At Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC, we specialize in providing services to individuals with TMJ dysfunction. Our TMJ rehabilitation is designed to help those with TMJ dysfunction decrease pain, improve their jaw’s range of motion, strength, and flexibility. TMJ is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. The temporomandibular joint is responsible for a wide range of movements, including opening and closing the mouth, chewing, and speaking.
TMJ dysfunction can be caused by a variety of factors, including arthritis, trauma, injury, and overuse. The symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include headaches, ear pain, difficulty chewing and speaking, and clicking or popping sounds when opening and closing the mouth.
How it works
The TMJ Rehab program is designed to meet patients where they are and address unique concerns depending on their severity of TMJ. During each session, participants complete a series of exercises that are designed to improve function and decrease pain around the temporomandibular joint. Therapy may also include soft tissue work to the jaw and neck. Sometimes internal TMJ mobilizations are used. We also make use of modalities, postural recommendations, and work with your dentist when appropriate. The exercises are performed at a low to moderate intensity, and participants are encouraged to progress to a higher intensity as they progress through the program.
Who it’s for
The TMJ Rehab program is appropriate for anyone with TMJ dysfunction who is able to safely participate in a low to moderate intensity exercise program. Because of the intensity of the program, individuals with severe limits in strength or mobility would not be appropriate candidates for the TMJ Rehab.
What to expect
The TMJ rehabilitation is a challenging but rewarding experience. Participants can expect to work hard and feel a sense of accomplishment after completing each session. The rehabilitation is designed to be progressive, so participants can expect to increase their intensity and difficulty as they progress through the sessions.
Benefits of TMJ Rehab
Some of the benefits that participants have reported include:
- Improved range of motion in the jaw
- Decreased or eliminated clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joint
- Decreased pain associated with TMJ dysfunction
If you are interested in learning more about our TMJ rehabiliation, please call us to schedule an appointment.
Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC provides individually designed treatment tailored for each client’s unique needs. Our team is committed to helping our clients achieve their goals and improve their overall well being. Our goal is to enable our clients to regain function, control their pain, and improve their overall quality of life.
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