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TMJ Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD):

If you are suffering from jaw pain a physiotherapist can develop a program for you that includes exercises and treatment techniques to regain normal jaw movement.

Clients with TMJ issues can have the following symptoms:

- Headaches

- Dizziness

- Upper neck pain and stiffness

- Ear pain, or a sensation of fullness in the ear

- Local pain in the ear or TMJ area

- Painful popping and clicking of the jaw

- Locking of the jaw

- Muscle tension/spasms of the muscles around the face and jaw

Physiotherapy techniques may include:

- Assessment of the jaw and neck to diagnose the issue

- Jaw exercises to strengthen muscles and improve range of motion

- Education on activities to avoid

- Hands on treatment to release the muscles around the face and jaw

- Teaching mobilizations and massage so clients can continue treatments at home

- Modalities such as heat, ice, acupuncture or dry needling

- Postural corrections to help with cervical spine and jaw alignment

If you are suffering from jaw pain contact Airdrie Physiotherapy and Massage today to book an assessment so we can build a treatment plan for you. Physiotherapists are experts on how your body moves and what stops it from moving. As movement specialists, physiotherapists use a hands-on approach along with modalities, machines and exercise to help you restore, maximize and maintain your movement for the rest of your life.


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