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.

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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 […]

18 Feb 2009, 9:57 am

Wii Gamers often complain about wrist injuries. Here are some exercises and holding technique that Wii gamers can follow to better protect themselves from Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI). Hold The Wii-mote In Neutral Holding the wii-mote in a non-neutral position with the wrist slightly bent can cause a strain. (See DeQuervain’s Syndrome). The better way […]

17 Feb 2009, 9:35 am

Have you hit a wall in your training? Not matter how much you train, you just can’t seem to improve your timings or distance? The thing that is holding you back might just be the very thing that is making your sports performance possible – your muscles. For muscles to perform at their best, they […]

15 Feb 2009, 8:27 pm

Neuro-muscular control plays a big role in the management and prevention of chronic back and neck pains. It complements the rehabilitation therapy components that focuses on the joints, muscles and bones. With improved neuro-muscular control, the body is able to get the whole musculo-skeletal system working efficiently together. What Is Neuro-Muscular Control? The key moving […]

11 Feb 2009, 8:48 am

This is a fairly common question. Professionals in the field have always wanted a short and precise answer; without either over simplifying the answer, presenting an incomplete view or worse, substituting it with another equally difficult or vague term. But nevertheless, it is important enough for us to try to define manual therapy. Manual Therapy […]