Myofascial Release for TMJ

Myofascial release for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder:

Myofascial Release (MFR, the John F. Barnes approach) is a therapeutic technique that involves the application of sustained pressure to the soft tissue, with the aim of releasing tension and improving mobility. This technique has been found to be effective in treating TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain and dysfunction.

Some of the benefits of myofascial release for TMJ pain and dysfunction include:

1. Pain relief: Myofascial release can help reduce pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders by releasing the tension and tightness in the affected muscles.

2. Improved jaw mobility: Myofascial release can also help improve the range of motion in the jaw, making it easier to open and close the mouth.

3. Reduced muscle tension: By releasing the tension and tightness in the muscles, myofascial release can also help reduce muscle spasms and tension headaches.

4. Improved posture: TMJ pain and dysfunction can often be caused by poor posture, and myofascial release can help address this by releasing tension in the neck and shoulder muscles.

5. Non-invasive: Unlike some other treatments for TMJ disorders, such as surgery or injections, myofascial release does not involve any invasive procedures or medications, making it a safe and natural alternative. 

In summary, myofascial release is a safe, non-invasive, and effective treatment option for TMJ disorder, providing pain relief, improved jaw mobility, reduced muscle tension, improved posture, and minimal side effects. 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we use myofascial release in conjunction with myofunctional therapy to relieve pain and tension associated with TMJ dysfunction while establishing new, functional oral motor patterns.




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