What is TMJ Physiotherapy?
Temporomandibular Physiotherapists are specially trained to assess the external and internal structures of your jaw. Your therapist will assess whether it is the muscle, joint or discs causing your discomfort.
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can often lead to:
- Pain in the jaw, neck, or shoulders
- Limited movement or locking of the jaw
- Clicking, popping or grinding in the jaw with mouth opening/closing
- Difficulty eating or chewing
- Ear aches, tinnitus, or dizziness
- Bite problems
What to expect at your Physiotherapy assessment:
- Detailed dental & medical history
- Postural and functional movement assessment
- Assessment of your cervical spine & jaw muscles, joints, and ligaments
- External and internal assessment of the jaw
TMJ Treatment may include:
- Personalized treatment program
- Manual therapy to promote relaxation and release of tight muscles and ligaments
- Acupuncture or Dry Needling
- TMJ self release, strength and coordination exercises
- Communication with your dentist
If you are suffering from temporomandibular disorder symptoms, book an appointment with us today!
Recovery for all levels
Elite specializes in injury recovery for all sports and levels of athlete. Our team facilitates rapid access to complete recovery. Frequently, we see patients within a day or two of their physician exam when return to full function is critical. We immediately address acute swelling, pain and compensatory issues and initiate a home program to maintain strength and motion.
In order to ensure a successful treatment and speed recovery, you need to be fully committed to your treatment plan. Your time in the clinic is only part of the process. The exercises and perhaps changes in your own behavior are a crucial part of your plan. We know how your body works; we may identify an underlying weakness, poor posture, work habits, or other factors that contribute to the problem.