Temporomandibular Joint (Jaw) Neck and Headaches


For further information on Temporomandibular Joint (Jaw), Neck and Headaches please visit our dedicated website Adelaide Jaw Physiotherapy.

Jaw, facial pain and headache can be extremely painful and disabling.  There are many causes of jaw pain, including jaw joint (the temporomandibular joint or TMJ) problems and under/over activity of the jaw, facial or neck muscles.  Postural factors, work ergonomics and emotional or study / work related stress can be big contributing factors.  Dental issues and other disease or illness can also contribute.  We encourage sufferers to see their GP or dentist in the first instance for a thorough medical and oral health check.  Sometimes your doctor might suggest that you see an ENT specialist or an oral surgeon next.  They may require you to have some special tests to determine the cause and to rule out other factors.

Physiotherapy can be a very effective measure for some people with jaw pain.  This can help to regain mobility, stretch, strengthen and relax muscles and help identify and treat other contributing factors such as neck problems.  Essentials are a thorough assessment, clear communication and a clear logical strategy.  Many people benefit from a daily program of home exercises and strategies, with periodic follow up from their physiotherapist.

Our Assessment Consultation for headache and jaw pain clients is one hour.  We encourage you to bring in any scans or xrays.  Also, bring your questions and we will do our best to answer them or find the answers for you.

Our TMJ / Jaw physiotherapists are Andrew ClarksonMark Mitchell and Alicia Fernandes.  Appointments for Andrew Mark and Alicia can be arranged by calling our reception on  8271 8622.  You can also book an Assessment Jaw Consultation online via the 'Book an Appointment' portal on this website.  Andrew, Mark and Alicia allow one hour for their initial jaw assessment appointments. Follow up appointments are usually 30 minutes.

If you have any questions please direct them to our reception staff or email Andrew Clarkson at admin@physio439.com.au

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439 Fullarton Road Highgate SA 5063
T: 8271 8622