Have you ever wondered how fitness enthusiasts in Singapore are able to stay fit? With a plethora of gyms in the city, there is an ever expanding list of modalities and disciplines to choose from. CrossFit is one such choice. It promises to turn your body into a “fitness machine” with simple steps. But does [...]
Why your muscle knot is a problem. No, it’s not what you think.
It's fair to describe your symptom experience as a muscle knot. As a chiropractor, I often hear clients talk about their tightness that needs to be released. However, this is often a problem. Your muscles do not get caught in a knot. While chiropractor Jesse Cai may have stretched necks in his early days of [...]
Why an enactive approach to pain treatment may be what you need
The main focus of my work in clinical practice is chronic pain. While I do still work with athletes and help people with return to sports, most people who seek out my services are patients who have lived with back pain or neck pain for many years. Why pain theories are important to you. In [...]
Is your chronic pain a lifestyle disease: a behavioural approach to recovery
It's not unimaginable that a sedentary lifestyle or an overactive lifestyle can both contribute to chronic pain. When you try to make sense of your pain, you probably reason with a structure-based or damage-based narrative. Afterall, this is what most chiropractors or orthopaedic surgeons will talk about even though recent research has vigorously challenged them. [...]
The power of deload and why more is not always better
We consistently get over 10,000 visitors to our website on a monthly basis. For perspective, we are the most visited chiropractic website IN THE WORLD. This is only possible because we consistently post up-to-date, quality content. I took a break from writing over the last couple of weeks because I needed rest. It's kind of [...]
New research (2019 participants) shows manual therapy does not work
We talk so much about exercise because exercise is awesome. It empowers pain suffers to take charge of their own recovery. It allows you to be independent and not have to dependent someone for the rest of your life. Quite often manual therapy such as chiropractic adjustments and massage are said to be good for short-term [...]
Personal training makes sense because exercise is medicine
The best moments in a chiropractor's career is really about creating meaningful change with and for our clients. How does exercise help with chronic pain? When Phase 2 (HA) started, a client decided to put her sessions with us on old because she was living with her senior, unvaccinated mother. We saw again this week [...]
Dear Straits Times, I take umbrage at your broscience content on back pain
Did anyone manage to get their hands on the Umbrage t-shirt that was on Lazada? Credit: Coconuts Singapore The umbrage incident happened almost two months ago now. While it may be considered old news, it's always a good time to discuss editorial integrity. And if media companies and/or content creators have an obligation to publish [...]
Dear Singapore Women’s Weekly, please fact check your chiropractic expert
With such low quality content being published, it's no wonder head and body pain cost us $8.4 billion each year. An entire article featuring a single Singapore chiropractor without any references to support his claim. Unfortunately, this is the quality of writing we are getting today. No wonder pain sufferers are having a hard time [...]
Muscle relaxants don’t work. What will it take to change pain management?
If you Google "muscle relaxant", one of the articles that pop up is about lower back pain treatment. According National Heart Centre, muscle relaxants can help with reducing muscle spasm and stiffness. Do they help though? Do muscle relaxers help back pain? Muscle relaxants were identified as an emerging trend and forecasted to be a [...]
Recovery from an investing perspective: Why good data matters
We feel better when we are in control because we think that having control equals good outcomes. When it comes to investing at least, that's totally not true. The Straits Times just published today that 1 in 2 CPF members who use their funds to invest made less than the guaranteed 2.5%. In short, they [...]
S$2b in valuation! What is so special about Secretlab chairs?
If you haven't already heard Secretlab co-founder Ian Ang just dropped $51 billion on a good class bungalow and a triplex penthouse. His company is valued at a whopping $2 billion dollars! Why does that concern us? Well, he sells chairs! Gaming chairs first, ergonomic chairs second To be super clear, Secretlab is famous for [...]