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How shoulder pain affected my life?

I broke my shoulder back in 2017 and had corrective surgery to fix it. Post-surgery, I was referred to physiotherapy to help me recover my full range of motion and strength. However, after six months of visiting, I still did not return to my full pre-surgery strength. Eventually, my insurance coverage ran out and I [...]
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Staying Healthy During Holiday Season

_As festive seasons draws near -- be it Christmas, New Year, or Chinese New Year -- we often find ourselves eating and drinking more. This comes as no surprise in Singapore where eating and drinking are the predominant social activities. With COVID-19 measures in place, limiting gatherings to five (and soon to be eight) people, [...]
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Five Things People Do That Contributes to Low Back Pain

Most of us, no matter our age and gender, would have experienced sharp and acute pain at our lower back before. This could happen literally at any time of your life -- from lifting heavy weights to mundane day to day activities such as sleeping. Whatever it is, we know how painful and bothersome back [...]
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Five exercises for low back pain

Many people in Singapore experience back pain on a daily basis. It disrupts our daily lives and affect everything from work productivity to mundane daily activities. While pain killers and massages may be the go-to-treatment for most people, clinical guidelines around the world all agree that staying active and exercising is the first-line treatment for [...]
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What does it mean to be healthy?

As stated by WHO, "health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." As of today, Singapore has over taken Japan to have the longest healthy life expectancy in the world. This is wonderful news. Our public health policies to encourage Singaporeans to participate [...]
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Five Reasons Square One Active Recovery Is Not Your Usual Chiropractor

You may have been told by your friends or colleagues to try a chiropractor for your chronic pain. You did a look online and you can't seem to find one to your liking. Today we will share with you why Square One Active Recovery is not your usual chiropractor. Chiropractor without the chiropractic adjustments Chiropractor [...]
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Three updates to the chiropractor industry in Singapore

Over the last couple of months, there have been some changes to the chiropractic clinics in Singapore. Because this may be confusing to some of you, we have decided to compile these changes for you. Natural Healings is now Natrahea 康愈源 It is not clear why Natural Healings have rebranded themselves to Natrahea. If I [...]
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Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI): Should I Be Considering Surgery?

What is Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)? If you have been experiencing hip pain with hip flexion (moving your knee upwards), external rotation, or internal rotation, you would have probably experienced some stiffness or even locking in your hip. Very often, patients will describe their hip as being misaligned or that something is out-of-place. This is how [...]
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Plantar Fasciitis: Should you be buying custom orthotic insoles?

  Insoles are no doubt making a comeback in Singapore. Be it Dr. Scholl's Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis from Lazada, custom-made insoles from Happy Walker, or a podiatrist-prescribed pair of orthoses from the hospital, tons of options are available! Before jumping in to buying your first pair to ease the pain at your plantar fascia [...]
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The truth behind a chiropractic adjustment (2020 edition)

Chiropractic adjustment is one of the greatest mystery in chiropractic care. With some chiropractors claiming that regular adjustments can improve your spine alignment and therefore general health, I decided to present you with the hard science about the benefits of spinal adjustments so you make your own conclusion. In this blog post, I will discuss: [...]
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Paracetamol and NSAIDs do more harm than good (NICE Guidelines, 2020)

Last night, an acquaintance from Oxford said to me, "You seem to store a lot of faith in academia." Yes, I do. I do put a lot of faith in science and research because I think it is the best way to understand problems and, more importantly, to find solutions. You would be totally right [...]
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Understanding Placebo: Does knee surgery work?

When patients feel better after a treatment, they naturally think it's because the treatment they received is working. They are en route to recovery. This is simply not true. We could argue all day about this but I am not going to. The research on this is clear -- feeling better (i.e. less pain, improve [...]