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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.

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

Sloping Shoulders and Unlevel Hips
15 Jul 2009, 12:00 pm

I recently took a “posture test” at a roadshow. One of those system, where your body’s alignment is measured with bright colored strings. Seems like my shoulder slopes to the right and hip aren’t quite level to the ground. But I feel fine. Should I be worried? – Eu Chen”

Traction Therapy – No Help in Long Term
13 Jul 2009, 9:00 am

Traction Therapy Many people may have heard stories about their friends having treatment for their spinal pains in hospitals or physiotherapy clinics where they were strapped into a contraption and having their back or neck stretched. This device is called a traction machine. To some the description may sound intimidating or even medieval, but in […]

Neck Spine Video
10 Jul 2009, 10:00 am

This is a good video to follow up on the response to a neck pain question posed by a reader, “Bone Spurs in the Neck Area of the Spine.”

Breastfeeding postural related aches and pain
09 Jul 2009, 10:41 am

"I am a recent mother. And I have been breastfeeding my 3-month old baby daughter. Since about 2 months ago, I have started have neck aches and around my upper back. I think this is related to my breastfeeding posture. Is there anything I can do about it? Thanks in advance! – Melinda Q."

Best Back Pain Option Is Not Bed Rest
06 Jul 2009, 10:00 am

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for consulting a physician. Despite little supporting scientific evidence, bed rest was considered the primary treatment for low back pain from the late 19th century. What has changed now is how back pain is understood and managed.

Bone Spurs in the Neck Area of the Spine
03 Jul 2009, 9:12 am

Hi, I am suffering from neck pain. My doctor ordered an x-ray for my neck. He said there are bone spurs but there was no need for surgery. Does that mean i have to live with my neck pain permanently? Will it get worse?" – Peter 

Simple Exercises For Plantar Fasciitis Sufferers
26 Jun 2009, 10:31 am

In an earlier post, we discussed on what plantar fasciitis is about, including the causes, symptoms and treatment options available. If you think you might be suffering from plantar fasciitis, read on and find out more about the exercises that you can do to help ease the pain in your foot! Plantar Fascia Stretch Pull […]

3D Medical Animation of a Rotator Cuff Surgery
24 Jun 2009, 12:33 pm

 This is a good video following up our earlier article on Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair   Also here is another excellent video on Shoulder Impingment.

Supplements or Exercise for Osteoporosis?
23 Jun 2009, 4:06 pm

Hi, If given a choice between taking calcium supplements and exercise for osteoporosis, which should I choose? And why? Thanks."  – Rosnah

We’ve Heard So Much of the ‘CORE’, What About the ‘SLINGS’?
22 Jun 2009, 10:53 pm

Ever wondered how a belly-dancer is able to move and control her hips effortlessly to the rhythm? She will need to have good control of her lower spine, pelvis and its supporting muscles systems, in particular the “myofascial slings".


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