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.

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!

snapping ankle
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 inadvertantly 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 […]

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 movement of the head
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 […]

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