TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders affect the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull, leading to pain, difficulty chewing, and discomfort in the jaw, ear, and neck. At Leap Physiotherapy, we offer specialized treatments to alleviate TMJ disorders, aiming to improve your jaw function and reduce pain.

UNDERSTANDING TMJ Disorders:

TMJ disorders can result from various factors, including jaw injury, arthritis, genetics, or habits such as teeth grinding. Symptoms often include jaw pain or tenderness, difficulty opening the mouth wide, and a clicking sound when moving the jaw.
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Our Approach to TMJ Treatment:

Leap Physiotherapy uses a comprehensive approach to treat TMJ disorders, combining different therapies to address pain and improve jaw function.

Physiotherapy:

Customized exercises and manual therapy techniques can help strengthen jaw muscles, increase mobility, and alleviate pain. Our physiotherapists will do a thorough assessment of the joints and muscles around the jaw and neck that are known to cause pain, clicking in the jaw, and headaches.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture can be effective in managing pain associated with TMJ disorders. By targeting specific points, acupuncture aims to reduce tension in the jaw and promote overall relaxation.

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Laser Therapy:

This non-invasive treatment option uses light energy to reduce inflammation and pain in the TMJ area, supporting tissue healing and pain relief.

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Education and Self-Care:

We empower our patients with knowledge and self-care techniques, such as jaw relaxation exercises and heat or cold therapy, to manage symptoms and prevent future issues. Our physiotherapists also provide strategies to modify behaviors that may exacerbate TMJ symptoms.

Dry Needling:

IMS Dry Needling is an effective option for TMJ disorders, particularly when muscle tension around the jaw and neck is contributing to pain and movement restriction. Dry Needling helps to alleviate discomfort, promoting relaxation and recovery in the affected areas.

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Ready to address your TMJ discomfort? Book your appointment with Leap Physiotherapy and take the first step towards a life free from jaw pain.

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At Leap Physiotherapy, we are pleased to offer direct billing for most insurance plans, including GreenShield, Sun Life, Blue Cross, and WSIB.

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