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!– wp:paragraph –> Do you ever wonder how those painful and annoying knots and trigger points magically appear in your neck, shoulders, and various other places in your body? This is a question patients often ask me at the office. These knots, or adhesions, are typically the result of repetitive stress injuries such as poor … Continue reading Getting Rid of Knots & Trigger Points

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The most recent research on sleep and athletic performance says that athletes should be aiming for 8-10 hours of total sleep per night. In fact, you can unlock an extra 2-5% of performance gains by simply getting more rest. This makes sleep the ultimate performance enhancer! Famous athletes LeBron James and Roger Federer typically get … Continue reading Sleep & Athletic Performance

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Hip Pain

Hip pain has become a significant issue that we see at BTF. Since we deal with soft tissue injuries, a number of our clients feel comfortable having us evaluate their hip complaints. Hip pain can come from a number of different sources. When participating in sports, getting hit on or around the hip or falling … Continue reading Are You Having Hip Pain?

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Shockwave Therapy: Highly Effective Advanced Pain Treatment Shockwave (also called Pressure Wave) therapy is a non-invasive highly effective treatment method for pain that promotes accelerated repair of injured soft tissue, bone, heel and joint pain.   What is Shockwave Therapy? Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), also known as Shockwave or Pressure Wave, is a modern … Continue reading Shockwave Therapy to Accelerate Your Healing

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Headache

Migraine headaches just absolutely suck! They can wreak havoc on your day and leave you lying in a dark room praying for relief. Migraine sufferers know they would literally “TRY ANYTHING” to get rid of their pain. Migraine headaches have an array of symptoms and can vary from person to person. Some migraines come without … Continue reading Migraine Headaches

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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