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.

This portal is dedicated to providing clear information on the latest physiotherapy conditions and treatments for online users.

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 […]

A Case Study: Spasmodic Torticollis & Physiotherapy
17 Nov 2019, 10:01 am

Spasmodic Torticollis (ST) also known as cervical dystonia is a syndrome where the muscles in the neck contract involuntarily. This results in involuntary twisting, turning or tilting of the head and neck. These contractions may be sustained or occur in spasms. ST is usually accompanied by pain. Although it is said that ST occurs as […]

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 […]

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