What is Tendinitis and 3 Strategies to Fix It.
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What is Tendinitis and 3 Strategies to Fix It.    Tendinitis can be a little tricky to resolve at times.  You can get it anywhere a muscle attaches to a bone but it is very common at the achilles, lateral elbow, hip, knee, and shoulder.   In this blog post we want to help you identify how you may know if you have tendinitis, three strategies to relieve it, a few things you can do at home, and then a few things we do at PHYT For Function to treat it without a steroid injection or weeks and weeks of exercise.    Tendinitis is an inflammation of t ..read more
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The 4 Most Common Causes of Pain in the Outside of the Hip. Superior Cluneal Nerve Entrapment.
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Pain in the outside of the hip is quite literally a pain in the butt to figure out some times.  One of the most overlooked causes is an entrapment or irritation of the superior cluneal nerve.     Here are the top 4 places that I see generating pain with our clients. This is not an extensive list, just the things we see most often.  Please make sure you see a direct primary care provider for pain lasting more than 2 weeks or involves nerve like sensation or weakness. 1. Increased sway or compression in the upper lumbar spine / thoracic lumber junction area where the superio ..read more
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Two Possible Explanations of What Causes a Sinus Headache.
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  Sinus headache are typically thought of as a result of mucus in the sinuses, and they can be. Sometimes though its actually an irritation of the nerve that supplies the feeling to your sinus cavities of the skull. When trying to get rid of your sinus headache it is very important to be able to differentiate the two.   Nick Learn the exact strategies and techniques we use to treat sinus headaches and other areas of the body. https://integrativedryneedling.com/co...  Work directly with one of our expert PHYT Clinicians. https://www.phytforfunction.com ..read more
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3 Self Treatment Techniques to Try and Calm Down Your System.
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Sinus headache are typically thought of as a result of mucus in the sinuses, and they can be. Sometimes though its actually an irritation of the nerve that supplies the feeling to your sinus cavities of the skull. When trying to get rid of your sinus headache it is very important to be able to differentiate the two. Nick Learn the exact strategies and techniques we use to treat sinus headaches and other areas of the body. https://integrativedryneedling.com/co... Work directly with one of our expert PHYT Clinicians. https://www.phytforfunction.com ..read more
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What causes ulnar nerve pain? Ulnar nerve entrapment and treatment.
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The ulnar nerve is the nerve runs behind your elbow, through the funny bone groove, down into the pinkie and ring fingers.  It has bother a sensory / feeling component, and a motor control muscle control component to it.  Pain in this area is relatively common.  We look at three places for potential entrapment of the ulnar nerve. *This blog post is intended for general information only, it is not intended to diagnosis or treat any specific condition, no patient client relationship is established.    1. Where it's component branches exit the spine.  2. Where it run ..read more
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Cupping and Dry Needling For Plantar Fasciitis
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Plantar fasciitis is a common problem that accounts for more than 1 million patient visits per year (Riddle 2004).  One in 10 people will experience plantar fasciitis in their life time (Trojian  2019).  It can effect both active and sedentary people and it can at times be very challenging to get resolution of symptoms.  Treating people with plantar fasciitis was always a bit frustrating until I added consistent dry needling and cupping.   As I began thinking with a  neuro-inflammatory approach and systemic method of treatment I became muc ..read more
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What is Cupping?
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The benefits of cupping therapy. By now we all have all seen the cupping marks many of the swimmers, gymnasts and professional athletes are using to recover and get out of pain.  I’m sure you’re wondering why someone would do something to themselves that leaves those crazy marks.  You may be surprised to learn that the despite the interesting post treatment appearance it can actually feel quite nice.  When cupping therapy is done appropriately the bruises, while purple in color, are very superficial and don’t really exhibit the pain you might associate with a regu ..read more
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Low Back Strengthening Exercises For Chronic Low Back Pain.
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Best Exercises To Increase Low Back Muscle Size with low back pain.    Strengthening the low back while dealing with chronic or recurrent low back pain can very difficult.  Pain, abnormal muscle activation patterns, and muscle guarding can all make it difficult to create a training effect needed to grow muscle.  With that said, there is excellent support that strengthening exercise can be very beneficial in improving pain and reducing disability related to low back pain. So how do you choose the right exercises to build that size and strength back?    One recent s ..read more
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How Short Bursts of Exercise Can Benefit Your Health.
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How 3-10 minutes, of moderately intense exercise after meals can improve your health.    Have you ever had that feeling where you knew you weren’t going to be able to make it to the gym so you just said screw it and did nothing?  “Been there…”   Little bouts of exercise might not improve your 40m dash time but they add up big time when you are talking metabolic health.  In fact, research (1)  shows accumulate exercise may be better than continuous exercise at controlling same day glucose levels.    Why is this so important?    We want our bodie ..read more
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Private Pay Physical Therapy vs. Insurance Based Physical Therapy
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Private Pay vs. Insurance based physical therapy. What are the differences in treatment experience? Based on available research which one costs more.       Private pay or sometimes referred to as cash based physical therapy (PT) is a relatively new, but growing part of the physical therapy profession.  Private pay PT offers some distinct advantages for the person who is dealing with pain or functional limitation and is looking for a personalized treatment plan.  Direct Access laws allowing the client to go to PT first, before seeing their primary care doctor or sp ..read more
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