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Getting a good night’s sleep

How do I know which pillow and mattress is right for me to get the right support and stop dreaded morning back and neck pain?

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Do I need an X-ray or MRI?

What you need to know when thinking about getting an X-ray or MRI.

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Back Pain

Lower back pain will affect 80% of us at some point in our lives. How can I prevent it and how can physiotherapy help once I have it?

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Clinical Pilates for Injury Prevention

Principal Physiotherapist Alisha Bajerai was recently interviewed by The Star newspaper to share on Clinical Pilates, a new form of pilates. Developed in Australia, Clinical Pilates helps in injury recovery and core strengthening. It can be used on almost all patients and injuries. Read more at: http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Other-Sport/2014/05/23/Pilates-for-injury-prevention/

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Scuba Diving and your Back and Neck

How to take care of your back and neck when scuba diving

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Swan Neck Deformity

Disease or injury can alter the normal finger alignment and function. The result may be a crooked finger, such as a swan neck deformity of the fingers.

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Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

A very important joint connecting the sacrum (tail bone) to the pelvis- allowing transfer of load from the upper body to lower body. A common source of pelvic pain

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Frozen shoulder or complex regional pain syndrome(CRPS)?

Frozen shoulder? This is often misdiagnosed, read on to see if you may have complex regional pain syndrome.

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Backpack safety for School Children

For a child going to school, in a day and age like this it is turning out to to be a burden on the body, especially with heavy school bags.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Adjustments can be made to your work and home life to deal with the issue- Most commonly seen with repetitive strain

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Gym Ball Training

A simple, effective and cheap form of exercise that can be done at home! Always get advice from your physio if you suffer from pain and want to commence exercise

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Hammer Toe and Mallet Toe

Both are common toe deformities that occur from poor footwear. Seek advice on footwear and treatment to catch the problem early!

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Laptop Vs Desktop Vs Tablet

Neck pain is linked to the use of a laptop or tablet. Stop hunching and talk to your physio about adjusting your work habits.

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Shoulder Impingement

Continued overhead shoulder use can lead to shoulder impingement, a very painful and movement restricting condition. Treatment should be sought early.

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Anti-inflammatories

My Doctor has prescribed me anti-inflammatory medication – is this the correct path to take?

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Sciatica

Pain, numbness or tingling down the back of the leg can indicate sciatica, this should be seen early to allow optimal nerve recovery.

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Piriformis Syndrome

This disorder of the small deep muscle of the buttocks can lead to severe sciatic-like symptoms but with treatment and exercise, can make a full recovery.

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Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) during pregnancy

PGP can make pregnancy that much more difficult both before and during giving birth. Talk to your physiotherapist about safe treatment alternatives.

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Lumbar Spondylosis

Also known as osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine, it causes pain and restricts normal movements. It is commonly diagnosed and treated using physiotherapy.

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Vitamin B12 and Nerve Pain

Having tingling or pins and needles over your arms and legs, joint pain? Which does not seem to go away with treatment? It may be a vitamin deficiency.

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Physiotherapy and Homework

An integral part of your treatment is your exercises to be done at home to ensure your condition improves rapidly.

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Physiotherapy maintenance once my pain is gone

Pain in only one symptom of something wrong with your body. Get a regular physio check up and maintenance session to keep the body in tip top shape

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Office Ergonomics

Ergonomics is key to preventing repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome and back and neck pain. It can also improve productivity in your work.

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Home and office Ergonomics

There are some really simple ergonomic advice that your physiotherapist can recommend for you to avoid developing aches and pain, injuries and even increase work productivity. These suggestions can: Increase your comfort Make you more relaxed/reduce stress Improve productivity Reduce heath and safety risks, including pain and injury If you do not practice good ergonomics […]

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Forward Head Posture

Correction of the body’s posture and muscle imbalances are key to preventing a forward head posture- a leading cause of neck pain.

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Back Pain

4 out of 5 people will experience back pain in their lifetime. Is back pain restricting your movement and normal lifestyle?

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Total Knee Replacement

Physiotherapy is key in full recovery after a total knee replacement to achieve good movement and regain your strength.

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Total Hip replacement

Get the right rehabilitation after a total hip replacement to ensure the best outcome

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Torticollis: a painful and and stiff neck

Sudden pain? Or neck stuck in an abnormal position.

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Sleeping Positions

Is it true that sleeping positions can affect your health? And if so then how?

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Side effects of sitting

What exactly does sitting so much do to your body? It can lead to many many dangerous diseases later in life.

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Hydrotherapy and exercising in the pool

Hydrotherapy is the use of water based exercise to help in pain relief and treatment.

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Rounded shoulders and neck pain

A sedentary lifestyle it is leading to many aches and pains which were unheard of 10 years ago. The biggest one is pain over the neck and shoulder.

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Housemaid’s knee or Prepatellar Bursitis

Inflammation, swelling and pain of the front of the knee from prolonged kneeling

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Coccyx Injury

There is Inflammation of the tailbone which leads to pain and tenderness.

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Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical Spondylosis is a common cause of chronic neck pain – a disorder in which there is abnormal wear and tear of the cartilage and bones of the neck.

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Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is the forward or backward displacement of one of the vertebral bodies of the spine in relation to the alignment of the vertebrae.

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Prolapse Intervertebral Disc

Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc more commonly known as slipped disc is a degeneration of the interverterbal discs which sit between two verterbral bodies.

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis (OA) is degeneration of the bone due to aging, wearing and tearing. It is the most common in the elderly. Learn how it can be managed.

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Frozen Shoulder

Learn the risk factors, symptoms, clinical signs and treatment options for frozen shoulders.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the entrapment of the median nerve as it travels through the carpel tunnel of the wrist. Learn more on causes and treatment.

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Scoliosis and Yoga

If you do Yoga and also have Scoliosis, there are certain exercises that need to be avoided.

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Pelvic floor muscle exercises

During pregnancy and delivery, your pelvic floor muscles become stretched and weakened. These exercises can help to strengthen the muscles again.

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Stress from work? Go out and be active!

Too much work stress can cause mental health conditions like depression and lead to pain and tension headaches. Manage it with exercise!

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Trigger Finger

Trigger finger occurs when your tendon in the finger or thumb thickens and gets caught when the finger is bent towards the palm, resulting in a painful with clicking or locking.

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Risk of fall among elderly

Falls are common in elderly people (aged 65 or older) and can not only cause injury but can also knock their confidence. Learn how to prevent and to help.

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Prolonged sitting: Get out from the comfort zone!

No 1 Rule of the thumb: The human body is not designed for prolonged sitting. Yes, we are not. Find out why in this article!

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Lift safely at work: Where it can save your back

Learning and following the correct method for lifting and handling heavy loads can help to prevent injury and avoid back pain.

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Cervicogenic Headaches and Physiotherapy

Headaches sufferers Migraines and headaches can be extremely disruptive to your life, as many migraine and headache sufferers will tell you how much they have to bear the pain that nagging them whole day. Some of them see their GP or neurologist and have made various medical investigations that in the end does not show […]

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Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

Fibromyalgia syndrome is common syndrome of diffuse aching, pain or stiffness in the muscles or joints. Here are some helpful info about this syndrome.

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Desk and Neck Pain

How to reduce neck pain from improper work desk usage.

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De Quervain Tenosynovitis

Chronic overuse of your wrist with movement of your thumb is commonly associated with de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. Learn more about how you can treat it.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a disease which causes inflammation and pain in the spine and other joints. Find out how it affects you and the treatment options.

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