Massage therapy is an effective treatment for the relief of sports injuries and muscle soreness. Its benefits are more than just physical – researchers have studied the effects of massage for many other conditions, including mental health and even cancer. Numerous clinical studies and reviews have also suggested that massage therapy can reduce pain, promote…

How do you tell if you are suffering from good or bad pain? How do you decide when you have reached your maximum effort and you need to take a break? Many believe that pain is inevitable when it comes to getting stronger and fitter. After all, that is where the popular saying, “No pain,…

The 10th edition of Asia’s largest night run, OSIM Sundown Marathon 2017 will return next month on 25 March 2017. The Sundown Marathon concept was inspired by a common training routine: “Why don’t we race at night since we train at night?” The fundamental ethos of challenging you to sacrifice sleep, run through the night…

Obstacle course racing has surged in popularity worldwide with big names such as Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and locally, the Men’s Health Urbanathlon returning year after year with courses bigger and tougher than before. The Men’s Health Urbanathlon will host its 8th edition next Saturday, on 4 March 2017. This year, Urbanathletes will experience free-form…

According to a report by the Sports Council, jogging is the most popular sport in Singapore. With this in mind, and the fact that the 2015 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon is fast approaching, we’ve compiled a list of the most common running injuries. So whether you’re a regular runner or a running rookie, this article…

January – the month of renewed dedication to creating that beach body. Or maybe more realistically, the month dedicated to working off the excess of December. Whether you’ve launched yourself into an active lifestyle for the first time ever or just upped the intensity of your regular training, hopefully you finish your workout feeling justifiably smug at…

With the 8th ASEAN Para Games just around the corner, we wanted to take the chance to sit down with Brigitte Lichtenberger, one of the physiotherapists here at PhysioActive. As well as working tirelessly with our patients, Brigitte is also the physiotherapist for Singapore’s national wheelchair basketball, who will be competing in this year’s games from 3rd…

Hamstring injuries are a common and frustrating issue for sportspeople. One of the first questions asked by my patients is, ‘When can I play again?’ This depends on numerous factors, as we need to ensure a safe return with a low risk of short and long term re-injury. This article will discuss the factors that…