What is the condition?

Jaw pain or pain in the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ)  disorders are commonly treated by our physios.  These may present as; locked jaw, toothache or ear pain, tenderness around the jaw or general pains in the neck.   There are a number of different causes of jaw pain or TMJ, some of these include teeth grinding, dental work or injury.

How do we treat jaw pain?

Assessment:    
Your physio will have a chat with you about your condition. They will take a medical history, review your symptoms and may do various tests and measures to ensure they have a good understanding of your issue.

Treatment of acute symptoms:

Your physio treatment may include manual therapy of jaw, TMJ and surrounding muscles including chewing muscles inside the mouth.  Massage and Dry Needling may be used and home exercise may also be given.  We use an app called PhysiApp which enables you to complete your exercise program by following simple, narrated exercise videos.

Treatments Available:

Here is some additional information about treatments your physio may recommend.

Manual Therapy 

‘Hands-on’ or manual physiotherapy combined with exercise is the mainstay of our treatment at EBR Physio.  Manual physio treatment includes joint mobilisation to improve range of movement and relieve pain.   Soft tissue massage is also used to relieve tension.

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a treatment technique using acupuncture needles to target a trigger point to help alleviate pain, reduce spasm and return normal movement.

Staff spotlight: Av Kumar

Whether he’s working with his high performance sporting team or his regular patients Av is dedicated to providing treatment that helps everyone achieve their personalised goals. Av tailors programs to maximise their health, comfort and abilities.

How is Clinical Pilates different?

Pilates has long been regarded for improving core strength. The benefits gained from practising pilates are numerous including improved flexibility & mobility, posture, balance, bone density and many more.   At EBR Physio our Physios combine their in-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology which is utilised in Clinical Pilates.  This may include a combination of mat, fit-ball, foam roller, Pilates reformer and trapeze exercises. Unlike a regular Pilates class where participants all do the same program, Clinical Pilates provides a more individualised approach to your treatment and goals.

At EBR Physio we pride ourselves in offering our patients the latest technologies to help you achieve your outcomes.

To create your tailored exercise programs we use an app called PhysiApp.
PhysiApp lets you complete your prescribed exercise program by following crystal-clear, narrated exercise videos.
PhysiApp is completely free to download from the App store and Google Play store or can be accessed via your browser. Built-in reminders help you to stay on track towards a better you!