TMJ Physiotherapy Markham


Our Temporomandibular Joint Disorders Physiotherapy Clinic

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) can be exceptionally painful and create a quality of life issue for those who suffer from the condition. Thankfully, there are treatment options available to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated. TMJ physiotherapy can significantly improve pain and discomfort caused by TMJ issues.

When you are looking for TMJ physiotherapy near me, you’ll want to contact the experts at Athletic Advantage. We provide physical therapy for TMJ and are committed to providing you with care that addresses the root cause of your conkers. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction physical therapy can do wonders for helping you reduce pain associated with TMJ conditions.

What is TMJ condition?
The TMJ connects the lower jaw to your temporal bone in front of the ear. This is the joint that allows your mouth to move in through its range of motion. You use your TMJ every day without a thought, that is until you have jaw pain. The pain can often be debilitating as patients suffer from simple tasks such as eating, yawning, and even taking deep breaths.
How does physiotherapy help?
TMJ physiotherapy can not only provide effective pain relief from TMJ dysfunctions but can actually solve the root cause. Physiotherapy techniques that can help with TMJ dysfunction are as follows:

1. Manual therapy (superficial on skin and intra-oral) to decrease tension in the jaw muscles responsible for TMJ motion

2. Strengthening of weak or dysfunctional muscles

3. Postal education (did you know your posture dictates the position of your TMJ! By improving Cervical and thoracic posture, your TMJ can be put in a more optimal position to function)

What Are the Types of TMJ Dysfunction?
There are three main types of TMJ dysfunction, and treatment for each will be different. This is why it is essential to be assessed by a professional who has experience in this area. The three types are as follows.

Muscle disorders - This is the most common type involving pain in muscles that control the jaw, back, and shoulders.

Derangement disorders - this involves a disruption in the jaw's internal workings, such as a dislocation of a disc or damaged bone.

Degenerative disorders - General wear and tear of the TMJ via conditions like arthritis, which can deteriorate the cartilage in the joint

TMJ Physiotherapy FAQs

Is TMJ Therapy Covered by OHIP?

OHIP may cover TMJ physiotherapy treatments. Additionally, many private insurance companies cover TMJ physiotherapy. Always check with your insurance provider before obtaining treatments to prevent unexpected expenses.

Can TMJ Pain Be Cured?

TMJ physical therapy can alleviate the pain associated with TMJ conditions. Additionally, by working with a physiotherapist you may be able to identify the root cause of your TMJ conditions. By addressing the root cause, you may be able to support optimal TMJ function moving forward.

Can Massage Therapy Help With TMJ?

Massage can be a helpful tool for reducing muscle pain allowing for improved posture. For some people suffering from TMJ, posture can be a factor. Obtaining massage therapy from an RMT may benefit posture and in turn, promote better TMJ function.

TMJ pain does not have to be a way of life, and it is treatable. We provide TMJ physiotherapy Markham residents can rely on when looking to feel better. Contact us today and see how we can help alleviate the symptoms of TMJ with jaw physiotherapy at our TMJ physio clinic.

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Our team is composed of elite experts in the body and performance. They will assess and treat your conditions using our one of a kind RESET, RESOLVE, RELOAD System. Understand why you are in pain, what the underlying problems are, and how we will get you better.

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