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.

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 […]

Ladies: Don’t Postpone Knee-replacement Surgery
17 Jan 2008, 9:23 pm

Is getting new knees on your list of New Year’s resolutions?Research at the University of Delaware indicates that women wait longer to pursue knee-replacement surgery than men do. By postponing surgery until they can no longer stand the pain, these women may also risk putting their mobility, and quality of life, on hold indefinitely, according […]

Back pain due to a vertebrae fracture?
14 Jan 2008, 4:04 pm

Back pain can be a result of muscle strain, spinal disc problems, nerve problems, or simply due to the ageing process. It can also be due to spinal fracture as a result of osteoporosis. Yet, most of the spinal fractures often go undiagnosed. A spinal fracture resulting from osteoporosis is normally marked by sudden onset […]

A Case Study on the Mal-Aligned Rib Cage
11 Jan 2008, 10:29 am

In this case study, a client presented a history of persistent back pain around the thoracic region caused by a mal-positioned rib leading to thoracic spinal stiffness and pain at the surrounding soft tissues.

Everything seems to be labelled ergonomically designed these days. What does that mean?
05 Jan 2008, 4:03 pm

Ergonomics. If everything is getting to be labelled ergonomics, then what isn’t ergonomical? If the chair that I bought and am now sitting on is labelled ergonomically-designed, why is my body still aching as much as before?

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