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.

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".

Plantar Fasciitis – Pain In The Heel!
17 Jun 2009, 3:21 pm

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a term given for the painful and inflamed flat, fibrous band of tissue (also known as the plantar fascia or plantar aponeurosis) that connects your heel bone to your toes. The fascia acts as a shock absorber and supports the arch of the foot. With plantar fasciitis, there […]

Ankle Replacement Surgery
09 Jun 2009, 1:08 pm

An ankle replacement surgery is where the joints of the ankle are fitted with a prosthesis or an implant to replace the existing worn out joints. It is usually recommended for the elderly and relatively inactive person as one of the major complication from such a surgery is loosening of the ankle joint due to […]

Spasmodic Torticollis
27 May 2009, 11:05 pm

Spasmodic torticollis (ST) is also called cervical dystonia. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterised by involuntary muscle spasms and sustained muscle contractions. Dystonia can affect just one muscle or a group of muscles or all of your muscles. In the case of ST, the muscles in the neck go into involuntary contractions. These sustained […]

What goes ‘crack’?
27 May 2009, 7:28 am

Something a fair number of us do it. And it isn’t necessarily good if it is overdone. But oh, it feels so good. What am I talking about? Cracking your knuckles of course. Obviously, you are not really cracking your finger bones, so where does the sound come from? In a word, gas.

Achilles Tendinopathy
25 May 2009, 10:36 am

Pain in the back of the heel is a very common complaint amongst athletes whose sports require quick, sudden movements. This pain is due to the sudden, forceful pull of the calf muscle onto the Achilles tendon which, in turns, pulls onto the calcaneal bone (heel bone) of the ankle.

Where to get rigid sports tape?
22 May 2009, 8:14 am

 "Hi, Thanks for the great articles on sports taping. But I seem to have trouble finding them in the shops here in Singapore. I have seen some at the pharmacies here but they look different. Where can I get some? – Bee Koon

Sway Back No More
20 May 2009, 1:05 pm

Do you stand or walk like a limbo rocker? If yes, you may have sway back. Apart from slouching, sway back is another common bad posture that leads to back pain. Like most posture problems, it is easily correctable by treating and preventing its contributing factors.

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