We may not think about our temporomandibular joints (TMJ) a lot or probably not even know where they are, but you’d be surprised to know how much you use them on a daily basis. Our TMJ spring into action whenever we chew, swallow or talk.
The physical demands of playing sports often take a toll on our bodies. As athletes, you’re encouraged to give your best in every performance and push your body to the limit. In our quest for peak performance, we often end up pushing our bodies too far and sustain injuries.
Physical therapy is a proven and effective route for several physical ailments and issues. It’s a field of practice that makes use of hands-on techniques, heat and cold stimulation, massage and electric stimulation of the muscles.
Back pain can be caused by repetitive motion or constant stress on a single nerve. Approximately 80% of Americans experience back pain at some point in their life.
If you’ve ever been to a physical therapist, sustained injury while playing a sport or been told to seek Active Release Technique (ART) for a physical ailment or issue, you’re not alone.