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.

08 Jan 2010, 10:45 am

Tennis elbow and Achilles tendinitis are examples of tendon-related disorders. They are also forms of musculoskeletal injury. Your tendon is the connector that transfers power from your muscle generators to your skeletal structure to create movement. Under normal circumstances, healthy tendons glide easily and smoothly as the muscles contract. Injured tendons cause pain, especially during […]

02 Jan 2010, 10:29 am

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recently published an evidence-based guidelines on the use of Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is not recommended for the treatment of chronic low-back pain due to lack of proven efficacy. This supports our views at Core Concepts as a large number of chronic back pain cases is mechanical in […]

28 Dec 2009, 8:46 am

If your back suddenly hurts so much even to move up into a sitting position to get out of bed, it is likely that your spinal joints are severely inflamed and your back muscles are spasm-ing (twitching). This severe pain may be preventing you from doing performing simple day to day activities. In this article, […]

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 […]