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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18 Nov 2008, 3:11 pm

If you have just gone through an operation for your leg or foot or suffer from a leg or foot injury or a fracture, your orthopaedic doctor may prescribe you with a pair of crutches to use. Crutches are one of the many walking aids that people use to help them: reduce or totally relieve […]

14 Nov 2008, 12:22 pm

Ever wondered if there is a connection between increased joint flexibility (hypermobility) and injury susceptibility in school children? The answer is Yes. Study On Hypermobility And Injury 200 female netball players under 16 years of age were assessed for joint hypermobility. The Beighton score was use assess it. This was a published study in the […]

14 Nov 2008, 12:12 pm

The Beighton Scoring System is a simple validated system used to quantify joint laxity and hypermobility. If you think you may have hypermobility, you can check your Beighton Score using the table below Give yourself 1 point for each of the simple tests that you can do, with the maximum score being 9 points. Most […]

12 Nov 2008, 3:16 pm

If I have a knee pain, should I get it manipulated? – Alex, Singapore Whether a knee pain should be manipulated is dependent on the cause of pain. However, as a rule of thumb, most manipulative physiotherapists will not manipulate the knee. Anatomy Of The Knee The knee is a joint where its integrity is […]

06 Nov 2008, 3:47 pm

“I suffered from inflammation in my right knee after running a marathon. What can I do to strengthen my legs and prevent knee pain and the injury from occurring again?”– LY, Singapore Dear LY, Knee pain is a common ailment amongst long distance runners. In most instances, knee injuries sustained from running stem from chronic […]

02 Nov 2008, 3:27 pm

It is increasingly common for organisers of long-distance endurance events to have ‘massage areas’ set up at the end of the race. Generally, at Strong Massage, we prefer our clients to get one the next day instead of the same day as it is better overall in terms of recovery. Recently, someone posed the same […]

25 Oct 2008, 9:09 pm

In our earlier post on Herniated Disc or ‘Slipped’ Disc, we looked at the structure of an inter-vertebral disc and what a herniated disc is. Here, we will discuss when surgery is indicated in people with herniated disc(s) and what are the various surgical options available. When Is Surgery For Slipped Disc An Option? Surgery […]

21 Oct 2008, 8:49 pm

What Is Cross Training? Cross training refers to a training routine that uses different forms of exercise apart from the normal drills commonly associated with a sport. Cross training is often utilized for many reasons. This includes weather changes, facility and equipment availability, and most commonly, for injury rehabilitation purposes. It is necessary for athletes […]

16 Oct 2008, 10:28 am

Musculoskeletal Consumer Review’s editor, Cindy Tan, took an opportunity to sit with Sylvia Ho, a Principal Physiotherapist at Core Concepts to discuss about what she thought were some key issues facing patient today to help themselves get better, including patient education. MCR: What are some of the key challenges facing someone with back problems? Sylvia […]

30 Sep 2008, 12:30 am

The shoulder joint is perhaps one of the most complex in the human body. This animation demonstrates how the various bones, muscles, bursas come together. What Does The Shoulder Comprise Of? The shoulder comprises of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles that connect the arm to the torso. The three bones that make up the shoulder […]