What to Expect at Your First PT Visit for TMD

In this video, Dr. Punam Hills explains and demonstrates what you can expect at your first PT visit for TMD. TMD is a common condition, with causes ranging from stress, to poor posture, to trauma. Symptoms include: jaw muscle/joint pain, frequent headaches, noticeable clicking/popping during eating or talking, and continuing ringing in the ears. If you’re concerned that you may have TMD, check out our quick quiz here!



CAUTION: Jaw pain also can be a symptom of heart attack. Seek medical care immediately if jaw pain is accompanied by:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Left arm pain
  • Numbness in the left arm
  • Nausea