JOYCE CLARK PT, BSc. PT, MCPA,PgCPain, CCTT, Certified Cervical & Temporomandibular Therapist by the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics


Courses, Education and Relevant Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy 1983 - University of Alberta

  • Certificate in Pain Management 2013 - University of Alberta

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association           

  • Member of the College of Physical Therapists of Alberta 1983 - present

  • Past member, in good standing, of Physical Therapy Associations in Oklahoma, Kansas and British Columbia


Postgraduate Professional Education

Orthopedic Courses

  • Evaluation, Treatment and Management of TMD, Craniofacial Pain and Orofacial Pain ( M. Karegeannes)

  • Gunn Dry Needling

  • Diagnostic Imaging in Physical Therapy Practice

  • TMJ Assessment and Treatment of Pain and Dysfunction ( S. Kraus)

  • Dizziness and balance assessment and treatment (Vestibular)

  • Fascial Release techniques

  • S3 Head and Neck Assessment and Treatment (S.Paris)

  • Sacroiliac and pelvis biomechanics and treatment

  • Patellofemoral biomechanics and taping

  • Shoulder diagnosis and treatment

  • Foot and ankle biomechanics and treatment

  • Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance (Janda)

  • Gait analysis

  • Athletic and kinesiotaping

  • Core stability and lumbar biomechanics

  • Lymph Drainage

  • Rocobado TMJ course

  • Upper Quadrant Course ( Pettman)

  • Extremity and Vertebral Assessment and Treatment of the Spine, Manual Therapy - Level 1, 2, and exam completion

Nervous System Courses

  • 'Pain Management Certificate' U of A

  • 'Mobilization of the Nervous System' NOI

  • 'The Sensitive Nervous System' (pain research and plasticity) NOI

Patient Well-Being Courses

  • Somato-Emotional courses, 2 levels

  • 'Mindfulness Based Stress-Reduction Course for Medical Professionals' (Jon Kabat Zinn)

  • 'Compassion and Mindfulness for Medical Professionals'

  • CranialSacral Therapy, 3 levels (including advanced)

Additional Courses

  • Research Critical Appraisal workshop

  • Physiology course (masters level) full year 2001-2002

  • 'Better Physiology Breathing' course/Capnograph training

  • Pain Catastrophising 1 day course -Sullivan



  • NeuroOrthopedic Institute Pain Conference 2010

  • Calgary Pain Conference 2013

  • Alberta Sports Med Conference - October 2014, 2016

  • Wound Healing

  • Upper Quadrant Conference

  • Canadian Physiotherapy Congresses; most recent November 2018

  • Orthopedic Congresses

  • Mind and Life Conference 2005 'Investigating the Physical and Mental Effects of Meditation'

  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain Conference 2016, 2017

  • International Federation of Manipulative Therapists Conference Scotland 2016


Instructing Experience

  • Taught anatomy, biomechanics, amputee management, and wound care in Bhutan 2011

  • Student supervision:

    • Bhutan 2011

    • Oklahoma 1987-1988

  • Numerous in-services, including chronic pain, meditation, TMJ assessment and treatment, running injuries, patient transfers, wound healing, self treatment techniques

  • Assisted in anatomy lab, University of Oklahoma, Physical Therapy Dept

  • Guest lecturer - "Joint Mobilizations", University of Oklahoma, Physical Therapy Dept

  • Co-taught and created TMJ Anatomy and Treatment course with Dr. Richard Hannah, University of Calgary, Continuing education dept