Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Straits Times Article On Rhabdomyolysis

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If you are into indoor cycling classes and have not heard of rhabdomyolysis, it's also in today's Straits Times on page B14 under the Sports section.

We have written about rhabdomyolysis way back in 2017 and recently last Nov 2020 when a cyclist whose coach administered a thera/ massage and vibration gun on her also had rhabdomyolysis.

Well, you read it in our blogs first.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Don't Skip Breakfast

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Those of you who have been eating too much over the last two weeks and are tempted to skip breakfast, don't. 

Gino has written previously about why you should not skip breakfast. You may lose some weight at first, but it is definitely not sustainable.

The article is on the front page on the Life section in today's Straits Times. But you already know about this from our blog.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

No Heading For Adults Too?

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I wrote earlier this year how heading a football too much may be detrimental for your child's brain cells. And how the Football Association of Singapore imposed the same guidelines for our Singaporean kids a month alter.

Perhaps adults shouldn't be heading the ball too. Here's an article from today's Straits Times suggesting that too much heading can lead to dementia when older. 

Many of the English 1966 football World Cup winning team were diagnosed with dementia. Of course the balls were much heavier back then compared to now. But perhaps it's the force from heading and not just the weight of the ball. 

What will happen to the beautiful game if players are not allowed to head the ball?

Monday, August 17, 2020

Going Online For Physiotherapy?

Those who come to our clinics know that this is definitely not the physiotherapy we do in our clinics. Maybe that's why the general public thinks physiotherapy is all about patients learning how to do rehab exercises.

Quote by a hospital physiotherapist "its tele-consultation service is offered to patients with stable medical conditions where exercise therapy is the main source of treatment and also to those who are on track with recovery".

We assess and we treat you, mostly with our hands. Manual therapy. Nothing like what is written in the Straits Times article today.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

No Physical Contact When Treating Patients?

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Today's Sunday Times on page A10 highlighted two incidents where a personal trainer and a Yoga instructor got into trouble after touching their clients inappropriately. Gino has previously written about this before, you can read it here.

We are so fortunate that we do not face such issues when we work with our patients since we cannot be totally sure if we don't assess them.

We definitely will never take for granted that our patients give us consent to touch them when we assess and treat them. Again, Gino has written about this before.

All our patients deserve and need gentle and thoughtful treatment. So our human touch is really important as we can diagnose, comfort and treat our patients.

We will endeavour to be very careful with our touch since we want to convey gentleness, compassion as were treat and heal them. Thank you for your trust in us.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Reggie In Today's Straits Times

Reggie (left in the picture) in today's Straits Times on online/ video consultations during the circuit breaker period.

It's under the Sports section on page B21. Go take a look.

Call us if you need any advice/ suggestions regarding your condition.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Physiotherapy In The Forum Page

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Physiotherapy services was initially on the 'essential' list but subsequently taken off the list.

The President of the Singapore Physiotherapy Association wrote in to the forum page of today's Straits Times on page B10.

Since many countries are similarly on restricted movement orders or lock downs, you can read from this article that physiotherapy is on the 'essential' list in Australia.

We definitely do understand that the government is trying to bring the number of transmissions down. Our clinics are still here for you for online/ video consultations.

Stay safe everyone and stay at home.