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.

27 Aug 2009, 1:56 pm

Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis. This video provides a good visualisation on how a scoliotic spine looks like. It also shows how the forward bending test will reveal scoliosis. Read on here to know how the SpineCor programme helps in the treatment and management of scoliosis. Core Concepts is an accredited […]

21 Aug 2009, 1:53 am

Skeletal muscle atrophy refers to muscle mass loss. Wasted muscles appear shrunken, and smaller in size compared to the non affected side. There will also be a corresponding loss in muscle tone and strength. Muscles waste from disuse, swelling, nerve damage or a disease process. It can lead to severe decline in the quality of […]

16 Aug 2009, 4:00 pm

Dear Sir, I am a lecturer and an avid, regular sports player. My feet aches every week and I go for regular foot massages. I did an analysis on my feet during one of the orthotic analysis booths at some shopping centre which reported I have high arch and pronation. I wonder what can be done […]

11 Aug 2009, 11:20 am

Hi, my daughter is diagnosed with Scoliosis. We are not keen on her having surgery at this point in time. I have heard about the SpineCor brace. Could you tell us a bit more about it? Thanks. – Terence Dear Terence, The SpineCor programme is a unique programme for the conservative treatment and management of […]

09 Aug 2009, 6:50 pm

Back2Sports was recently interviewed about Total Resistance Exercises (TRX) (Straits Times, 8 August 2009, ‘Traveling Gym’). We basically said that it is a great way to increase the intensity of your exercises but we strongly recommend close supervision during the early stages of training. Multi-Directional Instablity Importance Of Close Supervision For Total Resistance Exercises While […]

05 Aug 2009, 11:24 am

Stretch A may aggravate your pain if you have a history of lower back nerve injury. When you bend from your hip with your knee straight the tension is at the back of your thigh, behind the knee. This focuses on the lower hamstrings and also pulls onto the sciatic nerve which originates from the lower back. […]

03 Aug 2009, 8:23 pm

It depends on whether it is done appropriately. Yoga and other similar lifestyle exercises such as Pilates is often prescribed as a way to take care of back or neck pains. However, the problem doesn’t really lie with the exercises. Rather with the understanding of what it can do and what it can’t do. Yoga, pilates […]

31 Jul 2009, 7:24 am

This video introduces the SpineCor brace, a flexible dynamic brace for idiopathic scoliosis. SpineCor®‘s unique  dynamic action treatment approach offers improvement over traditional static braces. Research shows that the spine (vertebral growth plates) requires sgnificant dynamic action to alter the abnormal growth progressing the deformity in scoliosis patients.1

27 Jul 2009, 5:00 pm

This is a brief video on how to tell the difference between an ankle sprain and an ankle fracture. If you are thinking of taking an X-ray to confirm if it is a fracture, the Ottawa Ankle Rules has a guideline to check if you need an x-ray. Experiencing ankle pain? Click here to find […]

22 Jul 2009, 9:00 am

Do you feel pain in your knee on climbing stairs or even squatting after your run? Feeling weird that it doesn’t hurt while you run? Then, chances are, you might be suffering from anterior knee pain. Knee pain is the most common running injury, occurring in approximately 55% of recreational runners. Of this number, 65% […]