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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Shoulder Impingement Exercise Part 1-2: Upright Row
21 Aug 2013, 2:50 pm

[continues from Shoulder Impingement Exercise Part 1-1: Low Row] 1. Upright Row (Presented Chye Tuan) The second exercise is called an Upright Row. So I will demonstrate this exercise to you. With the mid-height cable, take a step backwards. Stand with a soft knee. And what you are going to do is to pull the […]

Shoulder Impingement Exercise Part 1-1: Low Row
15 Aug 2013, 9:21 am

Good day everyone. Welcome to the Core Concepts Channel. My name is Chye Tuan. Today we are going to talk about Shoulder Impingement, more commonly known as Rotator Cuff Impingement. The rotator cuff muscle is a group of muscles around the shoulder joint that helps to stabilise the ball and socket joint. What happens in […]

Not All Pain In the Back Is Back Pain – It Could Be Rib Pain
26 Jul 2013, 9:36 am

We had a patient recently how came in with mid-back pain just off to the side of the spine. He thought he strained a back muscle from heavy lifting over the weekend but it turned out that he strained his rib (intercostals) muscles instead. These are muscles between your ribs. The patient of ours had […]

Slow-Speed Whiplash Happens
23 Jul 2013, 11:28 am

We tend to associate whiplash injuries with high speed car collisions but whiplash can also occur at much lower speeds. Some research has shown that whiplash injuries can occur with speed changes (velocity change) as low as 10-15km/h1. 15km/h is often the speed limit for parking lots! So if someone has “bumped” into you recently […]

“Why am I not getting better with repeated traction or decompression therapy? I feel better but it doesn’t last.”
19 Jul 2013, 2:56 pm

Some patients like yourself may experience back pain returning despite going for repeated traction. That doesn’t mean that traction (decompression therapy) as an ineffective treatment and a waste of time. Although traction helps in relieving your back pain , traction does not cure the underlying cause of back pain and thus, back pain comes back […]

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

In physiotherapy, we deal with both broken bones and torn ligaments a regular basis. But we noticed that patients tend to protect one more than the other. For example, when playing a sport like a football, patients more often than not choose to protect a shin-bone (shin guards) than to wear a knee guard to […]

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 […]

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