TMJ Dysfunction

TMJ is a disorder of the temporomandibular joint, which hinges the lower jaw to the skull. TMJ typically causes pain in front of the ear or sometimes occurs in the form of a headache with and without neck pain.

Physical Therapy is effective for the following stages of TMJ:

  • Acute Onset/Flare up
  • Chronic conditions
  • Pre-operative
  • Post-operative

EVALUATION AND TREATMENTS PERFORMED MAY INCLUDE:

  • Modalities including: heat/ice, electrical stimulation, ultrasound
  • Manual therapy including massage, soft tissue mobilization, scar mobilization, and joint mobilization
  • Therapeutic exercises

Treatment Goals for TMJ Dysfunction:

  • Relieve pain and swelling Correct muscle imbalances
  • Improve joint mobility and mechanics
  • Restore function and tolerance to daily activities

Choose Dynamic Physical Therapy for your next referral, we excel at working closely with the physician/dental team and treating each patient as an individual with one on one treatment and our outcomes show it!