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.

18 Nov 2019, 9:54 am

Cervical spondylosis is one of the most common conditions referred by doctors to physiotherapists. In this article, we discuss the several causes of pain in cervical spondylosis and the anatomical structures responsible for it. We will cover specific treatment targeted to each of these structures. This highlights the crux of our clinical reasoning, and adds clarity […]

18 Nov 2019, 9:40 am

The number of road accidents in Singapore has grown steadily in the last few years. A total of 14,995 road accidents and 10,000 related injuries were recorded in 2008. With figures like these, we can expect an increase in whiplash-associated disorders and injuries whereby the family doctor will be the first to be called on. […]

17 Nov 2019, 10:59 am

Musculoskeletal problems that stem from the upper thoracic spine are often missed or misdiagnosed as cervical in nature by both physiotherapists and medical professionals alike.  This leads to partial or non-resolution of the client’s symptoms. It causes proper diagnosis of upper thoracic syndrome to be missed. At the same time, it leaves the health professional […]

17 Nov 2019, 10:37 am

It is a well-documented fact since the mid-1990s that shoulder pain is the second most common musculoskeletal complaint in physiotherapy clinics after low back pain1,2. Commonly, patients would complain of pain over the lateral aspect of the shoulder (over the deltoid tubercle) and/or have difficulty lifting their arm up. The common diagnosis would normally be […]

17 Nov 2019, 10:01 am

Spasmodic Torticollis (ST) also known as cervical dystonia is a syndrome where the muscles in the neck contract involuntarily. This results in involuntary twisting, turning or tilting of the head and neck. These contractions may be sustained. They may also occur in spasms. ST is usually accompanied by pain. It is said that ST occurs […]

10 Nov 2019, 10:10 am

Breast cancer is ranked the top in types of cancer that affects Singaporean women8. It affects up to 1-in-13 women during their lifetime4. Moreover, disease-free survival after diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer has been reported as between 63%-74% at 10 years, with an overall survival rate of 63-86% 5. As a reult, the focus […]

low back pain
10 Nov 2019, 9:54 am

It is estimated that 10-20% of the general population is affected by chronic pain. Studies regarding chronic widespread pain in the US and the UK have suggested that around 10-11% have permanent symptoms whereas chronic regional pain was estimated to occur in 20-25% of the population4 with women are 1.5 times more likely to be […]

shin splints
09 Nov 2019, 11:19 am

Approximately 10-20% of all runners will experience shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) once in their career. Apart from sports involving running it is also often seen in military recruits and ballet dancer. While MTSS accounts for nearly 60% of all overuse injuries seen in the leg, the real cause is not well […]

09 Nov 2019, 10:58 am

Lateral ankle sprain is one of the most common sites for acute musculoskeletal injuries accounting for 75% of ankle injuries. More than 25,000 ankle sprains occur each day in the United States. Lateral ankle sprains are the most common injury; from both competitive and recreational sports to even our day-to-day life. Yet they are so […]

07 Nov 2019, 11:14 am

Subacromial Impingement Syndrome is a common diagnosis. Unfortunately, it is often overdiagnosed as the primary etiology for patients who complain of pain in the anterosuperior aspect of a shoulder. Subacromial impingement syndrome is a specific diagnosis and it is not the only cause of pain in the anterosuperior aspect of the shoulder. What is Subacromial […]