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Shoulder Impingement Exercises Part 2-3: Opening Arc from low to high
02 Oct 2013, 8:19 am

2-3. Opening Arc from low to high (Presented by Chng Chye Tuan, Senior Physiotherapist) The next exercise is a movement called an Opening Arc from low to high. What this action does is to activate your infraspinatus, teres minor and supraspinatus all through this range; from the low range to the high range. This is […]

Shoulder Impingement Exercises Part 2-2: External Rotation in 90° Abduction
30 Sep 2013, 8:11 am

2-2. External Rotation in 90° Abduction (Presented by Chng Chye Tuan, Senior Physiotherapist) The next exercise is called an external rotation in a 90°-90° angle with external rotation (in short: External Rotation in 90° Abduction). You are going to go through this movement of your shoulder in a 90° angle here and an elbow of […]

Shoulder Impingement Exercises Part 2-1: External Rotation in 30° Abduction
26 Sep 2013, 9:00 am

2-1. External Rotation in 30° Abduction (Presented by Chng Chye Tuan, Senior Physiotherapist) The first exercise we are going to do is called the External Rotation in 30° abduction . So what we are going to do is the have the fist in this way. And pull the shoudler blade backwards in a neutral position […]

A quick fix: Pregnancy associated Pubic pain
07 Sep 2013, 11:04 pm

You may be familiar with pubic pain, associated with pregnancy. Physiotherapy intervention is well documented and understood when dealing with obstetrics. Occasionally  due to tight adductors muscles, the pubic bone can be pulled down on one side. When a therapist assesses the pubis, this difference between the left and right pubis is palpable and quite […]

Shoulder Impingement Exercise Part 1-3: High Row
29 Aug 2013, 3:28 pm

3. High Row (Presented by Chng Chye Tuan, Senior Physiotherapist) The next exercise we are going to do is called the High Row. This exercise trains your middle trapezius and lower trapezius. In this angle, it will train the middle trapezius more than the lower trapezius. So lets go straight into the exercise. Again with […]

Shoulder Impingement Exercise Part 1-2: Upright Row
21 Aug 2013, 2:50 pm

[continues from Shoulder Impingement Exercise Part 1-1: Low Row] 1. Upright Row (Presented Chye Tuan) The second exercise is called an Upright Row. So I will demostrate this exercise to you. With the mid-height cable, take a step backwards. Stand with a soft knee. And what you are going to do is to pull the […]

Shoulder Impingement Exercise Part 1-1: Low Row
15 Aug 2013, 9:21 am

Good day everyone. Welcome to the Core Concepts Channel. My name is Chye Tuan. Today we are going to talk about Shoulder Impingement, more commonly known as Rotator Cuff Impingement. The rotator cuff muscle is a group of muscles around the shoulder joint that helps to stabilise the ball and socket joint. What happens in […]

Not All Pain In the Back Is Back Pain – It Could Be Rib Pain
26 Jul 2013, 9:36 am

We had a patient recently how came in with mid-back pain just off to the side of the spine. He thought he strained a back muscle from heavy lifting over the weekend but it turned out that he strained his rib (intercostals) muscles instead. These are muscles between your ribs. The patient of ours had […]

Slow-Speed Whiplash Happens
23 Jul 2013, 11:28 am

We tend to associate whiplash injuries with high speed car collisions but whiplash can also occur at much lower speeds. Some research has shown that whiplash injuries can occur with speed changes (velocity change) as low as 10-15km/h1. 15km/h is often the speed limit for parking lots! So if someone has “bumped” into you recently […]

“Why am I not getting better with repeated traction or decompression therapy? I feel better but it doesn’t last.”
19 Jul 2013, 2:56 pm

Some patients like yourself may experience the back pain returning despite going for repeated traction. That doesn’t mean that traction (decompression therapy) as an ineffective treatment and a waste of time. Although traction helps in relieving your back pain , traction does not cure the underlying cause of back pain and thus, back pain comes […]


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