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Physiotherapy Treatment of Cervical Spondylosis- looking beyond shortwave and traction
May 2009

Cervical spondylosis is one of the most common conditions referred by doctors to physiotherapists. In this article, we discuss the several causes of pain in cervical spondylosis and the anatomical structures responsible for it. Specific treatment targetted to each of these structures is subsequently described. This highlights the crux of our clinical reasoning. Furthermore, the article adds clarity on how the actual cause and not just the symptom is treated, making the recovery lasting and more cost effective for patients

Taping Techniques in Management of Musculoskeletal Problems
Mar 2009

Taping or strapping is commonly used in the sporting community and its effects and role are widely understood and accepted. In the early years, taping helped prevent recurring injuries by stabilizing and restricting the range of motion of a joint. This is done using rigid and non-elastic tape and is known as restrictive taping.

Anterior Knee Pain in Runners: Predicting, Preventing and Managing
Jan 2009

Knee pain is the most common running injury, occurring in approximately 55% of recreational runners. Of this number, 65% will have severe symptoms requiring them to seek medical attention or contemplate cessation of running. Anterior Knee Pain (AKP), otherwise known as Patellar Femoral Pain, is one of the most common condition resulting in knee pain; about 25% of all knee injuries. Preventing AKP is possible through identifying a few etiological factors that pre-disposes one to AKP and making changes where possible

Causing Most of the World’s Pain, Anonymously
Jan 2009

For centuries pain has been afflicting man. It is intangible, mysterious and yet ubiquitous. Myofascial Trigger Points are the commonest cause of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed aches, pains and other puzzling symptoms. The daily clinical experience of thousands of physiotherapists, massage therapists and physicians verifies that most back and neck pain and headaches which are recurrent and stubborn are caused by trigger points or muscles knots

Sports Injury Management Volume 1
Dec 2008

A collection of articles written by Back2Sports’ specialist physiotherapists. The benefits of sports is tremendous and should not be hampered by injuries that could have been prevented . If not prevented then better managed to enable a quick return to sports

Improving Outcomes For Clients With Temporomandibular Disorders
Dec 2008

The management of Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) has now evolved from the realm of dentistry to include other healthcare professionals as TMD is multi-causal and hence a treatment approach involving various healthcare disciplines can and will improve the outcomes for the client.

Motor Control Strategies In The Management Of Stenosis ? Case Study
Oct 2008

This case study looks at a client who had poor posture in standing and walking, and had symptoms of canal stenosis. She also presented with very poor motor control, poor stability in her transversus, pelvic floor as well as altered breathing pattern. She was treated primarily to improve her motor control around trunk and showed tremendous improvement

Basics of Ergonomic Seating
May 2005
Core Concepts