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.

This portal is dedicated to providing clear information on the latest physiotherapy conditions and treatments for online users.

Fibromyalgia May Be Explained by Newly Discovered Sensory System in the Skin
14 Dec 2009, 12:00 pm

A newly discovered sensory system hidden in a network located throughout our blood vessels and sweat glands, separate from the usual nerves that gives us the ability to touch and feel, may explain difficult to treat pain conditions like Fibromyalgia

Are you not ready for a marathon? The Top 10 signs to look out for.
10 Dec 2009, 10:24 am

How to know if you are not ready. You are panting after crossing the overhead bridge.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Understanding and Treatment
08 Dec 2009, 9:02 pm

You’re going about doing your everyday work when you notice yourself shaking your hand to get rid of the tingling in it. It’s starting to really bother you because you’ve had the tingling at night too. You’re probably wondering if it’ll go away on its own. Does this sound like you? You might have Carpal […]

Elderly Balance Better After Foot Massages
04 Dec 2009, 3:28 pm

Researchers found that elderly people were able to balance on their feet better with foot massages. Jacques Valiant and his group of fellow researchers from Grenoble, France and Geneve, Switzerland found that a session of plantar massage and joint mobilisation of the feet and ankles with clinical balance performance tests in elderly people. Dividing 28 […]

Q Angle and Knee Pain
25 Nov 2009, 10:00 am

The Q angle describes the angle of the knee from a frontal view. The Q-angle gives an idea how the thigh muscles functions to move the knee and also how the knee cap (patella) tracks in the groove of the knee joint. A normal knee cap should move up and down within the groove with […]

Top 10 Articles in 3Q09
23 Nov 2009, 9:00 am

Our Top Ten most popular articles in the third quarter of 2009. 1. Nerve Stretches You have heard about people stretching their muscles when the muscles are tight, but have you heard about nerve stretching? 2. Posterior Pelvic Pain (Sacroiliac Joint Pain) in Pregnant Women This article has been popularly cited by pregnant women around […]

ITB friction animation
20 Nov 2009, 9:00 am

Iliotibial band friction (ITB) syndrome is a common running injury due to a tight ITB. In a previous article, we explained the reasons why the ITB tightens up. To make it easier to understand how a tight ITB causes friction and inflammation, click here to see an animation of ITBS.

4 signs that you may not be ready for Yoga
14 Nov 2009, 8:39 pm

After our recent article, “Is Yoga Bad For You?“, we had a lot of questions on what are the signs that they need to look out for and if they are ready for yoga.

Improving Your Chances for a Successful Back Surgery
12 Nov 2009, 12:00 pm recently listed 5 ways to improve your chances in their article, “5 ways to minimise failed back surgery and continued back pain”1. One of the 5 ways was – “Be Ready to Rehabilitate”. We would like to add one more way to improve your chances – Pre-Habilitation.

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 […]

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