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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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Better to Break a Bone Than to Tear a Ligament or Tendon
16 Jul 2013, 10:10 am

Breaking a Bone isn’t as bad as you may think In the course of our work, we deal with both broken bones and torn ligaments on a day to day basis. One observation that we picked up through patients is that they tend to favour and protect one over the other. For instance – when playing a sport like […]

Why Are You So Guarded About Your Pain?
09 Jul 2013, 9:04 am

That may be a strange question to hear from your therapist who you just told about your pain, but the question still stands. However, instead of guarded meaning secretive, it means why is your body behaviour protecting the painful area. We all have been through this at one point of our lives where we have […]

Physiotherapy Treatment Options for Low Back Pain (Part I)
05 Jul 2013, 9:02 am

Experiencing pain in the lower back is a very common complaint experienced by about 80% of the population in some point of their lives. Back pain is often caused by poor posture when standing or sitting, such as hunching over the computer throughout the day, or slouching when waiting for a cab. Lifting heavy objects […]

Float away Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Float Away
16 Jun 2013, 10:29 am

One design firm has taken a innovative approach to resolving carpal tunnel syndrome; something that is plaguing whole swathe of office workers everywhere – a floating mouse that elleviate the need to rest your wrist on the table when using a mouse. Czech Design firm, Kibardin Design, has taken the age old mouse design (internet […]

Understanding Shoulder Tears
12 Jun 2013, 10:16 am

Shoulder tears seem like a common term used these days; but what exactly do people mean when they say they have a shoulder tear? And what exactly is torn? The shoulder is one of the most complex joints we have in our body. It allows us a amazing range of motion, enabling us to carry out […]

Are you ready to get back to work?
23 Dec 2012, 11:12 am

Who do you know if you are well enough to get to work? Or as an employer, if your employee is ready after workplace incident? In 2012, the Workplace Safety and Health Council in Singapore revised their guidelines for Occupational Diseases. One of the key approaches on preventing injuries is not to place your employees in […]

Alleviating Sciatica Pain at Home
14 Dec 2012, 10:53 am

Sciatica is not an uncommon condition. Not all problems however are directly due to a spinal conditions. Quite often it is a result of a tight muscles in the deep within the buttocks.  The sciatic nerve runs through the buttock region. Releasing the deep tight muscles in the groin will help alleviate the pressure on […]

What does a knee-jerk response test have to do with your ankle sprain?
25 Oct 2012, 8:35 am

Almost everyone have this test done either in person or on television, the doctors takes out a small hammer and taps a spot just below the knee and the leg jerks forward. What does this test got anything to do with ankle sprains? The answer is stretch-reflexes. Stretch-reflex is one of the key mechanism in […]

After ACL Surgery, Better to Start Physiotherapy soon than to rely on Knee Braces
15 Oct 2012, 8:22 am

A recent Wearing a knee brace following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery has no effect on a person’s recovery. However, strength, range-of- motion, and functionality exercises provide significant benefits, and other new therapies may show promise. In a new literature review recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), a team of […]

More than Just an Ankle Sprain
28 Jul 2012, 9:10 am

Ankle sprains are fairly common (especially with so many running events going on these days) and an athlete can expect to get back to sport within a relatively short time of around 3-8 weeks. That’s for grade 1 or 2 ankle sprains. Grade 3’s are another matter altogether. Grade 1 sprain is defined as mild […]

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