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.

Hard Core Muscles for Mummies (Part 2)
10 Jul 2010, 8:00 am

In the previous article on "Hard Core Muscles for Mummies (part 1)", we have touched on the importance of strong core muscles. Now let us look at some simple exercises (that do not require equipment) people can do at home to help strengthen their core muscles. Exercises should be done daily for 3 -4 weeks […]

For Swimmers : Common Injuries, Treatment and Prevention tips
07 Jul 2010, 1:06 am

Do you swim leisurely or competitively? If yes, continue to read on. Recently, one of our physiotherapists, Chng Chye Tuan was interviewed by Style:Men on the common musculoskeletal injuries face by swimmers in the July’s issue. Do read on to find out what he has to share. What are the common problems competitive/regular swimmers face? […]

Surgical Procedure of Total Hip Replacement video
03 Jul 2010, 1:11 am

Do you have hip osteoarthritis and is so painful that you are considering to have a Total Hip Replacement surgery? Click on the following link to understand more about the surgical procedure of the Total Hip Replacement.

Hard Core Muscles for Mummies (Part 1)
29 Jun 2010, 2:00 pm

Recently our physiotherapist Cheryl Ng was interviewed by Young Parents Magazine and published in the July version on why having a "hard" core can save your neck and back from daily activities. Do you have neck and back aches during pregnancy or after delivery? Do you really think it is part and parcel of parenthood? […]

Total Knee Replacement Surgery video
24 Jun 2010, 8:00 pm

What is exactly happening when you go through a total knee replacement surgery? Click on the following video to have a better understanding about the procedure.

5 questions to ask about your pain
20 Jun 2010, 2:59 pm

Treatment for musculoskeletal pains involving your joints, bones and muscles are a little different from treatment for a cold or flu. Often resolving the symptoms such as fever is pretty much the same as solving the problem itself e.g. the bugs are getting terminated! We all know that the better we understand our situation, the […]

Management for ITB friction syndrome
16 Jun 2010, 8:16 am

Follow up to our last ITB article, we have identified three conditions that contributes to the tightening of the ITB. They are weak outer hip muscles, incorrect training methods and bio-mechanical gait issues. In this edition, we seek to address these three main problems, looking at strengthening those weak hip muscles, rectify those poor training […]

Why Badminton Players Get Tennis Elbow?
15 Jun 2010, 11:55 pm

What is Tennis Elbow?   The term “Tennis Elbow” is commonly used to describe pain located at the lateral aspect of the elbow. It is usually caused by overuse of muscles at the elbow that produces wrist extension (namely the extensor carpi radialis brevis – the ECRB), which leads to small tears and scarring of […]

Skier’s thumb? Gamekeeper’s thumb?
11 Jun 2010, 8:00 am

The ulnar collateral ligament is a strong, fibrous band that maintains stability on the inside border at the base of the thumb. The ligament prevents excessive thumb movement away from the hand. How is it Injured? Injuries usually occur as a result of a sporting mishap. It is commonly seen in skier’s, footballers and rugby […]

Running, Not Doctors…
09 Jun 2010, 5:13 am

One great fear of runners is visiting a doctor for their injuries and being told to stop running. This news article in the New York Times (Sports Injuries: When to Tough It Out) covers some of the issues surrounding the question,  "should I or shouldn't I see a doctor for my pain?". But the article […]

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