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.

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21 Dec 2010, 8:00 am

Continues from Office Ergonomics or The Lack of It : Part I After working on the laptop for an hour, I get headaches and neck pains. However, if I use the desk top, I seem to be able to work longer without discomfort. The use of laptops for work is widespread. However, the screens on laptops […]

19 Dec 2010, 8:00 am

Achilles tendinopathy is particularly prevalent especially amongst runners. But it is not uncommon to find them amongst people who don’t participate in sports. Amongst people who play sports, about 11% suffer from this overuse injury. If you suffer from mid-portion achilles tendinopathy, then eccentric exercises are for you. If you are runner, the achilles tendon […]

17 Dec 2010, 1:02 am

A large number of people who seek medical help for their musculoskeletal problems usually present with neck, shoulder and back pains. These clients are often deskbound at work. With the increase use of computers, it is no wonder the incidence of spinal pains is on the rise. The repetitive stress associated with our work environment […]

11 Dec 2010, 2:00 pm

Desperate to get comfortable with your work station to promote a more ideal sitting posture so to prevent you from getting aches all over your body? Attached is a link to our ergonomic checklist that you can print out for your own use. Ergonomic checklist pdf PS: REMEMBER to adjust the workstation when you are […]

06 Dec 2010, 12:01 am

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) refers to the jaw joint. When dysfunction occurs in the jaw joint, it may cause symptoms that people could not associate to the jaw. This is because the pain caused by the TMJ dysfunction may refer pain to the other structures surrounding or away from the TMJ. However, early diagnosis with […]

26 Nov 2010, 12:35 am

In the previous article on the “Dead Arm“, we have discussed the possible causes of a tight posterior capsule contributing to this condition. So, in this issue, we will demonstrate several exercises to stretch out the tight posterior capsule. Lie on your side,Place your shoulder and elbow at 90 degree as shown in the picture.Slowly […]

21 Nov 2010, 11:56 pm

Physiotherapists are getting more referrals from dentists. However, many people are not aware that physiotherapy is capable of treating a wide range of symptoms caused by a dysfunction of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). Common symptoms are local jaw pain, clicking jaw, and muscle tension around the jaw. Anatomy Of The Temporomandibular Joint The Temporomandibular Joint […]

13 Nov 2010, 11:29 pm

What Is The “Dead Arm”? “Dead Arm” is a term used in the athletes in sports requiring precision throwing like baseball. The term “dead arm” is defined as any pathological shoulder condition in which the thrower is unable to throw with pre-injury velocity and control due to pain. Dead arm usually occurs during the acceleration […]

07 Nov 2010, 12:54 pm

Last year, we wrote about some Simple Exercises For Plantar Fasciitis Sufferers which included some stretches. Recently the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announced the results of a new study from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, that patients with acute plantar fasciitis who perform manual plantar fasciitis stretching exercises, as opposed to shockwave […]

03 Nov 2010, 9:19 am

In the last article, we discussed instability of the humeral head position as a result of poor control or strength the lower rotator cuff muscles. In this article, we will look at another type of instability which is just as important: scapular instability. Scapular instability will often lead to shoulder pain. They are often associated […]