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.

25 Dec 2009, 11:25 am

Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition where the cartilages of the knee wear away. Pain, stiffness and swelling are common symptoms of an osteoarthritic knee. In this article, we look at the three factors that lead to the development of knee osteoarthritis – aging, physical attributes and muscular causes. Two of these factors, physical attributes […]

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25 Dec 2009, 10:21 am

How often do we wake up in the morning with stiffness and pain in the neck? You are not alone. This is one of the most common complaints of most people but most people just think it’s just a sign of ageing and that they have to live with it. However, this is not true. […]

17 Dec 2009, 4:14 pm

Hi, I hear from my personal trainer that i need to train my proprioception because of my ankle sprains. What is proprioception and how is it relevant to my ankle problem?– John Koh What Is Proprioception? Proprioception is the ability to sense the movements and position of our body without looking at it. There are receptors in […]

14 Dec 2009, 12:00 pm

A newly discovered sensory system hidden in a network located throughout our blood vessels and sweat glands, separate from the usual nerves that gives us the ability to touch and feel, may explain difficult to treat pain conditions like Fibromyalgia. Researchers at Albany Medical College, the University of Liverpool and Cambridge University discovered the presence […]

10 Dec 2009, 10:24 am

Here’s how you know you are not ready for a marathon: You are panting after crossing the overhead bridge.You pray for a thunderstorm before your training/race.Even your wife thinks you are slacking around the house and not out there training enough for your marathonYou think completing the marathon with 10 hours of walking is just […]

08 Dec 2009, 9:02 pm

You’re going about doing your everyday work when you notice yourself shaking your hand to get rid of the tingling in it. It’s starting to really bother you because you’ve had the tingling at night too. You’re probably wondering if it’ll go away on its own. Does this sound like you? You might have Carpal […]

04 Dec 2009, 3:28 pm

Researchers found that elderly people were able to balance on their feet better with foot massages. Jacques Valiant and his group of fellow researchers from Grenoble, France and Geneva, Switzerland found that a session of plantar massage and joint mobilisation of the feet and ankles improves clinical balance performance tests in elderly people. Dividing 28 […]

25 Nov 2009, 10:00 am

The Q angle describes the angle of the knee from a frontal view. The Q-angle gives an idea of how the thigh muscles functions to move the knee and also how the knee cap (patella) tracks in the groove of the knee joint. A normal knee cap should move up and down within the groove […]

23 Nov 2009, 9:00 am

Missed out some of our articles? Here are our Top Ten most popular articles in the third quarter of 2009 that we have compiled for your easy access. 1. Nerve Stretches   You have heard about people stretching their muscles when the muscles are tight, but have you heard about nerve stretching? 2. Posterior Pelvic […]

20 Nov 2009, 9:00 am

Iliotibial band friction (ITB) syndrome is a common running injury due to a tight ITB. In a previous article, we explained the reasons why the ITB tightens up. We share an animation to make it easier to understand how a tight ITB causes friction and inflammation.