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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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Understanding changes to an expectant woman’s body
19 May 2010, 8:00 am

Extensive physical and physiological changes take place in an expectant woman through the actions of the hormones, oestrogen, progesterone and relaxin. These changes create challenges, which should never be undermined, and hence it is important to understand the effects on the woman’s body during pregnancy to learn to cope with the challenges. Respiratory system The […]

The Mechanics of Barefoot Running
16 May 2010, 11:54 am

Dr William Roberts, “The Sports Doc” over at Runner’s World recently wrote about barefoot running and the mechanics of it. Read his whole article here, “The Mechanics of Barefoot Running” It complements our two articles, Running Economy and Professor Daniel Lieberman’s video (The Barefoot Professor: by Nature Video)

Tiger Wood’s real source of championship withdrawal – Inflamed Cervical Facet Joint
15 May 2010, 8:00 am

Recently Tiger Wood's unprecedentedly withdrew with a sore neck in Round 4 of The Players Championship, 2010. Rumour mills have been suggesting he wasn't playing to expectation and pulled out to save him from further embarrassment or maybe the sore neck came from the infamous car crash. Regardless, an inflamed cervical facet joint as was […]

Hand Infections
11 May 2010, 8:00 pm

When discussing about sports injury, we tend to focus on the big traumatic stuff like fractures, broken bones, dislocations, torn ligaments or massive swellings. Minor injuries are often brushed off especially with the more physical contact sports. After all, isn't discipline and perseverance part of the game? As a result we tend to overlook hand […]

Cervical Spine and Disc Anatomy
09 May 2010, 8:00 pm

In this post, we will look at what are the musculoskeletal structures in our neck.

Running Economy
07 May 2010, 8:00 pm

Can you run faster AND easier? Yes you can, by improving your running economy. What is Running economy? Running economy is about how efficiently you run. A runner that uses less oxygen to run at a certain pace is said to be more economical or efficient. One method to improve running economy is to minimise […]

More Essential Stretches for Swimmers
04 May 2010, 8:00 am

Stretching is an important part of any warm up and cool down. Sport specific stretching allows you to warm up the specific muscles required for the sport. In swimming, the four competitive strokes are: Butterfly Backstroke Breastroke Freestyle These strokes encompass the use of practically all the muscles in the body, the main muscles that […]

Knee Anatomy and Arthritis
01 May 2010, 8:00 am

What is knee arthritis? Click on the following to find out more.

How to prevent ankle sprains from happening … again
30 Apr 2010, 8:00 pm

Do you often roll over the same ankle and it always seems loose? Have you ever wondered that maybe there is a way to change this? Did you know that 85-90% of untreated ankle sprains will be recurrent, but with correct management after the first occurrence those number of cases  can be brought down to […]

If you like getting your neck ‘cracked’ or thinking about it, you should know about VBI
23 Apr 2010, 8:00 am

It is not uncommon to find people in Singapore that enjoy a good crack of the neck once a while. It was particularly special way to end a hair-cut in the good old days at now-almost-extinct indian barber shops. There are also those who pop in to some massage or "chinese-sensei" shops that do these […]

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