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.

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.

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.

To Manipulate Or Not To Manipulate?
09 Mar 2009, 9:23 am

What is manipulation? Manipulation is a word used in the physiotherapy community to mean a certain hands-on or manual technique applied to a joint, usually the spine. This manual technique involves a strong thrust which often leads to a “click” or “pop” sound and pain relief usually ensues. The chiropractors tend to use the word […]

Manual Therapy Through Kim Robinson’s Eyes
06 Mar 2009, 11:23 am

Mr Kim Robinson, a leading figure in manual therapy education and Director of Manual Concepts, recently stopped over at Singapore to conduct a workshop. Musculoskeletal Consumer Review took an opportunity to sit with Mr Kim Robinson to discuss about his views on Manual Therapy.

Diagnose First, Scan Second
03 Mar 2009, 11:33 am

A recent study found that the routine use of radiography (X-ray), MRI, or CT scans in patients with low-back pain but no indication of a serious underlying condition does not improve clinical outcomes. Meaning scans taken without first having an idea that it might be more than just a muscle strain. The study suggests that […]

Why Work-Life Balance Makes Good Sense
27 Feb 2009, 9:12 am

Musculoskeletal Consumer Review caught up with Ms Cheryl Liew-Chng, CEO of LifeWorkz, a management consultancy specializing in Work-Life, Gender and Generations in the Workplace, to discuss about workplace health and the common – and often elusive – challenge of achieving work-life balance, from both the individual and organizational viewpoint.

MCR Now on AllTop.com
23 Feb 2009, 8:52 am

Musculoskeletal Consumer Review just got selected by AllTop.com over the weekend (http://pain.alltop.com/). Here a excerpts from AllTop’s FAQ page on what they are about:

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