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.

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 […]

5 Ways to Fix Your Desk-job Aches
12 Aug 2015, 5:16 pm

In this age of hunchback, where many of us spend our days hunched over computer screens with our shoulders rolled forward, necks strained forward and spines rounded, we are wrecking havoc with our posture, bones and joints. Here are five common pains you may identify with: What you feel: A burning ache at the back […]

Sports Massage
Sports Massage for Performance
12 Aug 2015, 9:55 am

Many people assume that a sports massage is only for professional sports people, it’s not. The main aim of a sports massage is to help alleviate the stress and tension that builds up in your body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Whether you’re an athlete, a once-a-week jogger or just physically active, a sports massage […]

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

One common question that often pops 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 the 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 before) Experiencing back pain? Click here to find out more about physiotherapy for back pain relief and how Core Concepts […]

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 […]

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