Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ & TMD) Rehabilitation
Our Doctor of Physical Therapy is the only TMJ/TMD specialist in the Shenandoah Valley! Having this specialty we regularly receive referrals from dentists in our area for complex patients. If you experience popping, difficulty opening, stuck jaw, deep aching or sharp pinching with eating you may have TMJ or TMD. This condition is very treatable and our evidence-based approach can be the ticket back to living life without jaw pain!
Common symptoms of TMJ & TMD include:
- Difficulty opening wide enough for a small sandwich.
- Popping, clicking, or grinding with opening.
- Jaw “sticking” closed or open.
- Exhaustion of the jaw after meals, talking for short periods, etc.
Our patients are frequently surprised that Physical Therapy can provide relief for this condition – we hear it all the time! Thankfully, by treating the root of the issue rather than just the symptoms, our approach can get you out of pain fast. We work closely with many dentists in the area to provide specialized care that cannot be found anywhere else in the Shenandoah Valley. Call 540.416.0530 today to set up your first appointment!