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Low Back Pain and Pregnancy

During pregnancy significant changes occur that will have an effect on the body in many ways, often leading to complaints of lower back pain. With the average weight gain between 25-35 pounds, increased hormones, postural changes, sleep disruption and increased…

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Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor, maybe you’ve heard of it or maybe you haven’t. Everyone has one though (yes, men have them too), but where is it and what does it do? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The pelvic floor (or pelvic diaphragm) is a group…

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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction

Do you have pain in your jaw with chewing? Do you have a click or pop when you open your mouth? You might be experiencing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The TMJ is also closely connected to the base of…

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Female Athlete Triad

The Female Athlete Triad is a term for a group of three conditions that commonly occur together, especially prevalent in young female athletes in endurance (ie. running) or dancing sports. Over-training, poor nutrition, genetic and psychosocial factors can contribute. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀…

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Basketball: Jumping

NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago is coming up fast! One thing that makes basketball different from the other major American sports is the amount of JUMPING that occurs. Constantly running and jumping leaves any basketball player at risk of patellar…

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Tech Neck

It comes as no surprise that Tech Neck is a common issue; if you look around you’ll see both young and old staring down at their smartphones or glued to their laptops. What may surprise you is this positioning of…

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Tension Headaches

Headaches affect over 75% of the population. Often they are a direct result of the different stresses we place on our body throughout the day such as sitting at our computer, using our cellphones, commuting to our jobs and even…

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