Monthly Archives: February 2018

FOOSH (Fall Onto an Outstretched Hand) Injuries

With the ever anticipated Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup around the corner we thought it paramount to bring some awareness to this type of injury, which although can occur with any fall is very common in horseback riding. What is it?  FOOSH is a mechanism of injury associated with a traumatic event occurring when an individual falls in an attempt to catch themselves through the palm of their hand.     If you suffer a FOOSH injury, there are many different body parts that can Read More +With the ever anticipated Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup around the corner we thought it paramount to bring some awareness to this type of injury, which although can occur with any fall is very common in horseback riding. What is it?  FOOSH is a mechanism of injury associated with a traumatic event occurring when an individual falls in an attempt to catch themselves through the palm of their hand.     If you suffer a FOOSH injury, there are many different body parts that can Read More +

Sitting for too long? Let’s Not.

Your body is designed for regular movement, but many Americans spend the bulk of their day sitting still instead. On average, a US adult spends nine to 10 hours each day sitting, which is so much inactivity that even a 30- or 60-minute workout can’t counteract its effects. Consequences Sitting puts more pressure on your spine than standing, and the toll on your back health is even worse if you’re sitting hunched in front of a computer. It’s estimated that 40 percent of people with back Read More +Your body is designed for regular movement, but many Americans spend the bulk of their day sitting still instead. On average, a US adult spends nine to 10 hours each day sitting, which is so much inactivity that even a 30- or 60-minute workout can't counteract its effects. Consequences Sitting puts more pressure on your spine than standing, and the toll on your back health is even worse if you're sitting hunched in front of a computer. It's estimated that 40 percent of people with back Read More +

It’s Rachel’s Birthday

    A special Happy birthday goes out to our very own Rachel Noble. Wishing this hard-working and talented lady an amazing day, from your family  at Back Into Motion.      https://bim.physio/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/WhatsApp-Video-2018-02-18-at-12.21.59-AM.mp4   A special Happy birthday goes out to our very own Rachel Noble. Wishing this hard-working and talented lady an amazing day, from your family  at Back Into Motion.    

Hamstrings and the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an extremely important ligament in terms of overall knee integrity and stability. Specifically, the ACL connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) and runs at an oblique angle from the posterior aspect of the femur to the anterior aspect of the tibia. Due to this arrangement, the ACL is responsible for preventing anterior translation (forward movement) of the tibia or posterior translation (backward movement) of the femur.     Now, many of us are aware of Read More +The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an extremely important ligament in terms of overall knee integrity and stability. Specifically, the ACL connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) and runs at an oblique angle from the posterior aspect of the femur to the anterior aspect of the tibia. Due to this arrangement, the ACL is responsible for preventing anterior translation (forward movement) of the tibia or posterior translation (backward movement) of the femur.     Now, many of us are aware of Read More +

The Role of Body weight in Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder with the majority of cases occurring in the weight-bearing joints of the body (knees and hips). Since these joints are subjected to increasing loads everyday it is  no wonder that  being overweight increases the load placed on these joints, which then increases stress and could possibly hasten the breakdown of cartilage. Here are some facts to put things into perspective: Overweight women have nearly 4 times the risk of knee  OA; for overweight men the risk is Read More +Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder with the majority of cases occurring in the weight-bearing joints of the body (knees and hips). Since these joints are subjected to increasing loads everyday it is  no wonder that  being overweight increases the load placed on these joints, which then increases stress and could possibly hasten the breakdown of cartilage. Here are some facts to put things into perspective: Overweight women have nearly 4 times the risk of knee  OA; for overweight men the risk is Read More +