‘Do not drink and drive’ – a common line with a universal understanding and fairly warned so according to the devastating effects intoxication is known to have on driving. But what about drinking and running? What effects could there be physiologically when one drinks and runs? With more and more booze-based runs emerging in the…

In the recent Formula One (F1) Singapore Grand Prix, racers came in from all over world to participate in a contest of speed. Perhaps unlike sprinting or cycling, one may be tempted to view F1 racing as a non-physical sport: the speed produced is after all completely dependent on the car, or is it not? Let’s break…

It is our immense pleasure to announce the opening of our sixth physiotherapy clinic in Jakarta Selantan, Indonesia. This is our first venture out of Singapore, but also one that is highly demanded so that we can provide high quality physiotherapy and rehabilitation services in an under-served area. With an enlarged network, we hope to expand our reach…

The PhysioActive team extends a very warm welcome to Rosena Johnston who officially joins us in our Raffles clinic. Rosena is originally from the UK and qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1994. She began working in sports coaching prior to becoming a physio, with qualifications to teach Weightlifting, Badminton, Volleyball and Tennis. Once qualified, she gained…

World Physiotherapy Day falls on 8 September every year and is an opportunity for us to raise awareness about the contribution our profession makes to keep people well, mobile and independent. While the demand for physiotherapists continues to rise and many patients are experiencing the transformative effects of physiotherapy, some misconceptions still persist today. Let us share and debunk the…

You’ve likely heard the same advice as almost everyone else when it comes to soft tissue injuries: rest, ice, compression and elevate? It’s almost standard and universal practice in first aid for sprained ankles, muscle pulls and other such injuries. But what if icing isn’t helping? What if icing is slowing down your full recovery…

Sever’s Disease is a condition caused by the overloading of Achilles Tendon near the heel, and the growth plate in the area. It is common in physically active boys between 10 to 12 years old and active girls aged 8 to 11 years old. Usual signs and symptoms experienced by the child are: Redness and/or…

Ankle sprains can be painful and make it hard for you to carry out daily activities. However, many people can’t quite identify the difference between an ankle “sprain” and “strain”. These two terms are often used interchangeably to describe over-stretching or tearing of soft tissues in and around your joints. Classifications of Ankle Sprains There…

More often than not, the most random things end up going viral online and leave people pulling their hair out over absolutely nothing – no we are not going to ask if you see a blue or gold dress! One particular campaign caught our attention in recent months. The #Stand4Strength test initiated by the Abbott…

Denis Mecklenburg recently completed a high-level sporting shoulder course conducted by shoulder physiotherapy clinician, researcher and course presenter – Lyn Watson. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, which also makes it prone to injury. If you’re an athlete, taxing your shoulder over time with repetitive, overhead movements or participating in contact sports may put…