3 mistakes that will make your back pain WORSE

7 out of 10 people gets back pain at some point in their lives…but the worse thing is, half of these 7 people will go on to have long term back pain (ouch!). For some, their back pains are “just” some ache in their back, and to some, it’s so pain that they can’t even … Read more

Whiplash Physiotherapy

Whiplash is a neck injury that’s caused by a sudden powerful lashing force, causing the head and neck to undergo a quick back-to-front movement, similar to how a whip or towel is cracked. Most of the time, it’s caused by a vehicle slamming into the back of your vehicle…but that being said, whiplash also happens … Read more

Achilles Tendon Physiotherapy

Our achilles tendon is the strongest and largest tendon of the entire body. It attaches to three muscles which are: plantaris gastrocnemius soleus connecting them to our calcaneal bone (commonly known as our heel). It’s located from the back of our ankle to about one third height of the back of our legs (around 6 … Read more

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Physiotherapy

At least 5% of people above 60 years old; and 40% of people above 85 years old have Alzheimer’s disease. This means that they will have to live with problems such as loss of memory, speech, ability to do tasks or even basic activities of daily living. Physiotherapists can help by working with families and … Read more

Acromicioclavicular (AC) Joint (Shoulder) Injuries

Our acromioclavicular joint (also called “AC” joints) refers to the joint at the top of our shoulder, where the acromion (shoulder blade) attaches to the clavicle (the collarbone). That’s why it’s called acromioclavicular joint. These kind of painful shoulder injuries typically happens due to sudden traumatic events such as sports or falling directly on the … Read more

Ankle Fracture Physiotherapy

Fractures can happen in our bones when a force causes a discontinuation of a bone. In the case of ankle fractures, it means that one or two bones of the patient’s ankle is partially or fully broken. Fractured ankles usually happen because of two main reasons: ankle-twisting injuries such as in falls / tripping or … Read more

Bell’s Palsy Physiotherapy

Bell’s palsy is a very specific type of temporary facial paralysis that can affect the patient’s day to day living activities communication with others self esteem quality of life Bell’s palsy happens when the nerve that controls one half (usually the long half eg right side of face or left side of face) becomes swollen … Read more

Baker’s Cyst Knee Physiotherapy

knee swelling knee pain knee stiffness So you must know behind our knees there is this structure called the popliteal bursa, it’s a pretty small fluid-filled pocket that is located between the hamstring muscle tendon and knee bone, and it’s #1 job is to reduce friction. These popliteal cysts tends to affect patients who are … Read more

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear Physiotherapy

Our anterior cruciate ligament, also known as the ACL, is a very strong ligament in the center front of our knees (there is a back one too, called the posterior cruciate ligament). This ligament is pretty strong, and are typically injured (mild to full tears) to individuals who are very sporty, especially those who participate … Read more

Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) Physiotherapy

The “real name” of frozen shoulder is adhesive capsulitis, and this condition affects up to 5% of the population. It affects more in women than men, typically above 45 years old. To add to this – out of 10 people who develops frozen shoulder in ONE shoulder, there’s a 20-30% chance they will develop frozen … Read more