How Myotherapy Can Help TMD
Did you know
- 87-98% of whiplash injuries result in TMJ problems?
- 75% of people with fibromyalgia also have TMJ disorder?
- 80% to 90% of all TMJ disorders (TMD) are related to the muscles of the body, especially the head, neck & shoulder area.
When these muscles become tense, tighten up or go into spasm, (trigger points), TMJ problems develop. Tight muscles in the shoulders, for example, can cause pain in the jaw – “referred pain”.
Myotherapy is a physical therapy treatment that focuses on the preventative, corrective and rehabilitation phases of injury and pain management to maintain and achieve normal integrity of the soft tissue structure – Muscles, ligaments and tendons of the body.
Myotherapy focuses on detecting and deactivating trigger points in the muscular system, which eliminates muscle tension and painful referral of pain in other areas of the body. Myotherapy aids in the reduction, elimination and recovery from muscle pain through:
- soft tissue manipulation
- corrective exercises
- thermal therapies, both hot and cold
- myofacial stretching
- dry needling