Spinal Conditions

A Case Study: Spasmodic Torticollis & Physiotherapy
17 Nov 2019, 10:01 am

Spasmodic Torticollis (ST) also known as cervical dystonia is a syndrome where the muscles in the neck contract involuntarily. This results in involuntary twisting, turning or tilting of the head and neck. These contractions may be sustained or occur in spasms. ST is usually accompanied by pain. Although it is said that ST occurs as […]

Chronic Low Back Pain: Bio-psycho-social Model In Physiotherapy Treatment
02 Nov 2019, 8:13 am

Low back pain is termed chronic when the pain lasts for more than 3 months. The literature and clinical practice show that chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a multi-faceted problem and requires a multi-dimensional approach in its treatment (Elvey and O’Sullivan, 2004; Mc Carthy et al, 2004; Waddell, 2004). The factors that require consideration […]

Improving Outcomes For Clients With Temporomandibular Disorders
02 Nov 2019, 8:03 am

The management of Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) has now evolved from the realm of dentistry to include other healthcare professionals as TMD is multi-causal and hence a treatment approach involving various healthcare disciplines can and will improve the outcomes for the client. Some accepted contributing factors of TMD include stress, malocclusions, poor posture, myofascial pain syndrome […]

Motor Control Strategies In The Management Of Stenosis – Case Study
01 Nov 2019, 10:38 am

This case study looks at a client who had poor posture in standing and walking and had symptoms of canal stenosis.  She also presented with very poor motor control, poor stability in her transversus, pelvic floor as well as altered breathing pattern.  She was treated primarily to improve her motor control around the trunk and […]

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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.

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