Category Archives: Sports Injury

Hi everyone, I’m Dr. Matt Heisig. I am the new doctor here at Back To Function. I am originally from Arizona but I found my way out to southern California through chiropractic school and now employed as a Chiropractor at BTF. I grew up playing hockey in Arizona since I was 5 years old and … Continue reading Dr. Matt’s Warm Up Sequence

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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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At Back to Function you can experience the incredible healing potential of oxygen under pressure. The idea was first developed through scuba diving when divers reported feeling refreshed and invigorated. Today, medical studies on the healing properties of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) triggered this therapy’s growth beyond the diving world. HBOT can help your system … Continue reading Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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!– wp:paragraph –> You don’t have to back squat twice your body weight to put pressure on your spine. Activities such as sitting, standing, walking, and running also place compressive forces on the intervertebral discs of the spine. These discs act as shock absorbers, and they are placed under even more stress when we lift … Continue reading Reducing Low Back Injuries in the Weightroom

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Quick Anatomy Overview of the Knee The knee joint involves 4 bones: Femur Tibia Fibula Patella There are four main ligaments that stabilize the knee: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) This article will focus on the ACL. The ACL is located in the center … Continue reading Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery of the Knee

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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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If you have ankle pain, then this article will help you understand what is wrong and what you can do to fix it. Though there are many ways you can injure your ankle, the most common injuries are: Ankle Sprain Ankle Fracture Ankle Impingement Ankle Sprain The most common injury to the ankle is a … Continue reading Do You Have Ankle Pain?

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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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  Dance is a sport that combines athleticism with artistry. Dancers put a large demand on their feet and ankles. Their unique injuries are largely due to the extreme positions of the ankle and foot joints necessary for dance, combined with long hours of practice. Dancing on the tips of the toes like in ballet or … Continue reading Common Ankle and Foot Injuries in Dancers

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Sever’s disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a common temporary heel injury that occurs in children.  It is a painful condition that takes place in the heel that results in inflammation at the growth plate (epiphyseal plate).  As children grow, their bones have a region of developing cartilage cells located at the end of … Continue reading Does Your Child Have Heel Pain?

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