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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Piriformis Syndrome – Sciatica
09 Apr 2008, 8:59 pm

It can be a spine tingling sensation when we first experience a pain that shoots from the buttock down to the leg. This sensation is a result of the sciatic nerve being irritated by something. We often hear about herniated discs in the lower back causing 'sciatica', the term given this pain.

Is Your Game Hamstrung?
09 Apr 2008, 2:29 pm

Basketball players tend to focus a lot on the quadriceps (muscles in front of the thigh) when doing strength training often neglecting the hamstrings. This severe muscle strength imbalance often leads to hamstring pulls or tears. And just as importantly, players with weak hamstrings also simply don’t play as well as shown in a study […]

The Buckling Knee
09 Apr 2008, 8:25 am

Having a sense of the knee ‘giving way’ or ‘locking’ is a fairly common complaint by athletes who have twisted their knees in sports like basketball, netball, soccer or badminton. The sensation of ‘giving way’ is an indication that you might have torn your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) while the ‘locking’ sensation is an indication […]

Sports Taping – Knee
08 Apr 2008, 7:46 am

In fast-moving sports where the player has to move quickly and often with fast direction changes makes the game exciting to watch and exhilarating to play. Unfortunately,  it also makes it a high-risk sport for knee injuries. Running with sudden stops, cutting side to side, jumping, and pivoting can injure your knee. Taping up the […]

Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA)
06 Apr 2008, 8:30 pm

Neck and upper back pains are often attributed to poor posture. For most people, how do we tell if our posture needs attention? Thankfully there is a simple test you check yourself off.

Neck-Related Headaches
03 Apr 2008, 6:04 am

Have you ever had the feeling that your headache is somehow related to the pain in your neck?  How that it is such a coincidence that every time your headache is preceded by the stiff neck that you are experiencing?  You are not imagining it! It is what the medical community calls cervicogenic headaches, which […]

Ulnar Nerve Compression – Last and Ring Finger Numbness in Cyclists
02 Apr 2008, 2:01 pm

Does your last finger and EXACTLY half of your ring finger feel numb or experience a tingling sensation? If yes, there is a good chance that your ulnar nerve (see diagram) is compressed.

Slam Dunking Starts at the Bottom
02 Apr 2008, 12:12 am

Can you jump higher when standing on the basketball court or on a rocking canoe? For most people, it is easier to jump higher when standing on firm ground. As a rule, the more stable the foundation, the higher you can jump. And that foundation includes your ankles. The Kinetic Chain The ankle is a […]

Clicking shoulder
‘Clunking’ Shoulders – Part I
01 Apr 2008, 9:29 am

Clunking or clicking shoulder is a common complaint with swimmers where the shoulder ‘clicks’ when under strain. It is also common to other sports where the overhead arm motion is thrown repetitively with force like badminton, tennis and cricket bowlers. Inflammation is a symptom, not a cause This shoulder condition is often misdiagnosed as a […]

Sports Taping – Wrist
17 Mar 2008, 2:38 pm

Following up on our earlier post on sports taping for the fingers, here how you tape the wrist. Wrist Taping The wrist is another area prone to injury especially when pushed backward too hard and far. Taping the wrist helps prevent this. Figure 1: 1.Using a wider rigid tape (38mm), start at the side of […]

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