouth.

Pleasure of understanding what is going on and what to do about it with increased comprehension of the structure and function of the TMJ.

Realize the gratifying feeling of a client/patient having confidence that you can help them with their pain and dysfunctional TMJ.

Appreciate you are offering a treatment that goes beyond other therapist’s skill levels that can increase your referral rates.


Plus MORE...

Is this course right for me?


This is what you will feel at the end of the course:

CONFIDENCE working inside the mouth, with the tongue and in the throat.

Less FEAR of causing gagging or doing something wrong.

PLEASURE of understanding what is going on and what to do about it.

KNOWING you are doing something that not many other therapists can DO WELL.

You can INTEGRATE this into your practice no matter the type of work you do, deep tissue, fascial, Swedish or osteopathic. You can do as much or as little TMJ work per session as you deem necessary.

Increase client confidence


37 tips for clients/patients to follow to increase your effectiveness in treating the jaw.

7 self treatment methods recommended by the pros.

Have Clients book appointments


Not only will your patients/clients continue to rebook for subsequent appointments, they will tell their dentists and doctors about you, increasing your practice through word of mouth referrals!

Learn to Master the TMJ


Achieve MEASURABLE and RAPID results easily in a few treatments. Treat over 27 muscles INTERNALLY and EXTERNALLY that influence the way the jaw functions.



Lead Instructor

Robert Hackwood

A Registered Massage Therapist since 1992, Robert Hackwood - Dynamic Therapist - brings the success of his hands-on treatment and courses to the online arena in a state-of-the-art online program that all therapists can benefit from, regardless of their location. Robert explains:" Therapists can improve outcomes with less wear and tear. These courses help you to work smarter and easier so you can stand apart." Therapists can complete the training in the privacy of their own homes at a pace that works for them, saving time and money.

Robert has been involved with teaching Massage Therapy skills for over 25 years, including Muscle Energy Technique, Craniosacral in several forms, Neuromuscular Therapy, Assessment, Osteopathic Techniques, and more. He has been a teaching assistant for several instructors offering continuing education, taught in 3 different Massage Therapy Colleges, written articles and been involved in the running of the Massage Therapy profession in British Columbia.

What to expect

What amazing information will I see?

  • 4 Objective measurements of the TMJ's range of motion

  • Master landmarking and treating over 20 muscles of the scalp, mouth, jaw tongue and throat

  • How to suppress the gag reflex

  • Distinguish between a joint and muscular problem

  • Design homecare from 10 specific interventions

  • Help unlock the jaw

  • Talk to clients confidently about what is happening with their jaw

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Simply TMJ Online

  • 2

    Introduction to Simply TMJ

    • Who treats TMJ

    • Symptoms and Cause

    • Intro quiz

  • 3

    TMJ in the Covid-19 World

    • Precautions and Using Gloves

  • 4

    Normal TMJ Anatomy

    • Normal TMJ

    • Structural Components of the TMJ

    • Normal Joint Function

    • Functional Anatomy of the TMJ quiz

  • 5


    • Centric Relation

    • Occlusion

    • Bruxism and Clenching

  • 6

    Abnormal TMJ Function

    • Internal Derangement of the Articular Disc

    • Further Joint Dysfunctions

    • TMJ Dysfunction quiz

  • 7

    Trauma to the TMJ

    • TMJ in Whiplash

  • 8

    Treatment Approaches

    • Approaches

    • History Taking

    • Treatment Flowchart

    • TMJ Disorders

  • 9

    Biopsychosocial Assessment

    • Biopsychosocial Assessment

    • Biopsychosocial Assessment PHQ-4

    • Biopsychosocial Assessment - GCPS

    • Biopsychosocial Assessment - Pain Drawing

    • Biopsychosocial Assessment - OBC

    • Biopsychosocial Assessment - JFLS - 8

  • 10


    • Body Posture

  • 11


    • Examination of the Joints

    • Examination of the Muscles

    • Jaw Tracking

    • Examination quiz

  • 12

    Measuring Devices

    • Different TMJ Measuring Devices

    • Using Range of Motion Scale - Opening

    • Using Range of Motion Scale - Protrusion

    • Using the TMJ TriMeasure

    • Using the TMJ TriMeasure - Opening

    • Using the TMJ TriMeasure - Protrusion

    • Using the TMJ TriMeasure - Laterotrusion

  • 13

    Cranial Fascia

    • Cranial Fascia

    • Occipitalis

    • Temporoparietalis

  • 14

    Suprahyoid and Infrahyoid Muscles

    • Overview of Hyoid Muscles

    • Suprahyoid Muscles

    • Infrahyoid Muscles

  • 15

    Mouth Muscles

    • Mouth Muscles

  • 16

    Sphenopalatine Ganglion

    • Stimulation of the Sphenopalatine Ganglion

    • Muscle quiz 1

  • 17

    Muscles of Mastication

    • Muscles of Mastication Overview

    • Temporalis Muscle

    • Masseter Muscle

    • Lateral Pterygoid Muscle

    • Medial Pterygoid Muscle

    • Muscle quiz 2

  • 18

    Soft Palate, Tongue and Throat

    • Overview and Considerations

    • Temple Tapping

    • Soft Palate

    • Tongue and Floor of Mouth

    • Throat Muscles

    • Muscle quiz 3

  • 19

    Active and Passive TMJ Mobilizations

    • Active Mobilizations

    • Passive Mobilizations

  • 20

    Home Care

    • Overview

    • Self Intervention

    • Somatic Therapy

    • Jaw Remedial Exercises

    • Mouth and Tongue Exercises (to stop gag reflex)

    • Healthy Tips & Things to Avoid

    • Food Schedule

    • Home Care quiz

  • 21


    • Muscle Actions

  • 22

    Conclusion of Course

    • Closing Thoughts

    • Before you go...


  • Are there any Continuing Education Credits?

    Yes, there are 2 PD Continuing Education Credits from the CMTBC for completing this online course.

  • How does online education work with Dynamic Therapies?

    We use a learning management system (LMS) to deliver all the currently taught content, video instructions and materials.

  • Is learning TMJ work online as effective as face-to-face instruction?

    The course has written descriptions as well as video content.

  • Will 90 days be long enough to complete the Simply TMJ online course?

    Yes, you will be able to complete the online course and implement what you have learnt prior to the 3 month guarantee. However, you will want to practice and apply the methods daily at work.

Bonus material

Included additional content.

  • Downloads

    Downloadable handouts for clients/patients home care. Value $20.00.

  • Communication

    Direct email access to lead instructor. Value $100.00.

  • Community

    Access to Dynamic Therapies private group to discuss courses with other students. Value $50.00.

100% Guaranteed


Try the Dynamic Therapies Simply TMJ online course for 90 days - 100% risk-free. If you don't LOVE the results, I insist you get 100% of your money back.

Let me tell you why I offer this unbeatable guarantee.

When talking to practitioners about the influence people have on their happiness, vitality and health, most state they have only had rudimentary training to protect themselves and this is often outdated and of limited effectiveness. 

It wasn't good enough for me and you deserve more too.

That's why I have put all these methods together for you so that you can respond better to stress, reduce pain and increase your vitality. Instead of spending your time searching out ways that are hit and miss you will save time and benefit from my experience. 

Experienced and new practitioners find it incredible and valuable.

I know these methods work. I am offering the course online so that more therapists can have the opportunity and benefit from it as I have.

And that's why I guarantee the Simply TMJ online course for a full 90 days.

It's simple: take the course and see for yourself. If you don't see the results, I'd like you to email me, show me that you did the work and I'll refund you 100%.

By the way I ask you to show me you are doing the work because I know how powerful these techniques are when applied. I have no intention of keeping your money if you're dissatisfied, but I insist you show me, just in case your results are related to incorrect application. I want you and your clients/patients to be able to feel the difference in your effectiveness working with the TMJ.