Articles on Physiotherapy Treatments and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Getting better is not just your physiotherapists, instructors or trainers’ responsibility. It is also yours, your care-takers and loved ones’. It is a collaborative effort that require everyone’s active understanding and participation.

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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 […]

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Chronic Pain: Altered Pain Processing Mechanisms And Central Sensitization
10 Nov 2019, 9:54 am

It is estimated that 10-20% of the general population is affected by chronic pain. Studies regarding chronic widespread pain in the US and the UK have suggested that around 10-11% have permanent symptoms whereas chronic regional pain was estimated to occur in 20-25% of the population4 with women are 1.5 times more likely to be […]

Shin Splints – Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome: What is your understanding of it?
09 Nov 2019, 11:19 am

Approximately 10-20% of all runners will experience shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) once in their career. Apart from sports involving running it is also often seen in military recruits and ballet dancer. While MTSS accounts for nearly 60% of all overuse injuries seen in the leg, the real cause is not well […]

Lateral Ankle Sprain: Why is it so recurrent?
09 Nov 2019, 10:58 am

Lateral ankle sprain is one of the most common sites for acute musculoskeletal injuries accounting for 75% of ankle injuries. More than 25,000 ankle sprains occur each day in the United States. Lateral ankle sprains are the most common injury, from both competitive and recreational sports to even our day-to-day life, yet they are so […]

Overdiagnosis of Subacromial Impingement Syndrome
07 Nov 2019, 11:14 am

Subacromial Impingement Syndrome is a common diagnosis. Unfortunately, it is often overdiagnosed as the primary etiology for patients who complain of pain in the anterosuperior aspect of a shoulder. Subacromial impingement syndrome is a specific diagnosis and it is not the only cause of pain in the anterosuperior aspect of the shoulder. Subacromial impingement syndrome […]

Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy: Eccentric exercises show promising effects
07 Nov 2019, 10:54 am

Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common overuse injuries among recreational athletes with a prevalence of 11%. It is mainly seen in runners but it is not uncommon amongst people who don´t participate in sports. The tendinopathy is classified as insertional (when within 2cm of its insertion) or midportion (when 2-6cm proximal to its […]

Chronic Low Back Pain: Bio-psycho-social Model In Physiotherapy Treatment
02 Nov 2019, 8:13 am

Low back pain is termed chronic when the pain lasts for more than 3 months. The literature and clinical practice show that chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a multi-faceted problem and requires a multi-dimensional approach in its treatment (Elvey and O’Sullivan, 2004; Mc Carthy et al, 2004; Waddell, 2004). The factors that require consideration […]

Improving Outcomes For Clients With Temporomandibular Disorders
02 Nov 2019, 8:03 am

The management of Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) has now evolved from the realm of dentistry to include other healthcare professionals as TMD is multi-causal and hence a treatment approach involving various healthcare disciplines can and will improve the outcomes for the client. Some accepted contributing factors of TMD include stress, malocclusions, poor posture, myofascial pain syndrome […]

Pes Anserinus Tendinitis: The main cause of Medial Knee Pain in Runners?
01 Nov 2019, 11:39 am

With more Singaporeans taking part in endurance runs, the number of people complaining about knee pain is also increasing. If we actually ask our patients where the exact location of the pain is, they tend to point to the anterio-medial aspect of the knee. Structures in the Anterio-medial aspect of the Knee When patients complain […]

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Experiencing Knee Pain? Physiotherapy for Knee Pain
01 Nov 2019, 11:37 am

Are you experiencing knee pain? In this article, we explain why knee pain occurs and how knee pain physiotherapy can help with pain relief

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