Jaw, Neck and Headache Treatment

Cat Bainbridge is a Senior Myotherapist at Physio and Fitness Clinic. Her clinical specialty area of the body is the head, neck and jaw.

She has over 13 years experience hands-on in the industry, and has completed further education on the head, neck and jaw anatomy – including through Charles Sturt University. Cat has experience working alongside many dentists, which has given her unique skillset and knowledge of other techniques used in the dental industry to assist with ongoing pain. 

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Jaw, Neck and Headache Treatment

Cat Bainbridge is a Senior Myotherapist at Physio and Fitness Clinic. Her clinical specialty area of the body is the head, neck and jaw.

She has over 13 years experience hands-on in the industry, and has completed further education on the head, neck and jaw anatomy – including through Charles Sturt University. Cat has experience working alongside many dentists, which has given her unique skillset and knowledge of other techniques used in the dental industry to assist with ongoing pain. 

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TREATING TMJ:

Cat enjoys treating this are as she finds a lot of clients and health practitioners are not aware of the pain and dysfunction that the Temporomandibular joint – or TMJ for short (jaw joint) can cause and are left scratching their heads as to why their headaches/migraines, neck pain, shoulder pain and stress are not getting better. 

Most people are aware of when their neck is sore and can also often link their upper body to the cause of headaches…..but when the TMJ is involved if you don’t treat this area you will be left with unresolved headaches, facial pain, toothache, and ear ache (assuming these structures are not in a diseased state themselves, and cleared by a medical practitioner).

So what can Physio and Fitness do to help your TMJ joint?

    Background

    To start with we will do a thorough history taking (including asking dental history, if you breathe through your mouth or nose at night and any trauma to the area) then look at range of motion, where the pain complaint is, and what type of pain is occurring. We will ask you the specific pain history of your jaw (when did it start, what makes it better/worse etc).

    Referral

    There may be times where we need to refer to a specialist (such as a dentist to have a plate fitted etc), otherwise a lot of jaw pain will be within our scope of practice!

    Myotherapist

    Cat is a myotherapist at physio and fitness that treats the jaw as her specialty. Her treatment methods include soft tissue/fascial treatments both inside and outside of the jaw, myofascial dry needling, mobilizations of the joint and exercises/stretches to take home.

    Neck

    Most of the time the neck is looked at as well. We will discuss the root cause of the issue to prevent the condition getting worse or re-occurring once fixed. You will also have access to cat via email to make sure we are getting the right tailored treatment that is individual to you as a client and you are not left pondering if you have questions between treatments.

    Please stay tuned to this website for lots of information on head, neck and jaw anatomy as well as tips on treating yourself at home, useful information and what we can do here at Physio and Fitness Clinic to help with your TMJ, neck and facial pain in our myotherapy sessions.

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