A Conservative Approach to TMJ Problems

The TMJ is the joint between the jaw or mandible and the temporal bone of the skull (hence temporomandibular joint).  It is one of the most mobile and complex joints in the body when used to its max range during eating and yawning and often becomes dysfunctional.  Dysfunction shows up as pain in the jaw or face, popping or clicking during chewing, limitation of jaw movement, and even headaches/migraines. You can help prevent your own jaw problems in a few […]

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The Throwing Athlete’s Shoulder

The Throwing Athlete’s Shoulder Surgeons, physical therapists, and Major League Baseball athletic training coaches from literally across the world annually present the latest strategies in preventing and treating injuries in the pitcher’s elbow and shoulder, from little leaguers to pro players.  Today’s article will go over key points from the conference in building a healthy throwing athlete. First, the rotator cuff, shoulder blade and trunk.  The rotator cuff’s job is to rotate the (ball and socket) shoulder joint but even more […]

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