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.

15 Jul 2009, 12:00 pm

I recently took a “posture test” at a roadshow. One of those system, where your body’s alignment is measured with bright colored strings. Seems like my shoulder slopes to the right and hip aren’t quite level to the ground. But I feel fine. Should I be worried? – Eu Chen Hi Eu Chen, I think […]

13 Jul 2009, 9:00 am

Traction Therapy Many people may have heard stories about their friends having treatment for their spinal pains in hospitals or physiotherapy clinics. They were strapped into a contraption to stretch their back or neck. This device is called a traction machine. To some, the description may sound intimidating or even medieval. It is, however, actually […]

09 Jul 2009, 10:41 am

“I am a recent mother. And I have been breastfeeding my 3-month old baby daughter. Since about 2 months ago, I have started have neck aches and around my upper back. I think this is related to my breastfeeding posture. Is there anything I can do about it? Thanks in advance!” – Melinda Q. Dear […]

06 Jul 2009, 10:00 am

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for consulting a physician. Despite little supporting scientific evidence, bed rest was considered the primary method for back pain treatment from the late 19th century. What has changed now is how back pain is treated, understood and managed. How Bed Rest Started as the Recommended […]

03 Jul 2009, 9:12 am

Hi, I am suffering from neck pain. My doctor ordered an x-ray for my neck. He said there are bone spurs but there was no need for surgery. Does that mean i have to live with my neck pain permanently? Will it get worse?” – Peter Hi Peter, Although your x-ray revealed bone spurs, it may not be the […]

26 Jun 2009, 10:31 am

In an earlier post, we discussed on what plantar fasciitis is about, including the causes, symptoms and treatment options available. If you think you might be suffering from plantar fasciitis, read on and find out more about the exercises that you can do to help ease the pain in your foot! Plantar Fascia Stretch Pull […]

23 Jun 2009, 4:06 pm

Hi, if given a choice between taking calcium supplements and exercise for osteoporosis, which should I choose? And why? Thanks.” – Rosnah Dear Rosnah, Thank you for your enquiry on MCR. From your question, it seems that you are comtemplating either utilising taking calcium supplements or embarking on an exercise program to help you manage […]

22 Jun 2009, 10:53 pm

Ever wondered how a belly-dancer is able to move and control her hips effortlessly to the rhythm? She will need to have good control of her lower spine, pelvis and its supporting muscles systems; in particular the “myofascial slings”. Stability of Pelvic Girdle/Sacroiliac Joints The pelvis consists of the sacrum (triangular base of the spine) […]

17 Jun 2009, 3:21 pm

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a term given for the painful and inflamed flat, fibrous band of tissue (also known as the plantar fascia or plantar aponeurosis) that connects your heel bone to your toes. The fascia acts as a shock absorber and supports the arch of the foot. With plantar fasciitis, there […]

09 Jun 2009, 1:08 pm

The fitting of joints of the ankle with a prosthesis or an implant is known as an ankle replacement surgery. This is to replace the existing worn out joints. One of the major complications from it is loosening of the ankle joint due to overuse. Therefore, it is the elderly and relatively inactive are often […]