TMJ disorders are so much more than just jaw pain. They can involve difficulty eating and speaking, persistent earaches, and even migraines. If you think you may have a TMJ disorder, visit Hands On Physical Therapy in Toms River, NJ. We have a TMJ specialist prepared to treat your symptoms.
Hands On Physical Therapy has served the Toms River and Brick, NJ, area since 2003, and we are dedicated to providing patients with effective physical therapy that will relieve pain and improve quality of life. Trust us with your health when you need physical therapy.
Learn About TMJ
TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joints that connect your jawbone to your skull, just next to your ears. These joints can see a lot of wear and tear over the years, and when they break down or move out of place, you can develop a temporomandibular disorder, or TMD.
Some symptoms of a TMD include:
- Aching pain around the jaw, ears, and cheeks
- Difficulty chewing or opening your mouth
- Jaw stiffness and/or popping
- Headaches and migraines
- Locked jaw
The cause of these symptoms isn’t always the same, but we know that these symptoms can affect your daily life, how you eat and sleep and speak. When you need relief from these symptoms, seek out a TMJ specialist for Toms River and Brick, NJ, for quality care and results.
Meet Our Specialist
Karen J. Schechter, PT / TMJ Specialist – Graduated from Daemon College in 1989 majoring in physical therapy with a minor in Biology and Psychology. Karen has over 26 years experience as a physical therapist, instructor and clinical coordinator in multiple clinical settings of outpatient orthopedics, home care, school based therapy, and pediatrics. Karen has obtained a specialization from UMDNJ for Orofacial and TMJ Disorders and has experience in rehabilitation of Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction. She has a focus of manual soft tissue techniques and myofascial release. Karen is a proud memeber of the American Physical Therapy Association(APTA), Orthopedic Section of the APTA and Pediatric Section of the APTA.
Contact Us Today
Hands On Physical Therapy seeks to relieve you of your pain and discomfort. We use proven and trustworthy therapy techniques to promote your body’s natural healing ability and speed the process along. Our TMJ specialist has years of experience, which means you can trust us to provide the best quality treatments.