Articles on Physiotherapy Treatments and Musculoskeletal Conditions

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Thawing Frozen Shoulders
10 Feb 2010, 8:28 am

In an earlier article, we look at what frozen shoulder was all about. In this article, we will look at some treatment options for frozen shoulders in Singapore. What is the treatment for a frozen shoulder? A frozen shoulder will usually resolve on its own over a period of up to 2 years. However, it […]

frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis
What’s freezing up your shoulder?
06 Feb 2010, 8:12 am

There are many types of shoulder conditions, but one in particular can creep up on you without you remembering having hurt it. This condition is called Adhesive Capsulitis, or more commonly known as Frozen Shoulder. What is a Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder is a condition where the shoulder joint becomes stiff and painful, often with […]

The Barefoot Professor: by Nature Video
05 Feb 2010, 8:59 am

This is a great video on bare-foot running by Nature. Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman has ditched his trainers and started running barefoot. His research shows that barefoot runners, who tend to land on their fore-foot, generate less impact shock than runners in sports shoes who land heel first. This makes barefoot running comfortable and could […]

Heel Ergonomics – Part II
03 Feb 2010, 10:01 am

This interview continues from Handbag Ergonomics – Part I MCR: Can high-heeled shoes change the way a person walks? Cheryl: Yes. The higher the heels, the more the centre of gravity (CG) of the body shifts, increasing the risk of falls. Also, high heels does change the position of one’s body. Her upper back will […]

Predicting Running Related Injuries in Novice Runners
03 Feb 2010, 7:23 am

In a study of 532 novice runners (226 men, 306 women) preparing for a recreational 4-mile (6.7-km) running event. After completing a baseline questionnaire and undergoing an orthopaedic examination, they were followed during the training period of 13 weeks.  Running Related Injuries (RRI) was defined as any self-reported running-related musculoskeletal pain of the lower extremity […]

Handbag Ergonomics – Part I
31 Jan 2010, 10:01 am

Musculoskeletal Consumer Review recently caught up with Cheryl Ng, an Associate Principal Physiotherapist at Core Concepts. We were curious about the term, ‘handbag syndrome’. that Cheryl mentioned during her recent interviewed by Lian He Wan Bao on pains from carrying big handbags. Cheryl is also Head of Etonia, Core Concepts division for Women’s Health. MCR: […]

Who needs bone-building drugs?
20 Jan 2010, 10:22 am

Osteoporosis is a common debilitating condition that contributes to increase risk of fractures. To prevent possible risk of fractures, bone building drugs are available to improve bone density. However, they can have side effects and are only 50 percent effective in preventing fractures. Therefore, World Health Organisation has come up with a tool to find […]

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 […]

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 […]

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