Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)

Jaw Pain in Vaughan? Physiotherapy should be your first choice! Jaw Pain or Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction can be a temporary nuisance or a life-altering problem. When TMD is less severe you may have trouble biting down on harder foods which can cause jaw pain throughout the joint, it’s annoying but not …

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Dry Needling Benefits

Benefits of Dry Needling for Muscle Activation What is Dry Needling? Dry needling involves inserting a very thin needle through the skin to stimulate a trigger point. It can release tight muscle bands or “knots” within a muscle that can cause pain over a large area. Sometimes these trigger points can …

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Grip and Wrist Strength

Grip and Wrist Strength Who Benefits from a stronger grip? Weightlifters: strengthening from forearms to wrists will allow you to have more control, make lifting easier and prevent injury. A stronger grip aids in bench presses, jerks, kettlebell swings, deadlifts, cleans, muscle ups, push ups and pull ups. Athletes: For …

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Are your Hips Tight?

  Are your Hips Tight? Try adding these two stretches to your exercise routine to help increase your hip flexibility. Often through daily activities such as prolonged sitting, driving, repetitive  forward bending, sudden increase in exercise intensity. A tight piriformis can not only cause tight hips but can directly cause …

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Shoulder Strengthening Abduction:

Shoulder Strengthening Abduction: One of the best ways to strengthen the shoulder is by abducting the arm. Abduction refers to a motion that pulls a structure or part away from the mid-line of the body.  For example, raising the arms up, such as when tightrope-walking, is an example of abduction at the shoulder. Abduction …

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