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Headaches

Approximately 73-90% of headaches have a neck or jaw component. This is due to the neck, jaw, and head having interconnected networks of nerves that result in referred pain to the head, i.e. headaches.

Cervicogenic headaches often present as a stiff and painful neck that refers pain to the forehead, eye, temple or ear. Sometimes it is accompanied by eye swelling and blurry vision.

Our team at Physio One is experienced and passionate about treating disorders of the head and neck, including cervicogenic headaches and dizziness. Our Physiotherapists will provide holistic, multi-disciplinary care via:
– A comprehensive assessment of your condition
– A plan of attack to meet your needs and goals
– A variety of evidence-based treatments, including, but not limited to, Watson headache techniques, manual therapy, massage, dry needling/acupuncture, and exercises.

There’s no need for a referral so book now.

TMJ Disorders

What is TMJ?

The letters TMJ represent the Temporo-Mandibular Joint, or the jaw joint. The mandible, or jawbone, articulates with the side of the skull via the temporal bone. There is a fluid filled capsule and a small disc, or cartilage, within each jaw joint.

The TMJ is in use 24 hours a day, as we breathe, eat, sleep, swallow, talk and express our emotions. All the time they are in full working order, we are generally unaware of the wonderful job our TMJ’s are doing. It is only when things go wrong, that we begin to appreciate the vital role of the TMJ.

Due to the sophisticated nerve network in the head and neck, dysfunction in one area can be felt as pain in an adjacent area: e.g.

–       Pain in perfectly healthy teeth may be caused by a muscle problem in the cheek.

–  Headaches with nausea may arise from the upper neck joints.

–       Ear pain can be a combination of dysfunctions in the neck and jaw.

Pain sometimes arises due to a cause, like an injury or following a dental procedure, and sometimes it seems to come on for no apparent reason. Loud clicking and crunching is a common and very disturbing feature of many jaw problems. Although it may sound like the bone is crunching, it rarely is that dramatic. More commonly the sound is produced because the disc has moved within the joint.

Our team at Physio One is experienced and passionate about treating disorders of the head, neck, and jaw, including TMJ and neck pain, headaches, and vertigo.

Our Physiotherapists will provide holistic, multi-disciplinary care via:

–       A comprehensive assessment of your condition

–       A variety of evidence-based treatments

–       A plan of attack to meet your needs and goals.

–       Consulting, when appropriate, with dentists, speech pathologists, and oral-maxillary facial surgeons.

No referral required.