Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, Bruxism, Lock Jaw, Jaw Clicking, Cervicogenic Headaches, Tension Headaches
Temporomandibular disease, or irritation of the temporomandibular joint, is a common ailment affecting more than 10 million people in the United States. Physical Therapy can be beneficial in treating TMD by addressing postural causes and improving movement of the jaw.
Why Motion Stability?
Many people do not realize that temporomandibular dysfunction is something that can be helped with physical therapy. At Motion Stability, all of our therapists have advanced training in orthopedics and are experts at assessing movement patterns, including your jaw. Under our model, every one of your appointments will be spent one-on-one with a skilled Doctor of Physical Therapy who will perform a thorough examination to determine possible causes of your dysfunction and pain in your jaw. We will not only consider how to improve your jaw mechanics, but also the postural dysfunctions related to your head, neck and the rest of your body that can often contribute to the stress to your jaw.
Furto, Eric S. “Physical Therapy Guide to Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.” Choose PT, American Physical Therapy Association, 11 Feb. 2016, www.choosept.com/symptomsconditionsdetail/physical-therapy-guide-to-temporomandibular-joint-disorder#HowCanPhysicalTherapistHelp.