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Flat back Posture – a leading poor posture type causing back pain
24 Jun 2021, 9:40 am

In the second installation of our three-part series on posture problems, our spinal specialist Sylvia Ho discusses the flat back posture and stress points for back pain; and how to identify if you’ve adopted this harmful stance.

What Can I Do For A Hamstring “Pull”?
24 Jun 2021, 9:11 am

Pulling one’s hamstring is one of the most common soccer injuries and the most common cause is the lack of proper stretching before playing. When one says that they pull their hamstring, what it means is that one has strained or slightly torn their hamstring. Most soccer players think that just resting for about 2-4 […]

Spontaneous Resorption Of Herniated Disc
22 Jun 2021, 7:00 pm

A patient’s herniated discs were once treated as permanent. Fortunately, in recent times, there are many medical studies to refute this assumption. It is now well-accept that about 40-60% of cervical and lumbar disc protrusion will demonstrate regression or reduction in the size of the herniation. The mechanism of regression is, however, not well defined. […]

Neck Pain: The Truth On Traction
22 Jun 2021, 3:15 pm

The amount of people working in a desk bound jobs is increasing worldwide. Unfortunately, these jobs tend to go hand-in-hand with a greater chance of suffering from prolonged neck and back pain. Maybe for this very reason, currently the most common source of musculoskeletal disability is chronic neck pain. Case Study 1 According to a […]

Should I Have An X-ray Taken For An Ankle Sprain?
21 Jun 2021, 7:10 pm

An ankle sprain normally occurs following sudden twisting or sideways movements of the ankle. When we sprain our ankle, one or more ligaments in our ankle joint injured. Ligaments are structures that limit and control excessive movements in our joints. When we sprain a ligament, it simply means that the ligament overstretched or partially or […]

When Is Achilles Tendinitis Not Achilles Tendinitis? When It Is Retrocalcaneal Bursitis
21 Jun 2021, 4:09 pm

Do you experience pain at the back of your heel? Is the back of your heel red and swollen? Were you told that it Achilles Tendinitis? But so far treatment for Achilles Tendinitis does not seem to be working? You might be suffering instead from Retrocalcaneal Bursitis. Background Retrocalcaneal bursitis is the inflammation of the […]

The Disabled Throwing Shoulder- The “Dead Arm”
21 Jun 2021, 4:00 pm

What Is The “Dead Arm”? “Dead Arm” is a term used in the athletes in sports requiring precision throwing like baseball. The term “dead arm” is defined as any pathological shoulder condition in which the thrower is unable to throw with pre-injury velocity and control due to pain. Dead arm usually occurs during the acceleration […]

Physiotherapy for Spinal Conditions
What No One Tells You About Lower Back Pain
21 Jun 2021, 4:00 pm

Lower back pain is often associated with weak muscles. On the contrary, it can also be caused by excessively tense muscles.

Does Sitting Slouched And Slanted Cause Scoliosis?
21 Jun 2021, 3:41 pm

Question: My daughter sits with a slouch, and sometimes sits with her body slanted to one side. Will that cause scoliosis? No. Sitting with a slouch or in any other bad posture does not lead to scoliosis. When we discuss about scoliosis, we typically mean idiopathic scoliosis – which caused by genetic factors that leads […]

scapula winging
The risk behind Scapula Winging or a Protruding Shoulder Blade
21 Jun 2021, 3:39 pm

“What is scapula winging?” Principal Physiotherapist and Shoulder Specialist, Chye Tuan explains how to identify the symptoms and offers tips on treating this problem.