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Temporomandibular (Jaw) Joint

The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is a complicated joint located between the jaw bone and the skull. When a dysfunction occurs at this joint, treatment usually involves a coordinated approach between several health disciplines.

Panther physiotherapists can assess the biomechanical function of the jaw, and subsequent treatments are directed at restoring normal joint motion. This evaluation will also help to determine the extent to which the cervical spine and its associated muscles are impacting TMJ function.

Panther physiotherapists will communicate closely with your dentist or doctor to ensure a thorough treatment approach is taken to solve TMJ dysfunction problems.


Funding

There are many ways to access funding options when seeking treatment at our centres.

Extended health benefit plans

Physiotherapy treatment is usually covered in health benefit plans. Check your plan for coverage details and if your insurer requires a doctor referral for reimbursement. Depending on your insurance company, you may even have access to direct billing.

Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) coverage

If you are injured at work, WCB will normally approve up to 21 treatment visits over six weeks. WCB pays for the first visit and after reports are submitted they will notify us if you claim has been accepted. Contact our clinics for more information.

Automobile insurance

If you have been injured in a car accident seek treatment within 10 days of your accident. Your insurance company will normally pre-approve up to 21 treatment visits over a 12 week period. You can consult a licensed physiotherapist directly and you do not need a physician referral.

Veteran’s Affairs, Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP

If you are a veteran or currently serving with the Armed Forces or the RCMP, you may have access to funding for therapy services through your government benefits. Contact Panther Sports and your health coordinator for more information.