Articles on Physiotherapy Treatments and Musculoskeletal Conditions

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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 […]

Should I have an X-ray taken for an ankle sprain?
13 Mar 2008, 6:00 pm

An ankle sprain normally occurs following sudden twisting or sideways movements of the ankle. When we sprain our ankle, one or more ligaments in our ankle joint is injured. Ligaments are structures that limit and control excessive movements in our joints. When we sprain a ligament, it simply means that the ligament is over-stretched or […]

Does Bad Posture Lead to Scoliosis?
06 Mar 2008, 4:35 pm

Scoliosis or better known as abnormal curvature of the spine typically curves into a ‘C’-shape or ‘S’-shape when look at from the back. Since your back is curved and you tend to tilt to one side or one of your shoulders could be lower than the other, a common question pops up, “If I have […]

Sports Taping – Fingers
03 Mar 2008, 7:42 am

Recently, there was an article in The Sunday Times on ankle taping, “Injured Ankles Heal Slow”, 2 March 2008. For those of you interested in sports taping, this is a short write up on taping for the fingers. Here the focus is on basketball and netball players who need a certain amount of write flexibility. […]

Popliteal Tendonitis : A Case Study
02 Mar 2008, 3:21 pm

One of the most common cause of acute knee pain is a tear in the meniscus. So common that we sometimes overlook other possibilities such as Popliteal Tendonitis. We had one such case where the client complained about pain over the posterior aspect of her right knee. The pain came on and off increasingly over […]

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