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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
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
Tips on How to Deal With Stress
What is stress? The actual definition of stress is difficult as it is a highly subjective phenomenon that defies scientific measurement. The term “stress”, as it is currently used was coined by Hans Selye in 1936, who defined it as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”. What we can all … Continue reading Tips on How to Deal With Stress
Shoulder Pain and How to Fix It
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, tendons and fascia. Shoulder pain usually worsens with activities or movement of your arm or shoulder. At Back to Function, we make sure to evaluate … Continue reading Shoulder Pain and How to Fix It
Stiffness Hides a Stability Problem and Causes a Mobility Issue
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
Back to Function is the Healthcare Facility of the Future
At first glance, this might seem like a very arrogant and self-serving topic for us to consider discussing! Back to Function, the healthcare office of the future? Please let me explain why I believe whole-heartedly that this is the truth. First, let’s discuss what is happening in the healthcare system in the U.S. today. Less … Continue reading Back to Function is the Healthcare Facility of the Future
Are You Having 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?
Can the Way I Breathe be Causing My Back Pain?
Can the way I breathe be causing my back pain? What is belly breathing and why does it help? How do I brace my core? What is diaphragmatic breathing and why is it so important? Well let’s answer a few of these questions together…. But first we must take a look at what breathing does … Continue reading Can the Way I Breathe be Causing My Back Pain?
Do You Have a Pain in the A$$? Part 1.
So often patients describe their pain as “sciatica”, too often doctors agree and diagnose their pain as “piriformis syndrome”. But the gluteal region is more complicated that pointing to a spot on your buttock and a diagnosis is made. There are numerous reasons for a pain in your gluteal region. Deep Gluteal Pain Syndrome (DGPS) … Continue reading Do You Have a Pain in the A$$? Part 1.