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Trigger Point Therapy

Origin Zygomatic Arch
Insertion Angle and Ramus of Mandible
Action Elevate Mandible (TMJ)
Synergist Temporalis
Antagonist Scalenes
Location of TrPt A/D Upper border near zygomatic arch
Referral of TrPt A/D Teeth/Cheek/Ear
Location of TrPt B/C Lower border near angle of mandible
Referral of TrPt B/C Eyebrow/Teeth, mandible
Symptoms Pain with mastication, Restriction in opening jaw (only 2 fingers), tinnitus
Activation Anterior head carriage, mouth breathing/clenching/bruxim/gum chewin, tension
Exam Clinch jaw to isolate muscle, compression
Corrective Actions Neck retraction exercises, mouth orthotics, chin resistance exercises, no gum/no hard foods
Created by: MassageBaby