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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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 quotes […]

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 […]

Useful tips to choosing your running shoes
17 Jan 2012, 5:31 pm

  It is common knowledge that excessive and long distance running can cause problems with the low back, hip, knees and feet. So how can we protect ourselves from these ailments? In addition to other factors such as regular stretches and effective warm ups and cool downs, a good pair of running shoes is vital […]

Sleeping positions
12 Jan 2012, 4:10 pm

In a previous article we discussed choosing a pillow to reduce neck pain; other than the pillow there are other factors which may contribute to a poor night sleep or  morning pain and stiffness. It is very common for people to wake up complaining of neck and back pain after a night of rest. Although […]

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 you are 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 […]

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 […]

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