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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Diastasis Recti: What is Mummy Tummy all about?
23 Jan 2020, 1:48 pm

Congratulations on your newborn baby! There is something wonderful about welcoming a new life into the world. Now that you’ve successfully given birth to your baby, it is time for your body to recover from the pregnancy and delivery journey. Post delivery recovery usually takes 6 – 8 weeks, but there could be postnatal problems […]

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Aches and Pains of Chinese New Year
20 Jan 2020, 1:37 pm

Aches and Pains of Chinese New Year is a topic that is seldom talked about. For most people, chinese new year is a season for feasting and socialising, but many tend to overlook the physical aspect involved in the celebrations. For those of you who take part in spring cleaning during the chinese new year, […]

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Physiotherapy for Back Pain in Pregnancy
17 Dec 2019, 1:53 pm

In our previous articles, we expanded more on pregnancy related back pain, why it occurs and pregnancy safe treatment methods to relieve back pain. In this article, we touch on physiotherapy as a treatment method for back pain during pregnancy. The Impact of Pain Before we move on to discussing physiotherapy as a treatment method […]

Back Pain In Pregnancy – The Best Treatment Methods
09 Dec 2019, 11:39 am

In our last article, we spoke about the prevalence of back pain in Singapore – particularly back pain during pregnancy. We shared more about the reason why back pain affects over 50% of pregnant women during their pregnancy. In this article – we will be exploring more on back pain treatment during pregnancy, how you […]

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Back Pain in Pregnancy? 3 Reasons Why Back Pain in Pregnancy Occurs
09 Dec 2019, 11:34 am

First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy! Pregnancy is a wonderful thing, however the experience may not always be a bed of roses. The pregnancy journey can take a toll on the body and cause discomfort to occur. During the pregnancy journey, certain discomforts such as morning sickness, poor bladder control and back pain may […]

Understanding Diastasis Recti Abdominis
19 Nov 2019, 11:16 am

Just when you thought there was enough to screen for during pregnancy, this article tells you how important it is to keep an eye on the diastasis recti abdominis (DRA). It can affect a long list of secondary problems, more than just the appearance and general tone of a postnatal mom’s tummy.  What is it? […]

Physiotherapy Treatment of Cervical Spondylosis- looking beyond shortwave and traction
18 Nov 2019, 9:54 am

Cervical spondylosis is one of the most common conditions referred by doctors to physiotherapists. In this article,  we discuss the several causes of pain in cervical spondylosis and the anatomical structures responsible for it. Specific treatment targetted to each of these structures is subsequently described. This highlights the crux of our clinical reasoning. Furthermore, the […]

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Whiplash-Associated Disorders: A Review of Non-Pharmacological Treatment Protocols
18 Nov 2019, 9:40 am

The number of road accidents in Singapore has grown steadily in the last few years. In 2008, a total of 14,995 road accidents and 10,000 related injuries were recorded. With figures like these, we can expect an increase in whiplash injuries whereby the family doctor will be the first to be called on. This article […]

Missed upper thoracic syndrome
17 Nov 2019, 10:59 am

Musculoskeletal problems stemming from the upper thoracic spine are often missed or misdiagnosed as cervical in nature, by both physiotherapists and medical professionals alike.  This leads to partial or non-resolution of the client’s symptoms, leaving the health professional confounded and client helpless and frustrated. This article discusses how this may happen and looks at the […]

Shoulder Impingement: The What, Why and How
17 Nov 2019, 10:37 am

It is a well-documented fact since the mid-1990s that shoulder pain is the second most common musculoskeletal complaint in physiotherapy clinics after low back pain1,2. Commonly, patients would complain of pain over the lateral aspect of the shoulder (over the deltoid tubercle) and/or have difficulty lifting their arm up. The common diagnosis would normally be […]

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