WHAT’S NEW ?
I AM NOW OFFERING GUNN INTRAMUSCULAR STIMULATION (IMS) a specialized form of trigger point DRY NEEDLING Small acupuncture needles are gently placed in tight muscular bands and other regions, which can be helpful in alleviating pain and decreasing muscle tightness. This is a wonderful adjunct to the physiotherapy treatments already offered. I am very excited to be able to offer this technique.
Our Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD ) practice continues to grow … if you are uncertain if you have a jaw (TMJ) disorder, you can take this simple reliable test called the TMD Pain Screener…it takes about two minutes !
In the last 30 days, how long did any pain last in your jaw or temple area on either side ?
a. no pain
b. pain comes and goes
c. pain is always present
In the last 30 days, have you had pain or stiffness in your jaw on awakening ?
In the last 30 days, did the following activities change any pain ( that is, make it better or make it worse) in your jaw or temple area on either side ?
A. Chewing hard or tough food
B. Opening your mouth or moving your jaw forward or to the side
C. Jaw habits such as holding teeth together, clenching, grinding, or chewing gum
D. Other jaw activities such as talking, kissing or yawning
Scoring : The first item has scores of 0-2 (a=0, b=1, c=2), while the remaining items are scored simply as a=0, b=1. A sum is computed.
Scores over 3 indicate that a TMD disorder may be present.
TMJ disorders are treated daily at our multidisciplinary clinic. There may be other causes for pain in the jaw/ear/teeth/ temple areas which also require the services of your physiotherapist, or require referral to other health professionals. Make sure you are taking care of yourself and addressing these issues.
You can book an appointment online for physiotherapy services at FULL CIRCLE at https://fullcircle.mrxsolutions.com/onlinebooking/ or call our reception at 587-352-9199 and Heide, Kris or Terry would be happy to help you create an appointment.
The Goal : Helping you to do what YOU love to do