TMJ Jaw Pain Treatment Melbourne

TMJ Treatment Melbourne

Treatment designed for beyond the bite.

Unlocking TMJ

TMJ is short for ‘temporo-mandibular joint’, which is where your lower jaw (mandible) attaches to the base of your skull on each side of your head. When you experience pain and discomfort in this area, this is known as TMJ disorder, temporo-mandibular disorder, or temporo-mandibular dysfunction.

Physiotherapists, including our team at Glen Eira Physiotherapy, often assist people experiencing TMJ issues. Whether your pain affects one side of your jaw or both, any restriction in your jaw function may also lead to pain elsewhere such as in your ears and affect your quality of life. If TMJ pain is affecting you, TMJ physiotherapy may be the answer. 


It May be Time to Try TMJ Physio

Our team of highly qualified TMJ physios focus on assessing, diagnosing, and managing jaw joint pain and TMJ pain. Not all physiotherapists have experience in this particular area, so finding the right one is crucial.

When addressing TMJ pain, it’s vital to accurately identify and treat any joint swelling, stiffness, or weakness. We tailor TMJ treatment to each individual, as every person and their pain is different. This may involve tailored exercise prescriptions to enhance strength and mobility, modalities such as joint mobilisation or dry needling, and education and advice. In cases of conditions like bruxism, dental assistance may be incorporated to safeguard the teeth and alleviate compression load on the TMJ. 

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What Does TMJ Physiotherapy Involve?

Joint Mobilisation

Joint mobilisation aims to gently restore movement and function of the joint, aiming to alleviate pain and improve jaw mobility.

TMJ Massage 

A TMJ massage aims to relax the muscles surrounding the jaw, helping to reduce tension, promote improved circulation, and enhance overall jaw function. 

Neck Treatment 

Problems in the neck may contribute to TMJ pain. In these cases, we aim to treat the underlying issue through neck treatment therapies. 

Dry Needling 

Dry needling aims to target trigger points and muscle knots in the affected muscles. This looks to promote muscle relaxation, release tension, and improve blood flow. 


Heat often helps to alleviate muscle tension and reduce pain. By applying heat to the affected muscles, heat therapy may increase flexibility and enhance healing. 


We may offer advice on home exercises and stretching, how to maintain good posture, good sleeping positions, and more. In some cases, we may also refer you to a dentist if we believe it may be beneficial for you.


Your TMJ Questions Answered

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Try TMJ Physiotherapy at Glen Eira Physiotherapy Today

If you’re ready to work on your jaw pain, TMJ physiotherapy may be just what you need. TMJ physio means that your physiotherapist has extensive knowledge and experience in jaw disorders and understanding TMJ, unlike a general physiotherapist. At Glen Eira Physiotherapy, our TMJ physios are dedicated to providing the highest quality care with up-to-date knowledge and modern techniques. To get started, book an appointment with our caring and professional team today.

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If you would like to speak to one of our team members or make an appointment, please call us on (03) 9571 2111 or book online now.

Physiolates have been providing comprehensive care to patients in Melbourne’s South East. We are a multi-disciplinary clinic with highly experienced staff dedicated to providing high-quality care to our patients.

Glen Eira Physio Are Proudly Associated With

Australian Physiotherapy Association
AHPRA Physio
Caufield Grammarians
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