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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 Rotator Cuff Stabilty
27 Aug 2011, 4:19 pm

It is no breaking news that the rotator cuff muscles provide stability for the glenohumeral joint maintaining the position of the humerus within the shallow glenoid cavity. Different rotator cuff muscles will work at different ranges and positions, in order to achieve this stabilty. Why is this important? Clinically when prescribing exercises to rehabilitate an […]

Some FAQs concerning Physiotherapy- part 2
24 Aug 2011, 3:44 pm

For those of you who found FAQs helpful last week, some more FAQS…….. Physiotherapy vs surgery-which should I opt for? Your doctor  may best advise you, and in some cases surgery may be the only option. However it is common for doctors to suggest a course of physiotherapy as the first line of treatment-why? Because […]

Some FAQs concerning Physiotherapy- Part 1
20 Aug 2011, 2:12 pm

Trying anything for the first time can be stressful, then add in the PAIN factor and understandably concerns are greater. Physiotherapy can be daunting especially when you hear comments such as NO PAIN NO GAIN, or the thought of grueling exercise session. However the purpose of physiotherapy is simply to work out the cause of […]

Strengthen and tone your bottom and thighs!
15 Aug 2011, 11:56 am

For all of you out there, who are looking to tone, strengthen and tighten your bottom and thighs, look no further. Check out the below videos for some good exercises. Squatting Bridging Lunges I would strongly recommend consulting a physiotherapist if you are experiencing back or knee pain prior to commencing the above exercises.

Physical Rehabilitation after Breast Cancer
12 Aug 2011, 2:13 pm

Breast cancer is ranked as one of the most common types of cancer affecting Singaporean women today. (Singapore Cancer Registry, Interim Report, Trends In Cancer Incidence In Singapore 2004-2008). Disease free survival after diagnosis and treatment  has been reported to be between 63%-74% at 10 years, with overall survival rates of 63-86% (Jacobsen et al, […]

Tips for a healthy Ramadan
02 Aug 2011, 2:02 pm

Ramadan mubarak to everyone who is celebrating this holy month. As of the 1st August, muslims worldwide are observing a complete fast from food and drink during the daylight hours, for 30 days. Ramadan has a tendency to affect a person in several ways not only as they are not eating but it affects their […]

Shoulder impingment from slouched sitting position
Shoulder pain in office workers
20 Jul 2011, 9:00 am

A shoulder impingement is common amongst athletes involved in overhead sports. Ironically the same condition can happen in someone who leads a more sedentary lifestyle. A common scenario is where someone reaches out for a stack of documents or a heavy object that weighs too much for the shoulder muscles. A deskbound worker’s posture are […]

Case Study Concepts: – Mid-back pain and the rib cage
18 Jul 2011, 8:14 am
Pain in the Thumb and Wrists for New Mums
14 Jul 2011, 12:44 pm

Its common knowledge, that pregnant women and new mothers are prone to experience low back pain. Lots have been said to why, and such women have successfully been treated with strengthening exercises to stabilise the pelvis. However did you know that pregnant women and new born mothers were also prone to wrist and thumb problems? […]

Is Back and Neck Pain a ‘Lottery’?
12 Jul 2011, 12:57 pm

Or can we predict those who are likely to have pain? Spinal pain is the second largest cause of absence from work and the largest cause of loss of productivity in the workplace (Borenstein, 2004)   Several risk factors have been identified which may predispose an individual to develop back and neck pain.  This suggests […]

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