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.

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 […]

Tennis Elbow: Mobilisation with movement and exercise, corticosteroid injection, or wait and see. Which is faster
09 Jan 2015, 8:00 am

Tennis elbows occur fairly often around 1-3% of the general population. Meaning some 165,000 people in Singapore is suffering from this condition at some point in time. Given it is common condition, it is then an interesting question to find what is the fastest treatment approach to getting better. This was the question that a […]

Biomechanics of OsteoArthritic Knees and How an OA Knee Brace corrects it
02 Jan 2015, 8:00 am

The most common form of Knee Osteoarthritis or OA knee is the pain on the inner side of the knee (or the medial side). This has to do with the fact that most of us are slightly bow-legged, not enough to be said bow-legged, but a slight bias toward it. The video below is quite […]

Knee Cartilage Tears
Why doesn’t my knee cartilage heal itself?
27 Dec 2014, 3:37 pm

The chances are you know someone who has knee pains or OA knees. The most common cause of this condition is the wear and tear or the cartilage cushioning the knee joint as we move. Most people when first confronted with Osteoarthritis Knees is to ask, “How do I get this to heal?”. Unfortunately, cartilage […]

Lateral Epicondylitis – Busting some myths on what is previously understood about the Tennis Elbow and what can be done for it.
07 Apr 2014, 10:50 am

It was previously believed to be solely an inflammatory condition, lateral epicondylitis, or what is commonly known as Tennis Elbow, has been shown instead to be a degenerative condition, and is caused by repetitive strain or overuse of the forearm muscles. Tennis Elbow develops with the tight band of tendons of the forearm muscle repeatedly […]

Ergonomics problems like Back and Neck Pains cost Singapore $3.5 billion a year
31 Mar 2014, 10:17 am

Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Instituteestimates that work-related musculoskeletal disorders and other ergonomic problems result in an economic loss of $3.5 billion a year to Singapore1.  This is approximately 1% of Singapore GDP. This may not seem much but when compared to the average 1% productivity growth recorded in the past decade, without these ergonomic […]

3 Common Leading Causes to Back Pain
26 Mar 2014, 9:36 am

A back pain episode may seem sudden but usually there is path you can trace that lead up to it. Often it is not one thing that contributed to the back pain episode but there are some common scenarios leading up to it. Below are three. Prolonged Sitting One of the biggest changes in our […]

Running Shoe Technology may not have a big impact on reducing running risk injuries
21 Mar 2014, 11:26 am

A new study, “Influence of midsole hardness of standard cushioned shoes on running-related injury risk“, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, showed little evidence that running shoe technology have in reducing running risk injuries The researchers monitored 247 runners wearing trainers from “a renowned sports equipment manufacturer,” with varying midsole stiffness. After five […]

7 Common Swimming Sports Injuries
03 Feb 2014, 5:10 pm

Injuries and Competitive Swimmers almost go hand-in-hand with the high-volume of training that one undergoes to stay or pull ahead of the rest of the field. In this article, we will take a quick look at some of the common injuries one can expect and why they come about. Shoulder and Upper Arm Swimming Injuries […]

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