How do the exercises help TMJ?
- Relax the jaw
- Stretch the jaw
- Strengthen jaw muscles
- Increase jaw mobility
- Reduce jaw clicking
- Promote jaw healing
1. Relaxed Jaw Exercise
Rest your tongue gently on the top of your mouth behind your upper front teeth. Allow teeth to come apart while relaxing your jaw muscles. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times.
2. Chin Tuck
With shoulders back and chest up, pull your chin straight back, creating a “double chin”. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times.
3. Tongue Up
With your tongue touching the roof of your mouth, slowly open and close your mouth. Repeat 10 times.
4. Side to side Jaw Movement
Place the pen or object you choose in between your front teeth. Slowly move your jaw from side to side. Repeat 10 times for each side.
5. Forward Jaw Movement
Place the pen or object you choose in between your front teeth. Move your bottom jaw forward so your bottom teeth are in front of your top teeth. Repeat 10 times.
If you are experience any jaw pain or clicking, don’t wait. Stop by to any branch that is near to you for consultation.
Article by Gan Yee Jie
Physiotherapist from Your Physio