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.

19 Apr 2009, 12:07 pm

One of the most popular questions we get is, “How do we treat back pain?” Understandably, if you are suffering any sort of pain, anyone would want to know how to get rid of it. But it is not the best first question. A better first question is, “How do we figure what’s causing the […]

16 Apr 2009, 11:53 am

A rotator cuff tear is a common injury of the shoulder. The tendon can get torn in a fall due to a traumatic event. It can also be due to overuse where repetitive overhead activities causes wear and tear of the tendon. Pain is the most significant symptom with a rotator cuff tear. Loss of […]

23 Mar 2009, 11:01 am

This is a slight departure from our usual articles on musculoskeletal health. However, without access to good fresh air, your state of health and the ergonomic soundness of your workplace doesn’t add up to much. Watch and listen to Kamal Meattle at TED. He share three simple home & office plants common in Singapore. These […]

18 Mar 2009, 3:01 pm

“I have back pain and have been asked to get an x-ray of my spine. I was wondering how will I know if I am being over-exposed to x-rays? What about MRIs? “ – Casey Q Hi Casey,Generally speaking, X-rays are relatively safe. Here is a site ( that is a pretty good guide at estimating […]

12 Mar 2009, 9:29 am

Spondylolysis is an overuse injury in which there is a repeated stress to an area of the vertebral column called the pars. This causes a stress fracture. Spondylolysis And The Spinal Column Vertebrae makes up the spinal column, and interposing discs are mounted atop each other. The pars interarticularis also called the pars in an obscure […]

09 Mar 2009, 9:23 am

What Is Manipulation? Manipulation refers to a certain hands-on or manual technique applied to a joint, usually the spine. This technique involves a strong thrust which often leads to a “click” or “pop” sound, and pain relief usually ensues. The chiropractors tend to use the word “adjustments” which essentially means the same thing.  However, amongst […]

06 Mar 2009, 11:23 am

Mr Kim Robinson, a leading figure in manual therapy education and Director of Manual Concepts, recently stopped over at Singapore to conduct a workshop. Musculoskeletal Consumer Review took an opportunity to sit with Mr Kim Robinson to discuss about his views on Manual Therapy. MCR: How would you define manual therapy? Mr Robinson: I believe […]

03 Mar 2009, 11:33 am

The use of radiography (X-ray), MRI, or CT scans in patients with low-back pain does not improve clinical outcomes. This was what a recent study found; where patients had no indication of a serious underlying condition. The study suggests that clinicians should refrain from routine, immediate lumbar imaging in patients with acute or subacute low-back […]

27 Feb 2009, 9:12 am

Musculoskeletal Consumer Review caught up with Ms Cheryl Liew-Chng, CEO of LifeWorkz, a management consultancy specializing in Work-Life, Gender and Generations in the Workplace, to discuss about workplace health and the common – and often elusive – challenge of achieving work-life balance, from both the individual and organizational viewpoint. MCR: What are some of the […]

23 Feb 2009, 8:52 am

Musculoskeletal Consumer Review (MCR) just got selected by over the weekend ( Here a excerpts from AllTop’s FAQ page on what they are about: The purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, “What’s happening?” in “all the topics” that interest you. You may wonder how Alltop is different from a search […]