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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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The Right Tool for a Specific Occasion
09 Jan 2012, 2:16 pm

When we came across this article in the New York Times (How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body) last week,  we knew exactly what article was all about. Don’t get us wrong, we think that yoga is fine. But rather people tend to forgot that everything has its place and time, and often in the proper […]

Recurrent Hamsting injuries?
06 Jan 2012, 10:26 am

Footballers and sprinters- you must be wondering what your doing wrong?  What is causing you to have recurrent problems with your hamstring? Now as with any injury, you should always consult your GP and or physiotherapist before commencing any new exercise… So a big mistake when rehabilitating the hamstring  is the lack of eccentric work… […]

Blackberry Thumb: 2012
05 Jan 2012, 5:55 pm

Are you texting/ using your phone for lengthy emails? Are you experiencing pain at the base of your thumb? Historically we have seen clients suffering from tennis elbow, bakers cysts, runners knee and mummy thumbs,  as with the advance of technology, a new form of repetitive strain injury is fast emerging: blackberry thumb. The thumb […]

Cigarettes May be Useful for Distance Runners?!? (or, How to Prove Anything with a Review Article)
29 Dec 2011, 2:04 pm

  Travis Saunders in Obesity Panacea: Could smoking really be beneficial for distance runners like myself? Here are Ken’s arguments: 1. Serum hemoglobin is related to endurance running performance. Smoking is known to enhance serum hemoglobin levels and (added bonus), alcohol may further enhance this beneficial adaptation. 2. Lung volume also correlates with running performance, […]

Useful Tips for Coping with Chronic Pain
22 Dec 2011, 3:09 pm

They say women naturally have a higher threshold for pain, partly due to the fact that we go through the process of childbirth which is deemed to be one of the most painful experience. But can women truly have a different threshold for pain? Have you ever wondered why our body feels pain? What is […]

Breastfeeding Tips
20 Dec 2011, 5:25 pm

Getting neck and back pain while breastfeeding? This is a typical complaint that most breastfeeding mothers experience due to poor breastfeeding postures. The solution is simple – adopt good breastfeeding postures and have adequate rest. Every woman wants her breastfeeding experience to be comfortable, hence, here are some tips for the Cradle hold and the […]

Ergonomics in the 18th Century
20 Dec 2011, 8:25 am

Did you know that Upper-Extremity musculoskeletal disorders (e.g. neck and shoulder pains) have been recognised to occur in relation to work for hundreds of years. Bernardini Ramazzini, an Italian physician and father of occupational medicine, in the 18th century described it when he said, “.. arise from three causes; first constant sitting, the perpetual motion […]

What is the difference regular injuries and sports injuries?
15 Dec 2011, 7:56 pm

“I have some shoulder pain and was wondering what is the difference between a regular injury and sports injury? Do I see a regular physiotherapist or a sports physiotherapist?” – Joel Hi Joel, The terminology used by physiotherapists can ben confusing sometimes. Body parts other than the main body trunk such as your spine and […]

Whole-Body Vibration Therapy may not slow down Osteoporosis
29 Nov 2011, 8:16 am

A recent 12-month study casts doubt on the benefits of Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) Therapy on slowing down the progress of Osteoporosis. Published in the Annals of Medicine2 this month, showed no impact on bone changes when compared to non-Whole-Body Vibration Therapy; leading the researchers to conclude that for WBV Therapy for 12 months did not […]

Another cause of Back Pain and stiffness: Ankylosing spondylitis
26 Nov 2011, 11:08 am

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a progressive chronic inflammatory disease that leads to gross stiffness and loss of range of movement of the spine. In additon to Medical interventional physiotherapy intervention plays an integral role in the management of this condition. AS is a systemic, rheumatic, progressive chronic inflammatory disease affecting the spine, more commonly affecting […]

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