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Do you have jaw pain? Could it be TMJ?

What is TMJ? 

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull.

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) occur as a result of problems with the jaw bone/cartilage/disc, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving of the jaw.

 

How will Physiotherapy help?

After your TMJ assessment your physiotherapist will commence corrective treatment or refer you on to the most relevant health professional suitable for your TMJ condition. We have gentle exercises that allow the endurance muscles of the jaw to thicken/strengthen and help realign the jaw, creating and equal bite and ease of movement.

TMJ exercises and treatment may include:

  • Posture improvement and neck treatment
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Muscle lengthening or massage
  • Joint mobilisation
  • TMJ movement pattern and timing correction
  • Passive, active-assisted, active exercises
  • TMJ stabilisation exercises.
  • Your specific TMJ exercises will be prescribed following a thorough TMJ assessment.

If you suffer from jaw pain or TMJ make an appointment at PhysioWest today online or by calling 8352 3582

Read more about jaw pain on our website: https://www.physiowest.net.au/conditions-2/jaw-dysfunction/

 

Looking to Make an Appointment?

PhysioWest has 2 locations and a Mobile care. Online booking is the quickest most convenient way to lock in the location, practitioner & time you want. Of course if you need help, call, email or live chat with us.