The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Temporomandibular Disorders (ACPTMD) was launched in November 2009 and is a group of Chartered Physiotherapists with a specialist interest in the expert management of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) who work in the NHS or in Private practice.
Our launch was facilitated by the Clinical Lead, Mr Stephen Davies, and Speciality dentist, Ms. Anne Budenburg , both based at the Manchester Dental Hospital Temporomandibular Clinic.
Cathy qualified in 1994 with a BSc (Hons) from Leeds Metropolitan University, and has specialised in MSK Physiotherapy since 1996. She co-founded ACPTMD in conjunction with Stephen Davies and Anne Budenberg, Clinical Dental Specialists in TMD based at Manchester Dental Hospital TMD Clinic, in 2009, and has worked with patients with temporomandibular disorders since 2008 in the NHS and Private Practice. She has attended conferences in the USA and Europe and has developed links with the Dutch Orofacial Physiotherapists contributing to the development of ACPTMD. She also specialises in Vestibular Rehab and works in a Balance Clinic with ENT and the audiology department in the NHS, and manages the Hydrotherapy Service.
Phil Bateman has worked as a Physiotherapist since qualifying with a BSc (Hon) Degree in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University in 1996. He completed an MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam in 2007. He currently works as an Extended Scope Practitioner for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust specialising in spinal & temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
Nicola Hodgson has been a physiotherapist over 14 years, working in both the NHS and private setting.
Since graduating from the University of Manchester in 2004, Nicola has gained further qualifications in acupuncture and pilates. She attends courses on a regular basis to keep herself up to date with current treatments techniques and evidence base. She is currently studying for her Masters qualification in advanced physiotherapy with Manchester Metropolitan University.
Anna Hogg has worked as a Physiotherapist since graduating from Guys Hospital London in1987, and subsequently gained her membership to the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists ( MACP) in 1997. Anna’s current role is a Specialist Physiotherapist in MSK for the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust with a special interest in TMD . She is an original co-founder of the ACPTMD and has had extensive training in this speciality both Nationally and Internationally .
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Alex Weden has worked as a physiotherapist since graduating from Coventry University with his BSc in 2004. He subsequently graduated from Nottingham University with an MSc in Physiotherapy (Manual Therapy) in 2012. Alex has worked at Nottingham University Hospitals since 2005. Alex’s current role is as an Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist specialising in the management patients with complex pain and the management of patients with Temporomandibular Disorders referred through the Maxillofacial service at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham.