TMJ Physiotherapy

TEMPOROMANDIBULAR Joints (TMJ):

The TM joints are on either side of the face and work together to allow the jaw to move in ways that allows for chewing and speech.

TMJ DYSFUNCTION (TMJD/TMD):

Improper movement, tension and positioning within these joint-systems can lead to impair function (e.g. clicking, locking) and/or pain. 5-12% of the general population are affected by this at a given moment.

TMJD/TMD Physiotherapy:

Thankfully, Physiotherapy has been shown to be an effective and well-tolerated treatment option for TMJ patients.

TMJ Physiotherapy may include:

  • Education on preventing provocation

  • Joint mobilizations of the TMJ

  • Massage of jaw muscles

  • Home exercises

  • Treatment of any suspect neck contributions

  • Coordinating care with your dentist

working with Physio Steve:

TMJ Physio Steve