TMJ Physical Therapy
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction or Disorder is pain and compromised movement of the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles. Physical therapy for TMJ disorder is a non-invasive treatment method which can serve as an adjunct to conservative anti-inflammatory therapy or occlusal guard appliances. Our physical therapists are highly skilled to treat all TMJ symptoms including lock-jaw, painful chewing, frequent headaches, pain in the facial region, and clicking/popping sounds in the jaw.
How we treat TMJ:
- Manual Physical Therapy to address muscular and joint imbalances.
- Postural education and self-symptom management strategies.
- Pain reducing modalities (ie: thermal modalities and ultrasound).
- Postural exercises and neuromuscular re-education to improve the mandibular resting position.
- Jaw Pain
- Locking or Clicking of the Jaw
- Difficulty Chewing
- Upper Neck Pain
- Facial Pain