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Treating TMJ Disorders with Physical Therapy

Woman experiencing TMD pain

Techniques and Exercises for Treating TMDs What is TMJ? The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is a joint along each side of your jaw in front of your ears that connects your jaw to your skull. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are a group of conditions that affect the joint and the surrounding muscles and ligaments that […]

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Man with back pain sitting at workstation

WHAT’S THE DEAL? I think we’ve all been there- it’s 9:30am, and we’re stunned out of a daydream, or even vegetative state in front of a 8-5 roost. Is there a better way to approach workstation life, or much ‘ado about nothing? Over the past 15 years we’ve witnessed larger corporations overhaul their work environments […]

The Cost of Falling​

Woman walking carefully up stairs

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL? “Fall” is considered a bad word by every physical therapist. In school, we learned to prevent falls at absolutely all costs, because of the costs incurred by people who fall. Did you know that the average fall costs about $40,000 in the United States? Falls are even considered a leading cause […]

Is Your Diet Affecting Your Ability to Heal?

Woman eating healthy food

WE’RE FORGETTING SOMETHING Dealing with chronic pain or an injury to your body can be difficult. Most people are aware of the common strategies to help them feel better. You may be resting, using ice or heat and even using medications. One aspect that most people do not consider is how their diet affecting their healing.  During […]

Does Posture Really Matter?​

Woman with back pain at workstation

POSTURE BASICS Do you remember your mother always telling you to sit up straight when you were growing up? Why the constant reminder to correct your posture? Why does it matter?  Posture is the position your body holds when you are standing or sitting. An ideal posture for sitting is having your ears aligned with […]

Do You Know Where Every Bathroom in Town is Located?​

Restroom Sign

If Your Answer is Yes… You may be experiencing increased urinary frequency and urgency causing you to deal with discomfort, annoyance, and inconvenience. There are several reasons that may be contributing factors. BLADDER IRRITANTS The first reason can be from consuming bladder irritants. Bladder irritants are substances that you consume (food and or drink) that […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Working from Home

Man with pain in wrist from carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not a new term to many of us. It is commonly thought of as a condition seen in those working on computers or with their hands, but what many people are now realizing is that the computer set up that you spend most of your time on can play a big […]

The Rotator Cuff​

Doctor examining man with rotator cuff shoulder pain

What Is It and What Can You Do To Protect It?​ SHOULDER PAIN Shoulder pain is a common occurrence. Whether the pain is an acute onset from a sports injury or a long-standing ache that’s been with you for months, the culprit could be the rotator cuff. You may experience a dull achy pain throughout […]