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.

Structural Imbalance
28 Feb 2008, 5:41 pm

Structural Imbalance. We often hear this phrase used along with the diagnosis of our aches and pains. But what does it mean? The best way to explain it is to start from the opposite end, “Structural Balance”. Structural Balance refers to the optimal positioning of our bones and joints. This means when weight or pressure […]

Bunions Make It Too Painful to Run
25 Feb 2008, 6:06 pm

A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, can sometimes be a painful deformity of the bones and the joint between the foot and big toe. It is an enlargement of bone or tissue around the base of the big toe. Under repetitive pressure, the joint between the foot and the big toe (first metatarsal joint) […]

H.A.R.M. to Avoid Sports Related Injuries
23 Feb 2008, 2:45 pm

You often hear about avoiding H.A.R.M. to sports related injuries. H.A.R.M is an acronym that stands for things to avoid: Heat, Alcohol, Running and, Massage Here is a useful poster that you can print for your own use or your clubs and sporting organisation. Related to H.A.R.M is R.I.C.E.R  

R.I.C.E.R – What to do When Sports Injuries Happen
23 Feb 2008, 2:37 pm

You often hear about applying R.I.C.E.R. to sports related injuries. R.I.C.E.R is an acronym that stand for things to do: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation and, Refer Here is a useful poster that you can print for your own use or your clubs and sporting organisation. Related to R.I.C.E.R is H.A.R.M  

Myofascial Release
19 Feb 2008, 1:31 am

Myofascial Release is a form of hands-on therapy used to relieve pain and to relax muscles and tissue. “Myo” refers to the muscle, and “fascial” refers to the smooth tough tissue that covers all the muscles. In a normal healthy body, the fascia is relaxed and soft. It can stretch and move without restriction. However, […]

Manual Therapy – Spinal Vertebra Mobilisation
08 Feb 2008, 12:47 pm

One physiotherapy modality is fast becoming de rigeur in the treatment of referred pain cause by stiff joints is manual therapy. Today, manual therapy is the main stay of modern physiotherapy moving away from the dependency on Electro Therapy Agents such as Ultrasound, Short Wave and TENS as the primary treatment modalities.   Referred pain […]

Taking a Micro-Break
03 Feb 2008, 4:26 pm

A common advice that we get for workplace health issues related repetitive stress injuries (RSI) is to take frequent breaks. Usually, people suggest that a 5-minute break every 45 to 60 minutes. But what about 10-second breaks?

BMI Calculator
29 Jan 2008, 7:22 am

BMI values DO NOT APPLY TO children, pregnant women, people with muscular build (little body fat) eg athletes, elderly and those who have lost a lot of muscle mass. Why do I need to know my BMI? Recent studies have shown that some Asian population, including Singaporeans have higher proportion of body fat compared to […]

Nerve Stretches
25 Jan 2008, 9:44 am

You have heard about people stretching their muscles when the muscles are tight, but have you heard about nerve stretching? What exactly is nerve stretching? Why do we need to stretch our nerves?How do we stretch our nerves? Nerve stretches do not really ’stretch’ the nerves, but they help to improve the movement of the […]

What causes delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)?
20 Jan 2008, 4:18 pm

Delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS is a type of muscle pain and soreness that sets in a few hours after an exercise. It is not uncommon to find people complaining of aching muscles one or two days after exerting themselves in the gym or after a dramatic increase in the duration or intensity of […]

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