Injury Prevention

Useful Tips To Being Able Run Pain-Free
10 Jan 2010, 9:00 am

Recently our physiotherapist, Lenia, was featured in Shape magazine Jan 2010. Here is an excerpt from the article. Shin splints are caused by weak shin muscles or faulty running biomechanics while plantar fasciitisis is the result of tight calf muscles that reduce the foot’s ability to absorb shock. Here are some tips to stay on […]

Train Proprioception To Prevent Sprains
17 Dec 2009, 4:14 pm

Hi, I hear from my personal trainer that i need to train my proprioception because of my ankle sprains. What is proprioception and how is it relevant to my ankle problem? – John Koh What Is Proprioception? Proprioception is the ability to sense the movements and position of our body without looking at it. There are receptors […]

Q Angle and Knee Pain
25 Nov 2009, 10:00 am

The Q angle describes the angle of the knee from a frontal view. The Q-angle gives an idea of how the thigh muscles functions to move the knee and also how the knee cap (patella) tracks in the groove of the knee joint. A normal knee cap should move up and down within the groove […]

Swimming: Stretches for Flexibility
23 Oct 2009, 1:16 pm

Muscle flexibility is very important in swimming as events are won by milliseconds. A flexible body will help to improve your swimming performance by achieving maximal propulsion from each stroke. Here are some recommended stretches that can be done to improve your flexibility.

Stronger Thighs, Lesser Knee Pain For Women
30 Sep 2009, 12:05 pm

Knee pain is one of the most common, if not the most common complain of pain in the elderly. In the USA, nearly 4 million sufferers of knee pain above the age of 45 are ladies. Why Are Females More Prone? There are quite a number of reasons why ladies are more pre-disposed to developing […]

Total Resistance Exercises (TRX) Suspension Training
09 Aug 2009, 6:50 pm

Back2Sports was recently interviewed about Total Resistance Exercises (TRX) (Straits Times, 8 August 2009, ‘Traveling Gym’). We basically said that it is a great way to increase the intensity of your exercises but we strongly recommend close supervision during the early stages of training. Multi-Directional Instablity Importance Of Close Supervision For Total Resistance Exercises While […]

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. […]

Simple Exercises For Plantar Fasciitis Sufferers
26 Jun 2009, 10:31 am

In an earlier post, we discussed on what plantar fasciitis is about, including the causes, symptoms and treatment options available. If you think you might be suffering from plantar fasciitis, read on and find out more about the exercises that you can do to help ease the pain in your foot! Plantar Fascia Stretch Pull […]

Taping: Where To Get Rigid Sports Tape?
22 May 2009, 8:14 am

 “Hi, Thanks for the great articles on sports taping. But I seem to have trouble finding them in the shops here in Singapore. I have seen some at the pharmacies here but they look different. Where can I get some? – Bee Koon Hi Bee Koon, Thanks for the kind words. Yes, unfortunately, good quality […]

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 […]