Back and neck injuries

TMJ (jaw) dysfunction

Back and neck pain is the number one cause of time off work for more Australians than any other condition. It requires a careful assessment of contributing factors to poor spinal health including change of postural habits or other unhealthy contributing factors.  Whether the discomfort is caused by repetitive movement, poor posture, stress or trauma, our physiotherapy consultation will effectively diagnose and treat the source of neck and back pain.

Problems with the jaw are associated with a host of unpleasant symptoms such as painful clicking,headaches, limited opening or other altered function and jaw pain. Robin Halse, an expert Musculoskeletal & TMJ Physiotherapist specialises in assessing and treating jaw pain and dysfunction.

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TMJ (jaw) dysfunction

Problems with the jaw are associated with a host of unpleasant symptoms such as painful clicking,headaches, limited opening or other altered function and jaw pain. Robin Halse, an expert Musculoskeletal & TMJ Physiotherapist specialises in assessing and treating jaw pain and dysfunction.

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Assessment

The Temperomandibular joint (or jaw joint) can be a site of local joint pain or it can be a source of headaches, facial pain and other head and neck symptoms.  It is a complex problem, and a comprehensive assessment is vital in making an accurate diagnosis and henceforth formulating an appropriate treatment plan.

At Kooyong Physiotherapy Centre we understand musculoskeletal disorders affecting muscle, bone and joints and we are trained in treating the condition and thus the associated pain.

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Treatment

Your treatment will involve -

  • Hands on soft tissue treatment or joint mobilisation 
  • Strength and motor patterning exercises 
  • Postural re-education and awareness exercises
  • Education on food selection during acute phase

Alongside improving physical function, we take pride in maintaining a space where you learn how to maintain an active lifestyle free from this injury. We concentrate not only on treating the symptoms but on providing a long-term solution to fix the causes of those symptoms.

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Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation involves postural and functional modifications.  We often work adjunctively with the patient's Dental Specialist, to achieve optimal outcomes.  At Kooyong Physiotherapy Centre we have a great depth of experience in the treatment of this common clinical problem. In fact Robin Halse and two other experienced Jaw Physiotherapists were invited to present a paper at the 2013 Australian Dental Association Conference titled 'Is It A Headache or A Pain In The Neck... The Physiotherapy Role in Team Management.'
Robin's involvement with this specialty extends to regular meetings with a Special Interest Group, including specialists in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Radiology and TMJ Physiotherapy.

You can find us at 461 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong. Call 03 9824 6440 for an appointment

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