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Benefits of Sports Massage

How Does Sports Massage Differ? Though some of the techniques used can be like a regular massage, the end goal of sports massage is different. Unlike regular spa massage, it has a specific goal of maximising your mobility. It is a form of therapy that is used to prepare your body for sports or to…

Blogs, / By Koh Peh Chia

Yoga as a Supplement to Physiotherapy

What is Yoga? It is known as a Hindu spiritual and mental practice that includes breathing control, meditation, and the adoption of specific poses. While modern yoga focuses on physical poses and is sometimes thought of as a form of exercise. Yoga as a supplement to physiotherapy In fact, yoga complements physiotherapy because they share…

Blogs, / By Shi Qi Yap

Pain in buttocks: Why and What to do?

Different causes of Buttock Pain Trauma and Bruising Bruising is the common cause of buttock pain. Normally, it happens after an injury or trauma, which causes the capillaries (tiny blood vessels) to break or burst underneath the skin, and thus creating small amounts of internal bleeding. Muscle strain Our buttock muscle, often called gluteal muscles…

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

What is ACL tear? What is ACL Reconstruction? ACL reconstruction is a surgery procedure that use to replace a torn ligament in your knee. It’s a recommended treatment option for athletes who suffered from knee instability following an ACL tear. However, surgery should not be the first and only option for an ACL tear. The…

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Total Hip Replacement

What is total hip replacement? Like total knee replacement, total hip replacement is a procedure that switches out your worn out joint with a new prosthetic one. This is usually because there is some damage to the joint surfaces. Most commonly, osteoarthritis, a condition manifesting from wearing out of your joint cartilage, is the main…

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Total Knee Replacement Rehab Process

Why total knee replacement? For most people who do this procedure, they do it because they suffer from a condition called osteoarthritis. This is a degenerative condition, meaning, the condition develops as we age. People who suffer from osteoarthritis have a thinning of their cartilages. As the cartilage wear out, it exposes the bone underneath….

Blogs, Foot, / By Koh Peh Chia

Bunions- All You Need to Know

What is Bunion? Bunions, medically known as hallux valgus is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. The big toe pushes in towards the second toe and creates misalignment and inflammation in the foot. Causes of Bunions Bunions typically develop over time and it is more common…

Blogs, Knee, Blog, / By Shi Qi Yap

Jumper’s Knee: What is it?

What is Jumper’s Knee? Symptoms of Jumper’s knee Tenderness just below the kneecap Swelling at the patellar tendon Pain when climbing stairs, bending knee and jumping. Sharp or throbbing pain during athletic motion Causes of Jumper’s knee There are two mechanisms of causing it: Acute Jumper’s knee: Occur from sudden, unexpected overexertion of the patellar…

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Work Related Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Common causes of work related injuries The Ministry of Manpower of Singapore these as the common causes of workplace injuries: Slips and falls Machinery incident Struck by moving objects Struck by falling object Overexertion / strenuous movements How do you prevent workplace related injuries Most of these causes are outside our expertise as physiotherapists. However,…

Blogs, / By Koh Peh Chia

Shockwave Therapy- All you need to know

What is Shockwave Therapy? Shockwave therapy is also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) or Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT). It targets specific pain in the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It’s also a non-invasive treatment that can treat and show significant pain relief to most of our patients.  Shockwave therapy is also effective on…