Treatment Options

Stronger Thighs, Lesser Knee Pain For Women
30 Sep 2009, 12:05 pm

Knee pain is one of the most common, if not the most common complain of pain in the elderly. In the USA, nearly 4 million sufferers of knee pain above the age of 45 are ladies. Why Are Females More Prone? There are quite a number of reasons why ladies are more pre-disposed to developing […]

Idiopathic Scoliosis Video
27 Aug 2009, 1:56 pm

Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis. This video provides a good visualisation on how a scoliotic spine looks like. It also shows how the forward bending test will reveal scoliosis. Read on here to know how the SpineCor programme helps in the treatment and management of scoliosis. Core Concepts is an accredited […]

SpineCor Brace For Scoliosis
11 Aug 2009, 11:20 am

Hi, my daughter is diagnosed with Scoliosis. We are not keen on her having surgery at this point in time. I have heard about the SpineCor brace. Could you tell us a bit more about it? Thanks. – Terence Dear Terence, The SpineCor programme is a unique programme for the conservative treatment and management of […]

An Ankle Sprain And A Fracture?
27 Jul 2009, 5:00 pm

This is a brief video on how to tell the difference between an ankle sprain and an ankle fracture. If you are thinking of taking an X-ray to confirm if it is a fracture, the Ottawa Ankle Rules has a guideline to check if you need an x-ray. Experiencing ankle pain? Click here to find […]

Traction Therapy – No Help in Long Term
13 Jul 2009, 9:00 am

Traction Therapy Many people may have heard stories about their friends having treatment for their spinal pains in hospitals or physiotherapy clinics. They were strapped into a contraption to stretch their back or neck. This device is called a traction machine. To some, the description may sound intimidating or even medieval. It is, however, actually […]

Best Back Pain Treatment Is Not Bed Rest
06 Jul 2009, 10:00 am

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for consulting a physician. Despite little supporting scientific evidence, bed rest was considered the primary method for back pain treatment from the late 19th century. What has changed now is how back pain is treated, understood and managed. How Bed Rest Started as the Recommended […]

Simple Exercises For Plantar Fasciitis Sufferers
26 Jun 2009, 10:31 am

In an earlier post, we discussed on what plantar fasciitis is about, including the causes, symptoms and treatment options available. If you think you might be suffering from plantar fasciitis, read on and find out more about the exercises that you can do to help ease the pain in your foot! Plantar Fascia Stretch Pull […]

Spasmodic Torticollis
27 May 2009, 11:05 pm

Spasmodic torticollis is also called cervical dystonia. It is a neurological movement disorder characterised by involuntary muscle spasms and sustained muscle contractions. Dystonia can affect just one muscle or a group of muscles or all of your muscles. In the case of spasmodic torticollis, the muscles in the neck go into involuntary contractions. These sustained […]

Cracking: What Goes ‘Crack’?
27 May 2009, 7:28 am

Something a fair number of us do it. However, if it is overdone, it isn’t necessarily good. But oh, it feels so good. What am I talking about? Cracking your knuckles of course. Obviously, you are not really cracking your finger bones, so where does the sound come from? In a word, gas. Cavitation More […]

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
16 Apr 2009, 11:53 am

A rotator cuff tear is a common injury of the shoulder. The tendon can get torn in a fall due to a traumatic event. It can also be due to overuse where repetitive overhead activities causes wear and tear of the tendon. Pain is the most significant symptom with a rotator cuff tear. Loss of […]