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.

Our Key Objectives


    • To promote the highest standards of clinical practice in the management of TMD
    • To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and new developments in the management of TMD
    • To promote professional and public awareness of the benefits of physiotherapy in the treatment of TMD
    • To provide and promote educational courses which cover current clinical practice for physiotherapists and other clinicians
    • To encourage research and development to enhance the overall understanding and management of TMD
    • To maintain and strengthen a direct relationship between the Association and other relevant organisations
    • To develop links with universities, educational bodies, and other national and international organisations

The Committee