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.

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 […]

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Truth on Nutrition for The Growing Athlete
28 May 2008, 6:36 am

For millions of American children and teens playing sports, good nutrition is critical for maximum health, performance and normal growth. Yet, with all the information available out there, it’s becoming harder than ever for a young athlete to filter truth from myth, and detangle the good from the bad and the ugly, says Amanda Leonard, […]

Food Pyramid
26 May 2008, 5:22 am

Six food types form the fundamentals for providing required amounts of carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals in a good healthy diet. The Food Pyramid is a guide for selecting the proportions of these six food types.

Eye Relaxation Techniques at Your Desk
22 May 2008, 9:51 am

Below are some eye relaxing techniques that you can practice easily at your desk. Palming Place your elbows on your desk and cup hands over eyes. Let your weight fall forward and rest your head in hands. Close your eyes and inhale deeply through your nose; hold it for three seconds, then exhale. Continue this […]

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