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Top 5 Exercises for TMJ Pain Relief
Maybe you wake first thing in the morning feeling the soreness radiating after a night of grinding your teeth, or maybe it doesn’t strike until mid-day after you’ve been sitting at your desk all morning. You notice the pain inching from your jaw throughout your face or neck as it slowly robs you of the rest of your afternoon. From...
Can I CrossFit During Pregnancy?
Short of complications during pregnancy, we strongly believe that individuals should remain active throughout their pregnancy. However, we must also be aware of the modifications that should be made to CrossFit during pregnancy for safety and long-term athletic development. ...
Treating Femoroacetabular Impingement
Maybe it’s a sharp pinch in your hip that strikes in your squat. On the other hand, maybe it nearly takes your breath away while bending down to grab your laundry. Femoroacetabular impingement (aka FAI or hip impingement) can strike anywhere. This painful condition of the hip can disrupt not only your fitness routine but activities of daily living as...
Low Back Mobility Exercises
Dealing with pain or stiffness in your lumbar spine? At Onward Charlotte our physical therapy team specializes in treating low back pain. One important step in your rehab is determining if stiffness is contributing to your pain. For those with poor low back mobility these drills will help improve your motion and get you moving again! Low Back Mobility with...
Pull Ups Modified for Pregnancy & Postpartum Athletes
If you are a fitness athlete and you are pregnant or postpartum, you have many more considerations in your workouts now compared to pre-pregnancy. Pull-ups are just one exercise we often see programmed in workouts. And it’s one exercise that needs to be adjusted as you journey through being pregnant and postpartum in order to optimize your core and pelvic...
Recovering from a Hip Labral Tear
A hip labral tear can be a significant injury that disrupts your entire life. That sharp, pinching feeling can make your favorite things seem unbearable. From high level sporting activities to sitting, simple day to day tasks can become incredibly painful or even impossible to do. Before understanding how to recover from this injury, we need to understand a few...
The Best Headache Relief Exercises
If you’ve had the misfortune of suffering from chronic headaches, then you know how debilitating they can be. For instance, you may miss work, avoid the gym, or simply miss out on quality time with your family and friends all from headaches. At Onward Physical Therapy, our team specializes in helping individuals suffering from headaches get their lives back. Here are...
Five Keys to Healthy Running
Ending your hectic workday with a long run can be the best way to destress. Consistency of training is important no matter what your current running goals. The worst way to sideline your progress is a training injury. It’s no surprise this is a hindrance to your performance. We’ve outlined five keys to healthy running. We believe these are vital...
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Treatment
Intense pain that strikes with the basic pleasures of life… You laugh, but immediately try to stifle your joy to limit the discomfort. Dinner with friends now means keeping weekly updates to yourself and ordering something you dread to prevent a jaw flare-up. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull) is a common issue we...