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Managing Low Back Pain and Sciatica
18 Mar 2019, 2:58 pm

Low back pain is the leading cause of long term disability worldwide. The lifetime incidence of low back pain is 58-84%,2 and 11% of men and 16% of women have chronic low back pain. Back pain accounts for 7% of GP consultations and results in the loss of 4.1 million working days a year. More than 30% of people still have clinically significant symptoms after a year after onset of sciatica

Physiotherapy for Spinal Conditions
What No One Tells You About Lower Back Pain
27 Jun 2017, 5:01 pm

Lower back pain is often associated with weak muscles. On the contrary, it can also be caused by excessively tense muscles.

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5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Whiplash
03 Mar 2017, 2:34 pm

Whiplash is commonly diagnosed as a neck discomfort after a traffic accident, but how many of us know what it is exactly? Find out here.

6 steps to managing pelvic pain in pregnancy
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.

Sway back posture – a leading poor posture type causing back pain
12 Apr 2016, 10:11 am

In the third and final installation of our three-part series on posture problems, our spinal specialist Sylvia Ho discusses the sway back posture and stress points for back pain. Read on to find out if this is your posture — and how to correct it.

Flat back Posture – a leading poor posture type causing back pain
31 Mar 2016, 9:17 am

In the second installation of our three-part series on posture problems, our spinal specialist Sylvia Ho discusses the flat back posture and stress points for back pain; and how to identify if you’ve adopted this harmful stance.

Top 3 posture types leading to back pain
20 Mar 2016, 4:22 pm

Back pain is a serious problem so often overlooked that it becomes a discomfort we’re willing to live with – but don’t take it sitting down. In this three-part series on posture problems, our spinal specialist, Principal Physiotherapist, Sylvia Ho explains how your posture could be the source of your back pain – and how to eliminate it for good.

Yoga good for Lower Back Pain?
27 Nov 2015, 4:51 pm

Does Yoga actually help to relieve Lower Back Pain? Out of the many conflicting opinions available on the Internet, how do you know what works best for you?

Smartphones – A Pain in the Neck
24 Aug 2015, 5:54 pm

In Singapore, 4.4 million or 80% of our population are active mobile social users – that’s a 56% increase from 2014. We spend an average of 3 hours daily on our mobile devices, straining our necks along the way. #Firstworldproblems We are a nation with text neck, a very real malady associated with excessive smartphone use. We send […]

What are some of the test that physios do for low back pain?
20 Feb 2015, 8:00 am

One common question that often pop up when we see patients with low back pain is, “What sort of tests do you do if you don’t take an x-ray or MRI”. Well here is a video showing some of tests your physiotherapist can do

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