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TMJ (jaw) dysfunction

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your skull to your jawbone. It is an important part of the body and is involved in talking, eating, chewing, yawning. It is one of the most used joints in your body. 

It is estimated 30% of people will suffer from TMJ dysfunction or pain. This can have a significant effect on quality of life and is something Physio can help to manage. 

TMJ - temporomandibular joint

Conditions we treat

TMJ pain and dysfunction

TMJ disc displacement 


Myofascial/muscular pain

Bruxism - Clenching or grinding

Common symptoms

Jaw pain

Facial pain 

Teeth or gum pain 

Restriction in jaw movement

Locked jaw

Ear pain or blocked ear

Clicking jaw

Neck pain and stiffness

Difficulty chewing

Common Causes


Clenching or Grinding

Dental work 



Physio Management may include

  • Education 

  • ConnectTherapy Approach - Assessing your whole body

  • Exercise prescription - range of motion, stretching, coordination.

  • Postural retraining 

  • Manual therapy or hands on treatment - releasing the muscles of your jaw and neck.

  • Self management strategies

  • Training optimal muscle activation

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