I have always had a special interest in the TMJ - I am personally aware of how painful and limiting it can be. I have a lot of information on managing TMD that I would love to share with you.
Before your first visit we will discuss your eating habits, lifestyle, home life, stress factors, health and previous injury/treatments as well as what you would like to achieve with therapy. We will come up with a time and place to meet and you will receive paperwork to complete before your first visit.
Your first visit will include:
A quick review of the paperwork so we can address anything not discussed during our phone conversation.
A quick check of your blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at home to get a baseline. A check in your own environment without the stress of being in a doctors office will be more accurate.
Strength and Mobility Assessment
A thorough strength and mobility assessment is needed, very rarely is a TMJ issue simple, it's almost always more complicated than that. As I believe in a whole body approach, I will make sure to take the time that we have together to thoroughly examine all of the factors involved in your condition.
We will complete special tests associated with your symptoms to make sure that our treatment plan is the best fit for you.
Video analysis is a great way to pinpoint a movement issue potentially causing your pain and later to see a marked difference when comparing pre and post videos side-by-side. Depending on your symptoms a video of your opening, closing, and chewing may be needed.
In the last 15 minutes of your initial visit we will discuss and come up with exercises for home as well as a treatment plan involving frequency of telephone versus in person visits.