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Welcome to FLEXPLUS PHYSICAL THERAPY
Proudly serving the MetroWest area, including Natick, Framingham , Wellesley, Ashland, Sherborn, Weston, Wayland and Dover - just to name a few!
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) or the jaw joint connects the lower jaw to the skull. This flexible joint is used more than any other joint in the body. It controls movement of the mouth and allows the jaw to open and close for talking, chewing and swallowing among other functions. When pain and dysfunction of facial structures occur, many of our daily and basic abilities can be affected.
Many people have pain and/or dysfunction in and around the jaw joint at some point during their lives. Since these joint and muscle problems are not completely understood, treatment is often complicated by stress, lack of a definitive diagnosis, chronic trauma and persistent postural changes.
Common Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction
Inability to open the mouth wide to eat normally
Inability to close the mouth completely
Inability to eat hard or chewy foods
Clicking or dislocation of one or both jaws
Head, neck, jaw, ear, tooth and/or shoulder pain
Locking of the jaw
At FlexPlus Physical Therapy we have developed a comprehensive program to evaluate and treat the direct areas affected by TMJ disorders including the head, neck, face and shoulders.
Our therapists work closely with each patient to determine the potential cause and address it appropriately. Depending upon the cause and the dysfunction, treatment may include:
Postural alignment and positioning techniques
Re-train breathing habits
Correct negative patterns of movement
Head, neck, upper quarter
Ultrasound and/or Electrical Stimulation
You will have an active role in decreasing your symptoms, improving function and returning to a healthier lifestyle.