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Why Does it Hurt When I Chew?

What is my TMJ? Pain with chewing can be caused by dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ is formed by the mandible (highlighted in blue in the picture below) and the mandibular fossa. The mandibular fossa is a depression in the temporal bone of the skull in which the jaw bone inserts (circled […]

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What Do I Do When… My Back Starts Hurting?

This may be the most frequently asked question I get: My low back hurts, what should I do about it? The answer is clear: it depends! There are any number of different anatomical structures and disease processes in the low back that can be the cause of your pain. And sometimes there are no clear […]

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Do Your Knees Hurt with Running, Sitting, or Squatting?

If you are having achy pain in your knees or specifically around your patella (kneecap) with prolonged running, sitting, or with stairs and squatting you may have a condition called Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). This syndrome is caused by irritation and inflammation of the articular cartilage on the underside of the patella (Chondromalacia Patellae) and […]

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Why Do I Have Bad Balance?

  What contributes to my balance? Balance is essentially made up of three components: your vision, vestibular system, and proprioception. We will break these down further!    Vision and balance: Vision is one of the major contributors to balance. Looking at your surroundings provides input as to where your body is in relation to the […]

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WHAT DO I DO WHEN…….I SPRAIN MY ANKLE

Raise your hand if you have ever sprained your ankle! You likely have your hand raised right now, because most people will experience this injury in their lives. This article will help you know the steps to take when this happens. Ankle sprains happen when the foot rolls inward (most commonly) or outward. The motion […]

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Superior is Now Offering TelePT Visits for Women’s Health

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Are you one of the millions of women who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction, such as pelvic pain or incontinence? If so, it can often feel as though your bladder dictates your life. Here are some of the ways pelvic floor dysfunction can affect women’s lives: Prevents your ability to experience intimacy Makes vaginal exams […]

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Protect and Strengthen the Knee Thru Physical Therapy

Knee and foot injuries are common for people of all ages. They tend to occur during day-to-day activities such as walking, climbing stairs and running. In most cases, people tend to ignore the pain and just 'carry on', leading to more injury and pain. Rest and medication help reduce pain. However, the residual effects of […]

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