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.

This portal is dedicated to providing clear information on the latest physiotherapy conditions and treatments for online users.

Shoulder impingment from slouched sitting position
Shoulder pain in office workers
20 Jul 2011, 9:00 am

A shoulder impingement is common amongst athletes involved in overhead sports. Ironically the same condition can happen in someone who leads a more sedentary lifestyle. A common scenario is where someone reaches out for a stack of documents or a heavy object that weighs too much for the shoulder muscles. A deskbound worker’s posture are […]

Case Study – Mid-back pain and the rib cage
18 Jul 2011, 8:14 am

This case study revolves around a client who came with complaints about pain around the upper back (the area surrounding the thoracic spine) to consult with our physiotherapist. The client has had a variety of treatments in the past focusing on the upper back area, but had little or no improvement. Noting that the client […]

Pain in the Thumb and Wrists for New Mums
14 Jul 2011, 12:44 pm

Its common knowledge, that pregnant women and new mothers are prone to experience low back pain. Lots have been said to why, and such women have successfully been treated with strengthening exercises to stabilise the pelvis. However, did you know that pregnant women and newborn mothers were also prone to wrist and thumb problems? Carpal […]

Is Back and Neck Pain a ‘Lottery’?
12 Jul 2011, 12:57 pm

Or can we predict those who are likely to have pain? Spinal pain is the second largest cause of absence from work and the largest cause of loss of productivity in the workplace (Borenstein, 2004) Several risk factors have been identified which may predispose an individual to develop back and neck pain.  This suggests that […]

Arm pain or neck pain – where is the source?
08 Jul 2011, 12:04 pm

Have you ever experienced pain in the arm, but the movements of the shoulder and elbow do not seem to aggravate the pain? Or found pain on the side of your thigh or knee, but there is nothing wrong with your knee? Are you imagining the pain? Where is the pain coming from? These pains […]

Stretches, Trigger ball and Foam Roller exercises for runners
03 Jul 2011, 5:10 pm

Muscle tightness and stiffness are the unwanted constant companions of runners, especially after a long, hard run. They can affect the recovery of muscles, which means despite training hard, if not managed regularly and appropriately, can give rise to potential injuries such as ITB syndrome, low Back Pain, and even affect the your running mechanics. […]

Pilates and Physiotherapy
30 Jun 2011, 4:52 pm

What is Pilates? Pilates is a unique body conditioning exercise designed to rebalance the body, bringing it, into its correct neutral alignment whilst targeting the deep postural muscles (Transverse abdominals and muscles of the pelvic diaphragm). In essence pilates challenges the core muscles and builds strength from the inside out, helping a person to reshape […]

Yearning for a Good ‘Neck’ Sleep?
19 Jun 2011, 4:25 pm

Have you ever woken up with a stiff and/or painful neck or shoulder, and wonder if it is because of the pillow that is causing the problem? If the answer is most likely a yes, continue to read on. A pillow that fails to support the neck probably will cause the neck to end up in a […]

Idiopathic Scoliosis Classification
08 Jun 2011, 12:00 am

This article is a follow-up article on the series of idiopathic scoliosis published previously. In this article, we will talk about the different types of classification and the importance of it. One of the main differences between the traditional treatment of scoliosis and that of SpineCor system for physiotherapy and bracing is the use of […]

Treatment Options for Chronic Pain- What Does the Research say?
03 Jun 2011, 10:39 pm

As discussed in the previous article, chronic pain can manifest through very complex thought processes, as result of a wide variety of factors stemming from physical, psychological and cultural influences. For this reason, there is not one single fix for chronic pain, but its treatment is very much defendant on a combined approach. This article […]

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