One of the examples I often give to my patients is doing self checks in the car while driving. I often pay special attention to my grip on the steering wheel, if my jaw is clenched, what position my shoulders are in and bring self awareness to my pelvic floor, which is often held tight. These self awareness checks can often bring attention to the areas of the body that we often hold tension in. It is amazing what stress can do to the body and create physical conditions that demonstrate as pain. Clenching the jaw and grinding teeth even while sleeping can contribute to pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) region. This condition can be treated by a trained physical therapist.