Dr. Mannheimer received a BS degree in Biology from Bradley University, MA degree
and Certificate in Physical Therapy from New York University and a Ph.D. in
Health Science from Seton Hall University. He has 48 years of clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of patients with neuromusculoskeletal
pain / dysfunction syndromes. His clinical interests, teaching, publications, and specialization over the past 30 years have been confined to the evaluation and treatment of the cervical spine (CSD), cervicogenic headaches (CGH), temporomandibular disorders (TMD), and orofacial pain (OFP). He is a certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) by the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT) and also certified in Orofacial Dry Needling (CODN) by Myopain Seminars.
He has many publications pertaining to the evaluation and management of pain by postural
and ergonomic correction, manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, and non-medicinal pain control in dental, medical and physical therapy texts and journals. Jeff coordinated the chapter on “Cervicogenic Mechanisms of Headaches and Orofacial Pain” for the 4th edition of “Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis & Management” of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP). He is also the co-author of the first medical textbook on Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, “Clinical TENS” in 1984.
In addition to private clinical practice, Dr. Mannheimer is currently an adjunct clinical professor at the Department of Regenerative and Rehabilitation Medicine (Program in Physical Therapy) at Columbia University. He was previously a clinical assistant professor at the Dental School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and director of the physical therapy tract for their continuing education program in the Diagnosis and Management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain for 13 years until the program was discontinued.
Current professional memberships are held in the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP), and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). He has recently served the examination committee of the American Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP) for the second time. ABOP certifies dentists in this specialty field. He also served as an AAOP council member. Dr. Mannheimer is the founder and current president of the PTBCCT, which consists of an international group of physical therapists who desire to promote education and specialty certification in the field of CSD, CGH, TMD, and OFP. Dr. Mannheimer is
a frequently invited speaker at national and international seminars and scientific meetings.