TMJ Physiotherapy In Norwich

TMJ Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is an evidence based method of treating Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD). TMJD is the second most common cause of facial pain after dental disorders. Up to 20% of the population may be affected by TMJD

The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw to the skull - problems with the joint can cause a range of symptoms including; facial pain, limited mouth opening, headaches, dizziness, muscle spasms and tension. Referred pain to the neck, shoulders and back. Hearing problems, tinnitus and blurred vision.

Physiotherapy for the TMJ can make a big improvement to these symptoms by improving mouth opening, reducing pain and relieving muscle tension.

Your appointment will include a verbal and physical assessment of your jaw, neck and overall posture. This will allow you to discuss your symptoms and for the cause of your pain to be identified. Your appointment will also include some treatment time, for massage, acupuncture, myofascial release and therapeutic exercise. This can include facial and intra-oral massage, passive stretching, trigger point therapy and myofascial techniques for the face, neck and shoulders.  The exact treatment you receive will be adapted to your individual symptoms and preferences. Follow up appointments are then adapted based on your response to the first treatment and your needs at the time.

Please book 45 minutes or 1 hour for your first appointment.

Claire Gurney - a qualified Pilates Instructor, Physio and Massage Therapist completed a course in a very specialised therapy to treat a common, but frequently under-diagnosed, condition called “temporomandibular joint dysfunction”. Claire developed the condition herself and had to travel to London for treatment. She decided she’d spare other suffers the journey and completed TMJ therapy training to become one of the first practitioners in Norfolk to offer this effective form of treatment. After qualifying as a physiotherapist and attending further training in physiotherapy for TMJ dysfunction (TMJD) Claire further developed her method of treatment to help more people get out of pain and improve their quality of life.

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Claire Gurney BSc (Hons) MSc (physio) MSc MCSP REPs registered

Claire is a chartered physiotherapist and specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy addressing issues with muscles and joints including back, shoulder or knee pain, sports or work related injuries. Claire also has experience in women's health and can help pregnant and postnatal clients to address muscle and joint pain.

Claire is a trained massage therapist providing Swedish, Sports, Pregnancy, Oncology and “TMJD therapy” (for people with issues related to temporo-mandibular joint disorder) at Treat Norwich. She is trained in Myofascial Release, acupuncture, dry needling and Chinese cupping to provide further relief from muscular tension, acute or chronic pain

Claire trained in Pilates in 2014, she teaches 1:1 sessions for injury rehabilitation, sports performance and to help clients manage or overcome long term health problems such as arthritis or osteoporosis. Claire understands that it is often the quality, not the quantity of movement that determines health, fitness and sporting success and she was drawn to Pilates because its principles of alignment, concentration and control -moving and exercising with correct technique which is important in all aspects of exercise and daily life. Claire uses Pilates in her physiotherapy treatments and also teaches it 1:1 as a method to help maintain health and wellbeing.

Claire worked in the health and fitness industry before completing a Masters degree in physiotherapy at UEA. She has 10 years experience working in health, fitness and rehabilitation and has worked at many sporting events including the London Paralympics, London marathon and Great North Run. Claire has also worked as a specialist personal trainer teaching exercise classes for: cancer rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation and orthopaedic conditions and continues to give exercise guidance to a wide range of people looking to get moving more despite health concerns.  

Therapies  Duration  Price
Physiotherapy 45 mins £60 Initial Appointment
Physiotherapy 30 mins £45 Follow Up Appointment
Physiotherapy 45 mins £60 Follow Up Appointment
Physiotherapy 60 mins £75 Follow Up Appointment
Women's Health Physiotherapy  45 mins £60 Initial Appointment
Women's Health Physiotherapy  30 mins  £45 Follow Up Appointment
Mummy MOT 60 mins £90
Hypopressives 30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55
Pregnancy Physio Massage  30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55
Sports Physio Massage 30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55
TMJ Physiotherapy 30/45/60 mins   £45/£60/£75
Deep Tissue Massage 30/45/60 mins   £35/£45/£55
Deep Tissue & Cupping Massage 30/45/60 mins   £35/£45/£55
Oncology Massage 30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55
Oncology Manual Lymphatic Drainage  30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55

Myofascial Release Massage

45/60 mins


Swedish Massage

30/45/60 mins


One to one PhysioPilates - Small Group up to 4 people 30/45/60 mins


Dual/Couples Massage

60/90 mins 

£110/£150 (per Couple)

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For more information visit Claire's website