Road Traffic Injuries and the Importance of Treatment

Road traffic accidents are inevitable and can cause sudden and occasionally severe musculoskeletal injury. Children, pedestrians, cyclists, and the elderly are among the most vulnerable road users. In some parts of the world, motorisation has been accompanied by rapid growth in road traffic injuries, which have become a leading cause of death and disability. Road […]

Exercise Addiction – Is It a Bad Thing?

Exercise is a great activity if you want to stay fit and healthy. No doubt about that. We are encouraged to exercise on a daily basis. Some of us persuade ourselves to go to the gym and increase our exercise levels. But just like with any good thing, too much exercise can become detrimental. What […]

The Importance of Post-Season Injury Prevention

One of the topics covered in the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport held in Doha last May 2015 was about optimising injury prevention during post-season. Injuries in sports can be minimised if an athlete was properly conditioned to play his game. If you are less active outside the regular […]

School Sports and Taping Issues

Physical education is an essential component of quality education. Not only do physical education programmes promote improved physical fitness, they can also associate with positive social interaction, improved self-esteem, and better academic performance. Participating in sport, however, carries a risk of injury. Yet injury risks can be minimised by taking safety measures and proper education […]

Preventing Injury in High Level Snowboard: Is It Crucial to Return to First Principles?

Snowboarding was introduced in the 1920s with little success. But now, this snow sport is one of the fastest growing winter sports in the world. As the popularity increases, so is the incidence of injuries. While most injuries are treated by health care personnel close to ski resorts, primary care physicians often provide follow-up care […]

Physiotherapy for Swollen Toe

Swollen toe is caused by the buildup of fluids in the affected toe. Several injuries and medical conditions can result in toe swelling. Common conditions that may cause swollen toe include toe injuries, psoriatic arthritis and gout. Treatment for swollen toe may vary depending on the underlying cause. A collection of excessive fluid in any […]

Ankle Sprains: Rehabilitation for “Difficult Ankle”

The ankle joint is one of the most vulnerable to injury through participation in sport and exercise. One of the most common sports injuries is ankle sprain, most commonly involving the lateral ligaments. Such injuries are accompanied by repeated strain episodes, instability of the joint, and as a result, reduces physical activity participation. Although extremely […]

Wunda Chair: Its Benefits and History

Pilates has been around for a long time- around one hundred years have passed since Joseph Pilates introduced Pilates to the world. Originally developed as a workout method to gain balance and flexibility for the body, Pilates is nowadays one of the most popular exercises around the globe. Thousands of teachers are now available to […]

Physiotherapy for Swimming-Induced Pulmonary Oedema

Swimming-induced pulmonary oedema is likely to become a common problem with increasing popularity of endurance sports such as triathlon. Also known as immersion pulmonary oedema, it was first reported in the 1980s in healthy scuba divers. Ever since, there have been hundreds of reported cases in triathletes, swimmers, and divers which include death. What is […]

Different Ways to Manage Back Pain

Back pain is so common that almost everyone can have it at some point in their lives. However, it doesn’t mean that you should let back pain become part of your life. You can choose to be free-from back pain if you want to. Fortunately, there are several ways to manage back pain. Some do […]

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