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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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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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 […]

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