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…

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…

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…

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…

It’s finally the summer holidays! This well-deserved break calls for a vacation but do you know that travelling on flights that extend beyond 4 hours can be associated with serious health threats? Blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can form in the deep veins of your legs during travel because you are…

MRIs are considered the gold standard on identifying structures within the body. However, sometimes, there can be different perspectives to the same fact. Case in Point by Physiotherapist – Jack Allen John, a 40-year-old Caucasian patient came to me for a pre-op evaluation. He was a healthy male who frequently exercised outside of his working…

Hip Pain

Outer thigh and hip pain is common in athletes and non-athletes alike. Can’t run, can’t get comfortable at night, can’t do your regular yoga class without pain. What is causing it? Women in their forties to sixties are especially prone to this type of pain. Specifically, those with leg length inequalities, scoliosis, low back pain,…