Injury Prevention

Sports Recovery Strategies To Improve Your Performance (Part 3- Advance Strategies)
14 Mar 2011, 12:12 am

In this series of the sports recovery strategies, we will talk about three types of Advance Strategies. These strategies that will enhance your sports performance are: Active Recovery Self Massage Sports Massage Active Recovery Active recovery, or sometimes known as active rest, is to engage the athletes in light aerobic forms of exercises. Examples include […]

Sports Recovery Strategies To Improve Your Performance – Part 1
23 Feb 2011, 12:00 pm

Ever wonder why elite athletes such as the NBA players can play 82 games in 6 months? That’s an average of almost a 40 minutes game every 2 days for 6 months! What is the secret of such elite athletes being able to push their body to the limit? How can they perform at such […]

Rehabilitating Shoulder Motion After Surgery
19 Jan 2011, 12:07 pm

Imagine you were driving your car and you heard a screeching noise coming from your front wheel. It turns out that the alignment was out and that the wheel was scrapping against some part of the car. Your mechanic said that he could trim-off the bit of the car that the wheel was scrapping against. […]

Safe And Effective Weight In The Gym
29 Oct 2010, 4:53 pm

Figuring out what is the right amount of weight you can carry safely to prevent injuries from happening? This article will answer your burning question and keep you on the right track. How Much Can I Lift In The Gym To Prevent Injuries? A safe intensity for resistance training can be determined using your 1RM […]

Proprioception Is Important For Everyone, Not Just Athletes
29 Sep 2010, 9:18 pm

We wrote about proprioception a while back and how it gives us a sense of where our body parts are, relatively to each other. Besides helping us have the right posture, it also enables us to move around pain-free and accident free. We generally don’t think too much about our ability to move, walk about […]

Knock Knees – Can I Reverse It? (Part 2)
19 Aug 2010, 12:00 pm

In the previous entry for Knock Knees, we discuss about the different types of knock knees and the contributing factors of it. Now, we will talk about the problems of this condition and ways we could get rid of it. Problems Of This Condition The alignment of the knee joint in someone with knock knees […]

For Swimmers : Common Injuries, Treatment And Prevention Tips
07 Jul 2010, 1:06 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 the July’s issue. Do read on to find out what he has to share. What Are The Common Problems Competitive/Regular Swimmers […]

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 […]

Swimming: More Essential Stretches for Swimmers
04 May 2010, 8:00 am

Stretching is an important part of any warm up and cool down. Sport specific stretching allows you to warm up the specific muscles required for the sport. In swimming, the four competitive strokes are: Butterfly Backstroke Breastroke Freestyle Primary Muscles These strokes encompass the use of practically all the muscles in the body. The main […]

What Kind Of Taping Do I Need?
20 Apr 2010, 3:00 pm

Taping or strapping is widely used in the sporting community, and the effects and roles are widely understood and accepted. In recent years, taping has evolved beyond restricting the range of motion of a joint to prevent a recurring injury. An external support is used to stabilise the structure. There are now techniques like Kinesio […]