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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Wrist Sprain – a common wrist injury
04 Jun 2010, 11:37 pm

Wrist injuries are extremely common injuries. Typically they occur as the result of falling and landing on the wrist as you attempt to break your fall. This causes a traumatic injury to the ligaments and other soft tissues surrounding the wrist. What is a wrist sprain? Sprains occur when the wrist ligaments are forcefully stretched […]

Plantar Fasciitis
01 Jun 2010, 12:00 pm

This is a follow-up video for the previous entry on Plantar Fasciitis. Click on to find out what is happening in Plantar Fasciitis and the management for this condition.

Eccentric ankle evertor muscle strengthening is better than concentric strengthening after a lateral ankle sprain
29 May 2010, 11:36 pm

Recently, we have an article published on how to manage recurrent ankle sprain. Now let us look at how to further reduce the incidence of your next sprain. Herve Collado and fellow researchers from France found that rehabilitation focusing at eccentric strengthening of ankle evertor muscles has shown to restore the strength of first time […]

Low Back Pain Risks for Competitive Youths
25 May 2010, 12:02 pm

A recent study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine by researchers from the Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba in Japan found that excessive exposure to competitive sports activities during youth was associated with low back pain and symptoms in the lower extremities, with the severity varying with the sport. The researchers […]

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 […]

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