6 05, 2014

Jaw pain!……must be my TMJ, or is it?

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TMJ Pain? It may be more complex. Jaw pain, you may have had it at some time, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a larger problem. When it is ongoing and starts to interfere with eating or is causing headaches, then it's time to seek help. Several patients have come

8 06, 2013

Yoga for Physical Balance

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Yoga for Physical Balance In my physical therapy practice I often get referrals for balance disorders. Difficulty in balance usually stem from a combination of sources. Some patients come in with vestibular (inner ear) dysfunction, Parkinson's or Parkinson-like features, cerebellar insults, post-traumatic accidents such as motor vehicle accidents or falls, post-chemotherapy

29 03, 2013

Posture Improvement: Looking for Patterns

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Posture Improvement: I know it's important, but how do I improve it? During my physical therapy graduate education, postural assessment was a key factor in all evaluations. And we were taught that the shoulder of dominant hand was often lower than the opposite side. And that was it. No true

2 12, 2012

Headache Relief Without Medication

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Headache Relief Without Medication ⇒ Headaches can come from many different sources.  Some things that influence headaches are: dietary contributions, stress and anxiety leading to tension, and musculoskeletal issues. Musculoskeletal Sources of Headache: Cervicogenic (cervical instability or stiffness): usually pertains to the upper cervical region Thoracic (upper back) stiffness Myofascial