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Understanding Shoulder Injury Sustained From Sports
11 Feb 2011, 4:55 pm

Do you play sports that involve a lot of shoulder movements? Or have suffered shoulder injury or pain before? If yes, then click the following. Experiencing shoulder pain? Click here to find out more about physiotherapy for shoulder pain relief and how Core Concepts can help.

Temporomandibular Joint: Jaw Pain? Physiotherapy Can Help.
21 Nov 2010, 11:56 pm

Physiotherapists are getting more referrals from dentists. However, many people are not aware that physiotherapy is capable of treating a wide range of symptoms caused by a dysfunction of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). Common symptoms are local jaw pain, clicking jaw, and muscle tension around the jaw. Anatomy Of The Temporomandibular Joint The Temporomandibular Joint […]

How Many Types Of Braces Are Available For Scoliosis?
26 Aug 2010, 11:35 pm

In general, there are 2 main types of braces for scoliosis: a hard brace and soft brace. Hard braces are made of thermoplastic. It has been the main brace prescribed over the last few decades. Common types of hard braces are Boston’s, Charleston’s, and Milwaukie’s etc. Hard Brace Soft Brace Like what its name suggests, […]

Knock Knees – Can I Reverse It? (Part 2)
19 Aug 2010, 12:00 pm

In the previous entry for Knock Knees, we discuss about the different types of knock knees and the contributing factors of it. Now, we will talk about the problems of this condition and ways we could get rid of it. Problems Of This Condition The alignment of the knee joint in someone with knock knees […]

Management For Iliotibial Band (ITB) Friction Syndrome
16 Jun 2010, 8:16 am

Following up with our last Iliotibial Band (ITB) article, we have identified three conditions that contributes to the tightening of the ITB. They are: weak outer hip muscles, incorrect training methods and bio-mechanical gait issues. In this edition, we seek to address these three main problems; looking at strengthening those weak hip muscles, rectify those […]

Lower Back Lumbar Segmental Instability
04 Mar 2010, 10:18 am

Someone with a lower spine that frequently moves through a larger-than-normal range of movement is more susceptible to low back pain. This tendency of moving beyond its normal range is known as lumbar segmental instability. The normal range of the movement is defined as the neutral zone. A person with lumbar instability tends to move […]

How do I choose Heat or Ice Therapy To Use For Rehabilitation?
17 Feb 2010, 1:10 am

When should you use heat or ice therapy? The answer is – it depends. In general, heat therapy is for chronic conditions and ice is useful in acute situations. If you recently sustained an injury or aggravated an old injury, ice should be applied for a period of 15mins each time for the first 3 […]

Ultrasound Therapy, Imaging, And Shockwaves
12 Jan 2010, 12:00 pm

“Hi MCR, I keep hearing about ultrasound therapy but I get confused with the seemingly different answers I get about them. There appears to be one for healing bruises and swells. And another to ‘see’ inside and another to blast off pieces of our bones at the heel of our foot. Are they all the […]

Improving Your Chances For A Successful Back Surgery
12 Nov 2009, 12:00 pm

Spine-Health.com recently listed 5 ways to improve your chances in their article, “5 ways to minimise failed back surgery and continued back pain”1. One of the 5 ways was – “Be Ready to Rehabilitate”. We would like to add one more way to improve your chances – Pre-habilitation. Pre-habilitation is simply a form of rehabilitation […]

Soft Tissue Work?
15 Oct 2009, 8:37 am

Hi, I have come across this term, “soft-tissue work” on the internet several times. Usually it is something a therapist will say. What’s does it mean? – Agnes Choo Hi Agnes, Yes, soft tissue work is a common phrase used by many therapists even by massage therapists or personal trainers. Essentially, the term ‘soft-tissue’ refers […]