Trigger Points & Headaches

Headaches are super irritating. I don't think anyone would refute that statement. They are also quite complex to treat, because there are so many different triggers, including most of the major lifestyle factors; such as stress levels, sleep pattern, diet, hydration, muscle tension, trigger points in the muscle, posture and work related factors. Finding the... Continue Reading →

Adhesive Capsulitis: Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder as it is more commonly known, is a painful condition of the shoulder where the range of motion is significantly depleted. It is generally a chronic condition which progressively becomes worse over a period of time, but then slowly begins to resolve. This process can take 1-3 years without any... Continue Reading →

Anatomy & Dysfunction of the TMJ

The TMJ or temporomandibular (jaw) joint is an incredibly hard working and complex synovial joint, that allows you to talk, eat, yawn, form facial expressions and also supports breathing. It is the only joint in the body that works bilaterally, which means that both sides of the joint work together to create movement. The TMJ... Continue Reading →

How to Stretch

Stretching is an activity that most of us should be doing more of, regardless of how active we are in our day to day lives. Stretching maintains the health of our joints and reduces the chances of injury. Muscles become tight without stretching, which puts them at risk of tearing. When it comes to stretching... Continue Reading →

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome or ITBS is common injury among runners and cyclists, which affects the Iliotibial band (IT Band) that runs from the hip to the knee along the lateral side of the thigh. There are a few possible causes, but mostly this injury is related to overuse and repetition. This results in pain on... Continue Reading →

The Scientific Benefits of Massage

There is significant evidence supporting the inclusion of massage therapy for many important patient health treatments, including those for chronic pain management (such as back pain, headache, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, neck and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, and hospice care), behavioral health treatment (anxiety and stress, depression, PTSD, and substance use disorder recovery), rehabilitation/physical training (athletic... Continue Reading →

Piriformis Syndrome

The piriformis is a fairly small muscle found deep within the hip joint, under the gluteus maximus muscle. The piriformis attaches the anterior surface of the sacrum (second to last section of the spine), and the head of the femur (large thigh bone); and it is surrounded by a handful of other small muscles. Together... Continue Reading →

Crossed Muscle Syndrome

Upper Crossed Syndrome and Lower Crossed Syndrome are two surprisingly common postural issues, that are caused by imbalances in muscle function. These issues arise when opposing (antagonistic) muscles are no longer working in harmony, and instead one group of muscles become "short" or "over facilitated" and the other group become "weak" or "inhibited". Both groups... Continue Reading →

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