Headache and Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD)

Numerous physical therapy treatments are effective for managing headaches and TMD. Symptoms will vary between patients, thus, treatment programs must be individualized to address each patient’s needs. We will work with dentists and doctors to ensure that the patient receives the best care and recovery possible.

What to Expect

Your physical therapist will assess the range and quality of motion at your neck, your upper back, and your jaw (your temporomandibular joint) along with your strength and posture. Goals for treatment include to reduce pain and muscle spasms, improve inflammation, increase range of motion, improve posture, and increase cervical and jaw mobility. Prevention and treatment of headaches and TMD includes therapeutic exercise, postural training, myofascial release, stretching, joint mobilization, and ultrasound.

Who Would Benefit

Neck pain, Ear ache, Pain in front of the ear

Pain in muscles of jaw

Pain/difficulty with chewing or jaw opening

Locked jaw, Clicking jaw

Fascial sensitivity, Migraines

Headaches, Tension headaches

Therapists

Thank you for your help in my recovery. Wade and Marla have certainly helped me with their therapy after the knee surgery and the broken arm. All of you have been extremely kind as you guided me through the various exercises that have re-energized the many muscles that have helped me walk and get close to normal again. Your smiles, encouragements, the family atmosphere has been very helpful throughout the process. It starts with the smile and welcome that Kayla gives each time I walk in the door. Thanks so much to each of you for your caring attitude.

Virgil

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