Decreased Mobility of the Pelvic Organs is Associated with Low Back Pain

Decreased mobility of the pelvic organs is also associated with sacral pain, sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction, coccyx (tailbone) dysfunction, hip dysfunction, and pubic symphysis dysfunction. The pelvic cavity contains the bladder, ureters, rectum and either uterus and ovaries for females or prostate for males. These organs require mobility to expand, empty, and move. When this movement is lost, it results in pelvic imbalance and pain because the fascia lining the pelvic and abdominal cavities is continuous.

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If we think of the body as a container, the viscera or internal organs are the contents of the container. Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy used to assess and treat the contents of the container. Visceral Manipulation facilitates the normal mobility and motion of the internal organs and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the rest of the body through organ specific fascial mobilization. If you are suffering from stubborn “container” pain that hasn’t responded as well as you hoped to various treatments addressing the container, it may be time to have the “contents” assessed and treated.

Visceral Manipulation is one of the specialties I offer at Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy and I would love to help you with your stubborn “container” pain.

To learn more or schedule an appointment please check out our website or give the clinic a call.

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Jill Fraundorf, PT, MS 414.315.2477 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

CALL OUR CLINIC: 262.264.8701

REGAINED Disc Space In The Spine! Amazing Story Of Working With Balance Within PT

Meet Dennis. After trying MANY therapies and still dealing with high level pain, he is now able to do yoga daily and his X-rays showed INCREASED disc space in his spine after working with us at Balance Within PT!

Thank you for sharing your truly amazing story with us Dennis, it’s been an honor and a delight to work with you!

We would love to help you with your pain, reach out with questions or to schedule an appointment and remember we offer FREE 30-minute discovery visits to new clients!

Dr. Jereme Trunk, PT, DPT 773.807.2469 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Dr. Sarah Trunk, PT, DPT 262.442.5054 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Jill Fraundorf, PT, MS 414.315.2477 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE 

Darcy McCormick, PTA, CPT 262.751.6503 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Do I Really Need a Shoulder MRI? Or Surgery?

Many of our patients ask all the time, “Do I need a shoulder MRI?” or “But what if I have a tear in my shoulder? Do I need surgery?”

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Good news my friends! The research is solid in many of the major medical journals with these answers: 

  • No, an MRI is not usually needed unless a patient has tried at least 6 weeks of Physical Therapy without improvement 

  • Most shoulder MRI’s will show something (some sort of a tear) but that’s OK and totally normal, surgery is usually not needed. Most people have some sort of tear without pain.

  • The outcome for treating shoulder tears with (1) Physical Therapy only versus (2) Surgery + Physical Therapy is THE SAME most of the time (surgery is often not really needed!)

  • Many insurance companies are now requiring their patients to try Physical Therapy for at least 6 weeks BEFORE considering surgery, because the research shows PT is often just as effective if not more so 

  • Here’s an additional reassuring article written by a Shoulder Orthopedic Surgeon discussing how most shoulder surgeries are not actually needed: 

Want more info? 

Curious about how Physical Therapy + our many additional specialties working with stubborn/tight connective tissues can help your shoulder symptoms? 

We offer FREE 30-min Discovery Consults with our Expert Physical Therapists where we can examine you, answer your questions and let you know what is likely causing your symptoms. This is a no-pressure visit where you get to gather more information about your options to move forward and take care of that stubborn/nagging stiff/tight/painful shoulder once and for all. 

Schedule online via our website: www.BalanceWithinPT.com 

Or call us: 262.264.8701

Do you know the cause of your Shoulder Pain?

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The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint formed by the head of the humerus (the arm bone) and the glenoid labrum (the name for the socket of the shoulder joint in the scapula). The shoulder joint is very mobile – allowing great freedom of movement for the arm (much more than the equivalent joint in the hip). This greater mobility means that the shoulder joint is less stable. The stability of the shoulder joint also relies a lot on the ‘rotator cuff muscles’ – four muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, teres minor) inserting around the shoulder joint that help move it, as well as providing stability. These muscles are a common source of pain. Shoulder pain is common, and rotator cuff problems are believed to be present in as many as 25% of those over the age of 50 –and can result from a number of conditions. Pain felt in the shoulder region does not necessarily mean that the pain is coming from the shoulder. The pain could be caused by neck problems, or referred from internal structures like the lungs, heart, or even the liver or gallbladder.  Many times the fascial restrictions on any of these structures affects the movement of the shoulder, therefore causing pain.

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The simplest solution to your shoulder pain may be myofascial release of the structures involved in the movement of your shoulder, as well as strengthening of the moving parts--especially the scapula!

We will be delving into the shoulder at my next Release Plus class on Monday, August 26th, 5-6 pm.  Details below. We hope to see you there!


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Release your stress, tension, and pain!

Myofascial Release PLUS Class

Mondays at Pathways of Light in Delafield

Next Class: MONDAY, AUGUST 26

5 - 6 p.m.

Leave feeling relaxed and recharged with improved posture, breathing & pain-free movement. Perform and learn self-treatment techniques to empower yourself with skills for releasing stubborn pain & stiffness. We’ll utilize various therapeutic tools & specialized stretching techniques to gently release myofascial restrictions throughout the body.

Please dress comfortable and BYO yoga mat - see you there!
$20/class (cash or check made out to "Balance Within")
Sign up online HERE
Or RSVP to Darcy directly: Darcy@BalanceWithinPT.com

or call/text: 262.751.6503

Taught by Darcy McCormick, PTA, CPT; a highly specialized John F. Barnes Myofascial Release therapist from Balance Within - Integrative Physical Therapy.

About 80% Of Us Will Experience Neck or Back Pain During Our Lives

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The good news is studies have found conservative care, such as physical therapy, yields similar results to surgical treatments for many types of spine pain.  Spine pain can have a variety of causes and there are many spinal structures that can be the source of the pain. One of these structures is the intervertebral disc which is located within the spinal column.  The spinal column consists of 33 bones or vertebrae stacked on top of one another. This column provides support for your entire body and protects your spinal cord. In between the vertebrae are fibrocartilaginous intervertebral discs which act as shock absorbers and make up ¼ the length of the spinal column.  Discs are often compared to jelly doughnuts, as they have a tougher outer layer called the annulus fibrosus and a gel-like inside called the nucleus pulposus.  

Perhaps you have heard of some common disc problems, such as a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease (DDD). A herniated disc is a tear of the annulus fibrosus which allows some of the nucleus pulposus to leak out. This can occur rapidly due to an injury or develop slowly over time from poor posture or other repetitive stress. DDD describes the loss of disc volume and flexibility that occurs as we get older and sometimes from an injury.  This decrease in disc height results in less space between the vertebrae. Our spinal nerves emerge from the spine in this area and can become irritated or compressed due to either of the above disc problems. This aggravation of the nerve can cause pain, numbness and/or tingling in an arm or leg depending on which nerve is involved.

We have helped numerous people find relief from neck and back pain and return to an active lifestyle.  If you’re ready to start healing or would like to learn how to keep your spine and intervertebral discs healthy contact us.

Call our clinic: 262.264.8701

Should I use heat or ice for aches and pains?

One of the most common questions asked by our patients is should I use heat or ice on my sore spots? The answer may surprise you as many approach this incorrectly. This video will give you incredibly helpful information and greater clarity so you can make the best choice next time you are deciding between the two. Stay cool!... Or should I say warm?

You’ll just have to watch and find out for yourself!

If you have questions or would like to learn more, feel free to reach out to any of us here at Balance Within at any time!

Dr. Jereme Trunk, PT, DPT 773.807.2469 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Dr. Sarah Trunk, PT, DPT 262.442.5054 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Jill Fraundorf, PT, MS 414.315.2477 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE 

Darcy McCormick, PTA, CPT 262.751.6503 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Why People Don’t Heal From Whiplash and How They Can

It’s common that after a whiplash injury, a patient may feel fairly OK (aside from sore) initially but then notice significant symptoms begin to appear several weeks afterward. Roughly around the 4-6 week mark, they’ll begin experiencing stiffness which can turn into a sensation of crushing pressure and pain. Our patients will often describe this as an area of their body feeling like it’s in a ‘vice grip.’ They’ll get an Xray or MRI or Ultrasound and be told “there’s nothing wrong with you” or “you’re just going to have to live with it” or “it’s all in your head.” It’s common for these patients to find some temporary relief with massage or chiropractic care but to notice that their symptoms just keep coming back over and over. What a frustrating situation! Luckily, there’s another way to approach this and to explain what’s actually going on… 

Looking at the body through the lens of the fascial system (aka connective tissue system), these symptoms make so much more sense! The connective tissue gets overstretched during a whiplash injury (this is the structure that absorbs the impact). It takes around 6 weeks for connective tissue to heal, and as this healing process occurs, this tissue tightens down (a lot) and this is why symptoms don’t quite fully appear until later for these patients. Over time, this system can tighten down more and more, creating crushing pressure (estimated to have compression forces up to 2,000 lbs per square inch!) This tight fascia does not show up on any traditional imaging, only its effects (think discs in your spine or other joints getting compressed or structures pulled out of alignment due to this torque or compression). It’s only when we focus our treatment on this incredibly important fascial system that symptoms truly begin to change and resolve (our specialty!). 

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Does this sound like you or a loved one? Please feel free to reach out as we have great success with giving our patients relief from stubborn, chronic whiplash symptoms. In fact, these are some of our favorite types of symptoms to treat!

Call our clinic at: 262.264.8701

Regular Physical Activity Can Prevent and Improve Many Chronic Conditions

The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity per week and complete muscle strengthening activities twice per week.  Adults who are age 65 and older should also complete balance exercise in addition to the aerobic and strengthening activities. Some examples of moderate intensity activities include hiking, bicycling (5-9 mph) on level terrain with a few hills, yoga, and golf, if you are wheeling or carrying your clubs.  When exercising at a moderate intensity level you should be able to carry on a conversation comfortably.

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Daily physical activity not only offers benefits for your physical health, but it boosts your psychological and social health too!  Physical activity leads to an array of positive results, such as strengthening your bones, decreasing your blood pressure, reducing your stress and improving your sleep.  It even improves your mood, concentration, memory, and ability to learn!

If pain is holding you back from being physically active or you’re not sure how to get started, Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy is here to help. As physical therapists, we are movement experts and we love nothing more than helping our patients get active again.

Dr. Jereme Trunk, PT, DPT 773.807.2469 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Dr. Sarah Trunk, PT, DPT 262.442.5054 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Jill Fraundorf, PT, MS 414.315.2477 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE 

Darcy McCormick, PTA, CPT 262.751.6503 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Balance Within Therapist, Darcy McCormick, Completes Advanced Myofascial Release Certification

CONGRATULATIONS DARCY!!! 

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We are happy to announce that our fantastic therapist Darcy just completed the prestigious “Advanced” Certification in the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Method. This involves well over 200 hours of coursework as well as working directly with John Barnes in the clinic for an entire week. Passionate about giving the very best care for her patients, she has completed this certification in record timing!

Darcy joins the rest of our Physical Therapy team who have also completed either “Advanced” or “Expert” certifications in this method. We’re proud to be known as the Premiere Myofascial Release Physical Therapy Clinic in Southeastern Wisconsin. Offering these rare specialty certifications allow us to help our patients defeat their aches & pains & get back to doing what they love, even when other approaches have failed! 

Congratulations again Darcy, we are so very blessed to have you and your wonderful spirit as an integral part of our team at Balance Within!

How You Sit Matters - Tips For Better Work Habits

The way you work influences how you feel!

Do you find yourself sitting like this?

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I think we all have at one time or another, but spending a lot of time working in poor alignment can result in headaches, neck and shoulder pain and tightness, low back pain, and increased risk for carpal tunnel syndrome.  Review the tips below that explain how to set up your workstation properly. Making these changes will facilitate better alignment and posture and reduce aches and pains. Remember to take the time to check in on and correct your posture several times throughout your work day. Your body will thank you later!

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If you’d like to learn more about improving your posture and reducing your aches and pains, email or give me a call!

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Jill Fraundorf, PT, MS

Call Jill directly at 414.315.2477

Email Jill HERE

The Powerful Beauty In Simplicity

The human body is quite possibly the most marvelous creation in all of Mother Nature’s work. The complexities on how everything works together and continually changes to meet the demands of what is being asked of the body has been studied for thousands of years. However, sometimes, when we have a problem in the body (ex: shoulder pain) there is a tendency in modern medicine to look at primarily only where it hurts. With that approach we can lose sight that there is a full body attached to the problem and that if only work on that spot it’s like patching a crack in a wall in a house and saying ‘we fixed the problem’ but yet we have a foundation that is continually sinking causing many more ‘cracks’ to appear. The real solution?? We call it ‘The Simplicity Equation’. Check out the video to hear about it and how this truly can be your missing link in hiking, biking, or taking part in life with your kids!

Sometimes the healing we seek is a lot easier and closer than we think if we follow 'The Simplicity Equation'

We are here to keep it simple, answer your questions and help you enjoy your summer,

reach out today!

Dr. Jereme Trunk, PT, DPT 773.807.2469 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Dr. Sarah Trunk, PT, DPT 262.442.5054 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Jill Fraundorf, PT, MS 414.315.2477 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE 

Darcy McCormick, PTA, CPT 262.751.6503 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Did You Know?

There is More to the Core Than What Meets the Eye!

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Some of the most elite athletes may look good on the court, field, or track, but they may still have a weak core!  Six-pack abs (Rectus Abdominis) look good, but Transverse Abdominis is what really needs attention. This muscle is part of our deepest core muscles, it is our built-in support structure for the spine and pelvis, and is key to our overall well being!

We are all amazing at finding the easiest way to function in life.  We can simply adjust our posture in order to avoid using our core--it is so much easier!  However, eventually that poor posture affects other body parts such as neck, shoulders, back, knees and feet.  That’s when our bodies scream at us with PAINl! We need to activate our REAL core in order to support our whole body and keep us moving efficiently and pain-free.

How do we know if we are properly recruiting the REAL core?  There is a fairly simple way to assess your core with use of palpation during specific movements, and when necessary, a useful biofeedback tool similar to a blood-pressure cuff, to help you learn how to engage your Transverse Abdominis in order to stabilize your pelvis.

If you would like to learn how to engage your  REAL core, you are invited to join Darcy McCormick at her next Release PLUS class on Monday, June 24th, 5-6 pm.  If you cannot attend this special class, make an appointment with any of our therapists at Balance Within PT to assess your CORE.

Dr. Jereme Trunk, PT, DPT 773.807.2469 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Dr. Sarah Trunk, PT, DPT 262.442.5054 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Jill Fraundorf, PT, MS 414.315.2477 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE 

Darcy McCormick, PTA, CPT 262.751.6503 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Did You Know?

#1 Recommended Treatment for Fibromyalgia

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Current science & research has found that highly specialized hands-on work, specifically, the John F. Barnes Method of Myofascial Release, is the most effective for treating Fibromyalgia. This treatment approach is highly recommended by Expert Physician, Dr. Genevra Liptan, MD, whose advice is followed closely by the popular Fibromyalgia Treatment Program at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Liptan has suffered from Fibro herself for many years and her website and several best-selling books provide a wonderful roadmap to healing.

Are you interested in the highly effective yet extremely gentle John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach? Contact us today as our therapists have each completed more than 200 hours of this specialized training and have obtained “Advanced” and “Expert” certifications.

Dr. Jereme Trunk, PT, DPT 773.807.2469 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Dr. Sarah Trunk, PT, DPT 262.442.5054 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Jill Fraundorf, PT, MS 414.315.2477 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE 

Darcy McCormick, PTA, CPT 262.751.6503 (Direct) or EMAIL HERE

Did You Know?

The Shoulder Joint is the Most Mobile Joint in Your Body

It is also the least stable joint in the human body, which is why it is the most commonly dislocated joint.  Most people think of the glenohumeral joint as the shoulder joint, but the shoulder complex actually consists of four joints.  These joints are the glenohumeral joint, the sternoclavicular joint, the acromioclavicular joint and the scapulothoracic joint.  When you move your arm, accessory movements or joint play motions occur within each of these joints. These movements include roll, spin, and glide and are important for proper joint function.  

Due to the limited bony stability of the glenohumeral joint, the rotator cuff muscles play a key role in stabilizing this joint.  The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles called the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. These muscles all originate on the scapula (shoulder blade) and insert on the humerus.  Besides contributing to the stability of the glenohumeral joint, the rotator cuff muscles also create internal and external rotation and contribute to arm abduction and humeral head depression. Humeral head depression is important because without this, shoulder impingement results.  Shoulder impingement creates pain and inflammation, leading to decreased motion and strength.

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, we are here to help.  We can be sure that all the joints of your shoulder complex are moving properly and that your rotator cuff muscles are functioning well. The warm weather is here and with it comes many fun activities, such as gardening, volleyball, baseball, swimming, tennis, and water sports.  Don’t let shoulder pain keep you from enjoying this summer!

Reach out to any one of us, by phone or email or book an appointment online now!

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Jill Fraundorf, PT, MS 414.315.2477 (Direct) Jill@BalanceWithinPT.com

Darcy McCormick, PTA, CPT 262.751.6503 (Direct) Darcy@BalanceWithinPT.com

Dr. Jereme Trunk, PT, DPT 773.807.2469 (Direct) DoctorTrunk@BalanceWithinPT.com

Dr. Sarah Trunk, PT, DPT 262.442.5054 (Direct) DoctorTrunk@BalanceWithinPT.com

Did You Know?

Using Proper Body Mechanics While You Work and Play Can Save You Time and Money!

It’s that time of year where we are cleaning up in and around our homes, and getting outside more and performing activities we don’t regularly do like raking, pulling weeds, pushing wheel barrows, cleaning carpets, gardening, biking, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, and so much more!  

All of these activities can be done in such a way that will not hurt our bodies and therefore either cost us time (confined to a horizontal position because our back hurts) or money (visit to the medical professional) to deal with the repercussions!

By thinking of your body as a machine and operating it with the best mechanical advantages, you can save yourself time, money, and pain.

If you are interested in finding ways to use your body machine properly, you’re in luck! I will be giving a crash course on Body Mechanics along with the RELEASE class this Monday, May 20 from 5 to 6 p.m. I hope to see you there!

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Myofascial Release Class + Body Mechanics Crash Course

at Pathways of Light in Delafield 

Release your stress, tension, and pain PLUS learn helpful tips for safe body mechanics while working in your yard or doing those household chores.
Leave feeling relaxed and recharged with improved posture, breathing & pain-free movement. Perform and learn self-treatment techniques to empower yourself with skills for releasing stubborn pain & stiffness. We’ll utilize various therapeutic tools & specialized stretching techniques to gently release myofascial restrictions throughout the body. 
5-6 pm (1/2 hour of Release, 1/2 hour of PLUS techniques)
$30/class (cash or check made out to "Balance Within")
Sign up online HERE
Or RSVP to Darcy directly:Darcy@BalanceWithinPT.com or call/text: 262.751.6503.
Please dress comfortable and BYO yoga mat - see you there! Taught by Darcy McCormick, PTA, CPT; a highly specialized John F. Barnes Myofascial Release therapist from Balance Within - Integrative Physical Therapy.

Announcing a FREE EBook Guide for you and your loved ones written by Doctors Jereme & Sarah

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9 Quick and Easy Tips for Eliminating Low Back Pain & Staying Pain-Free

Are you or a loved one tired of the pain and holding back from being active & enjoying life due to low back pain? If so, then this guide will be the beginning of an incredible journey of healing and returning you to the active life you desire and deserve!


CLICK HERE for the FREE Download & scroll to bottom of page.




Did You Know?

K-tape can help relieve PAIN and/or help you improve your posture?

Kinesiology tape (K-tape, Kinesio tape, or KT) is an elastic therapeutic tape that is used with the intent of treating pain and disability from athletic injuries or a variety of other physical disorders.  K-Tape has been used by manual therapists for 30+ years, however its more recent popularity is largely thanks to the exposure it garnered in the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as in sports like CrossFit and many others.

As a manual therapist in physical therapy, I like to use KT to help patients with EDEMA, PAIN, or to encourage BETTER MOVEMENT or POSTURAL HABITS.  

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TAPING FOR PAIN

Allows patient to move optimally as quickly as possible following injury--mitigating the lasting movement effects that are created by pain.

TAPING FOR EDEMA

Decompression of skin and its underlying tissues is one of the primary effects of KTape.  One of the results of this decompression effect is an improvement in fluid handling by the lymphatic system, which travels through the skin, fascia and other connective tissue layers.  A secondary effect of taping is that the tape has a neurological effect that supports normal movement, thereby creating the pumping effect coming from that movement and enhancing the body’s ability to rid the injured site of inflammation.

TAPING FOR POSTURE

Kinesthetic guidance (teaching someone through touching and movement) can translate to changes in behavior 30x faster than auditory instruction.  KTape can be used to help correct posture because it gives kinesthetic guidance to the body and can also be used to give feedback using tension (consciously noticed or not) to promote better positioning and movement.

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See if Kinesiology Taping can help you with your pain or posture! Reach out with questions or to schedule an appointment with Darcy McCormick, PTA, CPT, CKTP

Call Darcy Direct: 262.751.6503

Email Darcy here: Darcy@BalanceWithinPT.com

Did You Know?

Sleeping Well is Important for your Health and Wellness

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Sleep is a critical period of physiologic recovery. It is important for your immune function, tissue healing, pain modulation, cardiovascular health, cognitive function, learning, and memory. Adequate sleep is defined as 6-8 hours/night, but many people fall short of this. There is evidence that not getting enough sleep on a regular basis increases your risk of various health problems such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity, depression, diabetes, and also puts you at risk for accidents, injuries, falls, and dementia. If you aren’t sleeping well, you may need to improve your sleep hygiene.

Here are some suggestions for proper sleep practices:

  • It is best to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day as this sets your natural biological clock.

  • Establish a relaxing bedtime routine and avoid watching TV or other activities that may increase your stress level.

  • Avoid moderate to vigorous exercise at least 2-3 hours before going to bed as this stimulates your body and brain.

  • Keep in mind that blue light that is emitted from TVs, computers, and smart phones can disrupt your sleep by suppressing your melatonin production.  Therefore, stop using these devices 30 minutes before going to bed.

  • Be sure to invest the time to position your body comfortably and provide it with support.

If you are still having trouble sleeping, we can help. The physical therapists at Balance Within can provide you with recommendations for proper body positioning for improved comfort, evaluate and treat your movement system to reduce the pain that is keeping you from sleeping well, and instruct you in techniques to help you down regulate your sympathetic nervous system and activate your parasympathetic nervous system so you can sleep well to be well.

Call or email any of us with questions or schedule your appointment online today!

Jill Fraundorf, PT, MS 414.315.2477 (Direct) Jill@BalanceWithinPT.com

Darcy McCormick, PTA, CPT 262.751.6503 (Direct) Darcy@BalanceWithinPT.com

Dr. Jereme Trunk, PT, DPT 773.807.2469 (Direct) DoctorTrunk@BalanceWithinPT.com

Dr. Sarah Trunk, PT, DPT 262.442.5054 (Direct) DoctorTrunk@BalanceWithinPT.com

Did You Know?

The Inside of Your Mouth Can Bring Relief!

Have you ever had a headache that you just feel like no matter what you do you can’t get to go away and even once it finally goes away it’s back within a few days? Yeah, those are about as enjoyable as listening to a Nickleback CD on repeat (yup, not a fan of the Nickleback!). Problem is, you may be hitting the wrong areas. You tried the neck and shoulders you say? Those can help immensely but you still may be missing the biggest piece… in your mouth! Yeah, in there! It’s actually quite simple…

The muscles that attach to your jaw also attach to your head. When those muscles get tight they can compress your whole head producing that headache that has you laying in bed and not out playing with your kids or even just being able to rest and read a book because you feel miserable. Check out the releases in this video. The 3 muscles I show you often produce relief in one session when I release them on patients in the clinic. Oh, and they can also provide relief for jaw pain too!

The three muscles I look at here are the medial pterygoids, lateral pterygoids and masseter. These are 3 of the biggest key jaw muscle releases to help with headaches as well as jaw pain (TMD/TMJ)! Always consult a trained healthcare professional such as a Physical Therapist before performing intricate self care techniques as shown in the video.

Call or email Dr. Jereme to learn more!

773.807.2469 (Direct)