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Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a disorder of the jaw join that causes a variety of uncomfortable and painful symptoms. Physotherapy can help you manage and even eliminate your TMD symptoms.
Your physiotherapist will develop a program for you that will including practicing techniques to regain normal jaw movement. Physiotherapy for TMD includes a variety of stretching and relaxation techniques that will help you release tight muscles and scar tissue.
These techniques include:
- Jaw exercises
- Heat therapy
- Ice therapy
- Training to improve posture and jaw alignment
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Manual therapy
- Ultrasound therapy