Tennis leg is a general term used to describe pain in the leg typically caused by a tear of the medial gastrocnemius muscle (inner head of the big calf muscle). It is a somewhat common injury in middle-aged athletes that we at BTF would categorize as “weekend-warriors”. This athlete usually has a somewhat sedentary occupation, … Continue reading Tennis Leg
The subject of concussions has become impossible to ignore. In the past, a head injury was simply shrugged off as a minor injury and many of us were told to continue on with activity once we regained our senses. As an athlete, coach, parent or physician, we need to recognize the symptoms and appropriate treatment … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Concussions
Most of us are totally unaware of our breathing. That is probably a good thing as we take approximately 70,000 breaths per day! Because breathing is auto-regulated, when we start to develop breathing disorders, it would be like doing an exercise in the gym incorrectly at 70,000 repetitions per day! Stress, anxiety and emotions all … Continue reading Buteyko Method of Breathing
Why do the doctors at Back to Function have me blow up balloons for some of my rehabilitation exercises? Blowing up balloons facilitates the abdominal muscles. The abdominal muscles are flexors of the spine and trunk. By facilitating (turning on) the spinal flexors with balloon blowing you are helping to inhibit (turn off) the spine … Continue reading Why Should We Blow Up Balloons For Exercise?
Shoulder pain is a common complaint that we see at Back to Function. Shoulder pain may originate in the joint itself, or from any of the many surrounding muscles, ligaments or tendons. Shoulder pain usually worsens with activities or movement of your arm or shoulder. At Back to Function, we make sure to evaluate the … Continue reading Shoulder Pain and How to Fix It