Margaret Moody (Home Manager )I have known Gail Craig for over three years now and I continue to put my care in her hands for the following reasons. She is very knowledgeable about the whole body and how it gets injured and starts to heal. She doesn’t just look at one part of your body, she looks at the balance of your body. I know that she is providing good information because it makes sense to me as a nurse.
Elbow Pain & Injury Treatment
Elbow pain and injury respond favourably to physiotherapy intervention when early treatment is sought.
An accurate diagnosis is vital to the correct management of your elbow pain. It can be caused by local muscle, tendon or joint injury. Alternatively, elbow pain can be referred from your neck joints. It’s similar to sciatica of the upper limb.
Please do not delay in consulting your physiotherapist if you experience elbow pain. Many elbow conditions may take many months to heal when symptoms are neglected or the diagnosis is incorrect.
Common Back Injuries:
Acute lower back pain is defined as nonspecific or mechanical pain present for up to six weeks. It has no serious underlying pathology or nerve injury and is often unrelated to a specific activity. 98% of all back patients are related to nonspecific acute lower back pain. It is the most prevalent orthopedic injury among our modern society and 80% of all people experience a significant episode of lower back pain at some point of their lives. Rest, pain killers and physiotherapy, including massage, stretching, strengthening exercises and posture training is the choice of treatment for returning to a pain free life and to prevent acute lower back pain from reoccurrence.
Golfer’s elbow or medial epicondylitis is a condition that causes pain on the inner side of your elbow, where the tendons of your forearm muscles are attached to the bony bump. In more severe cases the pain may even spread into your forearm and wrist. A golfer’s elbow is not only limited to golfers, but occurs also in any other activity which involves the wrist or clenching the fingers. The cause is commonly overuse and repetitive movements. In the acute painful stage physiotherapy helps reducing the pain and inflammation. Once the condition improves exercise therapy will be added optimizing the strength and restoring optimal biomechanics with the goal to prevent recurrent elbow problems.
PhysioActive is one of the very few clinics in Singapore who can offer you shockwave therapy. This is one of the most effective and fastest ways of treating this condition (please click for more information on shockwave therapy).
Forearm fracture is very common among all different age groups and is in most cases due to falls. Patients usually need to wear a cast for 6 weeks and can start rehabilitation right afterwards. The rehabilitation takes about 6-8 weeks depending on the complexity of the fracture. After successful completion of the rehabilitation the patient will have regained full function of the arm without any restrictions in daily life and sport.