Treatment Options

Want Better Sports Performance?
17 Feb 2009, 9:35 am

Have you hit a wall in your training? Not matter how much you train, you just can’t seem to improve your timings or distance? The thing that is holding you back might just be the very thing that is making your sports performance possible – your muscles. For muscles to perform at their best, they […]

Neuro-Muscular Control
15 Feb 2009, 8:27 pm

Neuro-muscular control plays a big role in the management and prevention of chronic back and neck pains. It complements the rehabilitation therapy components that focuses on the joints, muscles and bones. With improved neuro-muscular control, the body is able to get the whole musculo-skeletal system working efficiently together. What Is Neuro-Muscular Control? The key moving […]

What’s Manual Therapy?
11 Feb 2009, 8:48 am

This is a fairly common question. Professionals in the field have always wanted a short and precise answer; without either over simplifying the answer, presenting an incomplete view or worse, substituting it with another equally difficult or vague term. But nevertheless, it is important enough for us to try to define manual therapy. Manual Therapy […]

If I Have A Knee Pain, Should I Get It Manipulated?
12 Nov 2008, 3:16 pm

If I have a knee pain, should I get it manipulated? – Alex, Singapore Whether a knee pain should be manipulated is dependent on the cause of pain. However, as a rule of thumb, most manipulative physiotherapists will not manipulate the knee. Anatomy Of The Knee The knee is a joint where its integrity is […]

Surgical Options For Slipped Disc
25 Oct 2008, 9:09 pm

In our earlier post on Herniated Disc or ‘Slipped’ Disc, we looked at the structure of an inter-vertebral disc and what a herniated disc is. Here, we will discuss when surgery is indicated in people with herniated disc(s) and what are the various surgical options available. When Is Surgery For Slipped Disc An Option? Surgery […]

Below The Skin – Fascia
19 Sep 2008, 5:26 pm

When speaking to either doctors, therapists or massage professionals, one inadvertently hears about ‘soft-tissue’. In the medical field, soft-tissues refers to tissues that connect, support or surround other structures and organs of the body. Some example of soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, fats, blood vessels, joint membranes and fascia. It is fascia, the […]

Belt Up Your Unstable Sacro-Illiac Joint (SIJ)
15 Sep 2008, 9:06 pm

An unstable Sacro-Illiac Joint can cause pain in the lower back and pelvic region. This happens when the core muscles surrounding it are too weak to support the Sacro-Illiac Joint . A sacroiliac support belt can help to provide support and stability to the joints. This is so during the initial stages of core stability […]

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Whiplash – Part I
13 Aug 2008, 8:36 pm

In this article, we will be looking at the three most commonly asked questions and areas about whiplash: What is a whiplash? Signs and symptoms of a whiplash injury What are the common treatment techniques available? What Is A Whiplash? Whiplash is a common term for sudden acceleration-deceleration forced on the neck. This is usually […]

9 Things To Take Pressure Off Your Back
04 Aug 2008, 1:52 pm

Our spine and back bear a tremendous amount of load day-in, day-out. Here are 9 simply quick things that you can do to lighten the load. Pressure Relievers For The Back Pressure Relievers Why They Work While standing to perform ordinary tasks like ironing or folding laundry, keep one foot on a small stepstool, shifting […]

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
21 Jun 2008, 12:03 pm

Lumbar spine stenosis is a condition where the space in the lower spinal canal narrows. The spinal canal houses the spinal cord along the back. Narrowing of this space causes pain, numbness to weakness in the legs in more serious cases. In extreme cases, loss of bladder and bowel control. This condition typically affects adults […]