Temporomandibular Joint Pain Therapy in Calgary

Temporomandibular Joint Pain Therapy in Calgary

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You may have a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) if you suffer discomfort, clicking, altered chewing, or changes in your ability to open and close your mouth. These conditions often impact the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), connecting the temporal fossa (a portion of the skull) to the jawbone. The head, neck, teeth, jawline, temples, and eyes can all be affected by Temporomandibular Joint pain.

If you are suffering from TMJ pain, it is recommended to visit the TMJ specialist in Calgary. DO note that there is no quick fix or cure for Temporomandibular Joint Pain, the most effective and scientifically validated treatments emphasize self-management and control of aggravating variables. The majority of individuals with both illnesses benefit from conservative (reversible) therapy provided by the jaw and TMJ specialists in the longer run. Scientific research reveals that more than half of TMD people diagnosed conservatively experience few or no TMD symptoms in the future. This is why it gets critical to search for TMJ physical therapy specialists near you.

The Port Physiotherapy and Massage in Calgary provide physical therapy treatments for Temporomandibular Joint, offering customized options to help recover mobility. First-time patients will meet with their TMJ specialist in Calgary, NE, who will talk about your oral history, behaviours (chewing, jaw clenching, and speaking), sleep patterns, general health, and any breathing, speech, or chewing issues. The first visit will help our TMJ specialists in Calgary to;

  • Determine the range and quality of mobility of your mouth and jaw, as well as the positioning of your teeth. 
  • Determine your posture, as well as the strength and mobility of your neck, spine, and shoulders.
  • Listen for any unusual joint noises 
  • Examine the masticatory muscles (chewing)

Even if you are looking for a TMJ specialist in Chestermere and Airdrie, book an appointment with us. Your physiotherapist will build a treatment plan for you based on the results of your evaluation. This may involve the following:

  • Ergonomic retraining 
  • Muscle retraining during mouth opening, shutting, chewing, and speech 
  • Joint mobilization of the neck and alleviating TMJ pain 
  • Relaxation techniques 
  • Retraining of swallowing and breathing functions

Our TMD physiotherapy treatment objectives are to alleviate TMJ discomfort and inflammation and enhance TMJ mobility and function. The TMJ and other body components that contribute to the issue are addressed during treatment. 

Physiotherapists treat TMD with exercises that include the following: 

  • Jaw movements and posture correction 
  • Manual TMD therapy techniques such as soft tissue release (massage), joint mobilization, and stretching 
  • Laser and ultrasound treatments 
  • Other treatments such as relaxation techniques and biofeedback

Why should you visit our TMD clinic in Calgary?

Your search for TMJ specialists in Calgary, Alberta, ends here. Our physical therapist can help you reestablish normal jaw mobility and relieve your pain. Visit The Port Physiotherapy and Massage in Calgary to consult a TMJ specialist. We will help determine the therapies that are most effective for you based on your Temporomandibular Joint Pain. Here are a few of the treatments available to you at our TMD therapy clinic in Calgary. 

– Posture Education

Our TMJ physical therapy specialist in Calgary will educate you to be conscious of your posture when sitting and walking to enhance the resting posture of your jaw, head, neck, shoulder blade, and shoulder blades.

– Improving the movement of the jaw

Consulting us will unlock your pathway to healthy living as our TMJ physical therapist will give you particular “low-load” exercises that will not place excessive strain on your TMJ but will strengthen the jaw muscles and restore a more normal, pain-free motion.

– Unique Pain Treatments.

If your pain is severe, your physical therapist may use electrical stimulation or ultrasound to help you feel better.

What to expect out of our treatment 

Our therapist will evaluate your jaw mobility and alleviate muscle tightness in the neck and head areas. The objective of our TMJ specialist is to reestablish normal function and interaction of the jaw muscles and joints.

Your treatment plan may incorporate various treatments and modalities, such as jaw exercises, soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, myofascial procedures, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound.

Physical Therapy Options for Temporomandibular Joint Pain:

When visiting us, each patient is assessed to create an individualized treatment plan. For jaw pain, TMD, and TMJ, physical therapy treatment can include:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory modalities; application of heat or cold 
  • Posture correction 
  • Therapeutic exercises to strengthen and enhance motion in the affected area 
  • Modifications to physical activity and food 
  • Visual tracking and balance activities


Want to schedule an appointment?

Call (403) 567-0189 OR use the appointment form below to schedule your visit to our physiotherapy clinic in Calgary.