Our Story

Kim Cusack established Faces Physiotherapy in 2021, Ireland’s first TMJ and facial pain physiotherapy clinic. 

She qualified from University College Dublin with a First Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy and has 8 years experience treating TMJ disorder, orofacial pain and neck related conditions. Her passion for this area was ignited having suffered from symptoms of this disorder personally.

She has several years experience working internationally, in both New Zealand and Australia, where she honed her craft in this specialised area. Kim Cusack has observed arthroscopic and open facial surgery in order to appreciate the entire patient experience and understand the need for holistic Multidisciplinary Care.  She received extensive training in the Goralsky Craniomandibular Method (GCMM) when working at Melbourne TMJ and Facial Pain Centre under Darron Goralsky. 

Her postgraduate experience includes training in Cervicogenic Dizziness and Cervicogenic Headache Management, Sensorimotor Training for Chronic Neck and Facial Pain, Dry Needle Therapy and Western Medical Acupuncture. 

Kim Cusack is currently a guest Lecturer at Dublin Dental University Hospital for their one-year postgraduate certificate in Orofacial Pain. 

She has assisted on Foundation and Advanced Level Dry Needling Certificate Courses, with the Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association New Zealand (PAANZ) in Auckland University from 2014-2016.

Kim Cusack has attended international conferences in Europe and Australia:                          
The Australian and New Zealand Association of Orofacial Pain (ANZAOP) Annual Conference in Sydney Australia in 2018; and the European Academy of Orofacial Pain and Disorder (EAOPD) Annual Conference in Noordwijk, The Netherlands in 2019. 

She is a member of the European Academy of Orofacial Pain and Disorder (EAOPD). She is a committee member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Temporomandibular Disorder (ACPTMD), a member of the Migraine Association of Ireland, the Irish Pain Society (IPS), and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (mISCP).

She has experience in treating a wide range of neck and facial disorders including clicking and locking of the TMJ, TMJ related tinnitus, toothache, earache and sinus pain, Bell’s Palsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia, whiplash and post concussion syndrome. 

She is part of an informal multidisciplinary team with referring GPs, Dentists, ENTs, Orofacial Pain Specialists and Maxillofacial Surgeons since returning to Ireland.

Kim Cusack sees the need for thorough care of orofacial pain sufferers in Ireland and is passionate about providing evidence based treatment and in educating her patients in managing and alleviating these often debilitating conditions. She continues to further her knowledge and professional development through courses, workshops and conferences.


Kim Cusack

Physiotherapy Services

Pain referred from a specific source in the neck up to the head. This pain is commonly a steady ache and worsens with neck posture/position.
Disorders of the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and the nerves associated with chronic facial pain
TN is a chronic pain condition that affects the 5th cranial nerve, one of the most widely distributed nerves in the head. TN is a form of neuropathic pain associated with nerve injury or nerve lesion.
Bell’s causes a temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in the face. It can occur when the nerve that controls your facial muscles becomes inflamed, swollen, or compressed.
Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, resulting in injury to the cervical spine and surrounding structures.
Somatosensory tinnitus is a subtype of tinnitus that is associated with activation of the somatosensory, somatomotor, and visual-motor systems. A key characteristic is that is improved by physical contact or movement.

Our Ethos

Experienced and dedicated Orofacial Specialist Physiotherapists, we strive to provide the highest quality of care to our clients. We value the trust that you place in us to help during times of pain and injury and we use expert diagnostic skills to direct each patient on the road to recovery. We aim to address the root causes of your issue rather than simply providing symptomatic relief. We believe in empowering our clients by providing self-help techniques to ensure you get lasting results and prevent symptom recurrence.

Come Work With Us

If you are interested in joining the team we'd love to hear from you.

Please send through your CV to [email protected] and we will be in touch.