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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!

Date & Times

  • Date

    Dates to be announced
    Saturday and Sunday

  • Live class times

    9:00am - 1:00pm
    lunch 1:00 - 2:00pm
    2:00 - 6:00pm

  • Important

    Masks and face shields required

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.
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  • Be current on your vaccinations

  • Wear masks

  • Bring a face shield

  • Be a registered health professional



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


  • What is your Cancellation & Refund Policy

    Cancellation & Refund Policy for In-Person (live) 1-2 day Courses

    A $45 administrative fee is withheld for any refunds processed.

    Cancellation will be accepted until 31 days prior to the start date of the course and a full refund given, minus the administration fee.

    Between 15 and 30 days prior to the course the registration fee may be transferrable to another course, space permitting or 50% refunded.

    There will be NO REFUNDS within 14 days of the course or if the registrant does not attend the course, your space has been reserved for you and no refund or transfer of fee will be given.

    Transfers must be within the same CEC Cycle or for courses already scheduled at the time of transfer.

    Robert Hackwood and Dynamic Therapies reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient participant demand or extenuating circumstances. In the event we must cancel a course, you may transfer to another course of equivalent value, or request a refund. While we will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, our liability is limited to the tuition fee only.