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Difficulty Chewing?

Difficulty Chewing?

Does it hurt to bite a tall sandwich? Is it difficult or painful to chew hard foods like a granola bar, apples, and pretzels? Does your jaw hurt to open and close OR make cracking noises if you open too far?If these are sounding familiar to you…it could be due to Temporomandibular Joint Disorder orContinue Reading »

Do Exercises Really Work??

Do Exercises Really Work??

I had a patient this week talk about doing their exercises at home the past 2+ weeks and how they were really starting to see a difference. Now let me be a bit more specific, they were doing the BEST exercises that were prescribed for THEM to see the change that they were looking for.WhatContinue Reading »

Back to Running

Back to Running

When can I start running after having a baby?? I have had many patents ask me this question, and I can relate! After the birth of my son I was counting down to my 6 week post-partum check-up as exercise has always been my stress reliever and running has become one of my favorite forms ofContinue Reading »

Hot or Cold? Should I use HEAT or ICE?

Hot or Cold? Should I use HEAT or ICE?

This is a question we are asked on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis! When you are in pain, one of the first things we are told to do is to apply heat or ice to manage the pain, but which one should you use? The answer is…it depends! Both heat and ice can help with pain reliefContinue Reading »

How Often Should I Pee Every Day?

How Often Should I Pee Every Day?

We all go to the bathroom; it is a fact of life. But have you ever stopped to think about how often you have to pee? Are you going too often? Are you not going enough? Is your bladder yelling at you every time you need to go? Does it not tell you in time? These areContinue Reading »

Help!!! I’m Backed Up…

Help!!! I’m Backed Up…

Constipation is a very common ailment that often goes along with other pelvic floor dysfunctions. Being constipated means that your stools are very hard in texture (Think: very large or small pebbles) which are difficult to pass, and/or you go several days between voiding. Normal bowel habits are going to the bathroom 3x per dayContinue Reading »

Balance on one foot? WHAT??

Balance on one foot? WHAT??

A patient recently asked me how it was possible for her to improve her balance as she was in her mid 50’s. She thought that she wouldn’t be able to make any progress or changes because she was honestly considering herself as too old☹ First off, you are never too old to improve your balance andContinue Reading »

Sleepy and Back Pain?!

Sleepy and Back Pain?!

Have you ever woken up after a restful night of sleep and thought to yourself, “Man, my back is killing me?” If this is you, chances are you are NOT alone. Before you take the plunge to throw out your mattress, you might want to take a look at your sleeping posture.  Yes, you heardContinue Reading »

How Do I Know if My Child is Constipated?

How Do I Know if My Child is Constipated?

Constipation is a very common problem for many children. Constipation is one of the top 10 concerns parents take their child to see the pediatrician and account for 25% of all referrals to see a pediatric gastroenterologist. Most parents commonly notice that their child may be exhibiting the signs and symptoms below between the agesContinue Reading »

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