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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.

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2012 Global Medical Trends on the Rise
25 Jul 2012, 9:25 am

A recent study released by Tower Watson, 2012 Global Medical Trends, shows an increase in medical costs across every market. Unsurprisingly to us, Musculoskeletal/Back Condition is the global top 5 medical cause towards the high prevalence of medical claims.  In Europe and the US, it’s the No 2 and No 3 top cause respectively. Also […]

In the Driver’s Seat: Ergonomic Set-up
09 Jun 2012, 9:26 am

Most ergonomic seating guides focus on seating at the office desk or workstation. The other times where we spend a quite a bit of sitting down at is in the driver’s seat of our vehicles. Perhaps not at much as at our desk but significant enough to contribute strain to our backs. So are we […]

Case Study: Achilles Tendon Pain from a Tilted Heel Bone
15 May 2012, 12:32 pm

In most cases, when your Achilles tendon hurts or is inflammed (Achilles tendonitis), it is usually a result of having tight calf muscles that strained the tendon and not absorbing enough of the shock from the foot falls. But this is not always true as it was with a recent client of ours. This client […]

When your knee’s catch – a meniscal tear
08 May 2012, 2:31 pm

If you feel your knees locking and when you are unable to straighten your leg, there is a possibility that you may have a meniscus tear. But what is a meniscus and how does it tear? Redistributing Weight and Shock You have two meniscus at each knee. These menisci are C-shaped are placed at each […]

Chronic pain afflicts a significant number of younger adults
04 May 2012, 9:04 am

While we generally accept that older adults experience more chronic pains than the younger ones, we often don’t realise that the numbers of younger adults are all that low either. A recent study by Gallup-Healthways showed that even young adults below the age of 30 are facing double-digit  occurences for Neck, Back, Knee or Leg […]

Is ‘Tennis Elbow’ Getting On Your Nerves?
28 Mar 2012, 12:26 pm

10% of people suffering with elbow pain, diagnosed as Tennis Elbow, were found to have co-existing nerve compression. (Brotzman & Wilk, 2007)   Thought of the day…“Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.” Marcus Aurelius […]

Physiotherapy: How will manual therapy help me?
13 Feb 2012, 12:35 pm

When arriving to see a physiotherapist, you may have concerns as to what will happen over the course of your session. You may also wonder why and what the therapist is doing. In general physiotherapists will utilise the following treatment modalities and tailor these to meet your needs. Manual Therapy Manual therapy consists of a […]

Runners: ITB Syndrome and the “Stiff” Pelvis
30 Jan 2012, 12:00 pm

If you are an avid distance runner, you may experience a tight and painful sensation on the outside of your thigh, termed ITB Syndrome (ITBS). The Illiotibial Band (IT Band) is the combined tendon of the Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) and the Gluteus Maximus (GM) muscles. The TFL and GM muscles are hip joint mobilizers […]

Useful tips to choosing your running shoes
17 Jan 2012, 5:31 pm

  It is common knowledge that excessive and long distance running can cause problems with the low back, hip, knees and feet. So how can we protect ourselves from these ailments? In addition to other factors such as regular stretches and effective warm ups and cool downs, a good pair of running shoes is vital […]

Sleeping positions
12 Jan 2012, 4:10 pm

In a previous article we discussed choosing a pillow to reduce neck pain; other than the pillow there are other factors which may contribute to a poor night sleep or  morning pain and stiffness. It is very common for people to wake up complaining of neck and back pain after a night of rest. Although […]

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