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.

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 […]

18 Dec 2008, 9:01 am

Wayne Goldsmith got it down nicely in this article. With triathlons becoming an increasingly popular sport in Singapore and around the region, we at Back2Sports are also seeing a corresponding rise in injuries with triathletes and biathletes. Wayne has some good advice for us. Increasing training volume too quickly. When many triathletes take up the […]

Runner's Foot Strike
16 Dec 2008, 2:43 pm

“Hi, I had thought you only needed arch-supports for your feet if you have flat feet. I checked with the wet footprint test and found no sign of flat feet. But a friend recently said that he has heard of people with flat feet feeling better with arch-support. Should I get one? What is there […]

12 Dec 2008, 8:03 am

What Is Sciatica? The sciatica nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body with a diameter of almost 2cm. It starts from the sacral plexus, a network of nerves in the pelvis region, branching out down into each of the legs. The sciatic nerve carries out two basic functions, namely motor (movement) functions […]

10 Dec 2008, 10:07 am

If you experience a tingling sensation in your toes, your specialists will most likely first examine your lower back. Why is this so? After all, it is your toes that you are experiencing problems with. So why do they check out your lower back? It may have something to do with your nerves. Nerve endings […]

03 Dec 2008, 8:18 am

Fractures are common in the fifth metatarsal and normally occur with sporting activities. The metatarsal bones are a group of 5 long bones in the foot. The fifth metatarsal is located on the little toe side (lateral side) of the foot and connects to the little toe. Strong ligaments attach the base of the fifth […]

30 Nov 2008, 8:06 am

There are more than 10 different types of knee supports on the market at this current time.  This gives us a headache deciding which one should you get. How one makes a choice for the appropriate knee support should depend on 2 major ‘type’ factors: Type of injuryType of sport that knee support is required […]

26 Nov 2008, 6:59 am

Despite its mineral strength, bones can crack or even break if subjected to extreme loads, sudden impacts, or stresses from unusual directions. The medical term for a break in a bone is a fracture. “Bone-forming cells” known as osteoblasts are arranged within the substance of the bone in small groups. Under the periosteum, a tightly […]

22 Nov 2008, 2:32 pm

My jaw and the area around my upper jaw below my eye hurts. My dentists says that there are no problems with my teeth or jaw. What else could the jaw pain be?”– SY, Singapore Jaw pain can be caused by either (i) a problem in the jaw ( Temporomandibular joint) or (ii) pain that […]

20 Nov 2008, 3:14 pm

In the previous post, we looked at the proper way of fitting your crutches and how to ambulate safely with the crutches. Here, we will teach you how to walk up and down the stairs safely using your crutches. Walking Up The Stairs When using stairs remember: “Up with the good, down with the bad”. […]