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What can Physio’s do for jaw pain?

What can Physios’ do for jaw pain?

The idea of seeing a physiotherapist for jaw pain may seem a bit out of context. You might think a dentist may have the tools to help. Physiotherapy for jaw pain has been around for a long time now. We treat Jaw issues from locking, pain, jaw deviations on opening and closing, and clicking sounds. These issues may come from a dental procedure, clenching/grinding at night, neck referral pains, degenerative disc, a physical altercation after having a rowdy night at the pub.


Physiotherapy treatment can include:

  • Soft tissue therapies to the surrounding muscles, potential even the pterygoid muscles inside your mouth (wearing gloves of course)
  • Joint mobilisations e.g. gentle tractions for a stiff locked joint
  • Exercise prescriptions
  • Dry needling
  • Neck treatments
  • And of course, education and advice

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