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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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 condition. Quite often it is a result of 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 the […]

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

Grade 1 sprain is defined as mild damage to a ligament or ligaments without instability of the affected Grade 2 sprain is considered a partial tear to the ligament, in which it is stretched to the point that it becomes loose. Grade 3 sprain is a complete tear of a ligament, causing instability in the […]

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 […]

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