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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01 Aug 2008, 8:30 am

In the past article in this series, Mind and Body (II) – Mental Goals for Sports Injury Rehabilitation, we looked at goal-setting. Goal-setting is the crucial first step and is the psychological foundation for faster injury recovery. Psychological Factors For Sports Injury Rehabilitation In this part, we will look at two other supporting psychological factors […]

01 Aug 2008, 7:08 am

If you are pregnant and experience pain in the groin and inner thighs around the start of your second trimester, there is a chance that you are suffering from Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), a common pregnancy pains. In one study1of the British population, the incidence of SPD varies from 1:360.3% to 2.77%. Thankfully, the pain […]

28 Jul 2008, 7:56 pm

A patient’s herniated discs was once treated as permanent. Fortunately, in recent times, there are many medical studies to refute this assumption. It is now well-accepted that about 40-60% of cervical and lumbar disc protrusion will demonstrate regression or reduction in the size of the herniation. The mechanism of regression is, however, not well defined. […]

28 Jul 2008, 8:47 am

In the previous article, Repetitive Strain Injuries – Are you a victim of it?, we highlighted that repetitive strain injuries are mostly occupation related, but such oversue injuries can be caused by activities outside of work, such as sports and hobbies, including badminton, tennis, golf or playing a musical instrument. Furthermore, older workers are more […]

24 Jul 2008, 4:15 pm

In the previous article in this series, Mind and Body (I) – Psychological Factors for Sports Injury Rehabilitation,we took a broad overview of the various key psychological factors crucial in enhancing an athlete’s recovery from injury. One of the key factors, goal-setting, was distinct from the other four factors was that it formed the bed-rock […]

19 Jul 2008, 11:04 am

In the past, much of our efforts to rehabilitate an injured athlete focused on the physical causes and their treatment options. It leaves out much of the psychological dimensions of the injury and its rehabilitation. Today, psychological factors increasingly plays an important role in rehabilitation. This is particularly so for sports where there are greater […]

14 Jul 2008, 1:16 pm

The Sacro-Iliac Joint (SIJ) is a very stable structure connecting the spine to the pelvis. A system of active (force closure) and passive (form closure) stabilisers makes the joint stable. Its main role is to helps absorb vertical forces through the body. An unstable SIJ can compromise the effectiveness of transmitting forces, causing symptoms like […]

14 Jul 2008, 10:28 am

In the earlier post, Concussion and Head Injuries in Contact Sports , we looked at the signs and symptoms of head injuries and concussion in contact sports. Here, we will touch on the on-field management of head injuries and concussion. Mis-Management Of Head Injury The biggest danger with concussion and head injuries is mis-management. This […]

12 Jul 2008, 9:03 am

If you suffer from back pain, you have likely been told that exercises are good for you; specifically those that strengthen your core. Unfortunately, it is harder to get by a week without reading somewhere in the newspapers, health or fitness magazines, or hearing in the gym about core strength, core conditioning and core stability […]

09 Jul 2008, 11:56 pm

Repetitive Strain Injuries is really a blanket name for health problems that result from over-use or misuse of muscles, tendons, and nerves. Unlike strains and sprains, which occurs from a single incident, repetitive strain injuries develop over time. Therefore, repetitive strain injuries are also called Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD). Other names include repetitive stress syndrome, […]