Correcting Asymmetry & Joint Compression in TMJ Dysfunction
John Corry provides some insights into intra-oral techniques and principles in the area of TMJ dysfunction. As soft-tissue body workers we bring a unique and valuable contribution in that the mandible is suspended by soft tissue and is therefore governed by soft tissue responses to craniomandibular function. Whether TMJ dysfunction be primary, or an expression of a whole-body pattern, knowing how to effectively access the "Mandibular Sling" is a valuable part of a massage therapist's toolbox.
John has been a massage therapists since 1989. He has taught therapists in Ontario massage colleges and has presented at massage therapy conferences, and international fitness symposiums. In 2007 he published a 3-issue series of articles on TMJ Dysfunction in Massage Therapy Canada magazine. Working with TMJ issues has led to networking with Speech Language Pathologists and voice coaches who care for both singers and actors. He is a member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association and the arts has been a surprising source of intriguing opportunities. When John is not knuckle-deep in someone’s Medial Pterygoid muscle he can be found cycling and pursuing his interest in photography.