Eastgate Physiotherapy in Sherwood Park specializes in Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) rehabilitation, providing expert care for those experiencing TMJ disorders and related issues. Our dedicated team of experienced therapists employs a comprehensive approach to help you find relief from jaw pain, headaches, and other discomfort associated with TMJ problems. We offer personalized treatment plans, including manual therapy, exercises, and education on self-management techniques to improve jaw function. With our state-of-the-art facilities and compassionate care, Eastgate Physiotherapy is your trusted partner in regaining comfort and quality of life. Get started on your journey to TMJ rehabilitation with us today.”
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) rehabilitation is a specialized form of therapy aimed at treating issues related to the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jawbone to the skull. TMJ disorders can lead to symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches, difficulty opening and closing the mouth, and more. Here’s an overview of how TMJ rehabilitation is typically done:
Evaluation: The process begins with a comprehensive assessment by a qualified healthcare professional, often a dentist, oral surgeon, or physical therapist specializing in TMJ disorders.
Patient History: The healthcare provider will gather information about your medical history, previous jaw-related problems, lifestyle, and any factors that may contribute to your TMJ issues.
Treatment Plan: Based on the evaluation, a customized treatment plan is developed. This plan may include one or more of the following components:
b. Physical Therapy
c. Orthodontic or Dental Interventions
e. Lifestyle and Dietary Changes
f. Trigger Point Therapy
Monitoring Progress: Patients are regularly monitored to assess their response to treatment. Adjustments may be made to the rehabilitation plan as needed.
Pain Management: In cases of severe pain, pain management techniques may be employed, which can include heat or cold therapy, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation.
Stress Management: Since stress is a common contributor to TMJ disorders, stress management strategies may be recommended, such as relaxation techniques, counseling, or biofeedback.
Long-Term Maintenance: After symptoms improve, patients may be advised to continue with exercises, lifestyle changes, or periodic check-ups to prevent recurrence.
It’s essential to work closely with any of our qualified therapist in TMJ rehabilitation to ensure you receive the most appropriate and effective treatment for your specific condition. The goal is to improve jaw function, reduce pain, and enhance overall quality of life.
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