Category Archives: BPTA

Is It Safe to Squat Deep?

Squatting past 90 degrees is bad for your knees right?? For the large majority of people, this is completely FALSE. Let’s take a look at each structure: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Forces on the ACL actually peak at partial squat depths and then reduce as squat depth increases and compressive forces increase to reduce shear force on the ACL. So in essence squatting >90 degrees is  safe for your ACL.   What about the meniscus and the patellofemoral joint (PFJ- joint between your knee cap Read More +Squatting past 90 degrees is bad for your knees right?? For the large majority of people, this is completely FALSE. Let's take a look at each structure: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Forces on the ACL actually peak at partial squat depths and then reduce as squat depth increases and compressive forces increase to reduce shear force on the ACL. So in essence squatting >90 degrees is  safe for your ACL.   What about the meniscus and the patellofemoral joint (PFJ- joint between your knee cap Read More +

BPTA 20th Anniversary Dinner

Over the weekend, the Barbados Physical Therapy Association celebrated 20 years at the Accra hotel. It was a lovely evening filled with great food and entertainment as a number of persons were awarded for their many years of service and dedication to the profession.  Over the weekend, the Barbados Physical Therapy Association celebrated 20 years at the Accra hotel. It was a lovely evening filled with great food and entertainment as a number of persons were awarded for their many years of service and dedication to the profession.  

It’s Physiotherapy Week!! :)

Read More +      Come help us celebrate the profession that we all love so much! September 3rd - 9th, the Barbados Physical Therapy association will be hosting a number of events  and everyone is invited to attend. Come get involved as we promote "Physical Activity for Life". Take a pic with your physiotherapist today as you pass through our clinic and tag us -  we wouldn't be physios without you.