Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Treatment



Alleviate the pain and reduce the swelling in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects the jawbone to your skull. Ease the ongoing symptom of sore jaw muscles, headaches or migraines for ultimate relief.



Make sure your TMJ or orofacial pain issues don't return. Physiotherapy and other TMJ treatments at Body Restoration, can provide preventative measures to stop the cycle of jaw pain and stiffness before it comes around again.



Get back to your normal joint movements, such as talking, chewing and yawning, with our custom treatment plan that will relax and stretch the muscles around your mouth.

Unlocking Relief with Jaw Treatment at Body Restoration

We believe that something as fundamental as eating or talking shouldn’t be associated with pain. Located in South Edmonton, our team of dedicated physiotherapists have specialized training in diagnosing and treating jaw-related issues.

Patients often arrive at both dental and physiotherapy clinics with concerns regarding discomfort of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) area, indicative of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD). This complex diagnosis encompasses various issues affecting the facial muscles, jaw, and associated structures. Symptoms may include:

  • Dull achey pain in the muscles around the jaw bone or temple region
  • Jaw sounds (popping, clicking, grinding)
  • Jaw locking in open or closed positions
  • Headaches and migraines

There are a myriad of factors that can negatively affect these symptoms, ranging from habitual actions like chewing and yawning, to emotional stressors like worry and depression. TMD is also linked to posture, sleep habits, and psychosocial well-being.

Discover Our Approach

Body Restoration’s unique treatment for jaw pain integrates evidence-based practices to deliver optimal outcomes for patients. The aim of physiotherapy in treating TMD is to alleviate pain, improve jaw function, and enhance the quality of life for individuals experiencing jaw pain.

Our physiotherapists have specific training in treating TMD and will conduct a detailed evaluation of your jaw pain and tailor a treatment plan accordingly. We also have massage therapists who are qualified to treat TMD.

Trust us to guide you towards relief and restoration at our studios conveniently located in Windermere and Riverbend.

During your initial evaluation, our therapists will gather comprehensive information about the history of your jaw pain. This can include symptoms, medical history, lifestyle factors, and any relevant events or activities contributing to your condition.

Next, our therapists will complete a thorough physical examination of the TMJ and surrounding structures. Key components of this may involve jaw range of motion, muscle and joint palpation, functional and special tests, posture screening, neurological assessments, and imaging studies.

By conducting a detailed evaluation, our clinicians can better understand the nature of your jaw pain to provide an accurate diagnosis, and develop an individualized treatment plan to address your specific needs and goals.

At Body Restoration, we believe that education is principal. Our clinicians will provide you with a thorough understanding of your condition including an explanation of the anatomy of the jaw, contributing factors, and potential triggers of TMD.

You may receive manual therapy, hands-on techniques such as myofascial release and joint mobilization to alleviate muscle tension, improve joint mobility, and reduce pain in the jaw and surrounding areas. Therapeutic modalities (heat, ice, electrical stimulation, dry needling, low level laser therapy, Graston Technique) may be used to supplement treatment to manage pain, reduce inflammation, and promote tissue healing.

A personalized exercise program will be provided consisting of exercises to improve the strength, flexibility, and coordination of the jaw muscles and adjacent structures. Our therapists may provide guidance on proper posture during daily activities and recommend ergonomic modifications to reduce strain on the jaw and neck muscles. You may receive tips on behavioural strategies and self-care techniques to reinforce the effects of treatment and promote long-term management of TMD.

Regular follow-up appointments allow our therapists to monitor your progress, adjust treatment as needed, and provide ongoing support to help you achieve optimal outcomes.

In cases where multidisciplinary care is required, our physiotherapists may collaborate with other healthcare professionals such as physiatrists, physicians, dentists, and oral surgeons to ensure comprehensive management of your jaw pain.

Our unique collaborative care model at Body Restoration allows our practitioners to directly refer you for injection-based management of TMD, if required. Treatments such as Botox injections and trigger point injections can be valuable adjuncts, particularly in cases where conservative measures have been ineffective.


Body Restoration is a collaborative rehabilitation center in Edmonton, Alberta, offering cutting edge treatment options for temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain management.

By combining various effective treatments with our TMJ experience and special training, our elevated quality of care puts all of your recovery needs right at your fingertips.

If you want to learn about TMJ therapies for jaw dysfunctions or if you are looking for other therapies like physiotherapy, chiropractors or massage therapy, Body Restoration is the place to go! We offer effective treatment options that can help in treating your problems from the moment you connect with us.