Injury Prevention

Sudden Death Events At Marathons
30 Apr 2009, 6:37 am

Sudden cardiac or heart events isn’t our usual areas of focus. Nor is it our speciality. But we came across a series of interesting materials recently that we thought is  interesting, if not important, to our readers and clients who are serious athletes. More so, given the the fact there has a been a spat […]

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 […]

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 […]

Injury Prevention – Cross Training
21 Oct 2008, 8:49 pm

What Is Cross Training? Cross training refers to a training routine that uses different forms of exercise apart from the normal drills commonly associated with a sport. Cross training is often utilized for many reasons. This includes weather changes, facility and equipment availability, and most commonly, for injury rehabilitation purposes. It is necessary for athletes […]

Below The Skin – Fascia
19 Sep 2008, 5:26 pm

When speaking to either doctors, therapists or massage professionals, one inadvertently hears about ‘soft-tissue’. In the medical field, soft-tissues refers to tissues that connect, support or surround other structures and organs of the body. Some example of soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, fats, blood vessels, joint membranes and fascia. It is fascia, the […]

To Stretch Or Not To Stretch Before An Event?
21 Jun 2008, 3:12 pm

Stretching before a sporting event is a controversial topic amongst athletes and sports science experts. Some experts advocate it. Others claim that it causes more harm than good. Putting aside the various types of stretches that one can do, should one stretch or warm-up before a sporting event? The short answer is always warm-up, but […]

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 […]

Prehab vs Rehab: It’s Your Choice
10 May 2008, 10:18 am

On an average in Australia, the incidence of sports related injuries in the past 6 months is more than 50%. 30-50% of the injuries are actually preventable. As the saying goes “Prevention is better than cure”. But how do we prevent these injuries? What Is Prehab? Prehab! The term prehab simply means preventing injury. However, […]

Sports Taping – Ankle
09 May 2008, 11:32 am

The ankle is prone to twisting from either landing awkwardly or too sudden a change in direction. Taping up the ankle using the figure-8 technique helps provide support but still ensure sufficient movement in the ankle. Calvin Sim, a senior physiotherapist from shows us how in this sports taping series. Figure 1: Push the […]

H.A.R.M. To Avoid Sports Related Injuries
23 Feb 2008, 2:45 pm

You often hear about avoiding H.A.R.M. to sports related injuries. H.A.R.M is an acronym that stands for things to avoid: Heat, Alcohol, Running and, Massage Here is a useful poster that you can print for your own use or your clubs and sporting organisation. Related to H.A.R.M is R.I.C.E.R