Tag Archives: posture
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
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?
Concussion Risk Management
Concussion management is ever changing and as research progresses, our understanding of concussions allows for more successful treatment options. Previously, in a post titled “What You Need To Know About Concussions,” we explained what a concussion is, the signs and symptoms, and key objectives during recovery. Key points included the seriousness of concussions, the importance … Continue reading Concussion Risk Management
Do You Feel Crooked When You Look in the Mirror?
At Back to Function we have somewhat of an obsession with posture. Whether you’re standing, sitting or walking, your postural habits control the load on your body’s joints. Abnormal or less than ideal posture can overload certain joints of your body, causing pain and breakdown. An unfortunate example we see of this is the right … Continue reading Do You Feel Crooked When You Look in the Mirror?
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?
Mid-Back Pain and How to Fix It
Almost everyone has had mid-back pain at some time in their life. It’s that annoying, gnawing pain somewhere around your shoulder blade or at the top of your back where your neck begins. Sometimes it feels as though you have something poking into your back and it is hard to get really comfortable. Alot of … Continue reading Mid-Back Pain and How to Fix It