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.
EMOTIONS YOU MAY BE FEELING
TMJ PAIN TREATMENT
- 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
Move better. Live better.
PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness, much 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.”
Let's Get Started!
What Our Clients Say
I have had treatment from both Allison and Janet. And they are amaizing. Great accessible location and they are always good with schedules and reschedules.
I have seen Katrina for pelvic floor physical therapy this past year, and have struggled with nocturia for 15+ years. Prior to seeing Katrina, I saw 3 different urologists who were not able to find a solution for my night time voiding. I was given so many different medications - none of them worked. The doctors just said my symptoms were due to menopause, which was very vague and didn’t make sense to me. Waking up several times a night (every 2 hours) to urinate was very disruptive to my sleep, SO very frustrating. As someone with a complex medical history, I didn't think there would be a solution, and thought I'd have to live with this. I was pretty much ready to give up, until I found Katrina! Katrina is a very holistic therapist, she is very kind, genuine, competent, listening to my story, and doesn’t treat me like a “cookbook” patient - she really takes her time and looks at your body holistically during the evaluation. She explains everything that she is doing, which is very helpful because I've been trying to find an answer to my problem for years! She provides visual images and videos to help me learn about my issue, using the pelvic floor model as well, as I'm a visual learner. She is also very accessible - if I have any questions, she will respond to my email within 24 hours. I am now able to sleep through the night without waking up. I also don't leak urine anymore, so I don't have to wear those annoying and expensive pads when I play tennis. I have more energy throughout the day to participate in activities with my friends, which is important to me. Thank you Katrina for being my therapist and friend, problem solving with me, and never giving up on me.
Physiofit has been fantastic! Keya and Katrina prepared me for knee surgery and then helped me thru 2 knee replacements. The longer appointments and combination of manipulation, exercises and Pilates really made a huge difference in my recovery time.
Janet is very experienced and a professional therapist. She understands the subject and the patient's issues very well. Her hands have magic. I highly recommend her.
I was lucky to find PhysioFit. They have a really professional staff that deals with all sorts of physical therapy needs. In particular I was in need of a person that understands male pelvic rehab, I found Katrina extremely professional therapist. If you are looking to get physical therapy, this would be a great choice.
Well run, very experienced PTs. Great at listening to you and helping you on the road to recovery.
Love their Pilates instructors are professional, knowledgable and perceptive. Specially Lori. Their Physical Therapist have being very helpful when dealing with knee pain.
I've been coming for a few months now and I'm really impressed with the care I am receiving from Katrina. She gives me exercises that are challenging and helpful. I've already seen progress in the strength of my leg and a reduction in numbness in my foot from the disc pressure on my nerves. Overall, I appreciate the knowledgeable and dedicated therapists, the very friendly and helpful support staff, and the variety of equipment and treatments available.
This is great physical therapy!
very easy to communicate with the front desk staff, Shalini is a good physical therapist who takes time to listen, provide good advice and promote physical wellbeing for her clients.