- 2 November 2013 -
Management of Temperomandibular disorders, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Temperomandibular disorders
Physcial Edge attends training course on assessment and treatment of the Temperomandibular Joint. The course highlighted the anatomy of the TMJ, and how it is influenced and influences surrounding structures such as the neck and the shoulder girdle.
There was a focus on manual therapy techniques around the TMJ, and some great home programme tips. One of the key structures influencing movement of the TMJ is the articular disc. This disc sits between the two articulating surfaces of the joint. If the ligaments which hold it in place are stretched, it will not sit or move correctly within the joint. It can restrict joint movement, and create the shift of the lower jaw to one side when opening and closing the mouth.
There is a need for correct diagnosis and a hands on approach to treating the TMJ. Physical Edge will use these techniques to help with acute and chronic TMJ and assess its influence on the rest of the body. If you would like to find out more about the TMJ do call or email us and we look forward to talking to you soon.