Author Archives: Physiofit

TMJ pain? These are bad habits that could cause it.

There are many bad habits that can lead to TMJ pain!  But first, what is TMJ pain? TMJ pain is considered a temporomandibular disorder, which is a broad term referring to all neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions of the masticatory muscles, temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and the adjacent structures.  Common symptoms include chronic myofascial pain, facial muscle […]

Diastasis Recti screening in Wake Forest, NC

Having trouble finding your abs after having a baby? Wondering if you might have diastasis recti, or abdominal separation? Our women’s health specialist, Dr. Danielle Vaughan, shares the dangers of falling prey to the advice of Dr. Google when it comes to postpartum health and exercise. You’ll read — “Don’t do this! Don’t do that!” […]

Will treatment to my jaw help tinnitus?

Tinnitus or ringing in the ears is a common symptom that can have many different etiologies.Tinnitus is called somatosensory (or somatic) tinnitus if it is influenced by the neck (cervical) or jaw (TMJ).  In fact, 12–43% of patients with subjective tinnitus fall under one or both of these categories! A few diagnostic factors that your […]

What can I do to prevent BPPV?

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common peripheral vertigo disease.  It can be easily diagnosed with a bedside detailed history taking and clinical examination by a physical therapist.  Subsequently, the treatment involves proceeding with the results of a clinical examination and performing the correct canalith repositioning manuever(s).  Therefore, in majority of cases, patients […]