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.

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 […]

2012 Global Medical Trends on the Rise
25 Jul 2012, 9:25 am

A recent study released by Tower Watson, 2012 Global Medical Trends, shows an increase in medical costs across every market. Unsurprisingly to us, Musculoskeletal/Back Condition is the global top 5 medical cause towards the high prevalence of medical claims.  In Europe and the US, it’s the No 2 and No 3 top cause respectively. Also […]

In the Driver’s Seat: Ergonomic Set-up
09 Jun 2012, 9:26 am

Most ergonomic seating guides focus on seating at the office desk or workstation. The other times where we spend a quite a bit of sitting down at is in the driver’s seat of our vehicles. Perhaps not at much as at our desk but significant enough to contribute strain to our backs. So are we […]

Case Study: Achilles Tendon Pain from a Tilted Heel Bone
15 May 2012, 12:32 pm

In most cases, when your Achilles tendon hurts or is inflamed (Achilles tendonitis), it is usually a result of having tight calf muscles that strained the tendon and not absorbing enough of the shock from the footfalls. But this is not always true as it was with a recent client of ours. This client has […]

When your knee’s catch – a meniscal tear
08 May 2012, 2:31 pm

If you feel your knees locking and when you are unable to straighten your leg, there is a possibility that you may have a meniscus tear. But what is a meniscus and how does it tear? Redistributing Weight and Shock You have two menisci at each knee. These menisci are C-shaped are placed at each […]

Chronic pain afflicts a significant number of younger adults
04 May 2012, 9:04 am

While we generally accept that older adults experience more chronic pains than the younger ones, we often don’t realise that the numbers of younger adults are all that low either. A recent study by Gallup-Healthways showed that even young adults below the age of 30 are facing double-digit  occurences for Neck, Back, Knee or Leg […]

Is ‘Tennis Elbow’ Getting On Your Nerves?
28 Mar 2012, 12:26 pm

10% of people suffering with elbow pain, diagnosed as Tennis Elbow, were found to have co-existing nerve compression. (Brotzman & Wilk, 2007)   Thought of the day…“Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.” Marcus Aurelius […]

Physiotherapy: How will manual therapy help me?
13 Feb 2012, 12:35 pm

When arriving to see a physiotherapist, you may have concerns as to what will happen over the course of your session. You may also wonder why and what the therapist is doing. In general physiotherapists will utilise the following treatment modalities and tailor these to meet your needs. Manual Therapy Manual therapy consists of a […]

Runners: ITB Syndrome and the “Stiff” Pelvis
30 Jan 2012, 12:00 pm

If you are an avid distance runner, you may experience a tight and painful sensation on the outside of your thigh, termed ITB Syndrome (ITBS). The Illiotibial Band (IT Band) is the combined tendon of the Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) and the Gluteus Maximus (GM) muscles. The TFL and GM muscles are hip joint mobilizers […]

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