Category Archives: Shoulder Injury

What areas of your body feel stiff/tight? Do you constantly stretch the same muscles but the tightness ultimately returns? For many of our clients, they haven’t realized that they are simply addressing the symptoms of stiffness and not the underlying cause. The truth is that stiffness hides a stability problem and causes a mobility issue. … Continue reading Stiffness Hides a Stability Problem and Causes a Mobility Issue

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Cupping therapy has been around for thousands of years and is traditionally a form of Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern medicine. However, cupping therapy has become a popular treatment among athletes for sports injuries, and it can be performed by chiropractors, acupuncturists, medical doctors, physical therapists, and massage therapists. At Back to Function, as part of … Continue reading The Benefits of Cupping Therapy

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Working from home has become a change most of us are still trying to adapt to. It is time to look at the efficiency of your new working environment, also known as ergonomics. Whether sitting at the dining table, home office desk, or your bed, this change in working position can produce poor work ergonomics … Continue reading Working From Home Giving You a Pain?

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Shockwave therapy (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? Shockwave therapy, also called Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), is a modern treatment whereby high-energy sound waves are introduced into painful areas … Continue reading Shockwave Therapy to Accelerate Your Healing

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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

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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

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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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This article will discuss the best post-visit instructions after a treatment at Back to Function. Make sure to consult with your Back to Function doctor as your condition is unique and may require slight alterations from this list of instructions. Visit Compliance: Carefully follow the recommended schedule of appointments that your BTF doctors have set … Continue reading The Best Post-Visit Instructions After a BTF Treatment

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Luckily, breathing is an automatic action performed by the body that we don’t really have to think about too much. Breathing plays a key role in both posture and spinal stabilization. But just because it is automated, doesn’t mean that we will never have issues with breathing. In fact, a recent study demonstrated that 75% … Continue reading Breathing to Correct Posture and Alleviate Pain

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frozen shoulder treatment?

Wondering if you need frozen shoulder treatment? Frozen shoulder is also referred to as adhesive capsulitis. It is a condition that is characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. Typically, its symptoms gradually begin, progressively worsen and resolve within a year or two. For some, the pain is unbearable during the night and … Continue reading What is a Frozen Shoulder and What to Do if You Have it?

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