TMJ Beginner Exercises

TMJ Beginner Exercises

Important Note:

These exercises were designed as a place to start to address your symptoms. These exercises should not be performed or continued if they cause or increase your pain in any way. Using these exercises for self-management of your symptoms does not replace the value of being assessed by a Health Professional.
Disc Displacement with Reduction is characterized by a click with jaw movement. This exercise is designed to teach controlled
mouth opening to avoid the click.
Before doing this exercise, make sure you are sitting tall with a nice posture.
Place your index finger on the chin and the other index finger on the side of the jaw to monitor the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Place the tongue at the roof of the mouth.
Open up your mouth, stopping just short of any “click”.
Then, close your mouth and repeat the process, avoiding any “click” while opening.
Ensure that the index finger is pushing the chin back towards your neck.
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