“The CCMA was founded by Dr. Tzvika Greenbaum, a Physiotherapist since 2004, with a Bachelor degree in Physical Therapy from Haifa University (Israel), a combined clinical Master degree in Musculoskeletal & Sports fields from the University of South Australia (2006) (Australia) and a PhD in Physiotherapy in the field Cranio-Cervico-Mandibular rehabilitation from Tel-Aviv University (2020).
During and following his studies in Australia, Tzvika has developed special interest and expertise in the presentation of cervical spine disorders, such as neck pain and cervicogenic headaches, as well as cranio-mandibular pain. Throughout the years Tzvika has continuously been learning from leader professionals and researchers in the above field such as Dr Dean Watson (headache clinician and researcher) and Prof Deborah Falla (cervical spine and headache researcher).
Today, Tzvika in involved in various professional activities.These include his work in private practice in the Herzliya Medical Center Experts clinic (link) where he mainly treats patients with neck & back pain, headaches and temporomandibular disorders; academic teaching in both undergraduate (2011) and post-graduate (2018) physiotherapy programs; and other continuing education courses (internationally) for physiotherapists, dentists and other health professionals, specifically in the topic of rehabilitation of people with neck pain, headache, and temporomandibular disorders. In addition, Tzvika is a certified dry needling instructor of the international David G Simons Academy (DGSA) (2014) and has been teaching dry needling worldwide, and has recently developed a unique dry needling Master Class (one day) for Orofacial pain and headaches, based on his clinical experience, research and clinical guidelines.
Tzvika’s completed his PhD studies from Tel Aviv University, at the Faculty of Medicine. Specifically, his research project was done in collaboration between the physiotherapy department (School of Health Sciences) and the School of Dental Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University in Israel. In his prospective longitudinal study, Tzvika studied the relationship between specific temporomandibular disorders and impaired upper neck performance as well as the prevalence and incidence of cervicogenic headache among patients with temporomandibular disorders. This work was published in leading journals in the physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal Science and Practice)and dentistry (European Journal of Oral Science) professions, and Tzvika has presented his work in various conferences worldwide (2019 World Conference of Physical Therapy and 2017 Annual meeting of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain). Nowadays Tzvika is involved in an international research project that is assessing the muscular performance of the mouth openers and closers as part of his post-doctoral studies.