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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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What not to do? The Question Less Asked.
18 Jan 2010, 4:00 pm

Recently, a client asked me “Ok. So what shouldn’t I do now?” And it struck me how infrequently we get such questions. As professionals we are often asked them by our clients, “What should I do?” in the belief that something ‘more’ is the solution to their problems; that they are missing out on something […]

Tennis Elbow in Children?
15 Jan 2010, 9:27 am

There are some kids, between 2-5 years old, who might complain of pain over the outside of their elbow, a common site of complain for tennis elbow. However, is it possible? Chances are, the child might be suffering from either a subluxed or dislocated radial head from the annular ligament that holds the radial head […]

Scoliosis: Surgery, Bracing and Physiotherapy – A Public Talk
12 Jan 2010, 11:59 pm
Ultrasound Therapy, Imaging and Shockwaves
12 Jan 2010, 12:00 pm

"Hi MCR, I keep hearing about ultrasound therapy but I get confused with the seemingly different answers I get about them. There appears to be one for healing bruises and swells. And another to 'see' inside and another to blast off pieces of our bones at the heel of our foot. Are they all the […]

Useful Tips to Being Able Run Pain Free
10 Jan 2010, 9:00 am

Recently our physiotherapist, Lenia, was featured in Shape magazine Jan 2010. Here is an excerpt from the article. Shin splints are caused by weak shin muscles or faulty running biomechanics while plantar fasciitisis the result of tight calf muscles that reduce the foot’s ability to absorb shock. Here are some tips to stay on track. 

Tendon Disorders: Inflammation and Degeneration
08 Jan 2010, 10:45 am

One common form of musculoskeletal injury is tendon-related disorders like tennis elbow and Achilles tendonitis. Your tendon is the connector that transfers power from your muscle generators to your skeletal structure to create movement. Under normal circumstances, healthy tendons glide easily and smoothly as the muscles contract. When tendons are injured, they cause pain, especially […]

TENS – Not effective for Chronic Low Back Pain according to latest guidelines
02 Jan 2010, 10:29 am

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recently published an evidence-based guidelines on the use of TENS ( transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation) is not recommended for the treatment of chronic low-back pain due to lack of proven efficacy. This supports our views at Core Concepts as a large number of chronic back pain cases is mechanical […]

What to do when your back hurts so much that you can’t get out of bed?
28 Dec 2009, 8:46 am

If your back suddenly hurts so much even to move up into a sitting position to get out of bed, it is likely that your spinal joints are severely inflamed and your back muscles are spasm-ing (twitching).   What you NEED to do Reduce the inflammation: Either take an anti-inflammatory medication (tablet or injection). GP […]

Osteoarthritis Knee
25 Dec 2009, 11:25 am

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a degenerative condition where the cartilages of the knee wear away. Pain, stiffness and swelling are common symptoms of an OA knee. In this article, we look at the three factors that lead to the development of OA knee – Aging, Physical Attributes and Muscular Causes. Of which two […]

Flying PIllows
Waking up with neck pain? Find the right pillow.
25 Dec 2009, 10:21 am

How often do we wake up in the morning with stiffness and pain in the neck? You are not alone. This is one of the most common complaints of most people but most people just think it’s just a sign of ageing and that they have to live with it. However, this is not true. […]

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