Physical Therapy for TMJ Disorders

Saunders physical therapists manage head and neck problems with a team approach that includes the dental professional, physical therapist and other medical professionals as needed. Working with other care providers may be essential for successful treatment of TMJ dysfunction. Temporomandibular joint disorders and facial pain can affect people of all ages, and are particularly problematic because they affect so many aspects of daily life such as eating, talking, and laughing! Don’t suffer in silence – our therapists can provide quick relief.

Years of Experience Successfully Treating…

 

  • Temporomandibular Disorders
  • Arthrogenous (joint) disorders
  • Myogeneous (muscle) disorders
  • Developmental Disorders
  • TMJ Dislocation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

TMJ disorder treatment

If you suspect you have a TMJ disorder, we can help.

TMJ Treatment

Our goal is to achieve pain relief as soon as possible, and then to restore normal motion, relaxation, and posture to prevent recurrence of your symptoms. Saunders physical therapists specialize in TMJ disorder treatment – choosing Saunders means you will be treated by an experienced professional.

TMJ Symptoms

The TMJ is the hinge joint that opens and closes your jaw. Sometimes, you can feel pain directly in the area around the joint, but there are other symptoms you should be aware of:

TMJ Headache

Physical therapists can immediately decrease TMJ headache pain with manual therapy, myofascial techniques, postural training, and restoring normal jaw mechanics through specific exercise.