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Certified in Orofacial Dry Needling (CODN) by Myopainseminars.com
Maria’s main clinical area of interest is in the treatment of patients with temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders. This encompasses the jaw, the masticatory (chewing) muscles and the cervical spine and associated musculature. In April, 2010, she successfully completed the examination to become a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT). She is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and attends annual conferences on the subject of TMJ disorders. Maria has taught UBC physiotherapy master’s program students assessment and treatment of the TMJ and has presented lectures to practicing physiotherapists, dentists and dental hygienists on the topic of TMJ disorders. In 2016 Maria completed advanced training for the treatment of Facial Palsy/Bell’s Palsy. Maria has worked in private practice in Vancouver since 1990 and has owned and operated Westside Physiotherapy and Hand Clinic since 1998.