TMJ Tidbits and Clinical Pearls

In this 8.5 min video, I quickly review some TMJ Clinical Pearls
  • how to educate on the importance of head/neck position on mandible position
  • how to educate resting position of the tongue
    • I don't go over this in the video, but tongue at resting position helps keep the teeth from occluding at rest thus relaxing the mandible elevators
  • why cervical retractions relieve cervical and TMJ pain plus the directional preference of the TMJ
  • common TMJ resets
    • cervical retraction plus mandible protraction
    • cervical retraction plus isometric mandible depression
    • cervical retraction plus isometric mandible protrusion
  • educating mandible rolling
  • self mobilization for TMJ deviation during opening