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.

12 Jan 2012, 4:10 pm

In a previous article we discussed choosing a pillow to reduce neck pain. Other than the pillow, there are other factors which may contribute to a poor night sleep, or morning pain and stiffness. It is very common for people to wake up complaining of neck and back pain after a night of rest. Although […]

09 Jan 2012, 2:16 pm

When we came across this article in the New York Times (How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body) last week, we knew exactly what the article was all about. Upon hearing that yoga and pilates is good for their back, some people may choose to go for such classes rather than seek treatment. Don’t get us wrong, […]

06 Jan 2012, 10:26 am

Footballers and sprinters – you must be wondering what you are doing wrong. What is causing you to have recurrent hamstring injury? As with any injury, you should always consult your GP and/or physiotherapist before commencing any new exercise. So a big mistake when rehabilitating the hamstring is the lack of eccentric work. People tend […]

05 Jan 2012, 5:55 pm

Are you texting/using your phone for lengthy emails? Are you experiencing pain at the base of your thumb? Historically we have seen clients suffering from tennis elbow, bakers cysts, runners knee and mummy thumbs, as with the advance of technology, a new form of repetitive strain injury is fast emerging: blackberry thumb. The thumb is designed […]

29 Dec 2011, 2:04 pm

Travis Saunders in Obesity Panacea: Could smoking really be beneficial for distance runners like myself? Here are Ken’s arguments: 1. Serum hemoglobin is related to endurance running performance. Smoking is known to enhance serum hemoglobin levels and (added bonus), alcohol may further enhance this beneficial adaptation. 2. Lung volume also correlates with running performance, and […]

22 Dec 2011, 3:09 pm

They say women naturally have a higher threshold for chronic pain. This is partly due to the fact that they go through the process of childbirth; which is one of the most painful experiences. But can women truly have a different threshold for pain? Have you ever wondered why our body feels pain? What is […]

20 Dec 2011, 5:25 pm

Getting neck pain and back pain while breastfeeding? This is a typical complaint that most breastfeeding mothers experience due to poor breastfeeding postures. The solution is simple – adopt good breastfeeding postures and have adequate rest. Every woman wants her breastfeeding experience to be comfortable, hence, here are some tips for the Cradle hold and […]

20 Dec 2011, 8:25 am

Did you know that Upper-Extremity musculoskeletal disorders (e.g. neck and shoulder pains) have been recognised to occur in relation to work for hundreds of years? Bernardini Ramazzini, an Italian physician and father of occupational medicine, in the 18th century described it when he said: “.. arise from three causes; first constant sitting, the perpetual motion […]

15 Dec 2011, 7:56 pm

“I have some shoulder pain and was wondering what is the difference between a regular injury and sports injury? Do I see a regular physiotherapist or a sports physiotherapist?” – Joel Hi Joel, The terminology used by physiotherapists can be confusing sometimes. Peripherals refer to body parts in physiotherapy. The exception is the main body […]

29 Nov 2011, 8:16 am

A recent 12-month study casts doubt on the benefits of Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) Therapy on slowing down the progress of osteoporosis. Published in the Annals of Medicine2 this month, showed no impact on bone changes when compared to non-Whole-Body Vibration Therapy; leading the researchers to conclude that for WBV Therapy for 12 months did not […]