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.
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
Treatment of any suspect neck contributions
Coordinating care with your dentist