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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26 Aug 2010, 11:35 pm

In general, there are 2 main types of braces for scoliosis: a hard brace and soft brace. Hard braces are made of thermoplastic. It has been the main brace prescribed over the last few decades. Common types of hard braces are Boston’s, Charleston’s, and Milwaukie’s etc. Hard BraceSoft Brace Like what its name suggests, it […]

19 Aug 2010, 12:00 pm

In the previous entry for Knock Knees, we discuss about the different types of knock knees and the contributing factors of it. Now, we will talk about the problems of this condition and ways we could get rid of it. Problems Of This Condition The alignment of the knee joint in someone with knock knees […]

16 Aug 2010, 12:00 pm

Knock knees is a phenomenon where it appears as though your knees are at an inwards angle in relation to your feet. Most kids under the age of 6 appear to have knock knees, but they grow out of it as their body shape changes. An adult with knock knees may or may not have […]

12 Aug 2010, 4:10 pm

Almost everybody experiences corkies or bruises during his lifetime. Some people are more prone to develop corkies than others. In many cases you don’t have to worry about a corkie but it is important to know at which stage you should see a doctor. What Are Corkies? Corkies are also known as bruise or contusion. […]

02 Aug 2010, 3:31 pm

Must I Have Surgery If I Have Scoliosis? No. Surgery is usually only considered when the curve is bigger than 50 degrees. Either that, or the condition is severely affecting one’s everyday activities or his / her quality of life. Majority of scoliosis cases do not require surgery. Surgery will only be considered if the […]

31 Jul 2010, 8:00 am

Want to know what muscles are working during walking? Click on the following video to find out more. It offers you a gait analysis on the types of muscles activated when walking. Leg Muscles During WalkingWatch this video on YouTube

29 Jul 2010, 8:00 am

Do you have heel pain? And think it is Plantar Fasciitis? Maybe not, it might be another type of heel pain called the Heel Fat Pad Syndrome. What´s the difference between the Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Fat Pad Syndrome? As shown in the illustration, both structures are in the same area of the heel whereas […]

23 Jul 2010, 1:07 pm

The answer is no. One can usually participate in any type of exercises with scoliosis. Note we are only talking about participation here, not being good at it. Due to the posture and muscle changes in scoliosis, some movements will be harder to achieve. Poor flexibility or poor muscle control may also cause restrictions. For […]

21 Jul 2010, 8:05 am

If you know of women who wear high-heels most of the time, you will notice that they often stand and walk tip-toe even when barefooted. This is because the women complain that it hurts to walk flat footed. This feeling of pain has been often theorized to be the result of a shrunken calf muscle. […]

20 Jul 2010, 8:00 am

Question: My daughter sits with a slouch, and sometimes sits with her body slanted to one side. Will that cause scoliosis? No. Sitting with a slouch or in any other bad posture does not lead to scoliosis. When we discuss about scoliosis, we typically mean idiopathic scoliosis – which is caused by genetic factors that […]