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.

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 […]

Ideal Office Work Station
09 Jun 2008, 10:37 am

In the last article, What is an Ergonomic chair?, we looked at the specifications that constitute a good or ergonomic chair. In this article, we will discuss about features of an ideal work station and how these ergonomic chairs play a role in our work station to help minimize strain on the musculoskeletal system.

Memory Foam Pillows – The Basics
07 Jun 2008, 12:29 pm

Memory foam pillows are increasingly common these days with seemingly lower and lower prices. With an overflow information, consumers are getting confused between various manufacturer claims. So what are memory foam pillows?

Osgood-Schlatter Disease
04 Jun 2008, 7:55 pm

OSD is most commonly characterized by the big tibial tubercle and pain on activities like kneeling or repeated jumping. OSD arises from a strong pull of the quadriceps muscle on the tibial tubercle during a child’s growth spurt. This normally occurs around the ages of 9 – 16 years old. This strong pull occurs in […]

Herniated Disc or ‘Slipped’ Disc
01 Jun 2008, 10:49 am

A herniated disc is known by many names, bulging disc, compressed disc, herniated intervertebral disc, herniated nucleus pulposus, prolapsed disc, ruptured disc and, perhaps the most inaccurate of all, slipped disc. It is one of the better known spinal conditions and yet few know what it truly means. Let us that a look at the […]

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