Exercise Prescription for Patients With Neck Pain and Headaches

Exercise Prescription for Patients With Neck Pain and Headaches

Recently I had the pleasure of Lecturing at the 2017 American Academy of Orofacial Pain 41st scientific meeting in Scottsdale Arizona. My topic was on Therapeutic Exercises for Patients with Headaches and Chronic Cervical Pain. My topic focused on what structural, behavioral or functional deficits exist with regards to the neck flexor and extensor muscles, along with balance issues due to poor neck proprioception or disruption.

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What is Trismus? And how best is it treated?

What is Trismus? And how best is it treated?

Trismus (or lock jaw) is a condition in which someone has severely restricted mouth opening. It is a problem commonly encountered by dental practitioners, and responds well in the hands of a trained physical therapist. Trismus has a number of potential causes which range from simple and non-progressive to those that can be potentially life threatening. Knowledge of the normal range of mouth opening is essential in the diagnosis and treatment of...

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)

Trigger Point Dry Needling in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)

I’ve received many inquiries about the benefits of dry needling for clients with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). To start with, let’s take a moment to briefly review dry needling. Dry needling is a revolutionary pain relieving procedure performed by our Licensed Physical Therapists who are also Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists (CMTPT) through Myopain Seminars. The invasive procedure involves inserting a solid filament...

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