Temporo-mandibular joint rehabilitation (Jaw)

The temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint that attaches the lower jaw (mandibule) to the skull bone. There are two, one on each side of the face, just in front of the ears.

Jaw problems have different causes:

  • Direct trauma (hit, car accident)
  • Extended period of jaw opening
  • Post surgery
  • Bad posture
  • Bad dental occlusion
  • Cervical problems
  • Stress
  • Bruxism (clenching of teeth, teeth grinding)
  • Gum chewing

An evaluation of the TMJ, muscles, ligaments around the joint and neck allows to find the cause of the problem and to establish a treatment plan.

Treatment techniques

  • Mobilisations (TMJ and cervical)
  • Muscular rehabilitation (stretching, massage techniques, frictions, muscular energy techniques, strengthening)
  • Posture correction
  • Education
  • Exercises


  • Jaw pain/ face pain
  • Articular noises (cracking upon opening or closing the mouth)
  • Mandibular deviation (upon opening or closing the mouth)
  • Movement loss or hypermobility of the mouth
  • Locking while opening or closing the mouth
  • Tiresome or difficulties during chewing
  • Other symptoms: buzzing sound or pressure in the ear, cervical pain, headaches.
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