Rehabilitation and Pain Management

Stretches to Get Rid of WFH Aches and Pain
15 May 2020, 5:32 pm

Many tend to overlook the importance of stretching to relieve neck and back aches. Apart from massaging tense muscles, stretches are an easy and effective method to improve flexibility. They also can lengthen the tight muscles which are likely causing you pain. During this circuit breaker period, many may experience new neck and back aches while […]

Shoulder Impingement: The What, Why and How
17 Nov 2019, 10:37 am

It is a well-documented fact since the mid-1990s that shoulder pain is the second most common musculoskeletal complaint in physiotherapy clinics after low back pain1,2. Commonly, patients would complain of pain over the lateral aspect of the shoulder (over the deltoid tubercle) and/or have difficulty lifting their arm up. The common diagnosis would normally be […]

A Case Study: Spasmodic Torticollis & Physiotherapy
17 Nov 2019, 10:01 am

Spasmodic Torticollis (ST) also known as cervical dystonia is a syndrome where the muscles in the neck contract involuntarily. This results in involuntary twisting, turning or tilting of the head and neck. These contractions may be sustained. They may also occur in spasms. ST is usually accompanied by pain. It is said that ST occurs […]

Physical Rehabilitation After Breast Cancer
10 Nov 2019, 10:10 am

Breast cancer is ranked the top in types of cancer that affects Singaporean women8. It affects up to 1-in-13 women during their lifetime4. Moreover, disease-free survival after diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer has been reported as between 63%-74% at 10 years, with an overall survival rate of 63-86% 5. As a reult, the focus […]

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Chronic Pain: Altered Pain Processing Mechanisms And Central Sensitization
10 Nov 2019, 9:54 am

It is estimated that 10-20% of the general population is affected by chronic pain. Studies regarding chronic widespread pain in the US and the UK have suggested that around 10-11% have permanent symptoms whereas chronic regional pain was estimated to occur in 20-25% of the population4 with women are 1.5 times more likely to be […]

Lateral Ankle Sprain: Why is it so recurrent?
09 Nov 2019, 10:58 am

Lateral ankle sprain is one of the most common sites for acute musculoskeletal injuries accounting for 75% of ankle injuries. More than 25,000 ankle sprains occur each day in the United States. Lateral ankle sprains are the most common injury; from both competitive and recreational sports to even our day-to-day life. Yet they are so […]

Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy: Eccentric Exercises Show Promising Effects
07 Nov 2019, 10:54 am

Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy is one of the most common overuse injuries among recreational athletes with a prevalence of 11%. It is observed in runners most of the time. However, it is not uncommon amongst people who don’t participate in sports. The tendinopathy is classified as insertional (when within 2cm of its insertion) or midportion (when […]

Chronic Low Back Pain: Bio-Psycho-Social Model In Physiotherapy Treatment
02 Nov 2019, 8:13 am

Low back pain is termed chronic when the pain lasts for more than 3 months. The literature and clinical practice show that chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a multi-faceted problem and requires a multi-dimensional approach in its treatment (Elvey and O’Sullivan, 2004; Mc Carthy et al, 2004; Waddell, 2004). Factors Contributing To Chronic Low […]

Improving Outcomes For Clients With Temporomandibular Disorders
02 Nov 2019, 8:03 am

The management of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) has now evolved from the realm of dentistry to include other healthcare professionals. This is because TMD is multi-causal. Therefore, a treatment approach involving various healthcare disciplines can and will improve the outcomes for the client. Some accepted contributing factors of TMD include stress, malocclusions, poor posture, myofascial pain […]

Pes Anserinus Tendinitis: The Main Cause Of Medial Knee Pain In Runners?
01 Nov 2019, 11:39 am

More Singaporeans are taking part in endurance runs. Therefore, the number of people complaining about knee pain is also increasing. When we ask our patients where the exact location of the pain is, they tend to point to the anterio-medial aspect of the knee. Structures in the Anterio-medial aspect of the Knee The most common […]