Archive For January, 2020

The Finer Art of Swimming!

Picture the scene, you are at the start line, patiently waiting to run head first into the water along with 50 or more other people in your wave start or treading water desperately trying not to tire yourself out before you start the swim ahead. Picture the scene, you are at the start line, patiently [...]

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Pilates: Anti-Aging

Joseph Pilates said: “The health of our spine is directly proportionate to the age of our body. If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.” What happens when we get old? As we age, there are many changes to our bodies such [...]

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Posture

Ways to Improve Your Posture By understanding proper posture, you can learn about your own postural deviations and determine which corrective exercises will work best to improve your alignment. The easiest and most effective way to correct imbalances is to stretch the overactive, short muscles and to strengthen the underactive, weak muscles. With correct alignment [...]

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Post Natal Physiotherapy: What You Need To Know

Who should get a post-natal physiotherapy assessment? And when? A postnatal assessment is recommended for all women following delivery. It can be carried out as early as six weeks after delivery to many, many years later. The time after giving birth can be hectic, and it is important to take the time to look after [...]

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Preventive Physiotherapy: Slipped Disc

In the second part of a series of three articles, we will talk about how the concept of ”Preventive Physiotherapy” can be used to possibly prevent a slipped disc. Slipped disc is the colloquial term for a herniated disc, or prolapsed disc. These can be traumatic in nature (due to accidents), or due to general wear and [...]

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Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti is a fairly common condition during pregnancy and post-partum. Also known as abs separation, there is a widening of the gap between the left and right rectus abdominis muscle, at the mid line fascia. Diastasis Recti reduces the functional strength of the abdominal wall and can aggravate lower back pain and cause pelvic [...]

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5 Steps to Help Lower Back Pain!

Non-specific lower back pain can be troublesome and is more prevalent than you think. It effects over 80% of the adult Singaporean population at some time in their lives (Sing Health) and up to 60% of people in their adult life worldwide (WHO). It is one of the leading problems resulting in unemployment and disability [...]

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Symphysis Pubis

Congratulations! You’re pregnant! It’s nine months of excitement; but also involves some planning and lot of research. The last three months can also involve physical restrictions. Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) is a real complication of pregnancy that arises from increasing size and weight. The pelvis is made up of three bones – the two iliac [...]

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When should I see a Sports Physiotherapist in Singapore?

You go for a run and halfway you feel a slight pain in your knee. The next morning it feels a bit stiff, but not too painful. The next day you go out for a run again, but even before halfway you feel your knee again. You head home, disappointed and decide to rest for [...]

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Recurrent Lower Back Pain and the Core

Pain in the lower back has become a common complaint. We hear everyone from 11-year old children to 80-year old grandparents complain of lower back pain. A survey conducted by the Back Society of Singapore shows that 1 out of every 5 Singaporeans suffer from either a back or neck pain. The same study indicates [...]

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