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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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Tai Chi Reduces Knee Osteoarthritis Pain in the Elderly
10 Nov 2009, 12:44 pm

Researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine have found that patients over 55 years old with knee osteoarthritis have lesser knee pain and better improvement in their physical functions with Tai Chi. Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that not only causes pain but also lead to poor muscle function, decreased knee proprioception, impaired physical […]

Common Misconceptions about Office Ergonomics
09 Nov 2009, 9:00 am

A large number of people who seek medical help for their musculoskeletal problems usually present with neck, shoulder and back pains. These clients are often desk bound at work and with the increase use of computers, it is no wonder the incidence of spinal pains is on the rise. Office ergonomics The repetitive stress associated […]

Areas of Physiotherapy
06 Nov 2009, 10:44 am

Physiotherapy is an extremely wide field of study. It can be classified into different areas of focus, patient age groups, gender and type of activities (or sub-specialties). As a result, people often get confused about what it is, who it is for and what it does. Most often one gets to learn about physiotherapy you […]

Different Compensation Strategies During Jogging by Low Back Pain Sufferers
02 Nov 2009, 9:02 am

I am sure all athletes have experienced the effects of muscle fatigue. You will use your body differently, trying to compensate by moving your limbs in a more comfortable way. Try going down stairs right after a marathon and you get the picture. An interesting question is, do everyone compensate using the same strategy? Apparently […]

Stretches for Swimmers
23 Oct 2009, 1:16 pm

Muscle flexibility is very important in swimming as events are won by milliseconds. A flexible body will help to improve your swimming performance by achieving maximal propulsion from each stroke. Here are some recommended stretches that can be done to improve your flexibility. 1. Upper Trapezius 2. Triceps and Latissimus Dorsi 3. Deltoids 4. Hip […]

Running Patterns Change as Shoes Wear Out
21 Oct 2009, 9:20 am

Researchers at University of Texas and Nanyang Technological University investigated the biomechanical effects of running using new versus worn out shoes, as well as comparing three types of cushioning footwear – air, gel and spring. Dr. Kong and his team studied 24 runners (14 men and 10 women) who were asked to run 200 miles […]

MRI scans – more the better?
16 Oct 2009, 6:11 pm

Research has found that countries with more access to MRI have higher number of unnecessary back surgery. MRI may reveal too many abnormalities that mislead the doctor in coming up with the correct diagnosis of the problem. As such, the doctor may end up carrying out unnecessary surgery that may not benefit the patient. Click […]

Soft Tissue Work?
15 Oct 2009, 8:37 am

Hi, I have come across this term, “soft-tissue work” on the internet several times. Usually it is something a therapist will say. What’s does it mean? – Agnes Choo

MRI Identifies Five Causes Of Complications From ACL Reconstructive Surgery
14 Oct 2009, 8:24 am

MRI has identified five possible causes of patient complications from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery, according to a study performed at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA, and Sahlgrenska-Molndal University Hospital in Gothenborg, Sweden. Sixteen patients with symptoms suggesting ACL reconstruction failure underwent MR imaging three weeks to three years following surgery to possibly […]

Cobb Angle and Scoliosis
08 Oct 2009, 12:00 pm

The term “Cobb Angle” is used worldwide to measure and quantify the magnitude of spinal deformities, especially in the case of scoliosis. The Cobb angle measurement is the “gold standard” of scoliosis evaluation endorsed by Scoliosis Research Society. It is used as the standard measurement to quantify and track the progression of scoliosis. Cobb angle […]


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