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Is Pilates Good for Your Back?
26 Jan 2018, 1:50 pm

Pilates has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, for a number of reasons. While some like it because its considered a hip exercise form, others appreciate it for its ability to relief their pains. Find out in this article how Pilates can be useful rehabilitating your injuries and pains.

First Human Skeletal Muscle Grown In The Lab To Contract With Electrical Pulses
03 Feb 2015, 8:00 am

Researchers at Duke University have successfully grown human skeletal muscle fibres in the labratory. They also got them to contract under electrical impulses. Researchers were previously able to grow muscles tissues in the lab. However, they were not able to get them to “come alive” so to speak. In light of this, are we getting […]

Running Shoe Technology May Not Have A Big Impact On Reducing Running Risk Injuries
21 Mar 2014, 11:26 am

A new study, “Influence of midsole hardness of standard cushioned shoes on running-related injury risk“, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, showed little evidence that running shoe technology have in reducing running risk injuries The researchers monitored 247 runners wearing trainers from “a renowned sports equipment manufacturer,” with varying midsole stiffness. After five […]

Float Away Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Float Away
16 Jun 2013, 10:29 am

Carpal tunnel syndrome is something that is affecting office workers everywhere One design firm has taken a innovative approach to resolve carpal tunnel syndrome; something that is affecting office workers everywhere. This device – a floating mouse called BAT – alleviates the need to rest your wrist on the table when using it. Czech Design […]

After ACL Surgery, Better To Start Physiotherapy Soon Than To Rely On Knee Braces
15 Oct 2012, 8:22 am

Wearing a knee brace following an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL) surgery has no effect on a person’s recovery. However, strength, range-of- motion, and functionality exercises provide significant benefits, and other new therapies may show promise. In a new literature review recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), a team of […]

More Than Just An Ankle Sprain
28 Jul 2012, 9:10 am

Ankle sprains are fairly common (especially with so many running events going on these days) and an athlete can expect to get back to sport within a relatively short time of around 3-8 weeks. That’s for grade 1 or 2 ankle sprains. Ankle sprains rater grade 3 are another matter altogether. Grade 1 Sprain Defined […]

2012 Global Medical Costs Trends on the Rise
25 Jul 2012, 9:25 am

Global medical costs are rising in every market A recent study released by Tower Watson, 2012 Global Medical Trends, shows an increase in medical costs across every market. Unsurprisingly to us, Musculoskeletal/Back Condition is the global top 5 medical cause towards the high prevalence of medical claims.  In Europe and the US, it’s the No […]

Case Study: Achilles Tendonitis From A Tilted Heel Bone
15 May 2012, 12:32 pm

In most cases, when your achilles tendon hurts or is inflamed (achilles tendonitis), it is usually a result of having tight calf muscles that strains the tendon, and not absorbing enough of the shock from the footfalls. But this is not always true as it was with a recent client of ours. Client Background and […]

The Right Tool And Treatment For A Specific Occasion
09 Jan 2012, 2:16 pm

When we came across this article in the New York Times (How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body) last week, we knew exactly what the article was all about. Upon hearing that yoga and pilates is good for their back, some people may choose to go for such classes rather than seek treatment. Don’t get us wrong, […]

Upper-Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorder In The 18th Century
20 Dec 2011, 8:25 am

Bernardini Ramazzini, an Italian physician and father of occupational medicine Did you know that Upper-Extremity musculoskeletal disorders (e.g. neck and shoulder pains) have been recognised to occur in relation to work for hundreds of years? Bernardini Ramazzini, an Italian physician and father of occupational medicine, in the 18th century described it when he said: “.. […]