TMJ Exercises

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The following are a series of exercises designed to assist the range of motion of the TM joint. As these exercises attempt to break adhesions, it is quite normal for the jaw to make sounds and the experience of some soreness.

Perform each exercise 4 times for 30 seconds, at least 4 times daily.

Max Opening
Open mouth as wide as possible, then place hand on chin and press to increase opening. You may feel a pull. Hold for 30 seconds, then release.
*Repeat 4 times each session, with 4 sessions per day.

Left Lateral Movement
Slide jaw as far to the left as you can, then place right hand against jaw and apply pressure to assist leftwards motion. You may feel a pull. Hold for 30 seconds, then release.
*Repeat 4 times each session, with 4 sessions per day.

Right Lateral Movement
Slide jaw as far to the right as you can, then place left hand against jaw and apply pressure to assist rightwards motion. You may feel a pull. Hold for 30 seconds, then release.
*Repeat 4 times each session, with 4 sessions per day.