Physical therapy is recognized as an effective treatment for Temporomandibular disorder (TMD), more commonly known as Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction.
Physical therapy techniques may include manual therapy techniques, spinal-head-jaw and tongue exercises, and postural retraining. Physical therapy helps reduce inflammation, restore function and promote repair/regeneration of injured tissues. Exercises prescribed by the physical therapist are important to maintain normal muscle/joint function, increase patient comfort, improve joint range of motion, increase muscle strength, develop normal coordination and stabilize the TMJs.
Exercises should be specifically prescribed and monitored by the therapist or doctor as improper or excessive exercise therapy can aggravate these symptoms.
Call the Momentum location nearest you and find out what we can do to meet your physical therapy needs. Our goal is to return you to optimal health so you can regain the momentum of your life.