Nicola Glen from the City East practice has recently completed a Temporo-Mandibular Joint course. This course focuses on jaw assessment and treating possible dysfunctions surrounding the area. The Temporo-Mandibular joint is a hinge joint including bone, joint capsule, disc, ligaments, and muscle. Completing this course has increased the understanding of the anatomy of the jaw and potential areas for pain and symptoms. The jaw is responsible for many daily functions including chewing, biting, talking & yawning.
Nicola can now assess if an individual has temporo-mandibular dysfunction, some associated symptoms
- Jaw associated muscle pain
- Teeth grinding and clenching
- Subluxation (partial jaw dislocation)
- Clicking, locking and snapping
- Migraines and headaches surrounding the jaw area
Possible conditions Nicola has an understanding of rehabilitation include; myalgia (jaw muscle pain), arthralgia (jaw joint pain), subluxation (partial jaw dislocation) disc displacement, degenerative joint disease, and migraines.
Nicola has learned a wide variety of treatment techniques that range from muscle release, joint mobilisations, and exercises to reduce pain, stiffness and assist with long term management. To make a booking to see Nicola press this link.