Speech-Language Pathology Speech therapy is an intervention service, performed by highly trained Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP), that focuses on improving speech and the ability to understand and express language. The role of an SLP is so much greater than just speech therapy and common language disorders. Our advanced certified SLPs also treat patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders, dysphagia, pediatric feeding disorders, pediatric neurogenic disorders, adult neurogenic disorders and childhood apraxia.
Millions of women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction. The pelvic floor is the group of muscles and ligaments, tissue that connects bones to other bones, that support the organs in your pelvis. Pelvic floor dysfunction is the inability to control these muscles. Through contracting and relaxing these muscles we can perform daily bodily functions we don't typically put much thought into including bowel movements and urination. However, pelvic floor dysfunction forces contraction of the muscles to perform these functions instead of relaxation. Constipation, urinary incontinence, muscle spasms and pain are all common symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction which is most often caused by childbirth, obesity or nerve damage. We understand the sensitivity and delicate nature of women's health. All Star Physical Therapy provides private rooms, highly trained female therapists and compassion for those dealing with pelvic floor dysfunction.
The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jawbone to your skull. This complex joint is like a sliding hinge, sliding forward and down so you can open your mouth as well as allowing you to move your jaw side to side. Surrounding the joint are numerous ligaments, the tissue that connects bone to other bone, and muscles that coordinate the movement of your jaw. Because of its complexity, the TMJ is susceptible to Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD), problems with the TMJ and surrounding muscles in the face. TMD can be caused by a number of issues from whiplash, to arthritis, to clenching or grinding your teeth. Pain from TMD can be very severe and frightening for some patients. A 'locked' or 'stuck' jaw, clicking or popping when opening your mouth, an uncomfortable, misaligned bite and pain into the ear and neck are all symptoms of TMD. Physical therapy is a proven treatment for TMD that focuses on stretching and strengthening as well as improving posture, alignment and movement of the TMJ, neck and head.