So often patients describe their pain as “sciatica”, too often doctors agree and diagnose their pain as “piriformis syndrome”. But the gluteal region is more complicated that pointing to a spot on your buttock and a diagnosis is made. There are numerous reasons for a pain in your gluteal region. Deep Gluteal Pain Syndrome (DGPS) … Continue reading Do You Have a Pain in the A$$? Part 1.
What is Fitness? Biologically speaking, an organism would be considered as having fitness if it is able to survive to reproduce. Typically, humans survive well beyond their reproductive years. For us, fitness has taken on a new definition that is related to the stage of life we are in and our overall level of health. … Continue reading What is Fitness and How Can We Measure it?
The shoulder joint involves 3 bones: scapula (shoulder blade) clavicle (collarbone) humerus (upper arm bone) The head of the humerus rests in a shallow socket of the scapula called the glenoid. Since the head of the humerus is much larger than the glenoid, a soft fibrous tissue called the labrum surrounds the glenoid to help … Continue reading Post Surgical Rehabilitation of the Shoulder (Labral Tear) Part 1
Note: Part 2 of this article is geared more toward a qualified healthcare practitioner. Full return to throwing and contact sports occurs in 80-90% of athletes. Successful return to sport and activity is dependent on following post-surgical precautions and completing a structured post-surgical rehabilitation program. The rehabilitation program we use at Back to Function is a … Continue reading Post Surgical Rehabilitation of the Shoulder (Labral Tear) Part 2
Knee pain is a common condition that we see at Back to Function. After a thorough history of how and when your knee hurts, are next step to diagnose your condition is a posture evaluation. The posture evaluation can tell us quite a bit about the different stresses on the knee joint. Typically, when the … Continue reading Knee Pain & Posture