6 questions to know for your TMJ healthcare provider

In today’s modern healthcare system, with increased patient volume and reduced clinicians, it can be tough to get proper time with your physical therapist or dentist when seeking out care.

How the ringing in your ears could be a TMJ disorder (TMD)

TMJ disorder: A personal story I recently had a patient with TMJ disorder (TMD) come in to the clinic with ringing in her ears. “I’ve tried everything,” she stated with discouragement,

Do you know why tight muscles contribute to your headache?

It is estimated that about 80% of individuals experience headache on a regular basis (1).  If you’re a headache sufferer, I empathize with you. Light sensitivity, nausea, isolation are just

For Those who Associate Pain with Age –

AGING. That’s a word that strikes fear into almost every individual over the age of 25.  What do you think of when you read the word?  Pain? Osteoarthritis? Does your mind wander to a

Why you shouldn’t see just a Chiropractor OR a PT: An honest review

Let me start this article by saying I am a physical therapist. As my interest in spinal rehabilitation developed, I noticed an increasing amount of hostility between chiropractors and physical

How to Improve your Overhead WODs

I’ve seen a great deal of CrossFitters all over the Baltimore area.  If there’s one thing I’ve noticed about CrossFit (and even experienced myself), it is a very competitive workout regimen.

“A Physical Therapist? Don’t you just exercise old people?”

“A Physical Therapist? Don’t you just exercise old people?”   This statement surprised me.  I was spending a night out with a handful of friends in downtown D.C. when I met a

Traction for neck pain: research and take home message

Today we’ll focus on what the research says about traction for neck pain and how to use it to our advantage.  Contrary to last week's blog detailing the benefits of traction for low back pain,

Will traction improve low back pain?

Great question.  We frequently encounter this question from patients dealing with new or long standing history of low back pain (note: leg pain not included).   The response is two

Does your jaw pain prevent you from chewing like this pup?

  A couple of months ago, I encountered a patient suffering from jaw pain. Her symptoms began as a subtle ache in front of her right ear. At the time, it was nothing debilitating or