TMJ Treatment Santa Monica

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Active Release Technique for TMJ

Active Release Technique (ART) is a powerful and non-invasive method for addressing soft tissue issues, particularly those related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). By stimulating blood flow and dissipating scar tissue, ART for TMJ contributes to accelerated healing, eased discomfort, and restored range of motion.

What to Expect During TMJ Therapy

In a session employing the Active Release Technique for TMJ, the practitioner will utilize manual therapy methods to alleviate binding adhesions and foster rapid rejuvenation in the TMJ region. Your physiotherapist will apply considered pressure and manipulation to the region presenting TMJ dysfunction and discomfort. Some minor soreness is anticipated, but it is typically short-lived. Most patients notice a significant improvement even after their first session, and major relief is usually reported within six ART sessions.

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Conditions Treated with Active Release Technique

Though highly effective for TMJ disorders, ART is also a suitable treatment for various other painful conditions associated with the musculoskeletal system. The problems it can help alleviate include:

  • Sciatica
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Post-operative scarring and adhesions
  • Shoulder pain

Additional Services We Offer

As a physiotherapist specialist, Dr. Roy utilizes a combination of techniques that include traditional chiropractic
care and progressive methods like manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, shockwave therapy, and more.
In his services, Dr. Roy combines wellness and physical care to eliminate the need for painkillers and surgery.

Active Release Technique

ART combines therapeutic pressure with patient movements to deliver rapid relief of muscle pain and weakness. This technique can be customized to your individual treatment needs.

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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care uses the focused manipulation of certain areas of the body in order to realign areas of the body that are causing pain or dysfunction.

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Functional Movement / SFMA

Functional movement therapy uses movement to address your condition and to maximize your functionality throughout your daily life.

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OTZ Tension Adjustment

OTZ Tension Adjustment is a proven, non-surgical method of diagnosing and successfully treating Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS).

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Personalized Blood Flow Restriction

Personalized blood flow restriction rehabilitation training (PBFR) is a game-changing injury recovery therapy that is producing dramatically positive results.

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RockTape

Rocktape is an elastic therapeutic tape used for treating repetitive strain injuries and relieving pain by lifting the skin and allowing improved blood and lymph flow.

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Shockwave Therapy

Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)utilizes high energy acoustic waves to heal plantar fasciitis, chronic heel pain, heel spurs, achilles tendinopathy, various tendons and ligaments, even bones and muscles.

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Soft Tissue Mobilization

Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization uses specialized instruments to effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions through sound waves.

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, known as PEMF, directs magnetic energy waves through the body to specific areas suffering from injury or illness. These waves deliver critical energy to cells that have been become depleted.

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Sports Medicine

Our goal is to help you recover from injuries, improve performance, and stay healthy. Our services include injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.

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Physiotherapy

At Dr. Roys clinic, we provide personalized physiotherapy services to enhance your strength, function, and well-being. Whether its pain management or rehabilitation, our experienced team is committed to supporting your health journey."

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