‘Flat feet’ or pes planus is a condition in which the arch of the foot is lower than usual. However, this can be a misleading term as flat feet can be divided into ‘rigid’ or ‘flexible’. Rigid flat foot is a rare condition in which the bones of the foot are fused together. On the…

Today, we want to take the opportunity to welcome physiotherapist Zara Goodier to the PhysioActive team. Originally from the UK, Zara graduated with a B.Sc Management degree before going on to complete a B.Sc Physiotherapy degree from Keele University. Following graduation Zara completed rotations within the NHS as well as working at Manchester City Football Club academy alongside the ladies team. Prior…

As part of our on-going commitment to provide the best possible services to our patients, we’re continuing to expand by opening a brand new clinic at Tong Building, Orchard Road! The Orchard clinic is our third physiotherapy clinic in Singapore, and it operates extended opening hours, including on Saturdays, so that you’re sure to be…

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…

Real time ultrasound has been used for many years in an obstetric setting for foetal monitoring, but in a physiotherapy setting, real time ultrasound is used as a diagnostic tool that allows us to watch our muscles working. Ultrasound is safe and produces pictures of the inside of the body by using sound waves. There…

“Convenience, after all, has a way of inspiring results.” Fancy a gym that’s convenient and has free membership? You don’t need a ton of equipment to work out. By having a few key pieces of equipment at your disposal, you can have a high quality workout at home. When choosing the equipment for this article, there were…

Soccer (or ‘football’) is the world’s most popular sport. There are over 240 million registered players worldwide, and many more recreational football players. Most football injuries affect the lower limb, involving the thigh, groin, knee or ankle; having more knowledge of common football injuries is a great way to help you to prevent getting injured. Here…

Hip pain and injury is a complex and fascinating field for us physiotherapists. As medical, anatomical and biomechanical science helps us to understand the entire body better, the hip and its problems are becoming clearer. What we do know is that it’s always a multi-faceted issue to assess. Like all parts of the body, the…