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.

02 Mar 2008, 3:21 pm

One of the most common cause of acute knee pain is a tear in the meniscus. So common that we sometimes overlook other possibilities such as Popliteal Tendonitis. We had one such case where the client complained about pain over the posterior aspect of her right knee. The pain came on and off increasingly over […]

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28 Feb 2008, 5:41 pm

Structural Imbalance. We often hear this phrase used along with the diagnosis of our aches and pains. But what does it mean? The best way to explain it is to start from the opposite end, “Structural Balance”. What Is Structural Balance? Structural Balance refers to the optimal positioning of our bones and joints. When weight […]

25 Feb 2008, 6:06 pm

A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, can sometimes be a painful deformity of the bones and the joint between the foot and big toe. It is an enlargement of bone or tissue around the base of the big toe. Under repetitive pressure, the joint between the foot and the big toe (first metatarsal joint) […]

23 Feb 2008, 2:45 pm

You often hear about avoiding H.A.R.M. to sports related injuries. H.A.R.M is an acronym that stands for things to avoid: Heat, Alcohol, Running and, Massage Here is a useful poster that you can print for your own use or your clubs and sporting organisation. Related to H.A.R.M is R.I.C.E.R

23 Feb 2008, 2:37 pm

You often hear about applying R.I.C.E.R. to sports related injuries. R.I.C.E.R is an acronym that stand for things to do: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation and, Refer Here is a useful poster that you can print for your own use or your clubs and sporting organisation. Related to R.I.C.E.R is H.A.R.M

08 Feb 2008, 12:47 pm

One physiotherapy modality is fast becoming de rigeur in the treatment of referred pain caused by stiff joints is manual therapy. Manual therapy is the mainstay of modern physiotherapy moving away from the dependency on Electro-Therapy Agents. These include Ultrasound, Short Wave and TENS as the primary treatment modalities. Referred pain is a very unpleasant […]

03 Feb 2008, 4:26 pm

A common advice that we get for workplace health issues related repetitive stress injuries (RSI) is to take frequent breaks. Usually, people suggest that a 5-minute break every 45 to 60 minutes. But what about micro pauses like 10-second breaks? A lot of the stress comes from muscle fatigue. When muscles are fatigued then don’t […]

20 Jan 2008, 4:18 pm

Delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS is a type of muscle pain and soreness that sets in a few hours after an exercise. It is not uncommon to find people complaining of aching muscles one or two days after exerting themselves in the gym. Either that or after a dramatic increase in the duration or […]

17 Jan 2008, 9:23 pm

Is getting new knees on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Research at the University of Delaware indicates that women wait longer to pursue knee replacement surgery than men do. By postponing surgery until they can no longer stand the pain, these women may also risk putting their mobility, and quality of life, on hold […]

14 Jan 2008, 4:04 pm

Back pain can be a result of muscle strain, spinal disc problems, nerve problems, or simply due to the ageing process. It can also be due to spinal fracture as a result of osteoporosis. Yet, most of them often go undiagnosed. A spinal fracture resulting from osteoporosis is normally marked by sudden onset of back […]