Treatment Options

Sports Massage
Sports Massage for Performance
12 Aug 2015, 9:55 am

Many people assume that a sports massage is only for professional sports-people, it’s not. The main aim of a sports massage is to help alleviate the stress and tension that builds up in your body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Whether you’re an athlete, a once-a-week jogger or just physically active, a sports massage helps […]

Sharpening Blunt Instruments – Physiotherapy Techniques
30 Jan 2015, 8:00 am

If you have been a regular reader of our articles, you know that we emphasize on the need for deep differential diagnosis. But the why the need for this deep thinking may not be so obvious. By and large the physiotherapy techniques are blunts instruments. They take much time to sharpen, through experience that any […]

“Why Am I Not Getting Better With Repeated Traction Or Decompression Therapy For Back Pain?”
19 Jul 2013, 2:56 pm

Some patients may experience back pain returning despite going for repeated traction (decompression therapy). That doesn’t mean that traction is an ineffective treatment and a waste of time. Although traction helps in relieving your back pain, traction does not cure the underlying cause(s). Thus, the pain comes back after a while. To recover from back […]

Why Are You So Guarded About Your Pain?
09 Jul 2013, 9:04 am

That may be a strange question to hear from your therapist who you just told about your pain, but the question still stands. However, instead of guarded meaning secretive, it means why is your body behaviour protecting the painful area. We all have been through this at one point of our lives where we have […]

Physiotherapy Treatment Options for Low Back Pain (Part I)
05 Jul 2013, 9:02 am

Experiencing pain in the lower back is a very common complaint experienced by about 80% of the population in some point of their lives. Back pain is often caused by poor posture when standing or sitting, such as hunching over the computer throughout the day, or slouching when waiting for a cab. Lifting heavy objects […]

Physiotherapy: How Will Manual Therapy Help Me?
13 Feb 2012, 12:35 pm

When arriving to see a physiotherapist, you may have concerns as to what will happen over the course of your physiotherapy session. You may also wonder why and what the therapist is doing. In general, physiotherapists will utilise the following treatment modalities and tailor these to meet your needs. Manual Therapy Manual therapy consists of […]

Ultrasound Therapy In Physiotherapy
09 Nov 2011, 3:50 pm

“It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!” Many of you will be familiar with images of the foetus peeking out on the small monitor when the excited gynecologist proudly announces the gender of the baby to the expecting parents. This is the typical and more familiar use of ultrasound that we associate with, scanning the […]

Pilates and Physiotherapy
30 Jun 2011, 4:52 pm

What Is Pilates? Pilates is a unique body conditioning exercise. By bringing it into its correct neutral alignment, it rebalances the body. It does so by targeting the deep postural muscles (transverse abdominals and muscles of the pelvic diaphragm). In essence, pilates challenges the core muscles and builds strength from the inside out. This will […]

Treatment Options For Chronic Pain – What Does The Research Say?
03 Jun 2011, 10:39 pm

As discussed in the previous article, chronic pain can manifest through very complex thought processes. This is a result of a wide variety of factors stemming from physical, psychological and cultural influences. For this reason, there is not one single fix for chronic pain. However, its treatment is very much defendant on a combined approach. […]

How Does A Non-Golfer Get Golfer’s Elbow?
18 Mar 2011, 3:13 pm

Golfer’s elbow refers to a painful condition of the inner side of the elbow. Cause of the pain is usually overuse of the forearm muscles attached to the elbow. These muscles work to bend the wrist and rotate the forearm. Despite the name, it also afflicts non-golfers. Any repetitive wrist flexion activity (bending towards the […]