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.

Choosing the Right Knee Support
30 Nov 2008, 8:06 am

There are more than 10 different types of knee supports on the market at this current time.  This gives us a headache deciding which one should you get. How one makes a choice for the appropriate knee support should depend on 2 major ‘type’ factors

Bone Fracture Healing
26 Nov 2008, 6:59 am

Despite its mineral strength, bones can crack or even break if subjected to extreme loads, sudden impacts, or stresses from unusual directions. The medical term for a break in a bone is a fracture. In the bone, “bone-forming cells” called osteoblasts are arranged in small groups within the substance of the bone and also under […]

Jaw Pain – What other causes besides the teeth and jaw?
22 Nov 2008, 2:32 pm

My jaw and the area around my upper jaw below my eye hurts. My dentists says that there are no problems with my teeth or jaw. What else could it be?” – SY, Singapore Pain around the jaw area can be caused by either (i) a problem in the jaw ( Temporomandibular joint) or (ii) […]

Tips To Using The Crutches Safely – Part II
20 Nov 2008, 3:14 pm

In the previous post, we looked at the proper way of fitting your crutches and how to ambulate safely with the crutches. Here, we will teach you how to walk up and down the stairs safely using your crutches.

Tips To Using The Crutches Safely – Part I
18 Nov 2008, 3:11 pm

If you have just gone through an operation for your leg or foot or suffer from a leg or foot injury or a fracture, your orthopaedic doctor may prescribe you with a pair of crutches to use. Crutches are one of the many walking aids that people use to help them

Hypermobility and Injuries – Is There A Link?
14 Nov 2008, 12:22 pm

Ever wondered if there is a connection between increased joint flexibility and injury susceptibility in school children? The answer is Yes. In a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2005, 200 female netball players under 16 years of age were assessed for joint hypermobility using the validated Beighton score. Results from […]

Beighton Scoring System
14 Nov 2008, 12:12 pm

The Beighton Score is a simple validated system used to quantify joint laxity and hypermobility. If you think you may have hypermobility, you can check your Beighton Score using the table below

If I have a knee pain, should I get it manipulated?
12 Nov 2008, 3:16 pm

If I have a knee pain, should I get it manipulated? – Alex, Singapore Whether a knee pain should be manipulated or not, it depends on the cause of pain. However, as a rule of thumb, most manipulative physiotherapists will not manipulate the knee. Anatomy of the Knee The knee is a joint whose integrity […]

Knee Inflammation after a Marathon
06 Nov 2008, 3:47 pm

“I suffered from inflammation in my right knee after running a marathon. What can I do to strengthen my legs and prevent the injury from occurring again?” –  LY, Singapore

Should I get a massage immediately after a marathon?
02 Nov 2008, 3:27 pm

It is increasingly common for organisers of long-distance endurance events to have ‘massage areas’ set up at the end of the race. Generally, at Strong Massage, we prefer our clients to get their sports massage the next day instead of the same day as it is better overall in terms of recovery. Recently, someone posed […]

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