Craniomandibular disorders (CMD)

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a narrow area of physiotherapy but with a wide range of symptoms. A lot of my patients have secondary problems in this area. Primary causes are usually bad posture, stress, bad bite.

As a physiotherapist, I can very well improve the position of the cervical spine joints, mobilise the thoracic spine, strengthen weakened muscles (e.g. deep neck flexors) and relax stressed and shortened ones (e.g. suboccipital). An incorrect bite requires cooperation with a dentist or a maxillofacial orthopaedist. If stress is an additional cause of problems in the temporomandibular joints, patient works with a psychologist and I can apply manual techniques affecting the vegetative system, breathing exercises, relaxation.