Tag Archives: low back pain
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
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
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
The Benefits of Cupping Therapy
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
Working From Home Giving You a Pain?
Working from home has become a change most of us are still trying to adapt to. It is time to look at the efficiency of your new working environment, also known as ergonomics. Whether sitting at the dining table, home office desk, or your bed, this change in working position can produce poor work ergonomics … Continue reading Working From Home Giving You a Pain?
Reducing Low Back Injuries in the Weightroom
!– 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
Reformer Pilates Now Available at Back to Function
Back to Function has added Reformer Pilates! We have a brand new Balanced Body Allegro Reformer and private 1-on-1 workouts will be taught by Whitney Salcer Sulentor starting immediately. Whitney is native to southern California and attended Mira Costa High School before getting a scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 volleyball at Southern Methodist University … Continue reading Reformer Pilates Now Available at Back to Function
SI Joint Part 3: Treatment of SI Joint Pain
Treatment of SI joint pain (SIJP) includes chiropractic manipulation (good for the SI joint that isn’t moving enough), myofascial release, heat, postural education, SI belts (good short term strategy for the SI joint that is moving too much), electrical stimulation, stretching, therapeutic exercises, SI joint injections including prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, stem cells and SI … Continue reading SI Joint Part 3: Treatment of SI Joint Pain
SI Joint Part 1: Do You Have SI Joint Pain?
Issues involving one or both sacroiliac joints (SIJs) are often referred to as SI joint pain (SIJP) or sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD). It is estimated that 30% of low back pain is caused by SIJD and it’s even more common in pregnant and post partum women. SIJP can be caused by either too much or … Continue reading SI Joint Part 1: Do You Have SI Joint Pain?
Why Should We Blow Up Balloons For Exercise?
Why do the doctors at Back to Function have me blow up balloons for some of my rehabilitation exercises? Blowing up balloons facilitates the abdominal muscles. The abdominal muscles are flexors of the spine and trunk. By facilitating (turning on) the spinal flexors with balloon blowing you are helping to inhibit (turn off) the spine … Continue reading Why Should We Blow Up Balloons For Exercise?