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While vertigo and dizziness may not seem like issues that could be helped by physiotherapy, evidence has shown that a specialised exercise programme can help people suffering from frequent spells. This is known as Vestibular Rehabilitation. What is Vestibular Rehabilitation? Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is an exercise based program used to treat the symptoms of dizziness,…

Have you heard the myth that running is bad for your knees or damages the knee joints? Well this debate has been raging on for years. However long-distance running has continue to rise in popularity with more than 30 million individuals running marathons each year. Is that going to mean that more and more people…

Is working from home (WFH) not working out for you? Has the circuit breaker broken you? In fact, productivity as a result of WFH has increased by 47%, according to a research done by Forbes magazine. Companies such as Twitter and Fujitsu have even gone as far as making WFH a permanent option. Here are…

It has been over two months since Phase 2 of Singapore’s reopening commenced. During this time of increased spare time and being cooped up at home, it is no surprise that more than a few of us have taken the old running shoes out or greased up the bike chain in a bid to get…

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…

To all the vertically less endowed individuals: are we doomed to never touch the skies? Does the air up there belong only to our tall counterparts, or is there a way to somehow train up our jumps? This question is relevant not only to our pint-sized friends, but also to athletes of sports involving jumps….

The first thought that comes to mind regarding ultrasound is usually that of a scan for internal imagery used to monitor different stages in pregnancies or those used for organs imagery prior to and after surgery. Those images or rather sonograms are results of ultrasound being beamed into the body which subsequently bounces off tissues…

After a hot day of workout, sometimes what feels good is a nice soak in cold water. We then hear that hot water helps the muscles relax better, promoting recovery from fatigue. On the other hand, it is common knowledge that cold water is used to cool down high temperatures to prevent the body from…

Has your child been diagnosed with Osgood Schlatter Disease? Well, fear not – it’s not as scary as it sounds! What You Need to Know Osgood Schlatter Disease (OSD) is not a true disease, but an overuse injury of the knee. It is a common, temporary musculoskeletal condition that causes knee pain in older children…