All About TMJD

All About TMJD

Looking for information on TMJD and Physical Therapy? Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) is a condition that affects the jaw joint and the muscles responsible for its movement. In addition to surgical treatments, there are several non-surgical treatments...

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Elite’s Philosophy to Physical Therapy Treatment

Physical therapists are experts in movement. Often times, pain develops because there is an incorrect movement pattern, or a movement dysfunction. This is causing repeated microtraumas to the injured structure. The pain is the problem! The movement dysfunction is the cause of the problem – “the root cause.”

At Elite, our physical therapists focus on correcting those movement dysfunctions. This allows us to help improve your movement and quality of life. This is done through proper manual therapy techniques and/or proper prescribed exercises.

  • If a joint is not moving well or if a muscle is too short: This is causing the movement dysfunction. We use manual therapy techniques to give the structure more mobility and prescribe the proper exercises to keep it moving.
  • If a joint is moving too much or if a muscle is too long: This is causing the movement dysfunction. We will prescribe you proper exercises to stabilize the structure and to strengthen those muscles.

It is not only important to eliminate the pain, but to correct the movement dysfunction. That is the root cause of the pain in the first place. If the movement dysfunction is corrected, then the likelihood of the pain returning drastically decreases. Elite’s clinicians find the cause of a patient’s pain in order to correct their overall movement patterns. It’s what sets us apart!

With three convenient locations in Coatesville, Downingtown and West Chester. Elite is here for all of your physical and occupational therapy needs!