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.

Sharpening Blunt Instruments
30 Jan 2015, 8:00 am

If you have been a regular reader of our articles, you know that we emphasize on the need for deep differential diagnosis. But the why the need for this deep thinking may not be so obvious. By and large the physiotherapy techniques are blunts instruments. They take much time to sharpen, experience that any physiotherapist […]

Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
26 Jan 2015, 8:00 am

Despite its name, Sinus Tarsi Syndrome has nothing do with your nose, but rather something at the other end of it – your ankle. Sinus Tarsi Syndrome refers to a collective condition of pains at the Sinus Tarsi area of your ankle and not specific to a particular type of problem like ligament strain or […]

Text Neck – Not just poor posture. It is sustained poor posture.
22 Jan 2015, 10:31 am

Text-neck is on the rise. Sounds very ominous and if you google this search term, you will get headlines screaming at this problem making it all sound like something new. Far from it, rather it is a problem centuries old, starting from most probably from the first inking of the printing press circa 1439 by […]

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 […]

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