• PHONE: 434-984-0303 • FAX: 434-984-0330
1924 Arlington Blvd., Ste. 100
Charlottesville, VA 22903
• PHONE: 434-823-7628 • FAX: 434-823-7681
5690 Three Notch'd. Rd., Suite 107
Crozet, VA 22932
"I have seen Laura, Kohl, Elizabeth, Heidi and Krista
over the years. Each experience was the same: very knowledgeable and compassionate staff that
helped me get back to my desired activities quickly.
They make it fun, too!” -Barbara Kraft
"Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction” (TMD)
TMD is often the underlying cause of jaw pain, chronic headaches and neck pain. Flexibility, strength imbalances and
stress-related dysfunction within the muscles of mastication (chewing) can cause debilitating pain and interfere with life
activities. Pain in the TMJ may also be due to trauma, such as a blow to the face or whiplash from a MVA, structural defects
and inflammatory or degenerative arthritis. Physical therapy can restore normal flexibility and release chronic contractions
within the affected muscles, as well as restore normal mobility and range of motion to the affected joints. We teach TMD
sufferers ways to self-manage their symptoms and alter their habits to improve their quality of life. We work together with
your dental team to resolve your TMD.
Do you have?
• jaw pain (am/pm/eating/throughout day)
• clenching/grinding • headaches
• jaw clicking/popping • neck pain
• limited mouth opening • high stress levels
Addressing TMD Through Physical Therapy
PT Plus is now offering a new Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction therapy program! Physical therapist Krista Bearley,
MPT provides patients with a safe and effective way to manage TMD and symptoms associated with TMD. If you or a
loved one are suffering with TMD there is an alternative to surgery. Physical therapy is a conservative and proven effective approach to treating symptoms of TMD. In most cases, our patients have found relief while avoiding long-term use of
anti-inflammatory medication, orthodontia or surgery.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Therapy (TMD)