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.

Serratus Anterior and Side Stitches
08 Oct 2015, 11:51 am

Have you noticed a side stitch that creeps up on you every time you decide to go for a much-needed evening run? Myofascial trigger points (aka muscle knots) in overworked serratus anterior muscles are the most frequent cause of these incapacitating snitch that affects many runners and other athletes.

Eccentric Contractions for Positive Muscle Growth
06 Oct 2015, 11:48 am

If you’re looking to gain strength quickly after an injury, negative training is one of the best ways to accomplish it at a faster pace. It is also a great way to break through a plateau in your training or increase the effectiveness of your workout.

5 Questions for your Knee Pain
01 Oct 2015, 11:43 am

Knee problems are very common and they occur in people of all ages. Your knees provide stable support for the body and also allow your legs to bend and straighten; you need both flexibility and stability every time you stand, walk, run, crouch, jump and turn. Sports, exercise and even your daily activities can cause muscle strains, tendinitis, or more serious injuries to your knees.

5 Common Running Injuries to Avoid
28 Sep 2015, 11:37 am

Whether you’re out on the pavements or in the gym, running is a great cardio activity that burns calories and strengthens your heart and lungs. But it can also take a toll on your body if you’re not careful. Here are the top five common injuries you can avoid on your next run.

Unknotting the Muscle
25 Sep 2015, 6:54 pm

We often speak about how a massage will break down the muscle knots in your body, but what exactly is a muscle knot? Muscle Knots aka Trigger Points There are no actual knots involved, of course; the clinical term for muscle knots is myofascial trigger points. A trigger point is a small patch of tightly contracted muscle that have gone […]

Prevent Shoulder Pain with 3 Rotator Cuff Exercises
04 Sep 2015, 1:39 pm

A typical complaint that’s always brought up among sports people is shoulder pain, or in particular, the rotator cuff. Shoulder injuries can be extremely painful and slow to heal, but there are numerous exercises to help you recover. Internal Rotation Place a towel under your arm to ensure your elbows are tucked in and not flaring […]

Elbow Pain from Working Out
02 Sep 2015, 8:47 pm

Pain is your body’s first warning sign that something is wrong and you should always address the problem before it gets worse. Even if you are able to train around joint pains, it still doesn’t mean you can ignore them. Why does my elbow hurt when I’m working out? The most common condition that affects the elbow […]

Smartphones – A Pain in the Neck
24 Aug 2015, 5:54 pm

In Singapore, 4.4 million or 80% of our population are active mobile social users – that’s a 56% increase from 2014. We spend an average of 3 hours daily on our mobile devices, straining our necks along the way. #Firstworldproblems We are a nation with text neck, a very real malady associated with excessive smartphone use. We send […]

Wrist Exercises
Exercises to Prevent Wrist Injuries
17 Aug 2015, 2:48 pm

Whether it’s hours on the computer or hours in the gym, your wrists are constantly under demand. Proper wrist flexibility and stability is crucial to help prevent injury. A common issue that arises from prolonged training is carpal tunnel syndrome. Made up of bones and ligaments, the carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in your wrist […]

Physiotherapy for Knee Osteoarthritis
13 Aug 2015, 9:27 am

Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is one of the most prevalent joint issues in our aging population. Whether you get it following a traumatic knee injury or simply from wear and tear, the result is pretty much the same – pain and a reduced ability to live an active life. While painkillers help relieve pain and anti-inflammatory […]

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