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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
10 Tips for A Healthier Thanksgiving
Just because it’s Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your health and gain weight from overindulgence. Here are ten tips for a healthier Thanksgiving: Go for a 30-45 minute brisk walk Thanksgiving morning. That will create a calorie deficit and also has a tendency to make you more conscious about the types and amount … Continue reading 10 Tips for A Healthier Thanksgiving
Creating Internal Tension For A Back That Will Never Break
This article on creating internal tension for a back that will never break comes from my over 2 decades of working with clients with “bad back”, “slipped disc”, “back went out”, and the numerous failed back surgeries that I have seen. Over the years I have tried numerous approaches to back pain, including: chiropractic adjusting … Continue reading Creating Internal Tension For A Back That Will Never Break
Why You Should Lift Weights (At Any Age!)
Lifting weights, or resistance training, is hard work. It can take some time and dedication to maintain a good routine. Often, it isn’t considered a method of exercise for various reasons. Some excuses I’ve heard from my clients at BTF is that they don’t want to “bulk”, they are “too old” to lift weights, or … Continue reading Why You Should Lift Weights (At Any Age!)
Are You Tired of the Holiday Weight Gain Train?
Are you tired of working hard all year to get your body in shape, only to see it get bloated during the winter holidays? I call it the Weight Gain Train and once it starts chugging, it’s hard to stop! But with BTF on your side, you don’t have to take the dreaded weight gain ride. … Continue reading Are You Tired of the Holiday Weight Gain Train?
Easy Tips to Use Nutrition to Help You Maximize Your Healing Potential
Getting injured sucks! And the harder to we push our body, whether it’s to improve our fitness, or playing a sport that we enjoy, the more exposure we have to injuries. For most athletes and weekend warriors, the idea that nutrition can play an essential role in injury recovery makes sense. Yet, when injuries happen, very … Continue reading Easy Tips to Use Nutrition to Help You Maximize Your Healing Potential