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.

10 May 2008, 10:18 am

On an average in Australia, the incidence of sports related injuries in the past 6 months is more than 50%. 30-50% of the injuries are actually preventable. As the saying goes “Prevention is better than cure”. But how do we prevent these injuries? What Is Prehab? Prehab! The term prehab simply means preventing injury. However, […]

09 May 2008, 11:32 am

The ankle is prone to twisting from either landing awkwardly or too sudden a change in direction. Taping up the ankle using the figure-8 technique helps provide support but still ensure sufficient movement in the ankle. Calvin Sim, a senior physiotherapist from shows us how in this sports taping series. Figure 1: Push the […]

08 May 2008, 11:30 am

If you are pregnant and feel your back or pelvic pains more often than usual, you are not alone. Studies have shown that more than two-thirds of pregnant women experience back pain and almost one-fifth experience pelvic pain2,.3. As pregnancy progresses, the intensity of pain may increase and interfere with your work, daily activities and […]

07 May 2008, 6:48 am

Sometimes we are told to take something for the pain. There are quite a number of options out there in the market. Here is a summary of the major categories of pain relief medications available. Analgesics This class of medications encompasses pain relievers, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), which relieve pain without relieving inflammation. Be aware […]

06 May 2008, 10:51 am

People who are experiencing back pain know that the longer they stay seated for a stretch of time, the more pain they feel. It is a commonly known fact that getting a good ergonomic chair is beneficial to the health of the back. However, when asked to have a good chair, people begin asking, “How […]

01 May 2008, 12:26 pm

What Is A Sesamoid Bone? A sesamoid bone is a bone embedded in a tendon. Most bones in the human body are connected to one other at joints. Sesamoid bones are, however, not connected to any other bone, but to tendons, or are embedded in muscle. Sesamoids are two pea-shaped bones in the foot. They […]

27 Apr 2008, 7:17 pm

Ways To Prevent Side-Stitches Runners can prevent side-stitches with two simple adjustments – change their breathing rhythm to exhale on their left footfall and breathe deeply while running. Breathing Rhythm Most runners are footed with their breathing. They begin and end a respiratory cycle on the same foot while running, usually in a stride to […]

27 Apr 2008, 3:48 pm

Have you had pain in your shin that does not go away with rest? Runners most often complain of shin splints especially those that run often on hard surfaces, a common enough situation here in Singapore. Unlike other injuries where you feel pain at the muscle, ligaments or joints, the pain from shin splints actually […]

23 Apr 2008, 9:00 am

Sacro-Illiac Joint (SIJ) A new systematic review published in the Cochrane Library proved what leading musculoskeletal experts have been saying all along; lumbar or lower back supports are not very useful for preventing low back pain. Lumbar Supports For Low Back Pain Readily available at pharmacies and other retail outlets, many people use lumbar supports […]

20 Apr 2008, 9:51 am

In this month’s issue of The American Journal of  Medicine, there was a case of a 23-year old women with no medical history having heart palpatations and chest tightness. This happened shortly after consuming an energy drink as well as a soda drink with caffeine. Many “energy drinks” contain excessive amounts of caffeine, sometimes several […]