Personalized Treatments for Everyone

Physiotherapists are primary care practitioners offering direct access to rehabilitation services without the need for a physician referral. The physiotherapists at Phoenix Physiotherapy Clinic promote independence with an emphasis on helping you help yourself. You will be shown exercises to do between sessions to maintain improvements and help achieve your goals.

 

Common conditions treated by physiotherapists include:

Sports injuries

Worksite injuries

Motor vehicle injuries

Spinal and joint conditions such as arthritis

Soft tissue injuries such as sprains or strains

Joint injuries

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder/Dysfunction Treatment

Our team is also well equipped to treat TMJ disorders. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones on your skull, which lie in front of each ear. Your TMJ lets your mouth move side to side, up and down, and open and closed. That being said, it is a huge player in chewing, speaking and yawning. Problems or injuries to this joint are referred to as TMJ disorders, and can be linked to one or a combination of the following causes:

Grinding or clenching the teeth

Previous surgeries

Stress

Muscle imbalances

Distinct injury (i.e. heavy blow or whiplash)

Arthritis in the temporomandibular joint

Symptoms of TMJ disorders include:

Pain or tenderness in the face, jaw, neck, shoulders, or around-ear when chewing, speaking or opening mouth wide

Difficulty opening the mouth fully (i.e. to yawn)

Jaw getting stuck or locked open or closed

Tension headaches or migraines

Trouble chewing, uncomfortable bite as if teeth are not fitting together correctly

Clicking, popping or grating sounds or sensations when moving or opening the jaw (may or may not be painful)

Jaw slipping or sliding out of place

Noticeable tension in the face/jaw muscles

How Can Physiotherapy Help You?

Based on the assessment the physiotherapist performs, we will be able to provide you with the appropriate stretching, strengthening, postural and opening exercises. There are often very helpful techniques to alleviate pain and muscle tightness that the physiotherapist can show you how to do yourself. Microcurrent is also a very beneficial treatment option for TMJ disorders.

 

Call us today to find out how we can help you return to optimal health and wellness with rehabilitation services in Prince George!

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