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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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Sports Hernia
16 Aug 2008, 8:54 pm

Sports hernia or Athletic Pubalgia is an injury to the groin or lower abdominal region which does not recover even with many months of rest, medication and physiotherapy. It affects mostly the elite athlete but an increasing number of “weekend warriors” are struck down with this frustrating injury. The most obvious symptom is pain in […]

I keep getting stress fractures. Why?
15 Aug 2008, 9:16 am

This question was posed to Dr. Lewis G. Maharam. Often getting to the bottom of a problem is about asking the right questions. His answer covered the basic questions that one should ask for recurring stress fractures. I am experiencing my fifth stress fracture in two years. First my right tibia, then my left hip, […]

Whiplash – Part I
13 Aug 2008, 8:36 pm

In this article, we will be looking at the three most commonly asked questions: What is a whiplash? What are the signs and symptoms of a whiplash injury? What are the common treatment techniques available? What is a whiplash? Whiplash is a common term for sudden acceleration-deceleration forced on the neck. This is usually as […]

How would you like your Swimmer’s Chicken-Wings?
04 Aug 2008, 5:55 pm

If you are serious about competitive free-style swimming, you know that form matters. And if you are training competitively, you are more than likely (~66%) to be nursing some sort of shoulder injury. Recently, you heard from some that the "chicken-wing" is causes and aggravates shoulder injuries. Others say, it doesn’t? So should you chicken […]

9 Things To Take Pressure Off Your Back
04 Aug 2008, 1:52 pm

     Our spine bear a tremendous amount of load day-in, day-out. Here are 9 simply quick things that you can do to lighten the load.     Pressure Relievers Why They Work While standing to perform ordinary tasks like ironing or folding laundry, keep one foot on a small stepstool, shifting between feet occasionally To […]

Mind and Body (III) – Imagination and Self Talk for Sports Injury Rehabilitation
01 Aug 2008, 8:30 am

In the past article in this series, Mind and Body (II) – Mental Goals for Sports Injury Rehabilitation, we looked at goal-setting. Goal-setting is the crucial first step and is the psychological foundation for faster injury recovery. To aid you in achieving your goals, we will look at two other supporting psychological factors – Mental […]

Pelvis Bones
What is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)
01 Aug 2008, 7:08 am

If you are pregnant and experience pain in groin and inner thighs around the start of your second trimester, there is a chance that you are suffering from Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), a common pregnancy pains. In one study1of the British population, the incidence of SPD varies from 1:360.3% to 2.77%. Thankfully, the pain goes […]

Spontaneous Resorption of Herniated Discs
28 Jul 2008, 7:56 pm

In the past, when a person has a herniated disc, it would be safe to assume that the condition would be permanent. Fortunately, in recent times, there are many medical studies to refute this assumption. In fact it is now well accepted that about 40-60% of cervical and lumbar disc protrusion will demonstrate regression or […]

Repetitive Strain Injuries – Prevention and Management
28 Jul 2008, 8:47 am

In the previous article, Repetitive Strain Injuries – Are you a victim of it?, we highlighted that repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) are mostly occupation related, but such oversue injuries can be caused by activities outside of work, such as sports and hobbies, including badminton, tennis, golf or playing a musical instrument.

Understanding Muscles and How They Contract
27 Jul 2008, 9:55 am

The animation below explains the structural components of skeletal muscles and the mechanism by which they contract.   This animation resource is linked from www.brookscole.com

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