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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Why Do We Have Missed Upper Thoracic Syndrome?
17 Nov 2019, 10:59 am

Musculoskeletal problems that stem from the upper thoracic spine are often missed or misdiagnosed as cervical in nature by both physiotherapists and medical professionals alike.  This leads to partial or non-resolution of the client’s symptoms. It causes proper diagnosis of upper thoracic syndrome to be missed. At the same time, it leaves the health professional […]

Shoulder Impingement: The What, Why and How
17 Nov 2019, 10:37 am

It is a well-documented fact since the mid-1990s that shoulder pain is the second most common musculoskeletal complaint in physiotherapy clinics after low back pain1,2. Commonly, patients would complain of pain over the lateral aspect of the shoulder (over the deltoid tubercle) and/or have difficulty lifting their arm up. The common diagnosis would normally be […]

A Case Study: Spasmodic Torticollis & Physiotherapy
17 Nov 2019, 10:01 am

Spasmodic Torticollis (ST) also known as cervical dystonia is a syndrome where the muscles in the neck contract involuntarily. This results in involuntary twisting, turning or tilting of the head and neck. These contractions may be sustained. They may also occur in spasms. ST is usually accompanied by pain. It is said that ST occurs […]

Physical Rehabilitation After Breast Cancer
10 Nov 2019, 10:10 am
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Chronic Pain: Altered Pain Processing Mechanisms And Central Sensitization
10 Nov 2019, 9:54 am

It is estimated that 10-20% of the general population is affected by chronic pain. Studies regarding chronic widespread pain in the US and the UK have suggested that around 10-11% have permanent symptoms whereas chronic regional pain was estimated to occur in 20-25% of the population4 with women are 1.5 times more likely to be […]

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Shin Splints – Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome: What is your understanding of it?
09 Nov 2019, 11:19 am

Approximately 10-20% of all runners will experience shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) once in their career. Apart from sports involving running it is also often seen in military recruits and ballet dancer. While MTSS accounts for nearly 60% of all overuse injuries seen in the leg, the real cause is not well […]

Lateral Ankle Sprain: Why is it so recurrent?
09 Nov 2019, 10:58 am

Lateral ankle sprain is one of the most common sites for acute musculoskeletal injuries accounting for 75% of ankle injuries. More than 25,000 ankle sprains occur each day in the United States. Lateral ankle sprains are the most common injury; from both competitive and recreational sports to even our day-to-day life. Yet they are so […]

Overdiagnosis of Subacromial Impingement Syndrome
07 Nov 2019, 11:14 am

Subacromial Impingement Syndrome is a common diagnosis. Unfortunately, it is often overdiagnosed as the primary etiology for patients who complain of pain in the anterosuperior aspect of a shoulder. Subacromial impingement syndrome is a specific diagnosis and it is not the only cause of pain in the anterosuperior aspect of the shoulder. What is Subacromial […]

Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy: Eccentric Exercises Show Promising Effects
07 Nov 2019, 10:54 am

Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy is one of the most common overuse injuries among recreational athletes with a prevalence of 11%. It is observed in runners most of the time. However, it is not uncommon amongst people who don’t participate in sports. The tendinopathy is classified as insertional (when within 2cm of its insertion) or midportion (when […]

Chronic Low Back Pain: Bio-Psycho-Social Model In Physiotherapy Treatment
02 Nov 2019, 8:13 am

Low back pain is termed chronic when the pain lasts for more than 3 months. The literature and clinical practice show that chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a multi-faceted problem and requires a multi-dimensional approach in its treatment (Elvey and O’Sullivan, 2004; Mc Carthy et al, 2004; Waddell, 2004). Factors Contributing To Chronic Low […]

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