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An Update on Prevea’s Western Wisconsin Operation
Patient with TMJ holding jaw

Find your care

Our therapists have a wealth of TMD knowledge and have advanced treatment techniques to help you feel better.

Therapy for temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)

Jaw therapy to maximize function and comfort
Why choose Prevea therapy for (TMJ)?


The jaw is a complicated joint that is affected by the position of your spine, and issues related to the jaw, including pain, locking and limited mouth opening, can have a frustrating impact on day-to-day life.

Many times, the key to successful treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) is targeting the entire spine. Prevea’s expert physical therapy staff has been trained by nationally recognized physical therapists through continuing education courses to use advanced spine and jaw treatment techniques. They will work with your dental provider and/or physician to provide the best possible care.

Symptoms of TMD may include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Jaw locking
  • Limited opening
  • Pain with chewing/eating
  • Pain with prolonged talking
  • Pain with yawning
  • Neck pain or headaches associated with any of the above symptoms

Cash pay is available

We understand that in some situations, it may be less expensive to pay cash for therapy than to go through your insurance provider. And in most cases, no referral is needed.

No referral needed

Direct access without a referral or prescription to physical or occupational therapy provides you with immediate access to start your treatment without delay. 

Key services

Expert knowledge, expert care

Prevea’s team of therapists brings a wealth of TMD knowledge, including advanced spine and jaw treatment techniques, to help you regain movement, decrease pain and improve function. They work with the dental provider and/or physician for coordinated care. 

Providing patient education

Our therapists educate patients on strategies that may help with pain relief, including diet, posture, workplace ergonomics, oral habits, TMJ rest position and self-pain management (soft tissue mobilization, ice/heat). 

Manual therapy techniques for the jaw and neck

Prevea therapists may use manual therapy techniques to relieve TMJ disorder symptoms. This could include soft tissue and trigger point mobilization, joint-specific mobilizations as indicated (cervical spine and TMJ) and trigger point dry needling as indicated. 

Neuromuscular re-education

Therapists may use neuromuscular re-education techniques to train or re-train muscles to fire as they should. This could include mandibular tracking and contract/relax techniques for facilitation or inhibition of muscles. 

Pain and inflammation management

For some patients, management of inflammation may help relieve their pain. Our therapists may use modalities such as ultrasound and Iontophoresis to support these patients. 

Therapeutic exercise instruction

Our expert therapists create custom therapeutic treatment plans to work with each patient’s lifestyle. They can provide exercises for jaw specific tracking and stabilization and posture re-education and strengthening. 

Find a TMJ therapy location

If you are experiencing jaw pain or other jaw-related symptoms, contact the Prevea Therapy Institute. We can help.