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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Want to correct your Posture? Try Cogwheel Model.
26 Jan 2011, 12:00 am

The Cogwheel Model is a theory of postural correction where the segments of the body are all related. These segments are like cogwheels, i.e. when one part moves, the others should naturally follow. These segments are the low back/pelvis, trunk and head/neck regions. To correct a slouched posture using the Cogwheel method, you should tilts […]

Rehabilitating Shoulder Motion after Surgery
19 Jan 2011, 12:07 pm

Imagine you were driving your car and you heard a screeching noise coming from your front wheel. It turns out that the alignment was out and that the wheel was scrapping against some part of the car. Your mechanic said that he could trim-off the bit of the car that the wheel was scrapping against. […]

Neckache from Deskbound work. Can Physiotherapy help?
17 Jan 2011, 3:14 pm

“Dear Sir / Madam, My neck has been aching on and off when I am working at my desk. Recently, I started to experience heavy headedness and I tend to lose concentration due to that. I have gone through an X-ray and I was told that I have cervical Spondylosis with a bone spur pressing […]

Layout your work surface or desk for better ergonomics and productivity
28 Dec 2010, 8:00 am

When people discuss about office ergonomics, the main things that come to mind are chairs and desks. But office ergonomics is much more than that. It is about the interaction of your work environment with your human body. Chairs and desk are only part of it. One component of office ergonomics that is overlooked but […]

Office Ergonomics or The Lack of It : Part II
21 Dec 2010, 8:00 am

Continues from Office Ergonomics or  The Lack of It : Part I After working on the laptop for an hour, I get headaches and neck pains.  However, if I use the desk top, I seem to be able to work longer without discomfort. The use of laptops for work is widespread. However, the screens on […]

Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy
19 Dec 2010, 8:00 am

Achilles tendinopathy is particularly prevalent especially runner but it is not uncommon to find them amongst people who don't participate in sports. Amongst people who play sports, about 11% suffer from this overuse injury. If you suffer from mid-portion achilles tendinopathy, then eccentric exercises are for you. If you are runner, the achilles tendon plays […]

Office Ergonomics or The Lack of It : Part I
17 Dec 2010, 1:02 am

A large number of people who seek medical help for their musculoskeletal problems usually present with neck, shoulder and back pains. These clients are often deskbound at work and with the increase use of computers, it is no wonder the incidence of spinal pains is on the rise. The repetitive stress associated with our work […]

Ergonomics Guideline
11 Dec 2010, 2:00 pm

Desperate to get comfortable with your work station to promote a more ideal sitting posture so to prevent you from getting aches all over your body? Attached is a link to our Ergonomic checklist that you can print out for your own use. Ergonomic checklist pdf PS: REMEMBER to adjust the workstation when you are […]

What are Tendons and what is Tendonitis? (video)
10 Dec 2010, 1:18 pm

Have you heard of the terms "tendons" and "tendonitis" from the doctor or physiotherapist and wondering what they are? This video gives good explanation on what are tendons and what happen in tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon).

TMJ dysfunction – Origin of severe referred pain surrounding and away from the Jaw Joint
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 […]

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