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.

09 Feb 2009, 7:10 am

Musculoskeletal Consumer Review (MCR) took an opportunity to sit with Dr. Leslie Tay, a Resident Family Doctor from Karri Family Clinic to discuss about the impact of medical information on the internet. Dr. Tay is also a famous Singapore food blogger providing insights into the local hawker’s lives, Singapore’s food culture and trends in the […]

06 Feb 2009, 8:46 am

Many schools are incorporating strength training in their youth sports training programme despite some parents’ concern that strength training may cause their growth to be stunted. However, this myth is unwarranted as the benefits of strength training outweigh the risks. The strength training programme for children should be properly designed and supervised by a qualified […]

02 Feb 2009, 8:43 am

What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome? Thoracic outlet syndrome refers to a condition whereby blood vessels and/or nerves that pass into the arms from the neck are compressed, due to narrowing of the thoracic outlet which is the space between the collarbone (clavicle) and the first rib. This can lead to pain, tingling or numbness along […]

20 Jan 2009, 10:23 am

Scheuermann’s Kyphosis is a developmental disorder. It causes patients to have a stooped posture due to an excessive curve in the thoracic spine. Kyphosis is a slight contour in the thoracic spine. Scheuermann’s disease exacerbates it. It is a self-limiting condition that presents in the adolescent years, usually at the end of the growth spurt. […]

15 Jan 2009, 9:09 am

“We play a lot of sports and are familiar with R.I.C.E. or R.I.C.E.R. But lately we been hearing a bit about M.I.C.E and how that is the new thing replacing R.I.C.E. for injuries like ankle sprains.”– a bunc of rugby player Hi there, Rest, ice, compress, elevate and refer (R.I.C.E.R) to a medical professional is […]

13 Jan 2009, 9:05 am

For centuries it has been afflicting man. It is intangible, mysterious and yet ubiquitous. Myofascial Trigger Points are the commonest cause of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed aches, pains and other puzzling symptoms. The daily clinical experience of thousands of physiotherapists, massage therapists and physicians verifies that most back and neck pain and headaches which are recurrent […]

12 Jan 2009, 6:18 pm

“Hello there.Thanks for the very informative articles on sports taping. I wonder if you could shed some light on this other taping method, FFT. Heard it is quite effective for some injuries.”– James Poon Example of taping FFT, otherwise known as Functional Fascial Taping, is quite effective in managing almost most injuries. This is especially […]

30 Dec 2008, 5:52 am

Do you have pain on the outer side of your wrist during several activities such as cooking, lifting a bag, and playing music? You might have DeQuervain’s syndrome. Also known as De Quervain’s, DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis or washerwoman’s hand or mother’s wrist, it is a condition which affects women more commonly. Pathology In DeQuervains syndrome, the […]

28 Dec 2008, 8:57 am

Musculoskeletal Consumer Review took an opportunity to sit with Dr. Razmi Rahmat, a Consultant Spine and Orthopaedic Surgeon from Centre For Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery to discuss about the common neck problems seen in his clinic and the management for those problems. MCR: What are some of the common neck problems seen in your clinic? […]

26 Dec 2008, 12:55 pm

The Pelvic Cross Syndrome is defined as an abnormal adapted posture of the lower back. It is also known as lower cross syndrome. This results from muscle strength imbalances. A combination of prolonged sitting and poor posture is frequently associated with it. Signs & Symptoms In this condition, the following may be perceived: Increased curve […]