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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
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?
Training for any sport, professional or recreational, athletes recognize the benefit of a strength and conditioning program…but what happened to stretching? There are many reasons for stretching’s lack of popularity. Aesthetically, stretching doesn’t produce the same outward appearance as does strength training. The muscle development gained during an 8-week training program, is much more apparent … Continue reading Do You Even Stretch Bro?
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?
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
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
What is an NSAID? Ibuprofen is the most popular NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) in North America. It is commonly prescribed in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and it is estimated that more than 30 million people take NSAIDs daily for a variety of conditions ranging from headaches to low back pain. There are so many … Continue reading NSAIDs a Bad Choice For Your Injury?
We have had the opportunity to work with many athletes from multiple sports. With the multitude of treatment options available to athletes and their healthcare teams, the one constant that you see in every training room is a bag of ice. Ice bags strapped to shoulders, wrists, backs, necks, knees and ankles. Ice for athletes … Continue reading Is the Use of Ice for Soft Tissue Injuries Actually a Bad Idea?
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?