Temporomandibular joint physiotherapy
At our Center, we perform temporomandibular joint manual therapy services.
The temporomandibular joints are part of the musculoskeletal system and are the most commonly used joints in the body; they are involved in speaking, biting, chewing food, yawning, swallowing saliva and expressing emotions.
Temporomandibular joint treatment involves treating the underlying cause and bad habits – parafunction. Temporomandibular joint physiotherapy treatments aim to eliminate, reduce pain, restore normal muscle and joint function, and snapping and blocking when opening the mouth.
The most common symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders and dysfunction are:
- symptoms of popping, snapping
- headache, neck pain,
- earache, tinnitus,
- grinding, clenching of teeth
- noticeable soreness in the joints when eating, yawning
- restrictions/blockages in opening the mouth
Temporomandibular joint rehabilitation by a physiotherapist/osteopath
Involves their deprogramming and relaxation based on:
- posture analysis – allows detection of posture defects that may
- cause temporomandibular joint disorders
- examination of the head and neck, assessment of the position of the cranial plane, range of neck movements
- temporomandibular joint examinations
- muscle palpation, evaluation of the head, neck and shoulder area for inflammation and pain reactions
- relaxation of the joint and improvement of muscle flexibility
- relaxation, i.e. muscle relaxation
- learning self-therapy – learning exercises to do at home
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