Understanding TMJ Disorders

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders can cause significant discomfort and affect your ability to chew, speak, and even breathe. At Alpine Physical Therapy, we specialize in providing TMJ treatment in Longmont, CO, offering comprehensive care tailored to alleviate your symptoms and restore normal function.

Symptoms and Causes of TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders manifest in various ways, including jaw pain, headaches, earaches, and clicking or popping sounds when moving the jaw. These symptoms can stem from multiple causes such as jaw injuries, arthritis, or habitual grinding and clenching of teeth.

Our Approach to TMJ Treatment

At Alpine Physical Therapy, our approach to TMJ treatment in Longmont, CO is holistic and patient-centered. We start with a thorough assessment to determine the root cause of your TMJ disorder. Our skilled therapists use a combination of manual therapy, exercises, and education to alleviate pain and improve jaw function.

Manual Therapy Techniques

Our therapists are experts in hands-on manual therapy, which is highly effective for TMJ disorders. These techniques help to relieve muscle tension, improve joint mobility, and reduce pain. By focusing on the specific needs of each patient, we ensure that our treatments are both effective and personalized.

Customized Exercise Programs

Exercise is a critical component of TMJ treatment. We design individualized exercise programs to strengthen the muscles around the jaw, improve posture, and enhance overall function. These exercises help to maintain the improvements achieved through manual therapy.

Education and Self-Care

Understanding your condition and knowing how to manage it at home is essential for long-term relief. We provide education on proper jaw mechanics, stress management techniques, and dietary modifications to prevent exacerbation of symptoms.

Why Choose Alpine Physical Therapy?

With over 40 years of experience, Alpine Physical Therapy has been a trusted provider of physical therapy in Longmont, CO. Our dedicated team is committed to helping you achieve a pain-free, active lifestyle. We take the time to understand your unique needs and work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.

Our convenient location at 1310 Baker St, Longmont, Colorado, and flexible hours from Monday to Thursday (7 AM – 7 PM) and Friday (7 AM – 3:30 PM) make it easy for you to receive the care you need. Visit our website to learn more and schedule an appointment.