Facial Pain/Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Program

At Central Vermont Medical Center our Physical Therapists provide a variety of treatments and education for patients with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD).

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or “TMJD”, also referred to as TMJ, is a common condition with symptoms of clicking or popping of the jaw, frequent headaches, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and difficulty smiling or swallowing. The American Academy of Orofacial Pain estimates that 3 out 4 people in the United States have some form of TMJD.

Diagnosis and Treatment

TMJD can occur as a result from trauma, tooth-grinding, jaw-clenching, stress, and misalignment of teeth. Signs and symptoms of TMJD may include the following:

  • Clicking and popping of the jaw
  • Jaw pain     
  • Abnormal jaw opening
  • Jaw locking
  • Headache
  • Earache
  • Neck ache

Treatment options may include the following:

  • Patient education of TMJD
  • Restoring the range of motion of TMJ
  • Soft tissue mobilization to orofacial muscles
  • Joint mobilizations
  • Modalities such as Ultrasound and Iontophoresis
  • Self-relaxation techniques
  • Education of lifestyle modification regarding diet  

Lorelei Wyman, PT, ATRIC
Physical Therapist
Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy Center

Rehabilitation Therapy - Berlin - Granger Road

Rehabilitation Therapy - Berlin
244 Granger Road
Berlin, VT 05602

Phone

Fax

802-225-3959

Hours

Monday:
7:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday:
7:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday:
7:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday:
7:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday:
7:00 am-5:30 pm
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Rehabilitation Therapy - Mad River

Rehabilitation Therapy - Mad River
Mad River Valley Office
4740 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Phone

Fax

802-496-4262

Hours

Monday:
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday:
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday:
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday:
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday:
8:00 am-5:00 pm
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Rehabilitation Therapy - Montpelier

Rehabilitation Therapy - Montpelier
156 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Phone

Fax

802-229-0231

Hours

Monday:
7:30 am-5:30 pm
Tuesday:
7:30 am-5:30 pm
Wednesday:
7:30 am-5:30 pm
Thursday:
7:30 am-5:30 pm
Friday:
7:30 am-4:30 pm