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The One Thing Cyclists Need for Better Performance
03 Jan 2018, 11:24 am

Are you a cyclist? Whether professional or amateur, find out how cyclists you can treat fatigued muscles and boost your performance.

6 steps to managing pelvic pain in pregnancy – pubis symphysis pain
09 Jun 2016, 10:13 am

The third installation of our Women’s Health series centres on another type of pelvic pain: the pubis symphysis, located on the front of the pelvis. Principal physiotherapist Sylvia Ho explains how and why this pain surfaces during pregnancy, how to reduce symptoms and manage pain.

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Preventing the rise of shoulder injuries
27 May 2016, 5:31 pm

The rise in popularity of endurance sports is seeing an increasing trend of shoulder injuries. In this article, our principal physiotherapist and basketball enthusiast, Chye Tuan shares some tips to prevent shoulder injuries while playing sports.

Serratus Anterior and Side Stitches
08 Oct 2015, 11:51 am

Have you noticed a side stitch that creeps up on you every time you decide to go for a much-needed evening run? Myofascial trigger points (aka muscle knots) in overworked serratus anterior muscles are the most frequent cause of these incapacitating snitch that affects many runners and other athletes.

Sharpening Blunt Instruments – Physiotherapy Techniques
30 Jan 2015, 8:00 am

If you have been a regular reader of our articles, you know that we emphasize on the need for deep differential diagnosis. But the why the need for this deep thinking may not be so obvious. By and large the physiotherapy techniques are blunts instruments. They take much time to sharpen, through experience that any […]

Why Are You So Guarded About Your Pain?
09 Jul 2013, 9:04 am

That may be a strange question to hear from your therapist who you just told about your pain, but the question still stands. However, instead of guarded meaning secretive, it means why is your body behaviour protecting the painful area. We all have been through this at one point of our lives where we have […]

Useful Tips For Choosing Your Running Shoes
17 Jan 2012, 5:31 pm

It is common knowledge that excessive and long distance running can cause problems with the low back, hip, knees and feet. So how can we protect ourselves from these ailments? In addition to other factors such as regular stretches and effective warm ups and cool downs, a good pair of running shoes is vital to […]

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Gym Users – Are you OVER-working the PECS?
26 Sep 2011, 9:13 am

If your gym workout is giving you neck and shoulder pains, you could be over-training your pectoral or chest muscles. The key is a balanced training program that focuses on several muscle groups to prevent muscle imbalance developing and the consequent dysfunction. Muscle imbalance leading to dysfunction The effects of over developing one muscle group […]

Things You Can Do In Your Flight: 8 Tips for Your Back When Flying
05 Sep 2011, 3:29 pm

1. Lift Your Cabin Luggage In Stages Move slowly when lifting your luggage and break the action into smaller steps. When lifting a bag into an overhead compartment – first lift it to the arm of the seat, then to the top of the seatback, and then into the compartment. This will place lesser unnecessary […]

Types Of Knee Support For Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
04 Apr 2011, 12:27 am

A knee support helps by externally pulling the knee cap back into the groove, so that it can sit nicely within it. As mentioned in a previous article on ” Do you need a Knee Support?”, the malalignment increases the wear and tear to the cartilages. In this article, we will highlight two basic types […]