Wednesday, November 3, 2021

HIIT Or Miss?


Gino and I were talking about this newspaper article this morning that was on the front page of the Life section. On HIIT or high intensity interval training.

If you look up scientific journals, an actual HIIT workout is actually running or cycling a set distance a number of times. For example, running 1 kilometer 10 times, or cycling 3 kilometers 5 times. Also popularly know as 'interval training' amongst runners. 

While he was still competing in triathlons Gino says he used to run 10 x 1 kilometer going every 5 minutes. If he finished the kilometer in 3:30 min, he will have 1:30 min rest before attempting the next. If he finishes the kilometer in 3:45 min, it means he will have a shorter period of rest. That HIIT is what research papers usually investigate and publish it's results.

What the author and the interviewed health professionals describe is commonly known as 'circuit training'. Of course there are some similarities where you do certain exercises intensively for a fixed amount of time. But I guess HIIT sounds a lot better than circuit training. That's a good way for gyms and personal trainers to get people to exercise and train.

Gino has written quite a few posts on HIIT, have a read here if you are keen. Remember you read it in our blogs first, before the Straits Times.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Physio Solutions is 14!!


We started at our humble space in Singapore Shopping Centre, 14 years ago today!

I am grateful for my family, good friends, team and patients. We are always honoured when you trust us to help you become pain free.
We strive to keep learning, so we can help you to the best of our ability, as the years go by.
Thank you for sticking with us all this time

♥️ Aized

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Keeping Score For The Girls

Great initiative by Jing Wen, Brenda, Stefanie and Cheng Lynn to start 'Keeping Score' to increase awareness about the discrimination faced by women in sports and to equip female athletes with both knowledge and skills to respond. 

Jing Wen and Stefanie  also started 'Soccer Girl Goals' last year and they have put out information about the various forms of inequality that women face in sports. Both have been working with our physiotherapists to put out 2 video series. One on recovery after exercise and the other on injury prevention. The videos can be seen on  Physio Solutions Facebook and Sports Solutions Facebook pages and also on  Instagram

This article is reported in today's Straits Times on page B13 under the Sport section. Go take a look.

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.