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TMD Physiotherapy

TMD Physiotherapy for TMJ problems

The jaw is made up of two joints where the lower jaw meets the skull just in front of the ears These are referred to as your temporomandibular joints.

TMD ( temporomandibular dysfunction) refers to a problem with one or both of these joints.

Jaw disorders are extremely common and can cause a number of symptoms from ear ache and headache to jaw pain and general face pain. You may also experience neck and/ or shoulder issues. Acute problems if left untreated can soon become chronic.

You may experience clicking or locking in the jaw with limitation of movement on opening/ closing or chewing or perhaps just a feeling that your bite isn’t quite right. TMD can also cause dizziness, and tinnitus ( ringing in the ears) and may affect your chewing and sleeping. Each individual will present with their own  symptoms specific to their problem.

Your Physiotherapist will initially take a full history and assess your jaw muscles and joints in order to work out the root cause of your symptoms.

Treatment may include:

  • Exercise therapy

  • Manual treatment

  • General advice.


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