TMJ Treatement

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can be a source of persistent discomfort for many individuals. These conditions affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects the jawbone to the skull. TMD can manifest as various symptoms, including jaw pain, grinding teeth, headaches, ear pain, clicking or popping sounds when opening the mouth, and difficulty in chewing. At Utah Physical Therapy, we understand the significant impact TMD can have on one’s quality of life. That’s why we offer a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating TMD, tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

Effective treatment begins with a thorough evaluation. When a patient presents with TMD symptoms, our team of skilled physical therapists and healthcare professionals conducts a comprehensive assessment. This evaluation helps us understand the underlying causes of the disorder, whether it be muscle tension, joint inflammation, or poor alignment. By identifying the root issues, we can develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses the specific needs of each patient.

We believe in a holistic approach to TMD treatment that goes beyond symptom management. Our strategies encompass various modalities, including manual therapy, exercises, and patient education. We work closely with each patient to alleviate pain, improve jaw function, and enhance their overall well-being. In addition, we maintain strong collaborative relationships with dentists and orthodontists, ensuring a well-rounded approach to TMD care. Our physical therapists have taken additional courses in techniques like myofascial release, functional dry needling, and joint mobilizations, which can help reduce muscle tension and improve joint mobility. Additionally, we provide guidance on posture, stress management, and lifestyle modifications to prevent TMD recurrence. This collaborative effort allows us to provide a comprehensive approach that considers both the structural and functional aspects of TMD for the best possible outcomes.

Our primary goal is to help patients with TMD regain their quality of life and alleviate discomfort. By combining the latest evidence-based practices with compassionate care, we provide a path to relief. If you or a loved one is suffering from TMD, we encourage you to reach out to our dedicated team for a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. We’re here to support you on your journey towards a pain-free, functional, and vibrant life, free from the constraints of temporomandibular disorders.


TMJ Treatment