TMJ Pain Treatment at
PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness

TMJ pain often gets poorly treated. Physical therapy at PhysioFit PT & Wellness
can help through a variety of techniques!

Understanding TMJ Pain

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a condition characterized by discomfort or pain in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. It commonly affects the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jawbone to the skull. The symptoms of TMJ can vary from person to person, but they often include jaw pain, difficulty in opening or closing the mouth, and clicking or popping sounds when moving the jaw. The intensity of these symptoms may worsen during activities such as chewing, speaking, or yawning. Understanding the causes and seeking appropriate treatment is essential for managing TMJ effectively.

Our team at PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness can help you get out of this vicious cycle and find effective relief. Call us to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist and get started on your personalized TMJ pain treatment plan.

Signs & Symptoms

TMJ Pain can present itself in many ways. If you are currently experiencing any of the following symptoms, physical therapy could be a great place to start.

Pain or tenderness of your jaw or face
Clicking, popping, or grating sound when opening or closing the mouth
Decreased jaw opening or pain with opening
Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth


Locking of the jaw (closed or opened)

Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)

Fullness in the ear or hearing loss

Earache (usually in front of or below the ear)

Headache migraines triggered by clenching 

Neck and shoulder pain triggered by clenching

Dull ache in the eye 



Breathing problems (mouth breather)

Sleep problems (apnea or insomnia)

Why PhysioFit Physical Therapy?

You will have a private 1-1 evaluation with a physical therapist. The evaluation includes your medical history, a movement analysis, and an assessment of your posture, muscles, and nerves.


  • Stressed
  • Debilitated
  • Overwhelmed
  • Despairing
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  • Education on body awareness/ mechanics
  • Stretches and strengthening exercises to balance muscles
  • Manual treatment to balance muscles and joints
  • Manual treatment to decompress nerves
  • 1:1 sessions with your therapist
  • Guidance on exercises and daily lifestyle changes
  • Manual/hands-on therapy to increase mobility and reduce pain

Get your desired outcome

  • Able to focus on work efficiently again
  • Sleep normally/better
  • Learn techniques to reduce stress
  • Maintain a better quality of life
  • Able to eat anything I want again
  • Able to avoid missing work/school due to migraine symptoms
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Move better. Live better.

Move better.
Live better.

PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness, like Los Altos itself, combines an inviting, community environment with exceptional talent. Founded and led by Kim Gladfelter, a keen, well-rounded expert of healing through movement and a dedicated team who takes a holistic approach to optimal health.

What You Won't Get At PhysioFit

  • You won’t be treated by a physical therapist treating 2-4 other people in the same room.
  • You won’t waste time playing musical chairs on​ ​useless machines.​
  • You won’t be with a therapist for 5-10 minutes, where they show you the same basic exercises they give to everyone – regardless of what YOU might actually be going through.
  • Your treatment will NEVER be influenced by what an insurance company will cover.
  • We’ll never tell you, “this just happens as we get older, just take some pain medication.”

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What Our Clients Say


“I was totally skeptical coming in. Even a little resistant. But I had the best session ever. I keep waiting for “the catch”. Like, how could this have possibly worked within an hour– something that I’ve been carrying around, in and out of therapy, for years? But now, two months later, I still feel free of my burden. Before I left, I took a bunch of Divya’s business cards. I have a few friends who could really use her help!”
Los Altos, CA


I have been seeing Janet Perrino for multifaceted neuro-muscular-skeletal-joint issues combined with fibromyalgia. Janet’s knowledge of anatomy and how it affects the function of body parts is golden and unmatched by any other physical therapist or even doctors. She was able to quickly figure out my problems and find solutions that resulted in, pretty much, instant improvement and pain relief. Incredibly grateful for all the help and treatments.
Los Altos, CA

Physical Therapists at PhysioFit

Our TMJ and orthopedic physical therapists have helped thousands of patients all over Los Altos, CA.

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