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 [...]Read more
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 [...]Read more
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 [...]Read more
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 [...]Read more
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 [...]Read more
How does Massage Help you?
Massage has a long history and recorded in China from 3,000BC. It has been practiced in various part of the world from India, Japan. As time evolved, different massage techniques were developed.Massage is not just an indulgence it has healing properties. The different massage techniques can help with different conditions or just simply for relaxation. [...]Read more
5 Tips to Improve your Running Form!
Running form is commonly being discussed and debated in the running world today. But how will you know what is the appropriate running form? Here are some useful tips on better running form to be more efficient and therefore reduce your likelihood of injury. 5 Tips for better running form 1. Running Posture: Stand tall with [...]Read more
Exercise and its Positive Effects on Menopause
Menopause marks an important milestone in a woman’s life and the changes brought upon are not overnight but gradual. They start with perimenopause during the 40s. There are changes not only to the body but also psychological. Every woman’s experience varies – for some the changes are manageable and for others it can be disruptive. [...]Read more
Exercise during Pre-Natal period
Many myths exist around exercise during pregnancy. Everywhere we look we are faced with different opinions, varying beliefs and questionable advice. It is important to not be misinformed and get the facts straight. In the early to mid 1900s, pregnancy was considered a state of confinement. Exercise was strongly discouraged for numerous different reasons such [...]Read more
Dehydration in an air-con environment
Dr Lim Baoying, Sports Physician at Changi Sports Medicine Centre shared, “After perspiration is lost according to the level of physical activity, the humidity gradient difference between inhaled and exhaled air would cause the next largest source of body fluid loss. Hence, while exercising in a dry air-conditioned environment, we are still expected to have [...]Read more