Our clinical approach to the treatment of TMJ/Craniomandibular dysfunction centers around restoration of the appropriate length, strength, and function of the soft tissue surrounding the upper quarter. This includes the correction of the cervicothoracic spine, head position, and postural influences on mandibular dynamics. Success in physical therapy with TMJ patients centers around mechanical correction of all of these areas through the use of therapeutic exercise, mobilization, muscle energy techniques, and myofascial release.
Also critical to success is appropriate patient education regarding relaxation and as necessary, appropriate food choices and preparation. Our skilled physical therapists serve and interact with dental professionals to provide an additional clinical approach that augments, but does not replace skilled dental intervention in care of the tempomandibular joint patient.