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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05 Feb 2010, 8:59 am

This is a great video on bare-foot running by Nature. Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman has ditched his trainers and started running barefooted. His research shows that barefoot runners, who tend to land on their fore-foot, generate less impact shock than runners in sports shoes, who land heel first. This makes barefoot running comfortable and could […]

03 Feb 2010, 10:01 am

This interview continues from Handbag Ergonomics – Part I MCR: Can high-heeled shoes change the way a person walks? Cheryl: Yes. The higher the heels, the more the centre of gravity (CG) of the body shifts, increasing the risk of falls. Also, high heels does change the position of one’s body. Her upper back will […]

03 Feb 2010, 7:23 am

The research studied 532 novice runners (226 men, 306 women) preparing for a recreational 4-mile (6.7-km) running event. They completed a baseline questionnaire and underwent an orthopaedic examination. They were followed during the 13 weeks of the training period. Running Related Injuries (RRI) is defined as any self-reported running-related musculoskeletal pain of the lower extremity or […]

31 Jan 2010, 10:01 am

Musculoskeletal Consumer Review recently caught up with Cheryl Ng, an Associate Principal Physiotherapist at Core Concepts. We were curious about the term, ‘handbag syndrome’. that Cheryl mentioned during her recent interviewed by Lian He Wan Bao on pains from carrying big handbags. MCR: Are heavy bags a potential cause of shoulder and neck aches? Why? […]

20 Jan 2010, 10:22 am

Osteoporosis is a common debilitating condition that contributes to increase risk of fractures. To prevent possible risk of fractures, bone building drugs are available to improve bone density. However, they can have side effects and are only 50 percent effective in preventing fractures. Therefore, World Health Organisation has come up with a tool to find […]

18 Jan 2010, 4:00 pm

Recently, a client asked me “Ok. So what shouldn’t I do now?” And it struck me how infrequently we get such questions. As professionals we are often asked them by our clients, “What should I do?” in the belief that something ‘more’ is the solution to their problems; that they are missing out on something […]

15 Jan 2010, 9:27 am

There are some kids, between 2-5 years old, who may complain of pain over the outside of their elbow. This is a common site of complaint for tennis elbow. However, is it possible? Chances are, the child might be suffering from either a subluxed or dislocated radial head from the annular ligament that holds the […]

12 Jan 2010, 12:00 pm

“Hi MCR, I keep hearing about ultrasound therapy but I get confused with the seemingly different answers I get about them. There appears to be one for healing bruises and swells. And another to ‘see’ inside and another to blast off pieces of our bones at the heel of our foot. Are they all the […]

10 Jan 2010, 9:00 am

Recently our physiotherapist, Lenia, was featured in Shape magazine Jan 2010. Here is an excerpt from the article. Shin splints are caused by weak shin muscles or faulty running biomechanics while plantar fasciitisis is the result of tight calf muscles that reduce the foot’s ability to absorb shock. Here are some tips to stay on […]

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 […]