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.

Quick Reflexes is Important to Everyone
29 Sep 2010, 9:18 pm

We wrote about proprioception a while back and how it gives us a sense of where our body parts are, relatively to each other. Besides helping us have the right posture, it is a key element that enables us to move around pain-free and accident free. Without it, we will won't be able to move […]

The Deadly Lure of Comfort
19 Sep 2010, 11:53 pm

If you have been in our clinics, you might have noticed us telling our patients stand straighter for us to check their posture. And them retorting back, "But I am standing straight!". And the look the utter disbelief when we show a photo we snapped of them and the accompanying remark, "But it felt like […]

Why get manipulated in the first place?
15 Sep 2010, 11:14 pm

A few months ago in April, we wrote about the risk of VBI when getting your neck cracked, "If you like getting your neck ‘cracked’ or thinking about it, you should know about VBI", a group of researchers from the University of Sydney in collaboration with University of Queensland found that that neck manipulation is […]

Exercise with Brace
12 Sep 2010, 11:57 pm

What are some of the facts about exercising with scoliosis brace? If you are wearing a hard brace: Due to the weight and movement restriction, you will have to change the way you do sports or exercises. For example, if you used to run, you probably will have to run for a shorter distance or […]

Surgery: The Machine Analogy Misconception
09 Sep 2010, 12:15 am

Surgery as a treatment option brings up a lot of mixed emotions amongst patients. Often it is seen as the last resort. Something that carries with its risks and pain but should definitely work. This ties in with our sense that something complicated and riskier should be better than something simpler and risk-free. This creates […]

Stretch.. Stretch.. Stretch your Fascia..
01 Sep 2010, 12:05 am

Do you know why you need to stretch your body? Let Gil Hedley tell you more about the importance of stretching to prevent “fuzzing” of the fascia.

Is the outcome of ACL Surgery really better than Conservative Management?
28 Aug 2010, 12:00 pm

If you have sustained an ACL ( Anterior Cruciate Ligament of  the knee) tear and is considering an ACL surgery, you would find it useful to know more about the latest research discussion on ACL surgery versus Physical therapy management.

Bracing for Scoliosis
26 Aug 2010, 11:35 pm

How many types of braces are available for scoliosis? In general, there are 2 main types of braces: hard brace and soft brace. Hard braces are made of thermoplastic. It has been the main brace prescribed over the last few decades. Common types of hard braces are Boston’s, Charleston’s, and Milwaukie’s etc. Hard Brace Soft […]

Knock Knees – Can I reverse it? (Part 2)
19 Aug 2010, 12:00 pm

In the previous entry for Knock Knees, we discuss about the different types of knock knees and the contributing factors of it. Now, we will talk about the problems of this condition and ways we could get rid of it. The Problems of this condition The alignment of the knee joint in someone with knock […]

Knock Knees – Can I reverse it? (Part 1)
16 Aug 2010, 12:00 pm

Knock knees is a phenomenon where it appears as though your knees are at an inwards angle in relation to your feet. Most kids under the age of 6 appear to have knock knees, but grow out of it as their body shape changes. An adult with knock knees may or may not have pain […]

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