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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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TMJ dysfunction- The possible origin of severe referred pain
06 Dec 2010, 12:01 am

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) refers to the jaw joint. When dysfunction occurs in the jaw joint, it may cause symptoms that people could not associate to the jaw. This is because the pain caused by the TMJ dysfunction may refer pain to the other structures surrounding or away from the TMJ. However, early diagnosis with […]

TMJ anatomy video
28 Nov 2010, 11:59 pm

After knowing what are the causes of Jaw pain and how Physiotherapy can help, here is a short video that demonstrates the interaction between the lower jaw and the skull in the TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) with explanation on the possible causes of jaw pain.

Posterior Capsule Stretches
26 Nov 2010, 12:35 am
Jaw pain? Physiotherapy can help.
21 Nov 2010, 11:56 pm

Although physiotherapists are getting more referrals from dentists, many people are not aware that physiotherapy is capable of treating a wide range of symptoms caused by a dysfunction of the Temporoandibular Joint (TMJ). Common symptoms are local jaw pain, clicking jaw, and muscle tension around the jaw. Anatomy The TMJ is a more complex structure […]

The disabled throwing shoulder- The “Dead Arm”
13 Nov 2010, 11:29 pm

What is the “Dead Arm”? “Dead Arm” is a common term used in the athletes in sports requiring precision throwing like baseball. The term “Dead Arm” is defined as any pathological shoulder condition in which the thrower is unable to throw with pre-injury velocity and control due to pain. Dead arm usually occurs during the […]

Plantar Fasciitis? Stretching seems to do the trick
07 Nov 2010, 12:54 pm

Last year, we wrote about some Simple Exercises For Plantar Fasciitis Sufferers which included some stretches. Recently the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announced the results of a new study from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, that patients with acute plantar fasciitis who perform manual plantar fasciitis stretching exercises, as opposed to shockwave […]

Scapular (Shoulder blade) Stability
03 Nov 2010, 9:19 am

In the last article, we discussed instability of the humeral head position as a result of poor control or strength the lower rotator cuff muscles. In this article, we will look at another area of instability which is just as important, if not more in painful shoulders. Scapular instability or poor scapular control will often […]

Sling bag vs. back pack vs. luggage bag?
31 Oct 2010, 12:16 pm

Have you ever wondered why your shoulder or back is painful after carrying a bag? Or do you ever wonder if your children are getting the most suitable bags for their posture and growing body? Let’s now look at how each type of bag should be carried, and what the common problems may be when […]

Safe and effective weight in the gym
29 Oct 2010, 4:53 pm

Figuring out what is the right amount of weight you can carry safely to prevent injuries from happening? This article will answer your burning question and keep you on the right track. How much weight can I lift in the gym to prevent injuries? A safe intensity for resistance training can be determined using your […]

Which position would your lumbar discs be happy in? (Lumbar disc pressure video)
15 Oct 2010, 4:14 pm

Have you ever wonder how much pressure your lumbar discs have to sustain in different types of body positions and why certain positions are more prone to back pain than others? Click on the following link to find out more.

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