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.

Muscles – Your Shock Absorbers
21 May 2008, 7:03 pm

It is hard to imagine muscles acting as shock absorbers for your body but that’s one reason why you are more prone to injury when the muscles are tight or unhealthy.

Patellar Tendinitis
19 May 2008, 6:10 pm

Patellar tendinitis or ‘jumpers knee’ is a condition that results from an inflammation of the patellar tendon. The patellar tendon is the structure that connects the patella (knee cap) to the tibia (shin bone). Taking a closer look at anatomy, the knee cap is a small floating bone (sesamoid) which attaches the quadriceps to the […]

Office initiative reduces headaches and neck and shoulder pain by more than 40 percent
17 May 2008, 1:47 pm

Office staff who took part in an eight-month workplace initiative reported that headaches and neck and shoulder pain fell by more than 40 per cent and their use of painkillers halved, according to research published in the May issue of Cephalalgia. They also reported that pain levels were less severe at the end of the […]

Fitness Tools: MapMyRun
13 May 2008, 8:05 am and related site of MapMyFitness group is amazing collection of tools for fitness and sports enthustiast. If this is the first time, you have heard of it, MapMyRun is a extremely simple yet powerful online tool to literally map your running path.  And best of all, its free. Leveraging off the power of GoggleMaps, […]

Prehab vs Rehab: It’s Your Choice
10 May 2008, 10:18 am

On an average in Australia, the incidence of sports related injuries in the past 6 months is more than 50% and 30-50% of the injuries are actually preventable. As the saying goes “Prevention is better than cure”. But how do we prevent these injuries? Prehab! The term prehab simply means preventing injury. However, prehab doesn’t […]

Sports Taping – Ankle
09 May 2008, 11:32 am

The ankle is prone to twisting from either landing awkwardly or too sudden a change in direction. Taping up the ankle using the figure-8 technique helps provide support but still ensure sufficient movement in the ankle. Calvin Sim, a senior physiotherapist from shows us how in this sports taping series.

Pregnancy – Changes and Aches
08 May 2008, 11:30 am

If you are pregnant and feel your back or pelvic pains more often than usual, you are not alone. Studies have shown that more than two-thirds of pregnant women experience back pain and almost one-fifth experience pelvic pain2,.3. As pregnancy progresses, the intensity of pain may increase and interfere with your work, daily activities and […]

Pain Relief Medications: An Overview
07 May 2008, 6:48 am

Sometimes we are told to take something for the pain. There are quite a number of options out there in the market. Here is a summary of the major categories of pain relief medications available.

What is an Ergonomic chair?
06 May 2008, 10:51 am

People who are experiencing back pain know that the longer they stay seated for a stretch of time, the more pain they feel. It is a commonly known fact that getting a good ergonomic chair is beneficial to the health of the back. However, when asked to have a good chair, people begin asking, “How […]

Sesamoiditis – Pain In The Foot!
01 May 2008, 12:26 pm

What is a sesamoid bone? A sesamoid bone is a bone embedded in a tendon. Most bones in the human body are connected to each other at joints. But sesamoid bones are the ones that are not connected to any other bone. Instead, they are connected only to tendons or are embedded in muscle. In […]

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