How to know if you have pain from TMJ

The assessment of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) is recognized as integral to the practice of dentistry and physical therapists who treat these conditions. The context of joint sounds as a predictor of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain is not highly predictable due to a common variation of normality amongst people. Therefore, pain associated with activities using the […]

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What does exercise do to help my knee arthritis?

When it comes to having pain, the last thing someone wants to do is exercise! However, exercise can have huge benefits and a now the healthcare profession is definitely pushing the concept of “Movement is Medicine”. So, the question is, how will exercise improve my knee arthritis? First, exercise can enhance cardiovascular benefits, muscular strength, […]

Physio Membership

Our Physio Membership is a subtype of concierge medicine.  We accept a small group of members into the practice.  Members make a small, monthly membership investment that allows them access to medically necessary Physio care. There is no insurance involved.  No pre-authorizations or authorizations, co-payments or deductibles, denied treatments or benefit limits for the patient […]

Vertigo Treatment in Wake Forest, NC

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition characterized by brief episodes of vertigo evoked by changes in the position of the head. The diagnosis is established if there is a combination of typical symptoms with a positive Dix–Hallpike test, which is a maneuver that provokes both typical vertigo and torsional–vertical nystagmus and is diagnostic […]

Can neck pain cause dizziness?

Symptoms of dizziness or imbalance are often present in individuals with a variety of neck-disorders. Dizziness and imbalance may originate from altered proprioceptive signals from the cervical spine due to trauma, fatigue and pain. Considering there is an abundance of proprioceptive receptors in the neck, which are located in the joints, ligaments, and deep cervical […]

Do you get dizzy when you lie down in your bed?

Vertigo Treatment in Wake Forest Have you ever experienced dizziness when laying down, rolling to the side, or looking up? Check out this video below to see what happens with the eye that causes you to feel that spinning sensation 👇  Positional vertigo occurs when you have a blockage in the inner ear, causing […]

Treatment of Vulvodynia without drugs or surgery

Vulvodynia is chronic pain or discomfort of the vulva (the area surrounding the outside of the vagina) that lasts for three months or longer without any evidence of other skin or gynecological causes. Vulvodynia is usually characterized by burning, stinging, irritation or rawness of the area. The most common complaint is a burning sensation. There […]

Pilates to improve balance, flexibility and strength

We can’t deny it, we are all getting just a little older! One of the biggest concerns we get from our clients and patients is how balance starts to suffer and weakness in the legs especially! Continuing to address balance and strength can be especially important in neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. […]

Pilates can help Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a rheumatologic disease with a range of symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disorders, morning stiffness, headache, and paresthesias. One of the main pathophysiological mechanisms of fibromyalgia is central sensitization, defined as increased responsiveness of nociceptive neurons in the central nervous system to their normal or subthreshold afferent input. As a physical therapist, this […]

Instead of taking Opiods, try Dry Needling for Pain Reliev

Opioid addiction and abuse has become an epidemic, perhaps doing more harm than good. The use of an alternative method of treatment, in some cases, can aid in dramatically reducing the use of opioids. Due to the side effects of taking opiods (nausea, constipation, vomiting, itching, respiratory depression, addiction, tolerance, and opioid- induced hyperalgesia), there […]

Avoid these Yoga postures if you have Osteoporosis or Osteopenia

Plough Pose – Yoga in Wake Forest, NC. Recommend avoiding this pose if you have Osteoporosis or Osteopenia Most injuries in Yoga are mild and can be attributed to “over-doing” the muscles. Mild muscle strains from myofascial overuse , or from “pushing” it too far, can certainly heal if managed correctly. These risks are usually […]

Be cautious with certain Yoga postures if you have Osteoporosis or Osteopenia

As physical therapists who own a Yoga studio and recommend this ancient practice to the general population, it is important for us to be aware of any risks associated with Yoga. The benefits of this exercise program certainly outweigh not doing anything at all! But, we want to be able to inform participants and potential […]

Plantar Fasciitis Diagnosis and Treatment

Plantar fasciitis is a very common foot condition that is treated by physical therapists. The current evidence suggests that this condition is not mainly characterized by inflammation but rather by degenerative changes in the plantar fascia. This may be a reason why your anti-inflammatory medications and ice are not working for your pain! Symptoms Daily […]