We have had so many requests for this and finally have put it together. One of the things we really stress with clients is that for chronic pain conditions WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE YOU. We really want you to get better. Getting better comes from work on our part and on yours. We put together this home care information for TMJ to help you out between visits. Please remember that if you are unsure of your condition, visit a doctor and get a proper check up. If you have any questions for us we are always available.
How often do you put your leg behind you? ahhhh almost never. If you can get it there you should though. Multi-directional movement is the key to muscle health. Our bodies are made to squat, kneel and do all sorts of things we dont really do because we are stuck behind a desk in an ergonomic chair…it is the perfect reason to stretch your quads…that and they might be tight.
Lunges work not just the quads but the deep belly including psoas. The benefit of this kind of movement goes beyond stretching and into organ stimulation. Anytime you tighten up and move muscles that go through the belly you get a nice belly massage which is great for organ health, digestion and function.
In todays computer filled environment, almost everyone could use a good pec stretch. Sitting in at your desk for hours at a time often results in rounded shoulders. Many complain of back pain and seek treatment in the form of a back massage, but really what they are feeling is an over stretching of the back muscles between the shoulder blades as the shoulders migrate around the back more anteriorly and give the pecs room to shorten across the front. Once a muscle is contracted, such as the pectoralis in this case, no matter how hard you try, you won’t be able to pull your shoulders back. Give yourself the gift of relief. Try a pec stretch today!!
Triceps stretching is as natural for us as anything can be. Look how similar it is to the first thing we do in the morning when we get up. Arm over the head and reach for the sky! It also seems to be the only time people do it! Get stretching!
In todays day and age we spend a lot of time reaching for things. It could be caring for your baby who is full of joy, or reaching for that heavy law book that you kind of use as a door stop sometimes. Whatever the case, our rotator cuffs can take a huge beating. Here we show you how to stretch them. Give yourself a one armed hug! Go ahead! You deserve it!
Forearm stretches are great for people who sit at a desk, have carpal tunnel symptoms and also have physically demanding jobs that require arm usage.
Many symptoms such as feeling tired and heavy in the hands, tingling, numbness and the feeling of cold can be easily relived by following a forearm stretching protocol.
It’s important to check with your doctor to rule out any more serious problems.
We take what we do very seriously here. To us that means being just as committed to your health and wellbeing as you are. The time between treatments can be a valuable time to heal, pamper, and rest. We have a number of tools we can provide you with to take our care off the table and into your home. Ask one of our experts and we can help you choose something that works for you.