Interpreting Your Blood Lab Tests
Overview Blood laboratory tests are helpful in evaluating your health status. Blood tests allow your doctor to see a detailed analysis of disease markers, the nutrients and waste products in your blood, as well as how various organs (e.g., kidneys and liver) are functioning. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably looked over the alphabet soup of … Continue reading Interpreting Your Blood Lab Tests
16-Year Old High School Football Player With a Right Hamstring Tear
A 16-year old male high school football player reported to BTF with right hamstring area pain. He said he was sprinting at football practice and felt a “pulling sensation” in the right hamstring area and felt immediate pain. He said it felt like the hamstring muscle was “balled up” and was “very tight’. During an … Continue reading 16-Year Old High School Football Player With a Right Hamstring Tear
What is Soft Tissue Therapy?
The first thing we need to understand about soft tissue therapy is what is soft tissue? What is Soft Tissue? Soft tissue is basically everything that isn’t bone and includes ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia and nerves. Ligaments, tendons, muscles and the connecting fascia provide a natural brace to protect the bony skeleton from injury. Ligament: … Continue reading What is Soft Tissue Therapy?
EPOC, ATP & HIIT and How They Relate to Your Ideal Body
If you want to get your ideal body by losing body fat and increasing your lean muscle mass, you will want to know what the acronyms EPOC, ATP & HIIT mean. Muscle Fiber Type To understand EPOC, we need to know a little about muscle fiber type. Everyone has two general types of muscle—slow-twitch and … Continue reading EPOC, ATP & HIIT and How They Relate to Your Ideal Body
Quick(ish) Explanation of the Postural Restoration Concepts Used at BTF
I have been trying to write this article for a few years now. The idea is to make the postural restoration concepts we use at Back to Function (BTF) easy to understand for our current and potential future clients. The trick is, postural restoration, as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute®, is complex! I have taken over … Continue reading Quick(ish) Explanation of the Postural Restoration Concepts Used at BTF