The start of every new year fills us with a renewed sense of determination, enables a fresh start with a clean slate and prompts new goals. Among these goals, many would find “going to the gym more often” or “work out” to be listed. And for some of us, these goals might have been carried…

A common comparison is often made between Dry Needling and Acupuncture. Both of these treatments primarily use needles and visually, both share similarities. However, these two practices are vastly different in theory. Acupuncture originates from the Chinese as part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and aims to target meridian points with needles to manipulate…

Physiotherapist and Certified Clinical Yoga Teacher – Caro Cuypers recently started to offer Clinical Yoga as a new “tool” to help her patients get better. We got the expert in to help answer the most common questions relating to Clinical Yoga and how patients can benefit from it 😉 What is Clinical Yoga? Clinical Yoga is a form…

The holiday season is upon us, signalling the start of vacations, travelling and the much needed breather from the every-day life. However, Martinis and Long Island Iced teas may not be the only thing in mind if you suffer from knee pains during your travel. The thought of spending hours stuck in the constricted seat…

Physiotherapy aims to rehabilitate, improve or maintain health status and prevent injuries. By medically assessing the condition of one’s body, physiotherapists are able to use various modes of therapy to attend to its needs. The more commonly known method is exercise, where clients undergo a programmed exercise routine to rebuild or maintain muscle functionality. But…

Tis the season to be jolly, but to let yourself go completely would be an act of folly. How much exercise is enough to work off that Christmas meal and how can we attend to all these busyness without compromising our health? As much as we want to keep fit and feel less guilty about…

Anyone that has recently been diagnosed with a rheumatology condition understands that it can be daunting. There are a growing, but limited, number of support services for people with these conditions in Singapore. What are Rheumatology Conditions? Rheumatology conditions are auto immune diseases that cause pain and inflammation to joints, tendons, muscles and ligaments. As…

The PhysioActive team extends a very warm welcome to Louis Platt who officially joins us in our Raffles clinic. Louis graduated with BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from the University of Salford (UK) in 2013. Moving to Singapore shortly after graduation, he subsequently spent three years at Changi General Hospital gaining experience in geriatrics, orthopedics, cardiac rehabilitation, ICU…

We have at some point heard complaints from people who have stood for long hours or have ourselves, been that person complaining. Standing for too long may induce leg cramps or backaches, especially with unsuitable footwear. Mothers who are expecting or those with health complications might have detrimental effects associated with standing for long hours…

‘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…