Thigh, Hip & Pelvis

Management For Iliotibial Band (ITB) Friction Syndrome
16 Jun 2010, 8:16 am

Following up with our last Iliotibial Band (ITB) article, we have identified three conditions that contributes to the tightening of the ITB. They are: weak outer hip muscles, incorrect training methods and bio-mechanical gait issues. In this edition, we seek to address these three main problems; looking at strengthening those weak hip muscles, rectify those […]

Running: Stretches For New Runners For Better Performance
20 Mar 2010, 11:56 am

It is important to include some stretching exercises before your running routine. If done correctly, stretches can help to improve your flexibility and joint range of motion, and can decrease your risk of injury to joints, muscles, and tendons while running. In this article, we will show you top 5 stretches runners shold do before […]

Warning! Is This How You Stretch Your Hamstring?
05 Aug 2009, 11:24 am

Stretch A may aggravate your pain if you have a history of lower back nerve injury. When you bend from your hip with your knee straight the tension is at the back of your thigh, behind the knee. This focuses on the lower hamstrings and also pulls onto the sciatic nerve which originates from the lower back. […]

Symmetry: Sloping Shoulders And Unlevel Hips
15 Jul 2009, 12:00 pm

I recently took a “posture test” at a roadshow. One of those system, where your body’s alignment is measured with bright colored strings. Seems like my shoulder slopes to the right and hip aren’t quite level to the ground. But I feel fine. Should I be worried? – Eu Chen Hi Eu Chen, I think […]

We’ve Heard So Much Of The Core. What About The Slings?
22 Jun 2009, 10:53 pm

Ever wondered how a belly-dancer is able to move and control her hips effortlessly to the rhythm? She will need to have good control of her lower spine, pelvis and its supporting muscles systems; in particular the “myofascial slings”. Stability of Pelvic Girdle/Sacroiliac Joints The pelvis consists of the sacrum (triangular base of the spine) […]

Belt Up Your Unstable Sacro-Illiac Joint (SIJ)
15 Sep 2008, 9:06 pm

An unstable Sacro-Illiac Joint can cause pain in the lower back and pelvic region. This happens when the core muscles surrounding it are too weak to support the Sacro-Illiac Joint . A sacroiliac support belt can help to provide support and stability to the joints. This is so during the initial stages of core stability […]

Sports Hernia
16 Aug 2008, 8:54 pm

Sports hernia or Athletic Pubalgia is an injury to the groin or lower abdominal region. It does not recover even with many months of rest, medication and physiotherapy. It affects mostly the elite athlete. However, an increasing number of “weekend warriors” are struck down with this frustrating injury. The most obvious symptom is pain in […]

The Unstable Sacro-Iliac Joint (SIJ)
14 Jul 2008, 1:16 pm

The Sacro-Iliac Joint (SIJ) is a very stable structure connecting the spine to the pelvis. A system of active (force closure) and passive (form closure) stabilisers makes the joint stable. Its main role is to helps absorb vertical forces through the body. An unstable SIJ can compromise the effectiveness of transmitting forces, causing symptoms like […]

Supplement Calcium Pills With Some Sun
09 Jul 2008, 11:20 am

People, especially the elderly, may reach for calcium supplements. They do so in hopes of protecting themselves against bone fractures in case of a fall. But a recent analysis of several studies found no reduction in risk of hip fracture with calcium supplements. Studies About Calcium Supplements The analysis, “Calcium intake and hip fracture risk […]

Hamstring Exercises For Long Distance Runners
11 Jun 2008, 9:35 am

It’s common for runners to feel severe cramps in their hamstring or even tearing it while running. These tend to occur when they are either tight or weak. “But how come it can happen to me when I’ve been doing my hamstring curls in the gym?” one may think. The answer to this question comes […]