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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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 […]

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?

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