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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.

What are some of the test that physios do for low back pain?
20 Feb 2015, 8:00 am

One common question that often pop up when we see patients with low back pain is, “What sort of tests do you do if you don’t take an x-ray or MRI”. Well here is a video showing some of tests your physiotherapist can do

Low Back Pain by Dr Mike Evans
15 Feb 2015, 11:08 pm

This is a great video for a quick overview of the typical types of low back pain. The interesting thing is the statistics on the need for x-rays or MRIs (something that we have discussed about before)

Top 3 Ergonomic Risk-Factors
11 Feb 2015, 8:00 am

When assessing the workplace for ergonomic risk, 3 things factors are usually targeted for elimination, and reduction where elimination is not possible. They are, Sustained Poor Posture High Task Repetition Forceful Exertion These 3 factors directly lead to muscle fatigue or strain, leaving the body open to injuries. Sustained Poor Posture Sustained poor posture is […]

It’s not Tennis Elbow! …..even if you play tennis.
07 Feb 2015, 8:00 am

If you have diagnosed as having “tennis elbow” but the treatment doesn’t seems  to be helping, you might just have Radial Tunnel Syndrome or RTS instead. They both have similar pain symptoms (but not quite the same) in the same general area of the elbow. In the case of tennis elbow, it is a case […]

First Human Skeletal Muscle Grown in the Lab to Contract with Electrical Pulses
03 Feb 2015, 8:00 am

Researchers at Duke University has successfully grown human skeletal muscle fibres in the labratory and got them to contract under electrical impulses. Previously, researchers were able to grow muscles tissues in the lab but they were not able to get to “come alive” so to speak. Are we getting closer to the days where degenerative […]

Sharpening Blunt Instruments
30 Jan 2015, 8:00 am

If you have been a regular reader of our articles, you know that we emphasize on the need for deep differential diagnosis. But the why the need for this deep thinking may not be so obvious. By and large the physiotherapy techniques are blunts instruments. They take much time to sharpen, experience that any physiotherapist […]

Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
26 Jan 2015, 8:00 am

Despite its name, Sinus Tarsi Syndrome has nothing do with your nose, but rather something at the other end of it – your ankle. Sinus Tarsi Syndrome refers to a collective condition of pains at the Sinus Tarsi area of your ankle and not specifically to a particular type of problem like ligament strain or […]

Text Neck – Not just poor posture. It is sustained poor posture.
22 Jan 2015, 10:31 am

Text-neck is on the rise. Sounds very ominous and if you google this search term, you will get headlines screaming at this problem making it all sound like something new. Far from it, rather it is a problem centuries old, starting from most probably from the first inking of the printing press circa 1439 by […]

Battling Bad Science
18 Jan 2015, 8:00 am

At Core Concepts, we work hard to explain what seems like complicated matters and not hide behind credentials. If you believe in this, you should meet Dr. Ben Goldacre. Julia Belluz in Vox: ScreenHunter_935 Jan. 01 11.14If you haven’t been reading Dr. Ben Goldacre, you should. He is arguably one of the most interesting and […]

Physiotherapy still important after Total Knee Replacement
14 Jan 2015, 2:00 pm

In some cases where the knee osteoarthritis or knee OA is severe and the patient is healthy, Total Knee Replacement or TKR may the most viable solution to your knee pains. So the question arise, “does that mean I can now avoid needing physiotherapy?”. This is a particularly important question as often after a successful […]


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