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TMJ Exercises

Joint/Muscle Relaxation

Place tongue on roof of mouth as far back as possible. Slowly open mouth as far as possible, tongue on the roof.

Repeat 20 times per set.
One set per session.
Complete as needed daily.

Lateral Glide (Isometric)

Place two fingers on right side of jaw. Resist movement of jaw to same side. Relax. Repeat on opposite side.

Hold for 10 seconds.
Repeat 10 times per side, per set.
One set per session.
Complete as needed daily.

Protrusion (Isometric)

Place two fingers on chin. Resist forward movement of chin. Relax. Repeat.

Hold for 10 seconds.
Repeat 10 times per set.
One set per session.
Complete as needed daily.

Opening (Isometric)

Place fist below jaw. Resist downward movement of chin. Hold. Relax.

Hold for 10 seconds.
Repeat 10 times per set.
One set per session.
Complete as needed daily.

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