At our Geelong centre, our physiotherapist provides specialized treatment to relieve your jaw pain & TMJ issues. After throughout assessment of your jaw (also called the Temporomandibular joint), posture and habits, we will design a recovery plan that will help to relieve your jaw pain or dysfunction.
If you suffer from Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, you could experience symptoms like:
We will use a gentle hands-on technique that will help the muscles around your jaw to relax and this will help with the alignment with the jaw. We will also provide you with a set of simple exercises and self-management techniques to help you maintain the results.
CranioSacral Therapy hands-on technique focuses on your head, spine, and sacrum. Using use a combination of hands-on techniques, the therapist increases the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) and releases tension in the connective tissue. In return, this can release the tight muscles of the jaw, mobilize the TMJ joint and add length to the jaw muscles. CST can also reduce stress, which may contribute to TMJ difficulties.
This gentle technique is ideal for mitigating tensions and stress and anxiety and is considered a great treatment for headaches & migraines as it allows therapists to access the hard-to-access muscles surrounding the jaw and TMJ. CranioSacral therapy can re-align the misalignments of the skull bones including Temporal bone and Mandible that form the TMJ joint and offers a safe and effective way for a therapist to manually move the joint in order to improve flexibility and range of motion.
You can get a referral from your GP, dentist, oral medicine specialist, chronic pain specialist, ear, nose, and throat surgeon, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Prosthodontists, or Endodontists.
Call Geelong eMotion Health to find out how can we help you with your jaw dysfunction or pain today!