TMJ Ligament stretches - Exercise Sheet

The following stretch is performed for the LEFT TM joint.

1. Place your left hand on the crown of the head with the right hand cupping the chin (with fingers pointing to the left). Tuck the jaw in (backwards) and, while keeping it backwards, take it to the right.

TMJ ligament stretches

2. Now, RELAX the jaw but not the hands, then squeeze both hands together as if pushing the jaw backward into the left ear. Push only to the first point of pain and hold that position until the sharpness has subsided (often takes ~20 seconds).

Repeat stretch x 2-3 times with the mouth opened in slightly different positions to the left.

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