How Can I Help My TMJ Pain?

Young man lying on table who has TMJ pain receiving physical therapy massage to his jaw muscles.

Are you wondering what you can do to help your TMJ pain?  Chances are that you have not tried TMJ physical therapy.

Physical therapy is one of the first things you should do to help your TMJ pain, but we know that you probably never heard of this.  It is never too late to get started, most of our patients have endured decades of TMJ pain and dental treatments before finding us.

Once our patients discover our physical therapy for their TMJ pain and experience the benefits, we routinely hear “I feel so much better, I can’t believe how much looser my jaw feels. I wish I had known about you years ago!”

If you want help for your TMJ pain, we offer in-person physical therapy at our clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan or remote consultations.  Either way, you will receive treatment and learn what to do to help yourself. Call 616-516-4334 to ask us your questions or contact us here.

Our patients are just like you and they finally help their TMJ pain with our specialized TMJ pain physical therapy.

We are Purple Mountain Physical Therapy, a specialty TMJ disorder and pelvic health physical therapy clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  We provide our patients a true healing path forward so they can finally get help for their TMJ pain that eases muscle tension, improves their jaw’s ability to open and close and addresses their headaches.   Our physical therapy gives you natural treatments without surgery, painful dental procedures and drugs.

To help your chronic TMJ pain, our licensed physical therapists will create a customized treatment program that includes rehabilitation to your TM joint, facial muscles, neck, ribcage, spine, posture, strength, muscle tension, fascia and other areas.

By using the power of your own body to correct this problem, you will notice you feel less pain, have improved ability to open your jaw and you are more aware of your posture, jaw habits and what you need to do to help yourself.   Our doctors of physical therapy are all experienced in treating chronic TMJ pain as well as chronic pelvic pain, neck & back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. Because of our specialty, we are uniquely qualified to provide you a level of treatment and techniques that give you pain relief, improve your jaw motion and help to unwind your TMJ pain.   This is not cookie-cutter physical therapy, we specialize in TMJ pain and are here to give you something that is different than everything else you’ve tried.  If you would like to learn more about our TMJ pain physical therapy, such as how to get started or what is involved in your program, you can call us at 616-516-4334 or contact us here.

To inquire about cost and availability or to get your questions answered about how we can help your TMJ pain, contact us here or call us today at 616-516-4334.

Physical Therapy is a First-Line treatment for treating chronic TMJ pain! And it is never too late to start PT!

You read that correctly:  physical therapy is one of the first things you should do!  We know you have had this pain for years and might be surprised to hear this, but it is true.  Physical therapy is safe, does not involve any dangerous pharmaceuticals with side effects, uses the power of your body to help heal itself and gives you treatments that help relieve your TMJ pain.  And, our goal is to get you a solution to your pain.  We would like you to learn how to help yourself, also.  By giving you the tools you need to help your TMJ pain, you will feel more confident that you will be able to get rid of your pain.  If you are interested in working with one of our licensed, doctors of physical therapy who specializes in treating TMJ pain, headaches, neck pain, back pain and pelvic conditions, contact us here or call us at 616-516-4334.

We have helped people who have 30 year histories of chronic jaw pain.  Wouldn’t it be great to get some relief from your pain and learn how you can help your TMJ pain?  We’re here for you!

Our licensed, doctors of physical therapy help your TMJ pain by using a variety of natural and safe treatments. These may include specific corrective exercises, gentle hands-on therapeutic manual therapies and myofascial release, dry needling, postural correciton and teaching you what to do to help yourself.

Our patients often remark, during an appointment, that they cannot believe how much looser and more relaxed their jaw feels.  If you aren’t sure how to help your TMJ pain, look to our specialized physical therapists.  We have devoted our careers to treating TMJ pain and can give you answers and treatments that you have not had before.  Call 616-516-4334 to learn more about cost and availability of appointments or to get your questions answered.  Or, you can contact us here and we will be in touch with you.

Frustrated by chronic jaw pain, headaches, face tension or neck pain?

So are all of our patients who we help!  It isn’t fun to have a lot of pain and difficulty with opening your mouth.  Our PT gives you a path forward.  To talk with one of our staff members call us at 616-516-4334 or contact us here.

If you are wondering what you can do to help your TMJ pain, physical therapy is here to help you.  Many of our patients tells us that they choose to come to us because we…

  1. Specialize in treating TMJ pain
  2. Offer whole body care and this makes sense to them, they know they have bad posture or they know their low back is stiff and they wonder if this is all related, if all of their tension is somehow connected.
  3. Provide treatment that  is natural and teaches them what they can do to heal.
  4. Provide treatment that does not require painful or expensive dental appointments, injections, pharmaceuticals or frustrating splints and bite guards that don’t work.
  5. Their friend or family member came to us and recommended us.  It is very common that we are treating spouses, children of patients, neighbors, sorority sisters and colleagues of our current or past patients.  We always appreciate referrals from our patients because it confirms that they found their treatment to be helpful.   We would consider it an honor to treat you, also. We love this work and you will be able to detect that from the first minute you meet us!

If you are interested in speaking with one of our knowledgable staff members to find out how you can help your TMJ pain, contact us here or call our office at 616-516-4334.

Your appointments for TMJ pain are at our Purple Mountain Physical Therapy clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan take place, in a private, comfortable treatment room and an area to complete corrective exercises.  You will have the undivided attention of your doctor of physical therapy.  Most of your appointment will be spent with you receiving specialized manual therapy to your jaw, face, head, neck and spine.  With exercises, we never leave your side because we need to be right there with you to teach you how to correctly complete the exercises we need you to do.

If you can’t come see us in Grand Rapids, although many people travel to us to receive care, we also offer remote consultation, if you qualify.

Whether you come to us for an in-person treatment or a remote visit, you will learn valuable techniques, exercises and treatments that you should be doing for yourself at home.  And, all of these are customized to what we find in your body.  This specialized and comprehensive care is what sets this apart from anything else you’ve tried.

Our patients tell us that they wish they had learned about us years ago.  If this sounds like something that may help you, but you still have questions, call us at 616-516-4334 to talk to one of our knowledgable team members or contact us here. 

If you are tired of having chronic jaw and neck tension and stiffness,  our patients tell us that with our treatment for TMJ pain, they finally feel looser and more relaxed.

With chronic TMJ pain there is typically an upregulation of the nervous system.  Sometimes there is stress, anxiety or simply habits built into your body that clench your jaw.  Part of our treatment is directed at downtraining the nervous system, calming your sympathetic nervous system fight or flight response and activating your parasympathetic (calming) nervous system.  When we do this, the jaw can finally let go of some of the stress response and muscle guarding.  For more information about our natural treatments for chronic TMJ pain, call us at 616-516-4334 or submit your questions here and we will be in touch.

Purple Mountain Physical Therapy is a unique PT clinic located in Grand Rapids, Michigan that specializes in treating chronic TMJ pain, neck pain, low back pain and pelvic health conditions.

Our team of physical therapists at Purple Mountain PT all are fully trained and specialize in treating TMJ disorders, neck and spine conditions, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic health conditions and associated orthopedic conditions.  We treat adults and children, including adolescents with chronic jaw pain or bladder and bowel problems.  We love this work and pledge to provide you comprehensive and wholistic whole body treatments that help your TMJ pain and give you the tools to keep yourself out of pain.   If you are interested in learning more about our TMJ treatment program, how to get started, availability of appointments or to get other questions answered, we are waiting for your call! We’d consider it an honor to get to you know.  Call 616-516-4334 or contact us here and we will be in touch with you!


Dr. Maureen O’Keefe, DPTfounder of Purple Mountain Physical Therapy and specializing in treating TMJ pain, physical therapy for the neck, thoracic spine, lumbar spine & SIJ dysfunction, chronic pelvic pain conditions and all pelvic health problems for adults.

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