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TMJ Physical Therapy Treatment

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TMJ Physical Therapy Treatment

TMJ stands for Tempero-Mandibular Joint—the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. Every single person with a normal jaw has a “TMJ.”

When their jaw is in pain, some people confuse the issue by saying “I have TMJ”, when what they actually have is something called TMD (Tempero-Mandibular Dysfunction). Often it is your dentist who will diagnose you with TMD.

Who Can Benefit from TMD Treatment for TMJ?

There are many different dysfunctions that involve the TMJ itself, the surrounding musculature, and the other surrounding joints. Depending on the individual, TMD symptoms may include:

  • pain at the jaw or near the ear
  • popping, clicking, or locking of the jaw
  • difficulty eating hard foods
  • neck pain
  • headaches
  • pain with laughing, yawning and eating

Patients who present with any of these symptoms can benefit from TMD treatment.

How Does TMD Rehab Work?

At Spear Physical Therapy, treatment of TMD consists of the following:

  • hands on soft tissue mobility/deep tissue work
  • strengthening exercises for the jaw and neck
  • postural exercises

How Much Does TMD Treatment Cost in NYC?

Treatment by a Physical Therapist for TMD can be billed through your insurance.


Therapists offering TMJ Physical Therapy Treatment
Juan Correa, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
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Juan Correa, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
Brian Esterle, PT, DPT
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Brian Esterle, PT, DPT
Mackie Goodwin, MS, OTR/L
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Mackie Goodwin, MS, OTR/L
Vince Palumbo, PT, DPT
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Vince Palumbo, PT, DPT
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