Migraines: A different type of head pain

This is the last post in our series about headaches. Today I’m talking about the migraine. Migraines are usually debilitating, one sided headaches that can cause nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, and a phenomenon called “auras” in which there are floaters or a waterfall over the vision. Migraines are considered vascular headaches and happen when there is … Continue reading

Posture headaches, text neck and your computer

Part two: Posture related headaches According to Eric Christensen, DPT at Chandler Physical Therapy at his headache workshop, a common pattern that exacerbates headaches is called “upper crossed posture”. We call it “head forward posture”, or you may have also heard it called “text neck”. The shoulders are rounded forward, the neck is stretched out … Continue reading

Headaches: Stress-related headaches and solutions

Part one – Stress and tension At The Neuromuscular Studio, we see many many clients who have frequent headaches – everything from stress-induced tension headaches to injury-related whiplash headaches to debilitating chronic migraines. I recently attended a workshop at Chandler Physical Therapy where Eric Christensen, DPT reminded me of a few things about headaches. I’d … Continue reading

Three Tips for Less Stress This Holiday Season! (3 of 3)

Tip #3: The importance of Self-Care   We all know we should take better care of ourselves throughout the Holidays, but with most of our non-work time being allotted to social engagements of the Season, it’s difficult to truly take care of ourselves in the ways that are best for our bodies. Dehydration, poor diet … Continue reading

Three Tips for Less Stress This Holiday Season! (2 of 3)

Tip #2: It’s okay to say NO – Setting Boundaries   Let’s face it, the Holiday season is full of so many invites and so little time. From Thanksgiving dinners, to Christmas parties to New Year’s Eve soirees, you may find every possible morning, noon, and night filled on every weekend if you’re not careful. … Continue reading

Three Tips for Less Stress This Holiday Season! (1 of 3)

Tip #1 – Organize, Prioritize, and Consolidate your gift purchases There is nothing more stressful than waiting until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping… the things you want are already sold out or are no longer available in the size or color you need. You do find it, but it’s on backorder, or … Continue reading

Guest Blog: Breathing and Neck Pain

Breathing is part of life. That’s an understatement, right? This comes before anything else we need to survive. Without fresh O2, we are doomed to be part of history rather than the present. So why, if it is so important, do we pay absolutely no attention to it? Breathing is one of those funny things … Continue reading

KMI Series – Session #12: Balance and Completion

Session 12 – Balancing and Completion The thing I was most excited about for the last session, was seeing my growth. We had put a sticky note with my initials on the wall when I was measured during session 1. I already knew there would be a difference, but the anticipation was killing me! This … Continue reading

Pokemon Go neck… no, seriously. It’s real!

We’ve talked about “Text neck” before: the pain in your neck caused by keeping your head in a forward and down position for extended periods of time while texting. But now there is a new name for it: “Pokemon Go neck”. The newest technology craze is getting people up and moving, but because it requires … Continue reading

Hip Labrum and FAI surgery recovery: Week 11, no pain!

I can’t believe how good I feel! I feel almost normal. Really!! All the pain that I was experiencing for two years is GONE. All of the surgical pain is gone, too. All that remains is the joint and muscle soreness from all the strengthening in physical therapy, and the muscles learning to move again … Continue reading