Forward Head Posture

What is Forward Head Posture? Forward head posture is a postural distortion pattern of the head and neck.  When your head goes forward into anterior translation or forward flexion the amount of pressure on the neck and shoulders increases. Did you know that when you bend your neck forward at varying angles the amount of […]

Whiplash and Whiplash-Associated Disorder

What is Whiplash? Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck caused from a sudden extension and flexion of the cervical spine.  It occurs when the soft tissues of the neck, such as the muscles and ligaments, extend beyond their typical range of motion.  Whiplash is caused by impact such as an automobile accident.  […]

Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome

What is a Concussion? A concussion is a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI).  The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (1993) defines mTBI as an “acute brain injury resulting from mechanical energy to the head from external physical forces” (American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1993).  Concussions can be caused by physical trauma such as a contact […]

Disc Herniation and Posture

What is Disc Herniation? Between each vertebrae of the spine are intervertebral discs, or cushions for support and mobility of the spine.  The intervertebral discs act as shock absorbers for the spine.   The center of the disc, which is a liquid like substance, is called the nucleus pulposus.  The annulus fibrosus is a fibrous […]