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

If you are pregnant and experience pain in the 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 […]

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.

Mind and Body (II) – Mental Goals for Sports Injury Rehabilitation
24 Jul 2008, 4:15 pm

In the previous article in this series, Mind and Body (I) – Psychological Factors for Sports Injury Rehabilitation,we took a broad overview of the various key psychological factors crucial in enhancing an athlete’s recovery from injury. One of the key factors, goal-setting, was distinct from the other four factors was that it formed the bed-rock […]

Mind and Body (I) – Psychological Factors for Sports Injury Rehabilitation
19 Jul 2008, 11:04 am

In the past much of our efforts to rehabilitate an injured athlete focused on the physical causes and their treatment options. It leaves out much of the psychological dimensions of the injury and its rehabilitation. Today, psychological factors increasingly plays an important role in rehabilitation, particularly for sports where there are greater time pressures to […]

The unstable SIJ
14 Jul 2008, 1:16 pm

The sacro-iliac joint (SIJ) is a very stable structure connecting the spine to the pelvis. The stability is achieved by a system of active (force closure) and passive (form closure) stabilisers. Its main role is to helps absorb vertical forces through the body. An unstable SIJ can compromise the effectiveness of transmitting forces, causing symptoms […]

Managing Sports Related Head Injuries and Concussion On-Field
14 Jul 2008, 10:28 am

In the earlier post, Concussion and Head Injuries in Contact Sports , we looked at the signs and symptoms of head injuries and concussion in contact sports. Here, we will touch on the on-field management of head injuries and concussion.

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.

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