TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) Treatment & Rehabilitation in Burlington

What is TMJ Treatment & Rehabilitation?

Pillars of Wellness, located in Burlington, Aldershot, specializes in treating injuries and disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, such as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). This term is used to describe dysfunction of the jaw muscle and bones.

Our team of practitioners will assess and evaluate your pain, discomfort, and other symptoms before creating a custom treatment plan to help you safely recover. Fortunately, TMJ is mostly temporary and often just require simple physiotherapy for treatment.

Our physiotherapists can treat this condition using different methods such as jaw exercises and/or cognitive behavioral therapy. It does not often require surgery. In fact, it is preferable that the disorder is cured without any irreversible treatments.

Physiotherapy and alternative therapy have also proven to be successful treatments for these disorders, the latter of which we also offer at Pillars of Wellness.

What Can Physiotherapy Treatment Do for TMJ Patients?

Incorporating physiotherapy into your TMJ treatment can help with:

  • Overall pain relief, including decreased tenderness
  • Increased mobility of the jaw
  • Ease when chewing and swallowing
  • Reduced jaw clenching and teeth grinding

What Symptoms Can Physiotherapy for TMJ Help Treat?

If you have any of the following symptoms, it may be due to a TMJ disorder. Physiotherapy can help rehabilitate all of these symptoms, which include:

  • Difficulty chewing and swallowing due to soreness in the jaw
  • Pain in your ear, or in the vestibular region
  • Pain in either side of your face
  • Difficulty moving the jaw, even while speaking
  • Jaw feels “locked”, making it hard to open or close the mouth
  • Tenderness and ache in your facial region

Oftentimes, one of the more physical signs of TMJ disorder is a clicking sound. This sound occurs every time the mouth is opened or closed. It can also cause an uncomfortable grinding sensation on the side of your face and around your temples with movement, or while you chew. People who have jaw pain also have the tendency to clench their jaw or grind their teeth. If you have around three of these symptoms it is quite likely that you may be suffering from TMJ disorder.

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TMJ Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation at the Clinic

At Pillars of Wellness, TMJ physiotherapy and rehabilitation is conducted individually by an experienced physiotherapist.

TMJ can be caused by a number of things, such as a trauma or injury to the jaw, diseases like arthritis, chronic teeth clenching (which erodes the disk in your temporomandibular joint), or hereditary factors.

How ever you have developed TMJ, Pillars of Wellness can help you heal in a healthy, effective way. After an initial assessment, our team will treat and rehabilitate your TMJ with physiotherapy. Each client will receive their own custom rehabilitation and treatment plan, built according to their needs.

Through your treatment, our physiotherapist will provide exercises to help you continue your healing at home.

Why Choose Pillars of Wellness?

At Pillars of Wellness, in Burlington, Ontario, we are proud to provide a truly integrated care approach that employs a variety of treatments to achieve faster recovery. Our clinic offers different services such as chiropractic, naturopathy, counselling, speech therapy, occupational therapy, yoga therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nutrition.

With multiple diverse services and specialities in one place, you’ll get the best care possible — without having to look elsewhere. Pillars of Wellness is your one-stop-health solution, located right here in Burlington.

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