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 […]

ITB Tightness

💪🏻Who can name this muscle in orange?! Hint: It’s involved if you’re having #itbandsyndrome tightness. 🏃‍♀️Hint #2 – it’s not a Starbucks drink! 😁 Tightness in your ITB can be treated by foam rolling through it, but there is usually a REASON it is tight! As you can see from the picture above, there are direct connections from the […]

Tai Chi for Parkinson’s disease in Wake Forest, NC

Tai Chi combines combine slow, deliberate movements, medication and breathing exercises. The low-impact moving meditations include standing and balancing. Although qi gong and tai chi are excellent fitness activities for beginners and people with health conditions, elite athletes also benefit from doing the slow movements, because everyone needs better balance and muscle control. Considering the […]

Physical Therapy Services in Wake Forest, NC

😳Do you find these in your #physicaltherapy or even #medical services ⁉️ I found this list from a colleague who wrote down reasons for bad reviews on Yelp in his area. Good thing our business model avoids many of these pitfalls! 🤙🏻 If you are looking for the 1:1 attention with specialized care and no cookie cutter approaches, I […]