Women's Health Articles

Physical Rehabilitation After Breast Cancer
10 Nov 2019, 10:10 am

Breast cancer is ranked the top in types of cancer that affects Singaporean women8. It affects up to 1-in-13 women during their lifetime4. Disease-free survival after diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer has been reported as between 63%-74% at 10 years, with an overall survival rate of 63-86% 5. Therefore it has become the focus […]

Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain
01 Nov 2019, 10:28 am

A long-standing debate in pregnancy care is whether LBP is an inevitable process and allowed to resolve spontaneously or perhaps could be prevented. This article reviews the clinical presentation and practical treatment and management strategies of LBP during pregnancy for patients. LBP (LBP) and posterior pelvic pain (PPP) were previously considered the same. Past research […]

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Coping With Pregnancy Related Musculoskeletal Discomforts
01 Nov 2019, 10:20 am

The majority of musculoskeletal problems that arise during pregnancy can be prevented and treated with physiotherapy intervention. Individualized physical therapy programs have been found to be more effective than group sessions for the reduction of pain and sick leave caused by back pain in pregnancy. Individualized sessions should include exercise therapy, postural training/ advice, and […]

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How You Can Ease Back Pain During Pregnancy
26 Feb 2018, 9:54 am

Experiencing back pain is common among pregnant women. However adopting good posture and an exercise program can help to strengthen and stretch the muscles that support the back. Find out more here.

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3 Key Changes During Your Pregnancy
19 Feb 2018, 9:58 am

As pregnancy progresses, the intensity of pain may increase and interfere with your work, daily activities and sleep. Learn more about your body changes here.

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2 Ways to Bridge the Gap of Diastasis Recti
27 Apr 2017, 3:57 pm

Diastasis Recti affects up to 40% of post partum women, including Hollywood star Jessica Garner – but men are susceptible to it as well. In this article, Senior Principle Physiotherapist Sylvia explans more about Diastasis Recti and the 2 main ways to close the gap.

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Managing Incontinence – 7 Easy Tricks
26 Jul 2016, 12:31 pm

Incontinence can affect anyone and take a toll on your quality of life. In this article, senior physiotherapist, Emily shares 7 easy ways to manage incontinence.

The Importance of Strong Pelvic Floor Muscles
22 Jun 2016, 3:18 pm

Many train muscles such as the biceps and abs, often forgetting one of the most important core muscles – the pelvic floor muscles. In this article, find out where your pelvic floor muscles are, the functions that they serve and how you can start training them to be stronger.

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.

Posterior Pelvic Pain – Exercises you can do to relieve the pain
18 May 2016, 3:43 pm

Feeling a deep pain in your lower back during pregnancy? It could be Posterior Pelvic Pain. In this article, principal physiotherapost, Sylvia shares some exercises you can do to relieve posterior pelvic pain.

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