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In the last article “Put Your Back Into It” we discussed that our backs are complex structures that, in the absence of injury or pain, allow for a wide variety of movements. It is the flexibility and movement in our back that permit us the ability to sit through transitions, sit each gait, or even jump a 5 foot oxer (well some of us) without inhibiting our horse’s movement. The ability to correctly control the movement in our backs allows us to refine our seat. Even small chang...
Posted on 2016-01-21
Put Your Back Into It!. Athletes participating in Show Jumping report low back pain as a common injury that interferes with training and competition. Although there are many reasons for low back pain, in show jumpers it is due often to muscle imbalances and poor posture in the tack. Our spine has a natural curvature to it like an S. This curve allows forces to be distributed and absorbed evenly through the intervertebral discs (shock absorbers) that separate the individual vertebrae of the s...
Posted on 2015-01-27
Temporo Mandibular Joint (TMJ): The joints between your mandible and your skull, or your jaw joint. About 60% of the general population has symptoms of TMD at some time in their lives. TMD has numerous causes: Congenital bony malformations Dental and occlusion problems Direct trauma Neck injuries, such as whiplash Stress TMD may be the result of a combination of relatively minor and unrelated factors. Changes in muscle tension around the head or neck can alter the biomechanics ...
Posted on 2013-08-25
Section B Insurer – The insurance company that covers the vehicle you were either the driver of or a passenger in when the accident occurred. Notice of Claim & Proof of Loss Form – also known as “AB-1 Form” Primary Benefits – Any coverage for benefits that you and/or your spouse, or your parent may have through work, school, teams, etc. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident and require treatment, you should consult your Famil...
Posted on 2013-08-24
Tennis elbow is pain or discomfort localized over the bony prominence on the lateral (outside) aspect of the elbow. This is called the lateral epicondyle. The specific medical diagnosis for tennis elbow is referred to as lateral epicondylitis. Symptoms can also be present on the medial (inside) aspect of the elbow however these are less common. When they do develop it is often referred to as golfers elbow. Similarly, the medical diagnosis is medial epicondylitis. Either problem is caused by e...
Posted on 2013-08-24
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