In following on from out talks on headaches and jaw function I wanted to share with you an app that I personally use regularly and find a fantastic way to help clear my mind and reduce stress/tension and improve focus. smilingmind.com.au I first came across this app four years ago when working with some AFL players whom were struggling on game day in front of big crowds kicking for goals. In practice they would kick at 90% but come game day they couldn’t hit the side of a bar
If you are a chronic teeth grinder or jaw clencher it has been suggested through research that this can be a trigger for tension headaches and migraines. This usually happens during stressful periods or of nighttime. Let’s take a look at the structure of the jaw so we can know how to fix it. Structure of the Jaw: The jaw, known as the TMJ (temporomandibular joint), is the site where the upper jaw (maxilla) and lower jaw (mandible) meet, which can be located just in front of y
Approximately 85% of the population have a headache each year and to further that around 40% will have had a headache in the past 2 weeks. Headaches are a symptom and can be caused by numerous things and that is why it is important to get headaches checked out by a health care professional such as an osteopath or GP, some of these causes are more sinister and require further investigation however most can be managed by conservative treatment. The most common types of headache
Headaches and migraines are one of the most common neurological problems people suffer from. They can present as pain in different locations such as behind the eye, base of the skull, in front of the ears, or all-over the head. A common cause of these head aches and pains can come from tension in your neck! This tension can arise from deskwork, lifestyle stress, poor sleep patterns and lifting objects to name a few.
So what can you do about it?
Dr Simon Tasker has extensi
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