Injury Management

Exploring The Re-wiring Of The Brain
13 May 2009, 10:57 am

Proprioception, hand-eye coordination and most physical body movements requires the human brain to coordinate the entire complex process. It is the brain’s powerful ability to change itself and adapt; and ways we might make use of that plasticity to heal injured brains and enhance the skills in healthy ones. This property enables us to improve on a […]

Sports Taping for Plantar Fasciitis
27 Apr 2009, 6:27 am

One of the most common foot pain is Plantar fasciitis. It is an inflammation of the strong tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel to the base of the toes. This injury essentially comes about from overuse. One of the symptoms is heel pain that is worse in the […]

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
16 Apr 2009, 11:53 am

A rotator cuff tear is a common injury of the shoulder. The tendon can get torn in a fall due to a traumatic event. It can also be due to overuse where repetitive overhead activities causes wear and tear of the tendon. Pain is the most significant symptom with a rotator cuff tear. Loss of […]

How Many X-rays Is Too Much?
18 Mar 2009, 3:01 pm

“I have back pain and have been asked to get an x-ray of my spine. I was wondering how will I know if I am being over-exposed to x-rays? What about MRIs? “ – Casey Q Hi Casey,Generally speaking, X-rays are relatively safe. Here is a site ( that is a pretty good guide at estimating […]

Manual Therapy Through Kim Robinson’s Eyes
06 Mar 2009, 11:23 am

Mr Kim Robinson, a leading figure in manual therapy education and Director of Manual Concepts, recently stopped over at Singapore to conduct a workshop. Musculoskeletal Consumer Review took an opportunity to sit with Mr Kim Robinson to discuss about his views on Manual Therapy. MCR: How would you define manual therapy? Mr Robinson: I believe […]

Want Better Sports Performance?
17 Feb 2009, 9:35 am

Have you hit a wall in your training? Not matter how much you train, you just can’t seem to improve your timings or distance? The thing that is holding you back might just be the very thing that is making your sports performance possible – your muscles. For muscles to perform at their best, they […]

M.I.C.E Or R.I.C.E.
15 Jan 2009, 9:09 am

“We play a lot of sports and are familiar with R.I.C.E. or R.I.C.E.R. But lately we been hearing a bit about M.I.C.E and how that is the new thing replacing R.I.C.E. for injuries like ankle sprains.” – a bunc of rugby player Hi there, Rest, ice, compress, elevate and refer (R.I.C.E.R) to a medical professional […]

Functional Fascial Taping
12 Jan 2009, 6:18 pm

“Hello there.Thanks for the very informative articles on sports taping. I wonder if you could shed some light on this other taping method, FFT. Heard it is quite effective for some injuries.” – James Poon FFT, otherwise known as Functional Fascial Taping, is quite effective in managing almost most injuries. This is especially so for […]

Knee Inflammation After A Marathon
06 Nov 2008, 3:47 pm

“I suffered from inflammation in my right knee after running a marathon. What can I do to strengthen my legs and prevent knee pain and the injury from occurring again?” – LY, Singapore Dear LY, Knee pain is a common ailment amongst long distance runners. In most instances, knee injuries sustained from running stem from […]

Mind and Body (I) – Psychological Factors For Sports Injury Rehabilitation
19 Jul 2008, 11:04 am

In the past, much of our efforts to rehabilitate an injured athlete focused on the physical causes and their treatment options. It leaves out much of the psychological dimensions of the injury and its rehabilitation. Today, psychological factors increasingly plays an important role in rehabilitation. This is particularly so for sports where there are greater […]