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.

15 Oct 2012, 8:22 am

Wearing a knee brace following an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL) surgery has no effect on a person’s recovery. However, strength, range-of- motion, and functionality exercises provide significant benefits, and other new therapies may show promise. In a new literature review recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), a team of […]

28 Jul 2012, 9:10 am

Ankle sprains are fairly common (especially with so many running events going on these days) and an athlete can expect to get back to sport within a relatively short time of around 3-8 weeks. That’s for grade 1 or 2 ankle sprains. Ankle sprains rater grade 3 are another matter altogether. Grade 1 Sprain Defined […]

09 Jun 2012, 9:26 am

Most ergonomic seating guides focus on seats at the office desk or workstation. The other times where we spend a quite a bit of sitting down at is in the driver’s seat of our vehicles. Perhaps not at much as at our desk but significant enough to contribute strain to our backs. So are we […]

15 May 2012, 12:32 pm

In most cases, when your achilles tendon hurts or is inflamed (achilles tendonitis), it is usually a result of having tight calf muscles that strains the tendon, and not absorbing enough of the shock from the footfalls. But this is not always true as it was with a recent client of ours. Client Background and […]

08 May 2012, 2:31 pm

If you feel your knees locking and when you are unable to straighten your leg, there is a possibility that you may have a meniscal tear. But what is a meniscus and how does it tear? Redistributing Weight And Shock You have two C-shaped menisci at each knee. Placed on each side of the knee, […]

04 May 2012, 9:04 am

We generally accept that older adults experience more chronic pain than the younger adults. However, we often don’t realise that the numbers of younger adults are all that low either. A recent study by Gallup-Healthways proves this. It revealed that even young adults below the age of 30 are facing double-digit occurrences for Neck, Back, Knee […]

28 Mar 2012, 12:26 pm

10% of people suffering with elbow pain, diagnosed as Tennis Elbow, were found to have co-existing nerve compression. (Brotzman & Wilk, 2007) Thought Of The Day… “Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.” – Marcus […]

13 Feb 2012, 12:35 pm

When arriving to see a physiotherapist, you may have concerns as to what will happen over the course of your physiotherapy session. You may also wonder why and what the therapist is doing. In general, physiotherapists will utilise the following treatment modalities and tailor these to meet your needs. Manual Therapy Manual therapy consists of […]

30 Jan 2012, 12:00 pm

If you are an avid distance runner, you may experience a tight and painful sensation on the outside of your thigh, termed Illiotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS). What Is The Illiotibial Band? The Illiotibial Band (ITB) is the combined tendon of the Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) and the Gluteus Maximus (GM) muscles. The TFL and GM […]

17 Jan 2012, 5:31 pm

It is common knowledge that excessive and long distance running can cause problems with the low back, hip, knees and feet. So how can we protect ourselves from these ailments? In addition to other factors such as regular stretches and effective warm ups and cool downs, a good pair of running shoes is vital to […]