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Cervical instability

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Cervical instability occurs when the cervical vertebrae are unable to move beyond their normal range of motion.

A lesser-known factor contributing to cervical instability is the connection between the cervical spine and the eyes. 

The muscles controlling eye movement, including the superior oblique and superior rectus, share neural connections with the upper cervical muscles. 

In turn, these muscles connect to the upper cervical spine, which can become restricted due to TMJ dysfunction. 

TMJ dysfunction, caused by issues like improper tongue posture, breathing, swallowing habits, and jaw position, can lead to referred pain behind the eyes and jaw area. 

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  • anterior pelvic tilt.

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    The gluteal muscles have an essential function to counteract an anterior pelvic tilt.

    But what causes weak glutes?

    Factors such as sitting down for long periods can result in the hip flexors becoming chronically tight and overactive.

    But did you know that your foot posture heavily influences your pelvis position?

    Let's take a closer look.

    When the foot hits the ground, a series of events extending throughout the body is set into motion.

    The foot functions as one link in a biomechanical ...

    FAI – Mechanical hip impingement and its treatment

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    FAI – Mechanical hip impingement and its treatment

    Many individuals we see in our practice get diagnosed with Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI).  There are two main reasons for this impingement including structural changes in the joint and poor mechanical positioning/neuromuscular control of the joint.  Most cases we see involve both structural and mechanical reasons for the pain, but in varying degrees.  The above pictures show positions of the pelvis including:

    • 1. Neutral pelvis on the left with normal resting tone of the quads and hamstrings to allow for balanced anterior chain and posterior chain activity.
    • 2. Anterior pelvic tilt on the right 2 pictures with increased tone of the quads, hip flexors and lower back muscles with inhibited or weak hamstrings and abdominals.

    If someone presents to physical therapy with a “pinch” in the front of their hip it is very common they are presenting with the pattern of an anterior pelvic tilt on one or both sides of their pelvis.  The below picture shows how this anterior tllt position can lead to “pinching” in the front of the hip with sitting or squatting as the front of the pelvis quickly impacts the femur. &...

    What to Expect from Orthopedic Physical Therapy

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    What to Expect from Orthopedic Physical Therapy

    The purpose of physical therapy is to address pain or disability issues. Specifically, an orthopedic physical therapist addresses musculoskeletal pain and/or loss of mobility that’s associated with an injury or recovering from surgery.

    An orthopedic physical therapist assists patients in working through exercises and movements that will help them regain strength, flexibility, and range of motion. These therapists can also help patients avoid having to undergo surgery in the first place by treating and strengthening injured areas of the body.

    Treatments Utilized by Orthopedic Physical Therapists

    Physical therapy is often assumed to comprise exercises and stretches, but it can encompass a number of treatments to help keep the body strong – particularly in the field of orthopedics. It includes the following methods:

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    Did you know that ACL injuries can be prevented through proper training and conditioning?

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    Did you know that ACL injuries can be prevented through proper training and conditioning? By strengthening the muscles around the knee joint and improving flexibility and balance, we can reduce the risk of ACL injury and stay healthy and active for years to come.

    Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just starting to get into fitness, it's never too late to focus on injury prevention and overall wellness.

    So the next time you hit the gym or step onto the field, remember to take care of your body and protect yourself from injury. And don't forget to follow our page for more tips and insights on ACL injury prevention and recovery


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