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.

TRX Suspension Training
09 Aug 2009, 6:50 pm

Back2Sports was recently interviewed about TRX (Straits Times, 8 August 2009, ‘Traveling Gym’). We basically said that it is a great way to increase the intensity of your exercises but we strongly recommend close supervision during the early stages of training.

Warning! Is this how you stretch your hamstring?
05 Aug 2009, 11:24 am

Stretch A may aggravate your pain if you have a history of lower back nerve injury. When you bend from your hip with your knee straight the tension is at the back of your thigh, behind the knee. This focuses on the lower hamstrings and also pulls onto the sciatic nerve which originates from the lower back.

Is Yoga Bad For You?
03 Aug 2009, 8:23 pm

It depends on whether it is done appropriately. Yoga along with today’s other similar lifestyle exercises such as Pilates are often prescribed as a way to take care of your back or neck pains. However, the problem doesn’t really lie with the exercises. Rather with the understanding of what it can do and what it can’t do.

SpineCor Scoliosis Brace
31 Jul 2009, 7:24 am

This video introduces the SpineCor brace, a flexible dynamic brace for idiopathic scoliosis. SpineCor®‘s unique  dynamic action treatment approach offers improvement over traditional static braces. Research indicates that a significant dynamic action is required on the spine (vertebral growth plates) to alter the abnormal growth progressing the deformity in scoliosis patients.1

An ankle sprain and a fracture?
27 Jul 2009, 5:00 pm

This is a brief video on how to tell the difference between an ankle sprain and an ankle fracture. If you are thinking of taking an X-ray to confirm if it is a fracture, the Ottawa Ankle Rules has a guideline to check if you need an x-ray.

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Anterior Knee Pain in Runners
22 Jul 2009, 9:00 am

Do you feel pain in your knee on climbing stairs or even squatting after your run? Feeling weird that it doesn’t hurt while you run? Then, chances are, you might be suffering from anterior knee pain. Knee pain is the most common running injury, occurring in approximately 55% of recreational runners. Of this number, 65% […]

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.”

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