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Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome Therapy

TMJ dysfunction is extremely common and results in a variety of symptoms including pain, tenderness, stiffness and clicking of the TMJ. It can also contribute to headaches, neck stiffness and ringing in the ear. TMJ dysfunction can have a variety of causes including:

  • MVA or other trauma to the face, head and neck
  • Poor posture
  • Clenching and grinding of the teeth
  • Stress and inability to relax or sleep

Physiotherapy is a valuable option in the treatment of TMJ Syndrome. The results of a detailed physiotherapy assessment will be used to prepare a specific treatment plan that could include:

  • Manual stretching, mobilization and massage of the TMJ and it's contributing muscles
  • Prescription of stretching, strengthening and postural exercises
  • Postural correction exercises
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Ultrasound and/or laser to stimulate healing and help with pain control.
Tempero-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Therapy Vancouver

Testimonials

“I came to Mike after a car accident in December 2013.  I have never had a care provider who has done as much as he has to help me get better and who has focused on the entirety of the situation and how it can affect healing instead of just the immediate problem at hand.  It has been a long road, but he uses a variety of techniques (including large needles which terrify me, but I have to admit work incredibly well) and is always looking beyond just the symptoms for the actual causes.  Since getting pregnant while still rehabilitating, he has been able to provide exercises and ideas to help with the pain that has come from the changes due to pregnancy coupled with the previous problems before.  He’s even managed to find ways to alleviate pain that is considered “normal” and just par for the course.  I simply can’t recommend Mike enough and already have sent anyone who is in need his way.”

~ T. Cassels. Read More