There is a clear distinction between a tight and a loose sensation felt when performing a stretch. But what if you felt worse after stretching a “tight muscle”? Do you really need to stretch then? This week we delve more into the anatomy and physiology of stretching to answer the question: “To Stretch or Not To Stretch?” What are we really stretching? Muscle: a soft tissue structure that helps contract to move
Pain on your lower pelvis? You may have a Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction Have you ever experienced pain in your lower pelvic area? Studies show that pelvic joint pain affects 16 to 25% of pregnancies, with onset anywhere from the first to third trimester (Kanakaris, 2011). It can result in Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction which can cause radiating pain and instability in the joint. This condition can be quite debilitating and impact the
Do you live in the Eastern part of Singapore? Are you experiencing neck or back pain? Have you just had surgery for your shoulder or knee? If these sound like what you’re going through, you’re in for a surprise. That’s right, we’ve heard you! Rapid Physiocare is now @ Paya Lebar, bringing you our award winning Physiotherapy service. Read on to find out more about our new location and services offered
There’s been an increase in WFH injuries since the “circuit breaker” period. Health experts weigh in on how the right chairs and laptop positions can minimize strain in the neck, shoulders, back, and wrists.
Working from home is the new normal. Don’t forget to take care of your glutes – especially if you’re the skinny type. Here are some tips.
Incontinence; What does it mean and how can Physiotherapy help? Do you leak or wet yourself after you cough or sneeze? Does it happen when you are lifting something heavy too? Do you have to rush to the toilet to prevent a leak? If you’ve answered yes to the above, you may be having bladder control issues or urinary incontinence. Men and women of all ages can have Incontinence although women and the
Weight Management: Fighting the odds to begin exercising Finding it hard to start exercising? Feeling the resistance to exercise? Perhaps there is more to be explored before you can feel comfortable to participate in physical activity. This week we will look at the factors that may be hindering you from getting active to help manage your weight as well as touch on why it is important to get you moving as soon
We all know that sleep is absolutely crucial for recovery. It is the one time during the day when our body finally gets some rest and this is the time that our system slows down and goes into a repair mode. However, in today’s context, sleep deprivation is inevitable due to the proliferation of technology and modern lifestyles. Many are working longer hours and staying up later than ever. Research
Hypertension; Can exercise help? Have you been told by your doctor that you have Hypertension? Well, exercise can help you control your blood pressure or even lower it. The question is how much exercise must I perform and how hard should I be pushing? This week we explore the world of Chronic Disease Management through exercise therapy. What is Hypertension? Hypertension or high blood pressure (pressure of blood pumped around your body) is defined