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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 has successfully grown human skeletal muscle fibres in the labratory and got them to contract under electrical impulses. Previously, researchers were able to grow muscles tissues in the lab but they were not able to get to “come alive” so to speak. Are we getting closer to the days where degenerative […]

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

One design firm has taken a innovative approach to resolving carpal tunnel syndrome; something that is plaguing whole swathe of office workers everywhere – a floating mouse that elleviate the need to rest your wrist on the table when using a mouse. Czech Design firm, Kibardin Design, has taken the age old mouse design (internet […]

After ACL Surgery, Better to Start Physiotherapy soon than to rely on Knee Braces
15 Oct 2012, 8:22 am

A recent Wearing a knee brace following anterior cruciate ligament (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. Grade 3’s are another matter altogether. Grade 1 sprain is defined as mild […]

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

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 2 and No 3 top cause respectively. Also […]

Case Study: Achilles Tendon Pain from a Tilted Heel Bone
15 May 2012, 12:32 pm

In most cases, when your Achilles tendon hurts or is inflammed (Achilles tendonitis), it is usually a result of having tight calf muscles that strained the tendon and not absorbing enough of the shock from the foot falls. But this is not always true as it was with a recent client of ours. This client […]

The Right Tool for a Specific Occassion
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 article was all about. Don’t get us wrong, we think that yoga is fine. But rather people tend to forgot that everything has its place and time, and often in the proper […]

Ergonomics in the 18th Century
20 Dec 2011, 8:25 am

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, “.. arise from three causes; first constant sitting, the perpetual motion […]

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