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Craniosacral Therapy for TMJ

One of the hardest working joints in the body, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge between your jaw and skull, and is critical for speaking, chewing, yawning and making facial expressions.

Unfortunately, many of us suffer from temporomandibular disorders (TMD) which can cause pain and make it difficult for us to open and close our mouths. People can develop TMJ problems for many different reasons, including jaw injuries (from a direct blow or a car accident), arthritis, teeth grinding at night, and stress. Problems with the joint can come on very quickly or develop over time, as well.

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Swimming for Injury Recovery

Exercising in water can help people recover from a variety of injuries.

Swimming isn’t just a way to cool off in the summer heat: time in the pool can also relieve pain and improve recovery from a wide range of injuries, including knee and back pain and can help even after you’ve had surgery.

Research shows that swimming and aquatic exercise can help people with injuries rebuild strength, increase range of motion, improve cardiovascular fitness, and more. Here’s what you need to know before you dive in.

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What to Expect for Your First Craniosacral Treatment

Most people are familiar with massage as a safe way to relieve muscle tension, soreness, and pain in the body — but there’s another treatment option that offers many of the same benefits and is even less invasive. Summit Physiotherapy massage therapist, Brenda Lee Germain, has been practicing CST for nearly two years. She answers some of the questions clients have before receiving a treatment for the first time.

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Gardening Without Injury

Spring is in full bloom and many of us are happily pottering around our yards with shovels and watering cans. While gardening can be a relaxing pastime, it can also place unexpected demands on the body. Injuries like sprains and strains are more common than many people realize.

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The Facts About Ultrasound Therapy for Injury Rehab

At Summit Physiotherapy, we work closely with our clients to create treatment plans specific to their individual needs. We use an integrative approach to healing so we can work on long-term goals that will get the results you want in a way that is manageable for you. Ultrasound therapy is a popular choice for treatment, but we have found that it is often misunderstood. For this month’s blog post, we’ve put together some information about how ultrasound therapy works to help you understand its usefulness and limitations.

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