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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Whole-Body Vibration Therapy may not slow down Osteoporosis
29 Nov 2011, 8:16 am

A recent 12-month study casts doubt on the benefits of Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) Therapy on slowing down the progress of Osteoporosis. Published in the Annals of Medicine2 this month, showed no impact on bone changes when compared to non-Whole-Body Vibration Therapy; leading the researchers to conclude that for WBV Therapy for 12 months did not […]

Another cause of Back Pain and stiffness: Ankylosing spondylitis
26 Nov 2011, 11:08 am

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a progressive chronic inflammatory disease that leads to gross stiffness and loss of range of movement of the spine. In addition to Medical interventional physiotherapy intervention plays an integral role in the management of this condition. AS is a systemic, rheumatic, progressive chronic inflammatory disease affecting the spine, more commonly affecting […]

Exercise therapy: Coping with pregnancy related discomforts
24 Nov 2011, 12:18 pm

Most of the musculoskeletal problems that arise during pregnancy can be prevented and treated by physiotherapy. Individualized physical therapy programs have been found more effective than group sessions for the reduction of pain and sick leave due to back pain in pregnancy. Pregnancy related problems: Physiotherapy and Exercises The most common, pregnancy related problems which […]

Playing on Artificial Turf
11 Nov 2011, 11:05 am

Playing on artificial turf is a growing phenomena in many schools and for recreational sports. Although there are benefits to playing on such surfaces, there are also important considerations that ought to be made. What is Artifical turf? It is a surface manufactured from synthetic fibers made to look like natural grass. The base is […]

Ultrasound Therapy in Physiotherapy
09 Nov 2011, 3:50 pm

“It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!” Many of you will be familiar with images of the foetus peeking out on the small monitor when the excited gynecologist proudly announces the sex of the baby to the expecting parents. This is the typical and more familiar use of ultrasound that we associate with, scanning the […]

Scoliosis: Assess your child
05 Nov 2011, 3:24 pm

Scoliosis is a problem more commonly seen in young females. There is a very simple way to assess to see if a child has a scoliosis and this is known as the Adams forward bend test. The child is asked to lean forward and bend 90 degrees at the hip whilst placing their hands between […]

Shoulder pain: The Winging Scapula
04 Nov 2011, 3:31 pm

Winging scapula (shoulder blades) refers to the scapula lifting away from the rib cage with certain arm movements. It indicates a weakness of serratus anterior, lower trapezius and rhomboid muscles. It is very common to see winging scapulas in patients with shoulder complaints such as impingement and thoracic pain; and therefore treatment regimes ought to […]

MRI’s overused in Sports Injuries?
01 Nov 2011, 5:46 am

In a previous article, we highlighted the issue of MRIs scan leading to un-necessary back surgeries (Does more MRI scanners do more good or harm?).  The issue now seems to be spreading to the sporting arena. A sports medicine orthopedist, Dr. James Andrews, wanted to test his suspicion that M.R.I. scans given to almost every […]

Your arm itches all the time but your dermatologist says there is nothing wrong with you. You might want to see a physiotherapist for a neck problem instead.
21 Oct 2011, 11:24 am

There is a chronic condition of itchy arms called brachioradial pruritus. A new study reported in the October issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology suggests a strong link between the itch and a compressed nerve in the neck which physiotherapists can help relieve. While it seems that dermatologists are just finding […]

Rotator Cuff – The Shoulder Stabilisers
17 Oct 2011, 12:59 pm

When therapist and medical professionals talk about shoulder stability, they tend to stress the importance of proper rotator cuff function. What exactly is a rotator cuff? What is its role in shoulder stability? What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is a layman term given to a group of 4 muscles and their tendons […]

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