What Does a Sports Physiotherapist Do
Since the easing of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, Singaporeans have shown a growing interest in sports. Following this trend, sports-related musculoskeletal conditions and injuries are likely to increase in prevalence. This in turn shines the spotlight on the importance of sports physiotherapists. Professionally trained to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of sports injuries, a physiotherapist plays a vital role in helping professional athletes and casual sports enthusiasts alike recover
How Does Physiotherapy Help with Sports Injuries
If you are an athlete, the chances of you sustaining a sports injury at some point in your career are significantly higher. In fact, in 2021, 3.2 million people were treated in emergency departments for injuries involving sports and recreational equipment. While some athletes are able to immediately bounce back from their injuries and return to their previous level of performance with minimal care, others require more rehabilitation and may even be
Is Home-based Physiotherapy Necessary After Cardiopulmonary Surgery?
Cardiopulmonary surgery is a type of surgery performed on patients with cardiopulmonary diseases. Cardiopulmonary to put it simply stands for heart and lungs. Some common cardiopulmonary issues that require surgery include coronary artery disease and heart valve disease which affect the heart, as well as lung cancer and emphysema which affect the lungs. Prehabilitation as well as post operative care are strongly recommended. Some of the common procedures include coronary artery bypass graft or congenital
The Importance of Prehabilitation Before Any Surgery
Preoperative conditioning or Prehabilitation, is a program that helps to prepare patients for surgery. The intervention of prehabilitation may include physical exercises, advice on your diet as well as mental well being and it certainly plays an important role in predicting or determining the postoperative outcome. Pre-operative fitness is an established predictor of postoperative morbidity and mortality. Exercise prehabilitation is challenging to implement however due to the short duration for
What The Journey To Recovery Looks Like After A Total Hip Replacement
Why may I benefit from Total Hip Replacement? The hip joint is often described as a ball-and-socket joint. This is because the femoral head of the hip joint is shaped like a ball, whereas the acetabulum acts as a socket. Joint issues develop when the head of the thigh bone (femur) and its socket lose their protective cartilage due to degenerative changes (osteoarthritis), injury or other types of inflammatory arthritis such
Introducing Cardiopulmonary Expertise in Rapid Physiocare – What is Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy?
Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy is a sub-specialty that specialises in treating patients who suffer from cardiopulmonary disorders, such as conditions pertaining to their circulatory (e.g. heart) and respiratory systems. Additionally, cardiopulmonary physiotherapy can also effectively manage the potential worsening of any medical condition that may cause the accumulation of secretion in the lungs, breathlessness, persistent coughing, and damage to the functions of the heart and lungs. Conditions such as fall into this category include:
Total Knee Replacement: All You Need to Know
What is knee osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, also known as “wear and tear” arthritis, is a common problem for many people after they reach middle age. A healthy knee bends and straightens because of smooth, slippery tissue called articular cartilage. The cartilage covers, protects and cushions the ends of leg bones that form your knee. Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage to wear away. It causes pain and stiffness, resulting in difficulty in carrying out daily activities
Say Goodbye to Female Urinary Incontinence With Physiotherapy
Involuntary leakage of urine – that is what incontinence boils down to. Urinary incontinence affects millions of women, fueling anxiety in all kinds of day-to-day situations – even a light sneeze, a burst of laughter, or a workout at the gym can prompt unexpected leakage of urine. It can be embarrassing in certain situations but in fact, this is a common condition that many may experience. Research has shown that
Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Physiotherapy in Singapore
COVID-19 has laid the foundation for a new norm: social distancing, mask on at all times, increased hygiene routines, hand sanitising, and perhaps the biggest adaptation of all, working from home (WFH). There is no doubt that the WFH arrangements pose plenty of perks, safe distancing and less commuting stress. While these new changes have been graciously welcomed, many have learned that WFH brings several downsides, namely aches and pains.
The Role of Physiotherapy in Chronic Disease Management
Through the years, the prevalence of chronic disease has skyrocketed, placing greater demands and pressure on global healthcare systems in terms of health care costs and the leading causes of death and disability. Globally, approximately one in three adults suffer from chronic conditions or is at risk of developing them. Having to live with these debilitating diseases not only affects one’s quality of life, but it also takes a toll