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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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 […]

14 Oct 2009, 8:24 am

Magnetic Resonance Imaging has identified five possible causes of patient complications from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery, according to a study performed at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA, and Sahlgrenska-Molndal University Hospital in Gothenborg, Sweden. Sixteen patients with symptoms suggesting ACL reconstruction failure underwent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) three weeks to three years […]

08 Oct 2009, 12:00 pm

“Cobb Angle” is used worldwide to measure and quantify the magnitude of spinal deformities, especially in the case of scoliosis. The Cobb angle measurement is the “gold standard” of scoliosis evaluation endorsed by Scoliosis Research Society. It is used as the standard measurement to quantify and track the progression of scoliosis. Cobb angle was first […]

30 Sep 2009, 12:05 pm

Knee pain is one of the most common, if not the most common complain of pain in the elderly. In the USA, nearly 4 million sufferers of knee pain above the age of 45 are ladies. Why Are Females More Prone? There are quite a number of reasons why ladies are more pre-disposed to developing […]

27 Sep 2009, 4:34 pm

One of the most common angle used in the measure of scolisis progression is the Cobb angle. It measures the frontal deformation looking from the back to the front (or technically, it measures the deformation of the spine at the coronal plane on the anterior-posterior plane. It is measured by finding the most displaced vertebra […]

22 Sep 2009, 10:09 am

We follow up on the article on the most common ankle sprains. This article focuses on the rehabilitation exercise that will help with an ankle sprain. Rehabilitation For Ankle Sprain Proper rehabilitative exercise is crucial in ensuring that new tissues are laid down and aligned properly during the healing phase. Rehabilitation exercise should comprise of […]

Neck Exercises Demonstration
05 Sep 2009, 12:49 pm

Do you experience neck or back discomfort after a long duration of sitting in the plane? Here are 7 simple inflight exercises for you to make your flight more comfortable. 1. Neck movements   In sitting, bring your head backward and forward with chin tuck in. Then bend your headtowards the left and right shoulder. […]

31 Aug 2009, 6:11 pm

Pulling one’s hamstring is one of the most common soccer injuries and the most common cause is the lack of proper stretching before playing. When one says that they pull their hamstring, what it means is that one has strained or slightly torn their hamstring. Most soccer players think that by just resting for about […]