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.

14 Nov 2009, 8:39 pm

After our recent article, “Is Yoga Bad For You?“, we had a lot of questions on what are the signs that they need to look out for and if they are ready for it. There are no sure answers depending on your condition and the competency and experience of the yoga instructor. But here are […]

12 Nov 2009, 12:00 pm

Spine-Health.com recently listed 5 ways to improve your chances in their article, “5 ways to minimise failed back surgery and continued back pain”1. One of the 5 ways was – “Be Ready to Rehabilitate”. We would like to add one more way to improve your chances – Pre-habilitation. Pre-habilitation is simply a form of rehabilitation […]

10 Nov 2009, 12:44 pm

Researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine have found that patients over 55 years old with knee osteoarthritis have lesser knee pain with Tai Chi. They also have better improvement in their physical functions. What Is Knee Osteoarthritis? Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition. It causes pain but also lead to poor muscle function, decreased […]

09 Nov 2009, 9:00 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 and with the increased use of computers, it is no wonder the incidence of spinal pains is on the rise. The repetitive stress associated with our work […]

06 Nov 2009, 10:44 am

Physiotherapy is an extremely wide field of study. It can be classified into different areas of focus, patient age groups, gender and type of activities (or sub-specialties). People often get confused about what it is, who it is for, and what it does. Most often one gets to learn about physiotherapy you come into contact […]

02 Nov 2009, 9:02 am

I am sure all athletes have experienced the effects of muscle fatigue. You will use your body differently, trying to compensate by moving your limbs in a more comfortable way. Try going downstairs right after a marathon and you get the picture. An interesting question is, does everyone compensates using the same strategy? Apparently not. […]

23 Oct 2009, 1:16 pm

Muscle flexibility is very important in swimming as events are won by milliseconds. A flexible body will help to improve your swimming performance by achieving maximal propulsion from each stroke. Here are some recommended stretches that can be done to improve your flexibility.

21 Oct 2009, 9:20 am

Researchers at University of Texas and Nanyang Technological University investigated the biomechanical effects of running using new versus worn out shoes. They also compared three types of cushioning footwear – air, gel and spring. Dr. Kong and his team studied 24 runners (14 men and 10 women). They ran 200 miles in the same pair […]

16 Oct 2009, 6:11 pm

Research has found that countries with more access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scans have higher number of unnecessary back surgery. MRI may reveal too many abnormalities that may mislead the doctor in coming up with the correct diagnosis of the problem. As such, the doctor may end up carrying out unnecessary surgery that may […]

15 Oct 2009, 8:37 am

Hi,I have come across this term, “soft-tissue work” on the internet several times. Usually it is something a therapist will say. What’s does it mean? – Agnes Choo Hi Agnes, Yes, soft tissue work is a common phrase used by many therapists even by massage therapists or personal trainers. Essentially, the term ‘soft-tissue’ refers to […]