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Certified in Orofacial Dry Needling (CODN) by Myopainseminars.com
Dr. Mannheimer received a BS degree in Biology from Bradley University, MA degree and Certificate in Physical Therapy from New York University and a Ph.D in Health Science from Seton Hall University. He is now in his 55th year of clinical practice, which over the past 36 has been limited to the evaluation and treatment of cervical spine disorders, temporo-mandibular disorders, cervicogenic headaches and orofacial pain (CSD, TMD, CGH & OFP) respectively. He is a certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) by the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT) and certified in Orofacial Dry Needling (CODN) by Myopain seminars.
He has many publications pertaining to the evaluation and management of pain by postural and ergonomic correction, manual techniques, therapeutic exercise and non-medicinal pain control in dental, medical and physical therapy texts and journals. He coordinated the chapter on “Cervicogenic Mechanisms of Headaches and Orofacial Pain” for the 4th edition of “Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis & Management” of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP). He is the co-author of the first medical textbook on Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, “Clinical TENS” published by F.A. Davis in 1984. He was one of the co-authors of two recent clinical publications: “Dry needling for management of pain in the upper quarter and craniofacial region” in Current Pain & Headache Reports. 18(8): 437- 446, 2014 and “International consensus of the most useful assessments by physical therapists to evaluate patients with temporomandibular disorders: A Delphi study”. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 2020.
In addition to private clinical practice, Dr. Mannheimer is currently an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine (Program in Physical Therapy) at Columbia University. He was previously a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dental School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and director of the physical therapy tract for their continuing education program in the Diagnosis and Management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain for 13 years until the program was discontinued.
Current professional memberships are held in the American Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). He has also served on the examination committee of the American Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP), which certifies dentists in this specialty field, is a member of the AAOP education committee and previously served as an AAOP council member. Dr. Mannheimer is the founder and current president of the PTBCCT (ptbcct.org), which consists of an international group of physical therapists who desire to promote education and specialty certification in the field of CSD, CGH, TMD and OFP. Dr. Mannheimer is a frequent invited speaker at national and international seminars and scientific meetings as well as a manuscript reviewer for Quintessence, the Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice as well as Pain Medicine.