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Arched back posture
Dos & Don’ts – The Arched Back Posture
Apr 2016

Arched back posture

In this infographic, learn more about what causes the arched back posture, what you should do and avoid to prevent this poor posture type.

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Is Traction Effective in Treating Neck and Back Pains? The jury is still out.
Nov 2011

Today while not done in the same manner, traction remains a popular treatment modality for the management of spinal complaints. It is common for patients to attend physiotherapy clinics requesting traction, doctors to refer patients suggesting that the individual may benefit from a course of traction, and hospital-based physiotherapy sessions to consist of weekly sessions of mechanical traction.

Back to Sports: Advanced Knee Rehabilitation
Aug 2011

Knee Injury is one of the most common injuries sustained in sports. It can be in the form of meniscal or ligamentous injury, the most notorious being the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear. As a result of such injuries, athletes often get frustrated as they are unable to perform at their best or even engage in the sport itself. More often than not, athletes do not manage their injuries well and many will attempt to return to sports much earlier than optimal and usually end up worse than before.

Whiplash – Management and Treatment
Jul 2011

Whiplash refers to the sudden head movement of a person forwards, then backwards or sideways. This quick whip-like movement can injure the neck resulting in pain.

Tennis/Golf Elbow – Management and Treatment
Jul 2011

Tennis elbow and Golfer’s elbow are painful conditions affecting the muscles around the elbow. Tennis elbow affects the muscles on the outside part of the elbow; while golfer’s elbow affects the inside part of the elbow. They are similar conditions where the forearm muscles get overused, the only difference being the location of the pain

Osteoarthritis Knee – Management and Treatment
Jul 2011

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition involving the breakdown of articular cartilage in your joints. Articular cartilage is rubbery tissue that covers the edges of bones to allow joints to move easily. As the disease develops, the articular cartilage becomes much thinner, or it can wear away completely. This can lead to thickening of the edges of the bones, and the bones may develop bony “spurs”.

Frozen Shoulder – Management and Treatment
Jul 2011

Frozen Shoulder is a condition whereby the shoulder joint becomes stiff and painful to move in all directions. It usually develops gradually, worsens over time, then eventually resolves; this usually occurs over a 2 year period. Frozen shoulder affects mainly people between the ages of 40 and 60 years old, it can occur in either shoulder, and in men or women. The medical term for frozen shoulder is Adhesive Capsulitis.

Ankle Sprains – Management and Treatment
Jul 2011

Lateral Ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries. Rolling our ankle outwards tend to strain the ligaments on the outside. And how often, than not, we end up going to a traditional masseur or our TCM practitioner for treatment. Ask ourselves, how often following the first sprain, do we re-sprain the injured ankle in the past 6 months? Chances are, we would have at least sprained it about another one time, if not twice.

Posterior Pelvic Pain
Jul 2011

Understanding Pelvic Pains In Pregnant Women posterior pelvic pain (PPP) is felt at or near the sacroiliac joints of your pelvis as a result of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. These are joints located at the 2 dimples of the lower back. The pain often feels deep within your lower back and can occur on one or both sides of your back. In some cases, pain radiates down to the buttock and the back of the thigh

How to Reduce the Risk of Serious Spinal Pain in the Office
Jul 2011

Spinal pain is the second largest cause of work absenteeism and the largest cause of lost productivity in the workplace. And musculoskeletal complaints are the most common medical cause of long term work absence, accounting for over half of all the sickness absences lasting more than 2 weeks

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