Debbie Habig, MPT

Debbie Habig, Physical Therapist

Question: My dentist suggested physical therapy for my TMJ (jaw) pain. How will this help?

Answer: Pain at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) region can develop from within or around the joint, but also can be referred from the shoulder girdle, the neck, and/or the head. Physical Therapists
understand the biomechanical relationship between these areas
and will provide a comprehensive assessment to determine proper
treatment. Often treatment aims at improving posture, relaxing
muscles, and relieving jaw pain. A doctor or a dentist can prescribe
physical therapy for TMJ disorders, and some insurance companies
may cover it. For more information, call Debbie at 367-5400.