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 TMJ

The Role of Manual Therapy in Treating TMJ Disorders

Manual therapy has proven to be an effective tool in treating TMJ Disorders in physical therapists. Learn more about how the team at Onward Physical Therapy helps to reduce pain from TMJ, and the role that manual therapy plays. What is manual therapy? Manual therapy is any ‘hands-on’ technique used to help with pain. This technique can include one, or...
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 Recovery
 Running

Achilles Tendonitis: Diagnosis & Treatment

Achilles Tendonitis can be a painful condition for runners, often leading to reduced mileage or even complete rest from training. If you are sick of running with Achilles Tendonitis then this article will give you a road map to get back to full speed! What is Achilles Tendonitis? Achilles Tendonitis refers to a condition where the Achilles tendon becomes overloaded...
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 Hip Pain
 Running

Hip Pain in Runners

Dealing with hip pain when running? Hip pain, especially in women, is by far one of the most common pain complaints that we see runners dealing with when they book evaluations with us. Like all injuries, diagnosing the root cause of why you developed a hip injury while running is crucial in order to fully resolve symptoms long term so...
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 Low Back
 Migraine
 Neck Pain
 Shoulder Pain
 TMJ

A Guide to Conditions Treated with Dry Needling

Dry needling has emerged as one of the most effective treatments for pain when used as part of a comprehensive rehab program. With the ability to rapidly reduce pain and improve mobility, dry needling can be the tool you need to find the pain relief you deserve! Let’s break down how this technique works and what conditions if works best...
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 Pelvic Floor
 Pregnancy & Postpartum

Reconnect to the CORE Postpartum: Pelvic Floor Exercises for Postpartum Healing

Congratulations on the arrival of your bundle of joy! As you embark on the incredible journey of motherhood, taking care of yourself is just as important as caring for your newborn. One aspect of postpartum recovery that many new moms consider is returning to exercise.  The first step to returning to exercise is reconnecting with your core musculature. When we...
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 CrossFit
 Low Back

Preventing Back Pain in CrossFit: Key Considerations for Training Safely

The back is the most commonly injured area of the body in CrossFit athletes. No one wants to modify workouts or miss their favorite lift because of a low back pain flare-up, so let’s discuss strategies for preventing back pain in CrossFit. Common Causes of Back Pain in CrossFit Several factors contribute to back pain in CrossFit athletes. The most...
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 Injury Prevention
 Running

Stress Fractures in Runners: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Rehabilitation

Stress fractures in runners can be both a challenging diagnosis as well as a tough injury to come back from safely. In this article, we’ll break down why stress fractures happen and what you can do to get back on the road! What Are Stress Fractures? Our bones constantly adapt to the stresses we place on them—each day, we continuously...
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 Headaches

Dry Needling for Headache Relief

Many individuals suffer from chronic headaches and the disabling impact it has on their lives. Those with chronic headaches often get varying diagnoses, such as migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches. But we frequently see cervicogenic headaches who arise because neck stiffness is the biggest driver of headaches in the clients we help. This article will help you understand how...
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 Pelvic Floor
 Pregnancy & Postpartum

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

So you’ve gotten a referral from your doctor, or maybe you’ve heard your friend tell you about the wonders of pelvic health physical therapy… but what exactly is pelvic floor physical therapy? The Pelvic Floor To first discuss what pelvic floor physical therapy is, we need to talk about what the pelvic floor is. The pelvic floor is a group...