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CRANIOFACIAL / TMD

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"In the field of TMD, the role of physical therapy has been shown to be one of the most effective among conservative treatments."

-National Institutes of Health

WHAT IS TMD?

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are disorders of the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and the nerves associated with chronic facial pain. Any problem that prevents the complex system of muscles, bones, and joints from working together in harmony may result in temporomandibular disorder.

*John Hopkins Medicine

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TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. This joint acts as a sliding hinge connecting your jaw to your spine. TMJ disorders affect between 5-12% of the adult population.

*Cleveland Clinic

WHAT ARE TMD SYMPTOMS?

  • Limited motion in jaw

  • Pain with chewing

  • Jaw clicking, locking, or popping

  • Headaches

  • Ringing, fullness or pain in ears

  • Pain spreading around eyes, head, neck, shoulder, or back

WHAT CAUSES TMD?

TMD can be a result of muscle, joint and/or neurological system disorders. It also may be related to issues with posture, teeth alignment, or breathing, sleeping and oral habits. Various micro/macro trauma such as stress, falls, car accidents, sports injuries can also lead to TMD. Sometimes your best care results from a team of professionals. A knowledgeable PT is often a crucial part of your care team and your partner in achieving lasting results.

PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP!

Your physical therapist:

  • Will evaluate what structures have dysfunction and are contributing to your pain

  • May perform hands on joint mobilizations and/or soft tissue work

  • Provide education and a home exercise program to allow you to manage symptoms at home

WHY CHOOSE US?

Jackie Stuewe, DPT has received continuing education with the University of St. Augustine based on Mariano Rocabado's teaching and mentored with Sue Klein, DPT. She has treated patients with TMD for over 10 years. She has now begun teaching and developed a craniofacial program to mentor other experienced PTs with a special interest in craniofacial disorders. All of our clinicians are skilled, educated and are involved in ongoing mentorship and collaboration to offer patients expert care.

11408 W 135th St

Overland Park, KS 66221

Tel: (913) 681-9909

Fax: (913) 681-9906

7414 Metcalf Ave

Overland Park, KS 66204

Tel: (913) 648-6755

Fax: (913) 648-6770

11940 W 119th St

Overland Park, KS 66213

Tel: (913) 563-5500

Fax: (913) 563-5174

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