Articles on Physiotherapy Treatments and Musculoskeletal Conditions

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Another source for shoulder pain: Could it be the AC joint?
13 Oct 2011, 12:00 pm

Rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder and impingement are all very common and well-known conditions that may produce dysfunction at the shoulder. Less common but still potentially problematic and therefore another important consideration when determining the source of shoulder pain is the Acromion clavicular (Ac) joint. Anatomy of the shoulder joint The clavicle (collar bone) has […]

A hypothesis: Why Singaporean Kids are more likely to develop neck pain than their counterparts in South East Asia?
10 Oct 2011, 10:35 am

As a physiotherapist working in private practice, I am starting to see an increasing trend of younger clients with neck pain. The youngest has been 8, but the majority are between 13-16 years of age. I believe that this is a trend that we will continue to see with potential for even younger clients. My […]

Suction Power – The Glenoid Labrum
06 Oct 2011, 9:58 am

The shoulder is quite a unique joint in comparison to the rest of the joints in the human body. For example, what holds it up? Let’s take a deeper look. Deep beneath the skin and muscles, things turn out to be quite surprising. The Shoulder Joint The shoulder joint is simply the joint where the […]

Hip Exercises
30 Sep 2011, 8:18 am

The previous two hip articles  (Hip muscles to target in arthiritis and Oesteoarthiritis: Hip and Habits), talked about the importance of strengthening the deep hip abductors (in hip conditions) over superficial muscles. Useful hip strengthening and stretches exercises are demonstrated below; although it is strongly recommended you seek the advice of a medical practitioner/ physiotherapist […]

Neck Pain: The truth on Traction
29 Sep 2011, 4:15 pm

The amount of people working in a desk bound jobs is increasing worldwide. Unfortunately, these jobs tend to go, hand in hand with a greater chance of suffering from prolonged neck and back pain. Maybe for this very reason, currently the most common source of musculoskeletal disability is chronic neck pain. According to a recent […]

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Gym Users – Are you OVER-working the PECS?
26 Sep 2011, 9:13 am

If your gym workout is giving you neck and shoulder pains, you could be over-training your pectoral or chest muscles. The key is a balanced training program that focuses on several muscle groups to prevent muscle imbalance developing and the consequent dysfunction. Muscle imbalance leading to dysfunction The effects of over developing one muscle group […]

Osteoarthiritis: Hip and Habits
19 Sep 2011, 5:04 pm

The previous article touched upon hip Oa and muscles which may be weak and strong allowing for more specific rehabilitation. In addition to muscle imbalance, are there particular postures that a person adopts that aggravates the disease process? OA can affect all joints and where a lot has been said about arthiritic knees in this […]

Heal your Achilles Heel
17 Sep 2011, 9:45 am

Most cases of achilles pain that we see at our clinics have reached the tendinosis stage. In simple terms this stage is where the cells are degenerated and not repairing properly. This is different to Achilles tendinitis where inflammation is the primary process. There are many factors to consider for effective healing of an Achilles […]

Triathlon series – 10 tips for a SPEEDY Transition: Micheal Lyons
14 Sep 2011, 4:22 pm

Trying to always cut short your timing in your triathlon race? Not sure how? Maybe you are wasting time on the crucial transition phase….. In this series for triathlon, Michael Lyons who is a veteran podium finisher triathlete is going to share with us his winning tips for a fast transition phase. Thanks Micheal Preparation […]

Hip muscles to target in arthiritis
09 Sep 2011, 12:27 pm

Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is very common amongst an elderly population. There is a lot of research looking at the causes, the process and even potential (conservative, pharmacological and operative) treatment of osteoarthritis, but what is not as clearly understood is how the muscles of the hip are affected. Why is this important, as clinicians we […]

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