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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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How to choose a Swiss-Ball
22 Apr 2009, 11:28 am

The Swiss ball has been with us for a long while, since 1963 to be exact. It was invented by Aquilino Cosani, an Italian plastics manufacturer. Swiss balls today are almost de-riguer in gyms and it is not unusual to spot one in place of a chair at work or at home. But with so […]

Diagnosing Back and Neck Pains
19 Apr 2009, 12:07 pm

One of the most popular questions we get is, “How do we treat back pain?” Understandably, if you are suffering any sort of pain, anyone would want to know how to get rid of it. But it is not the best first question. A better first question is, “How do we figure what’s causing the […]

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
16 Apr 2009, 11:53 am

A rotator cuff tear is a common injury of the shoulder. It can be due to a traumatic event where the tendon gets torn in a fall or due to overuse where repetitive overhead activities causes wear and tear of the tendon. Pain is the most significant symptom with a rotator cuff tear followed by […]

Labour Epidural Cause Chronic Backache?
04 Apr 2009, 10:44 am

After childbirth with an epidural, one may experience short-term back soreness at the catheter site where the medication was injected. As such, most women tend to associate labour epidural analgesia with chronic or long-term back pain. But is there really a connection between labour epidural and chronic backache?

Total Knee Replacement
31 Mar 2009, 1:25 am

Knee replacement is the resurfacing of the worn out surfaces of the knee and replacing the lost cartilage and diseased bone with metal and plastic. Knees wear out for a variety of reasons, including injury, simple wear and tear, and arthritis. The video shows the knee replacement procedure.

Better to use an Ergonomic Chair or to sit on a Swiss Ball?
28 Mar 2009, 10:09 am

   “Hi, I have a question. Is it better to sit on an ergonomic chair or a gym swiss ball if you have back pain? – Wee K”

Grow your own fresh air
23 Mar 2009, 11:01 am

This is a slight departure from our usual articles on musculoskeletal health. But the state of health of your joints, muscles and the ergonomic soundness of your surrounding workplace doesn’t add up to much without access to good fresh air. Watch and listen to Kamal Meattle at TED on 3 simple home & office plants […]

How much X-rays is too much?
18 Mar 2009, 3:01 pm

“I have back pain and have been asked to get an x-ray of my spine. I was wondering how will I know if I am being over-exposed to x-rays? What about MRIs? ” – Casey Q  

Multifidus – Smallest Yet Most Powerful Muscle
15 Mar 2009, 9:26 am

What is mutlifidus? The multifidus muscle is one of the smallest yet most “powerful” muscle that gives support to the spine. Most people have the misconception that small is insignificant but it is not the case when it comes to this particular muscle. Multifidus muscle is a series of muscles that are attached to the […]

Spondylolysis
12 Mar 2009, 9:29 am

Spondylolysis is an overuse injury in which there is a repeated stress to an area of the vertebral column called the pars causing a stress fracture.

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