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Providers of Advanced Physical and Occupational Therapy

Jaw and Facial Pain

Temporomandibular joint “TMJ” disorders and facial pain are a result of an imbalance of the jaw and skull with the muscles that move the jaw and other nervous system components.


TMJ disorders may have a gradual onset with no apparent cause or may be a result of a physical insult. A thorough medical history and physical evaluation by our physical therapy staff will be performed in order to determine the source of your pain. 

Identify causative agents of emotional and physical stresses 

  • massage/myofascial release treatment of the muscles of the jaw and neck 

  • muscle energy techniques of the muscles of the jaw and neck 

  • trigger point treatment of the muscles of the jaw 

  • craniosacral treatment 

At Upper Valley Rehab, our therapists frequently attend continuing education courses and seminars on alternate and advanced physical therapy techniques. By complementing standard physical therapy practice with a non-traditional approach, we are able to treat a variety of dysfunction with excellent results. We offer essential one on one treatment sessions where we consider the whole person, not just the symptom. Our objective is to identify and resolve the cause of each particular problem which guarantees a quick and effective recovery for the patient.

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