Rehabilitation and Pain Management

For Swimmers : Common Injuries, Treatment And Prevention Tips
07 Oct 2021, 8:06 am

Are you a swimmer who swims leisurely or competitively? If yes, continue to read on. Style: Men recently interviewed one of our physiotherapists, Chng Chye Tuan, on common musculoskeletal injuries faced by swimmers in July’s issue. Do read on to find out what he has to share. What Are The Common Problems Competitive/Regular Swimmers Face? […]

Flat back Posture – a leading poor posture type causing back pain
24 Jun 2021, 9:40 am

In the second installation of our three-part series on posture problems, our spinal specialist Sylvia Ho discusses the flat back posture and stress points for back pain; and how to identify if you’ve adopted this harmful stance.

What Can I Do For A Hamstring “Pull”?
24 Jun 2021, 9:11 am

Pulling one’s hamstring is one of the most common soccer injuries and the most common cause is the lack of proper stretching before playing. When one says that they pull their hamstring, what it means is that one has strained or slightly torn their hamstring. Most soccer players think that just resting for about 2-4 […]

Posterior Capsule Stretches
23 Jun 2021, 2:25 pm

In the previous article on the “Dead Arm“, we have discussed the possible causes of a tight posterior capsule contributing to this condition. So, in this issue, we will demonstrate several exercises to stretch out the tight posterior capsule. Lie on your side, Place your shoulder and elbow at 90 degree as shown in the […]

Sports Taping – Fingers
23 Jun 2021, 2:14 pm

Recently, there was an article in The Sunday Times on ankle taping, “Injured Ankles Heal Slow”, 2 March 2008. For those of you interested in sports taping, this is a short write up on taping for the fingers. Here the focus is on basketball and netball players who need a certain amount of write flexibility. […]

Choosing The Right Knee Support
23 Jun 2021, 10:20 am

There are more than 10 different types of knee supports on the market at this current time.  This gives us a headache deciding which one should get. How one makes a choice for the appropriate knee support should depend on 2 major ‘type’ factors: Type of injury Type of sport that knee support required for […]

Spontaneous Resorption Of Herniated Disc
22 Jun 2021, 7:00 pm

A patient’s herniated discs were once treated as permanent. Fortunately, in recent times, there are many medical studies to refute this assumption. It is now well-accept that about 40-60% of cervical and lumbar disc protrusion will demonstrate regression or reduction in the size of the herniation. The mechanism of regression is, however, not well defined. […]

Neck Pain: The Truth On Traction
22 Jun 2021, 3:15 pm

The amount of people working in a desk bound jobs is increasing worldwide. Unfortunately, these jobs tend to go hand-in-hand with a greater chance of suffering from prolonged neck and back pain. Maybe for this very reason, currently the most common source of musculoskeletal disability is chronic neck pain. Case Study 1 According to a […]

Should I Have An X-ray Taken For An Ankle Sprain?
21 Jun 2021, 7:10 pm

An ankle sprain normally occurs following sudden twisting or sideways movements of the ankle. When we sprain our ankle, one or more ligaments in our ankle joint injured. Ligaments are structures that limit and control excessive movements in our joints. When we sprain a ligament, it simply means that the ligament overstretched or partially or […]

When Is Achilles Tendinitis Not Achilles Tendinitis? When It Is Retrocalcaneal Bursitis
21 Jun 2021, 4:09 pm

Do you experience pain at the back of your heel? Is the back of your heel red and swollen? Were you told that it Achilles Tendinitis? But so far treatment for Achilles Tendinitis does not seem to be working? You might be suffering instead from Retrocalcaneal Bursitis. Background Retrocalcaneal bursitis is the inflammation of the […]