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.

10 Jun 2021, 2:45 pm

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

10 Jun 2021, 3:38 am

Following up on our earlier post on sports taping for the fingers, here how you tape the wrist. The wrist is another area prone to injury especially when pushed backward too hard and far. Taping helps prevent this. Figure 1: Using a wider rigid tape (38mm), start at the side of the wrist(1). Then, pull […]

10 Jun 2021, 3:36 am

Context We had a patient recently how came in with mid-back pain just off to the side of the spine. He thought he strained a back muscle from heavy lifting over the weekend but it turned out that he strained his rib (intercostals) muscles instead. These are muscles between your ribs. The patient of ours […]

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07 Jun 2021, 4:55 pm

We’ve covered the 3 things you should do at home if you are experiencing back pain and unable to get to a doctor or physiotherapist in time. However, there are certain day-to-day things you could be doing that are actually making your back pain worse. In this article, we cover the 3 things you should […]

03 Jun 2021, 9:25 am

Kneeling can be painful with knee pain. As a country often described as having a melting pot of cultures, traditions are something that Singaporeans hold near and dear to their heart. Despite coming from different backgrounds and religions, there are some common traditions that are performed across groups such as kneeling. Many may say that […]

03 Jun 2021, 9:05 am

Do you stand or walk like a limbo rocker? If yes, you may have sway back. Apart from slouching, sway back is another common bad posture that leads to back pain. Like most posture problems, it is easily correctable by treating and preventing its contributing factors. What is Sway Back? Sway back is almost the […]

03 Jun 2021, 9:00 am

There may be short-term back soreness at the catheter site. This happens after childbirth with an epidural. As such, most women tend to associate labour epidural analgesia with chronic or long-term back pain. But is there really a connection between labour epidural and chronic back pain? In some retrospective studies conducted, there were suggestions that […]

01 Jun 2021, 5:00 pm

What Is Scoliosis? Scoliosis refers to a medical condition in which the spine curves sideways. On an X-ray film, the normal spine looks straight, but the scoliotic spine will look like a “C” or “S”. How Do I Tell If I Have It? Besides looking at X-rays, one can look at his or her posture […]

01 Jun 2021, 3:10 pm

Pain is your body’s first warning sign that something is wrong and you should always address the problem before it gets worse. Even if you are able to train around joint pains, it still doesn’t mean you can ignore them. One such joint pain is elbow pain. Why Does My Elbow Hurt When I’m Working Out? The […]

01 Jun 2021, 4:22 am

Posterior pelvic pain (PPP) pain felt at or near the sacroiliac joints of your pelvis as a result of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. These are joints located at the 2 dimples of the lower back. The pain often feels deep within your lower back and can occur on one or both sides of your back. In […]