TMD Services

Establish care: 218.249.4000
General questions: 218.249.5555

TMD Services

Pain in the jaw area and associated muscles such as headaches, neck pain, or vertigo may fall under a set of conditions known as TMD (temporomandibular disorders).

St. Luke’s offers physical therapy evaluations to address this TMD-related pain. The referring physician will receive a comprehensive written report after the evaluation, as well as a treatment plan to address the pain. The physical therapist who performed the initial evaluation will carry-out the therapy. The number of sessions will vary according to individual needs.

The physical therapy treatment plan may include some of the following:

  • Posture and sleep position correction
  • Jaw clenching reduction strategies and education
  • Manual therapy to include joint and soft tissue mobilization
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • An individualized home program
  • Ultrasound, electrical stimulation, or cold laser

Therapy could also include biofeedback, relaxation techniques, or stress management with a separate referral.

For a physical therapy evaluation, ask your physician for a referral. For more information, call 218.249.6040.


Lester River Medical Clinic

  • 6351 East Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55804 Map
  • Phone 218.249.4500
    Fax 218.249.4555

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Establish care: 218.249.4000
General questions: 218.249.5555

915 East First Street
Duluth, MN 55805