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 Jul 2008, 11:20 am

People, especially the elderly, may reach for calcium supplements. They do so in hopes of protecting themselves against bone fractures in case of a fall. But a recent analysis of several studies found no reduction in risk of hip fracture with calcium supplements. Studies About Calcium Supplements The analysis, “Calcium intake and hip fracture risk […]

05 Jul 2008, 8:51 am

Improving office productivity is no longer only purview of HR managers, Operations managers or even CEOs. Today governments are getting in on the act as the search for greater productivity goes down the road of global outsourcing directly affecting national GDP figures. Eschewing hi-tech solutions and management productivity tools such as ‘six-sigma’, lets revisit a […]

04 Jul 2008, 10:09 am

In sports like rugby, soccer, hockey and even netball, head injuries leading to concussions are fairly common. Concussion is defined as a disruption of normal function and would normally resolve in 24 hours. They normally arise either with a clash of heads or when the head bounces off the ground. As the brain is “floating” […]

30 Jun 2008, 8:36 am

Back pain is one of the common ailments suffered today. In fact, almost 20% of the entire Singapore population suffers from back and neck pain at any one point in time. If back pain is so common, what causes back pain and how can we prevent it? Despite it being such a common ailment, determining […]

21 Jun 2008, 3:12 pm

Stretching before a sporting event is a controversial topic amongst athletes and sports science experts. Some experts advocate it. Others claim that it causes more harm than good. Putting aside the various types of stretches that one can do, should one stretch or warm-up before a sporting event? The short answer is always warm-up, but […]

21 Jun 2008, 12:03 pm

Lumbar spine stenosis is a condition where the space in the lower spinal canal narrows. The spinal canal houses the spinal cord along the back. Narrowing of this space causes pain, numbness to weakness in the legs in more serious cases. In extreme cases, loss of bladder and bowel control. This condition typically affects adults […]

16 Jun 2008, 11:45 am

Trigger finger or ‘stenosing tenosynovitis’ is among the top five causes of disability in the hand. It presents with pain and locking of the fingers and is due to pathology of the tendons and tendon sheath. Interestingly it commonly affects two very different age groups, children under eight and adults(more common) in the fifth and […]

11 Jun 2008, 9:35 am

It’s common for runners to feel severe cramps in their hamstring or even tearing it while running. These tend to occur when they are either tight or weak. “But how come it can happen to me when I’ve been doing my hamstring curls in the gym?” one may think. The answer to this question comes […]

09 Jun 2008, 10:37 am

In the last article, What is an Ergonomic chair?, we looked at the specifications that constitute a good or ergonomic chair. In this article, we will discuss about features of an ideal work station and how these ergonomic chairs play a role in our work station to help minimize strain on the musculoskeletal system. Work […]

07 Jun 2008, 12:29 pm

Memory foam pillows are increasingly common these days with seemingly lower and lower prices. Manufacturer claims are confusing consumers with an overflow of information. So what are memory foam pillows? Space-Age Technology One of the first thing you hear or read about memory-foam pillows is that they are space-age technology. This is technically correct but […]