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Understanding and treating TMJ issues

The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is more than just a mouthful – it’s the hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull on either side of your head. 

When this joint is out of balance, it can lead to a range of issues, including jaw pain, headaches and neck pain. 

Our team at Move for Better Health are here to help you understand and treat TMJ issues effectively.

What can cause TMJ Issues?

Before we outline potential treatment options, let’s pinpoint some common culprits behind TMJ issues:

  1. Stress – The daily grind can take a toll on your jaw. Clenching or grinding your teeth due to stress can lead to TMJ pain.
  2. Misalignment – An improper bite or dental issues can disrupt the harmony of your TMJ, causing discomfort.
  3. Injury – Trauma to the jaw or head can result in TMJ problems down the road.

Our Multidisciplinary Approach to TMJ Treatment

Achieving relief from TMJ issues is a journey, not a sprint. Our clinic is your trusted partner in this journey, offering not only expert care but also guidance and support every step of the way. We believe in empowering you with the knowledge and tools you need to take charge of your TMJ health.


Our physios have completed extra training in assessing and treating TMJ disorders. They have a variety of skills that can be helpful and can collaborate with the patient to suit their individual needs. 

Here’s a glimpse of how we can help:

  • Assessment: We start by conducting a thorough assessment of your TMJ issues, taking into account your medical history and symptoms.
  • Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques are used to release tension in the jaw muscles, improve joint mobility, and reduce pain.
  • Exercises: We provide tailored exercises to strengthen and stretch the jaw muscles, promoting better function and pain relief.
  • Posture Correction: Poor posture can contribute to TMJ discomfort. Our physiotherapists can guide you in achieving better posture to alleviate strain on the jaw.
  • Education: Understanding your condition is crucial. We educate you on TMJ anatomy, self-care techniques, and lifestyle adjustments to prevent future issues.

We can also recommend other methods of treatment to complement what your physio is doing depending on your individual circumstances. 

This might include: 

  • Dental Consultation: If dental issues are contributing to your TMJ woes, we collaborate with experienced dentists to address the root causes.
  • Stress Management: Our team includes mental health professionals who can guide you in managing stress, reducing teeth clenching, and promoting relaxation.
  • Nutritional Guidance: Food plays a role in overall health, including jaw health. Our dietitians can advise you on a diet that supports TMJ recovery.

Treatment Options Tailored to You

Our approach is holistic and patient-centred. We understand that no two individuals are the same. That’s why we tailor the treatment plans to your specific needs. Whether it’s physical therapy exercises, stress-reduction techniques, dental adjustments, or a combination of these, we’ve got you covered.

In the world of TMJ issues, understanding is key to finding relief. Here at Move for Better Health, we combine expertise, compassion, and a multidisciplinary approach to help you overcome TMJ challenges. 

If you’re ready to unlock the secrets of TMJ and embark on a path to pain-free living, contact us today via calling your preferred location or booking online here.

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