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.

Confused Over Core
12 Jul 2008, 9:03 am

If you suffer from back pain, you would have likely been told that exercises are good for you and specifically those that strengthen your core. Unfortunately, these days it is harder to get by a week without reading somewhere in the newspapers, health or fitness magazines, hearing in the gym about core strength, core conditioning […]

Repetitive Strain Injuries – Are you a victim of it?
09 Jul 2008, 11:56 pm

Repetitive Strain Injuries is really a blanket name for health problems that result from over-use or misuse of muscles, tendons, and nerves. Unlike strains and sprains, which occurs from a single incident, RSIs develop over time. Therefore, repetitive strain injuries are also called Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD).

Supplement Calcium Pills with Some Sun
09 Jul 2008, 11:20 am

People, especially the elderly, may reach for calcium supplements in hopes of protecting themselves against bone fractures in case of a fall. But a recent analysis of several studies found no reduction in risk of hip fracture with calcium supplementation.

Its Good Business To Sit Up Straight
05 Jul 2008, 8:51 am

Improving office productivity is no longer only purview of HR managers, Operations managers or even CEOs. Today governments are getting in on the act as the search for greater productivity goes down the road of global outsourcing directly affecting national GDP figures. Eschewing hi-tech solutions and management productivity tools such as ‘six-sigma’, lets revisit a […]

Concussion and Head Injuries in Sports
04 Jul 2008, 10:09 am

In sports like rugby, soccer, hockey and even netball, head injuries leading to concussions are fairly common. Concussion is defined as a disruption of normal function and would normally resolve in 24 hours. Concussion normally arises either with a clash of heads or when the head bounces off the ground.

My back hurts. Why is that?
30 Jun 2008, 8:36 am

Back pain is one of the common ailments suffered today. In fact, almost 20% of the entire Singapore population suffers from back and neck pain at any one point in time. Despite it being such a common ailment, determining the exact cause of back pain is often difficult. By breaking down back pain into stages, […]

To stretch or not to stretch before an event?
21 Jun 2008, 3:12 pm

Stretching before a sporting event is a controversial topic amongst athletes and sports science experts. Some experts advocate stretching. Others claim that it causes more harm than good. Putting aside the various types of stretches that one can do, should one stretch or warm-up before a sporting event? The short answer is always warm-up but […]

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
21 Jun 2008, 12:03 pm

Lumbar spine stenosis is a condition where the space in the lower spinal canal narrows. The spinal canal houses the spinal cord along the back. Narrowing of this space causes pain, numbness to weakness in the legs in more serious cases. In extreme cases, loss of bladder and bowel control. This condition typically affects adults […]

Trigger Finger
16 Jun 2008, 11:45 am

Trigger finger or ‘stenosing tenosynovitis’ is among the top five causes of disability in the hand. It presents with pain and locking of the fingers and is due to pathology of the tendons and tendon sheath. Interestingly it commonly affects two very different age groups, children under eight and adults(more common) in the fifth and […]

Hamstring Exercises for Long Distance Runners
11 Jun 2008, 9:35 am

It’s common for runners to feel severe cramps in their hamstring or even tearing their hamstring while running. These tend to occur when the hamstring is either tight or weak. “But how come it can happen to me when I’ve been doing my hamstring curls in the gym?” one may think. The answer to this […]

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