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.

Surgical Options for Slipped Disc
25 Oct 2008, 9:09 pm

In our earlier post on Herniated Disc or ‘Slipped’ Disc, we looked at the structure of an inter-vertebral disc and what a herniated disc is. Here, we will discuss when surgery is indicated in people with herniated disc(s) and what are the various surgical options available.

Injury Prevention – Cross Training
21 Oct 2008, 8:49 pm

What is Cross Training? Cross training refers to a training routine that uses different forms of exercise, apart from the normal drills commonly associated with a sport. Cross training is often utilized for many reasons, including weather changes, facility and equipment availability, and most commonly, for injury rehabilitation purposes. Although it is necessary for athletes […]

Patient Education is Crucial
16 Oct 2008, 10:28 am

Musculoskeletal Consumer Review’s editor, Cindy Tan, took an opportunity to sit with Sylvia Ho, a Principal Physiotherapist at Core Concepts to discuss about what she thought were some key issues facing patient today to help themselves get better. MCR: What are some of the key challenges facing someone with back problems? Sylvia Ho: The first […]

Anatomy of the Shoulder
30 Sep 2008, 12:30 am

The shoulder joint is perhaps one of the most complex in the human body. This animation demonstrates how the various bones, muscles, bursas come together.

Self Massage for Your Neck & Shoulders
28 Sep 2008, 5:40 pm

Have you ever had the burning ache in your neck and shoulders as you were working on your computer and yearn for someone to give you a nice, strong massage to ease the strain? Why wait? You can do the massage on your own now!

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Snapping Ankle
24 Sep 2008, 5:25 pm

In people who recurrently sprain their ankle, it is not uncommon to hear a clicking coming from the outside of their ankle. This phenomenon is commonly known as “snapping” ankle or slipping peroneal tendon. As the name suggests for this ankle injury, the clicking sound arises from the peroneal tendons slipping in and out of […]

Below the Skin – Fascia
19 Sep 2008, 5:26 pm

When speaking to either doctors, therapists or massage professionals, one inadvertently hears about ‘soft-tissue’. In the medical field, soft-tissues refers to tissues that connect, support or surround other structures and organs of the body. Some example of soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, fats, blood vessels, joint membranes and fascia. It is fascia, the […]

Belt Up Your Unstable SIJ
15 Sep 2008, 9:06 pm

An unstable Sacro-illiac Joint (SIJ) can cause pain in the lower back and pelvic region. This happens when the core muscles surrounding it are too weak to support the SIJ. A sacroiliac support belt can help to provide support and stability to the joints during the initial stages of core stability training.

Sacroiliac Joint Pain or Posterior Pelvic Pain in Pregnant Women and Physiotherapy
19 Aug 2008, 9:22 pm

Posterior pelvic pain (PPP) is pain felt at or near the sacroiliac joints of your pelvis as a result of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. These are joints located at the 2 dimples of the lower back. The pain often feels deep within your lower back and can occur on one or both sides of your back. […]

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 […]

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