Jaw Pain Treatment In Huddersfield

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Jaw pain treatment in Huddersfield has been pretty limited in the past however our understanding of the human body means we are now able to progress our thinking and think outside the box! Jaw pain, tightness and clicking can happen for a number of reasons including stress believe it or not! The human jaw muscles include the strongest muscle in the human body weight for weight. The masseter can close the teeth with a force up to 25kg on the incisors or 90kg on the molars!


You guessed it! The brain picks the bodies strongest muscles to compensate and take up the slack! Most cases of Jaw pain, where there was no definite traumatic incident will usually follow another incident or injury which can gradually worsen over time before eventually the clicking and clunking happens! Our brain feels stronger when we bit down because it offers rigidity and hence stability! Stability is good however the piper always has to be paid remember! Hence that Jaw tightness and eventually pain!

Next time you lift the baby out of the car seat, lift a heavy load or are stressed just notice what your jaw is doing. Similarly if you feel your jaw begin to tighten, take note of what activity or environment you are in! These are all clues as to the true stressors to the brain that causes it to tighten the jaw muscles! It is only when you address these true causes that the Jaw muscles will finally be able to relax and worry about doing their own job and not any other parts of the body!

The Jaw Gives The Brain Stability, But At What Cost…

At Pro Sport Physiotherapy we use a range of treatments including massage, soft tissue release techniques and even trigger point dry needling in some instances in order to relieve the tension and tightness! However we will only ever do this AFTER we find the true cause of the problem! A series of activation exercises in order to get the electricity circuit back to the correct muscles will follow and this will form the basis of the patients homework! We find this method very effective and patients notice significant improvements even after just one session!



  • “I have seen Dave O’Sullivan on several occasions over the last few years and I have always been 100% satisfied by the work he has done and the exercises and advice he has given. In fact, I am often amazed by the way he can work out what is causing what and how to put it right. Usually only 2 or 3 visits are needed, plus exercises done at home. I completed my first marathon 3 years ago, largely due to his expertise – I could hardly walk a week before race-day. I would definitely recommend Pro Sport Physiotherapy (and have done!)”

  • “The first time I saw Dave with chronic back pain I was struggling to walk properly when I went in but I walked out more or less back to normal, and this is a normal result for Dave. The treatments are different to any I’ve experienced but my whole posture, long term injuries and problems continue to improve. Although some of the treatments are not pleasant the pain is well worth it for the results gained. If you need a physio go and see Dave and/or his colleagues.”

  • “I’d been struggling for the best part of a year with what I (and my old physio) thought was a damaged hamstring. I’d heard about Pro Sport and read about their Soft Tissue Release Techniques and thought I’d nothing to lose by trying a new approach. Thank goodness I did….. Darragh Sheehy correctly identified I actually had a partially trapped Sciatic nerve and set about “releasing” it…. That’s another way of saying pain…..but it really is “no pain, no gain”. After one session I left feeling considerably better. I ran at the weekend with a huge grin on my face……I was thinking “I’m back!” A few sessions later and following Darragh’s exercise regime I’d improved again and within a few months had a new 5k PB.”

  • “Pro Sport Physiotherapy are amazing! I was having trouble with my hip whilst running over a certain distance. Shane worked out within 15 minutes that a tiny set of muscles near scar tissue was preventing my glute and core from firing. I worked on my exercises for a week and returned to my next appointment to find I was cured. A couple of sessions followed to ease my aching muscles now they were working and I am now fully fit to run my first ever half marathon this autumn. I have recommended the company to anyone who will listen. They are professional, knowledgable, fast workers and friendly. 5 star service with a smile :)”

  • “5 years after breaking my leg and 3 surgeries later, Dave O’Sullivan was recommended to me after I received NHS physio where I was told I was a lost cause! Dave’s work is fantastic, I felt an improvement after the first visit and now feel better than ever. He explains everything, follows up the treatment with easy to follow videos and is a nice guy. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dave!”

    Lucy Flockton, Wakefield


  • "Dave is a top class Physiotherapist who has got me back from numerous injuries always weeks earlier than expected. Dave's hands on treatment approach is one of the best I have ever experienced. Highly recommended"

    Paul O'Connell
    Paul O'ConnellMunster Rugby, Ireland and British and Irish Lions
  • "Pro Sport are professionals who take the greatest pride in their work. Their hands on approach to treatment and rehabilitation has helped me to not only be healthier and a more durable athlete but aided in improving  my athletic performance."

    Jamie Peacock
    Jamie PeacockLeeds Rhinos and England
  • "Top class physiotherapists who I would highly recommend and indeed have recommended to family and friends!"

    Eorl Crabtree
    Eorl CrabtreeHuddersfield Giants and England Rugby League



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