Articles on Physiotherapy Treatments and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Getting better is not just your physiotherapists, instructors or trainers’ responsibility. It is also yours, your care-takers and loved ones’. It is a collaborative effort that require everyone’s active understanding and participation.

This portal is dedicated to providing clear information on the latest physiotherapy conditions and treatments for online users.

24 Aug 2015, 5:54 pm

In Singapore, 4.4 million or 80% of our population are active mobile social users – that’s a 56% increase from 2014. We spend an average of 3 hours daily on our mobile devices, straining our necks and causing neck pain along the way. #Firstworldproblems We are a nation with text neck, a very real malady associated with excessive […]

Wrist Exercises
17 Aug 2015, 2:48 pm

Whether it’s hours on the computer or hours in the gym, your wrists are constantly under demand. Proper wrist flexibility and stability is crucial to help prevent wrist injury. A common issue that arises from prolonged training is carpal tunnel syndrome. Made up of bones and ligaments, the carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in your […]

13 Aug 2015, 9:27 am

Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is one of the most prevalent joint issues in our ageing population. Whether you get knee osteoarthritis following a traumatic knee injury or simply from wear and tear. The result is pretty much the same – pain and a reduced ability to live an active life. Painkillers help relieve pain and anti-inflammatory […]

12 Aug 2015, 5:16 pm

In this age of hunchback, where many of us spend our days hunched over computer screens with our shoulders rolled forward, necks strained forward and spines rounded, we are wrecking havoc with our posture, bones and joints. As a result, our muscles, bones and joints may become susceptible to desk-job aches. Here are five common […]

Sports Massage
12 Aug 2015, 9:55 am

Many people assume that a sports massage is only for professional sports-people, it’s not. The main aim of a sports massage is to help alleviate the stress and tension that builds up in your body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Whether you’re an athlete, a once-a-week jogger or just physically active, a sports massage helps […]

15 Feb 2015, 11:08 pm

This is a great video for a quick overview of the typical types of low back pain. The interesting thing is the statistics on the need for X-rays or MRIs (something that we have discussed before) Experiencing back pain? Click here to find out more about physiotherapy for back pain relief and how Core Concepts […]

11 Feb 2015, 8:00 am

When assessing the workplace for ergonomic risks, three factors are usually targeted for elimination and reduction, where elimination is not possible. They are: Sustained Poor Posture High Task Repetition Forceful Exertion These 3 ergonomic risk-factors directly lead to muscle fatigue or strain, leaving the body open to injuries. Sustained Poor Posture Sustained poor posture is […]

07 Feb 2015, 8:00 am

If you are diagnosed as having “tennis elbow” but the treatment doesn’t seems to be helping, you might just have Radial Tunnel Syndrome. Both have similar pain symptoms (but not quite the same) in the same general area of the elbow. What’s The Difference? Tennis elbow is a case of tendinitis or tendinopathy. The tendon of […]

03 Feb 2015, 8:00 am

Researchers at Duke University have successfully grown human skeletal muscle fibres in the laboratory. They also got them to contract under electrical impulses. Researchers were previously able to grow muscles tissues in the lab. However, they were not able to get them to “come alive” so to speak. In light of this, are we getting […]

30 Jan 2015, 8:00 am

If you have been a regular reader of our articles, you know that we emphasize on the need for deep differential diagnosis. But the why the need for this deep thinking may not be so obvious. By and large the physiotherapy techniques are blunts instruments. They take much time to sharpen, through experience that any […]