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TMJ Clinic Ottawa

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Say Goodbye to TMJ Pain

At Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, we understand the complexities of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and offer specialized care as a leading TMJ clinic in Ottawa. Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
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Understanding TMJ Disorders

The TMJ combines a hinge action with sliding motions. The parts of the bones interacting in the joint are covered with cartilage and separated by a small shock-absorbing disk, which keeps the movement smooth.

Causes of TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders can arise from several factors, often involving the muscles of the jaw or the joint itself:

Muscle Disorders (Myofascial Pain)

The most common form, involving discomfort or pain in the muscles controlling jaw function.

Joint-Derived Disorders

These may include degenerative joint diseases like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in the jaw joint.

Genetic Factors

Some people may be more prone to pain and dysfunction in the TMJ due to genetic factors.


Often leads to habits like clenching the jaw or grinding teeth, which can exacerbate TMJ disorders.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders can cause various symptoms, which may vary in intensity and frequency:

Pain or Tenderness

In the jaw, around the ear, and in the facial muscles.

Difficulty Chewing

Or pain while chewing.

Clicking, Popping, or Grating Sensations

When opening or closing the mouth, which may or may not be painful.

Locking of the Joint

Making it difficult to open or close the mouth.

Headaches and Earaches

Often associated with TMJ disorders.

Our Multidisciplinary Approach to TMJ Treatment

At Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, we offer a range of services to effectively treat TMJ disorders, combining expertise from various fields to ensure a holistic treatment plan.

Our physiotherapists specialize in treating TMJ disorders, focusing on reducing pain and improving jaw function.

  • Manual Therapy: Gentle techniques to improve jaw movement and relieve pain.
  • Exercise Therapy: Custom exercises to strengthen jaw muscles and improve mobility.
  • Pain Management Strategies: Education and techniques to manage and reduce TMJ pain.
  • Acupuncture: Utilizing thin needles, acupuncture targets areas of discomfort, encouraging the body to release endorphins and activate pain relief pathways.
Chiropractic treatment can be effective in addressing TMJ disorders, particularly when misalignment is a contributing factor.
  • Jaw Adjustments: To improve alignment and function of the jaw.
  • Neck and Spine Alignment: Addressing related issues that may impact TMJ health.
  • Acupuncture: Utilizing thin needles, acupuncture targets areas of discomfort, encouraging the body to release endorphins and activate pain relief pathways.

Massage therapy can help alleviate the muscle tension and stress that often accompany TMJ disorders.

  • Reduced Muscle Tension: Focusing on the jaw, neck, and shoulders.
  • Stress Relief: Promoting overall relaxation, which can indirectly benefit TMJ symptoms.

Osteopathy offers a holistic approach, addressing the body as a whole to alleviate TMJ symptoms.

  • Whole-Body Assessment: Identifying and treating related issues in the body that could be contributing to TMJ discomfort.

Choose Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre for TMJ Relief in Ottawa

At Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, we are committed to providing the highest quality care for those suffering from TMJ disorders. Our team’s collaborative approach ensures that every aspect of your condition is addressed, offering you the best chance for a successful recovery.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our TMJ clinic in Ottawa. Let our team of experts guide you towards a life free from TMJ discomfort. Experience comprehensive care and support at Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, where your health and well-being are our top priority.

Our Locations

Vitality Physiotherapy

Riverside South

4184 Spratt Road
Ottawa, ON K1V 0Z6

Client Care:
(613) 425-7700

Hours: Monday: 8 am-8pm Tuesday – Thursday: 7 am- 8pm Friday: 7 am- 6 pm
Saturdays 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre Findlay Creek

Findlay Creek

111 Shuttleworth Dr. #8,
Ottawa, ON K1T 0W7

Client Care:
(613) 425-3500

Monday – Thursday: 7 am-8pm
Friday: 7 am- 6 pm

Vitality physiotherapy Kanata Ottawa


5100 Kanata Avenue
Unit 3, Kanata, ON, K2K 0P1

Client Care:
(613)- 604-8569

Monday: 12pm-8pm
Tuesday: 7 am- 3pm
Wednesday: 12 pm- 8pm
Thursday – Friday: 7 am- 3pm

Kemptville Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness


3000 County Rd 43 Unit C4,
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

Client Care:
(613) 604-0008

Monday: 8 am-8pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 7 am- 8pm
Friday: 7 am- 5 pm

TMJ Clinic Ottawa FAQs

During your initial visit, our team will conduct a thorough assessment, which includes a detailed medical history review and a physical examination of your jaw and related structures. We’ll evaluate your jaw movement, look for signs of teeth grinding, assess your posture, and check for any other contributing factors. This comprehensive evaluation helps us create a personalized treatment plan. You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss your symptoms, concerns, and goals with our specialists.
The duration for improvement in TMJ symptoms varies depending on the individual’s condition severity, treatment plan, and adherence to recommended therapies. Generally, patients may start noticing improvements within a few weeks of consistent treatment. However, for more complex cases, it might take longer. Our team works closely with each client, providing ongoing assessments and adjustments to the treatment plan as needed to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Yes, TMJ disorders can impact other areas of your health. For example, chronic pain from TMJ disorders can lead to sleep disturbances, headaches, and even anxiety. Additionally, TMJ disorders can affect eating habits and nutrition due to difficulty in chewing. Our holistic approach at Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre aims not only to treat the TMJ disorder itself but also to address these broader health impacts, ensuring a comprehensive approach to your well-being.

Untreated TMJ disorders can lead to worsening symptoms, including increased pain, difficulty in chewing or speaking, and decreased quality of life. In some cases, chronic TMJ disorders can lead to more serious complications, such as permanent joint damage or the development of chronic pain conditions. Early and effective treatment is crucial in preventing these complications and ensuring a better long-term prognosis.