Massage therapy has proven itself to be very effective in minimising the effects of prolonged inactivity. This form of therapy involves hands-on techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation throughout the entire body, as well as many other benefits.
In our increasingly sedentary modern lifestyles, we often end our days feeling stiff and the sensation of “tightness” in our muscles. We speak to Dan Arthur, Physiotherapist at UFIT Clinic one-north, as he shows us a few mobility drills you can do to iron out any kinks you might have.
The benefits of light to moderate-intensity weight training have been shown to be beneficial during pregnancy, however there is a lot of anxiety and uncertainty regarding moderate to higher levels of weight. Lucie Lamprey, our Women’s Health Specialist and Senior Physiotherapist at UFIT Clinic Raffles Quay, shares some guidelines for moderate-high intensity strength training during pregnancy.
The UFIT team comprising Dave Lee (Physiotherapist at UFIT Clinic Orchard) and Simon Porter (Head of UFIT Performance) have worked closely with the team at Visa Singapore to perform desk assessment demonstrations and provided education on correct sitting posture and desk set-ups to stay pain free.
Here are the exercises and stretches that work best performed at the desk. A handful of these exercises you can do at home or at the gym to help bulletproof your back, neck and hips against being seated all day.
Dave Lee, Physiotherapist at UFIT Clinic Orchard and triathlete, gives us insight into the world of triathlon competitions and some common injuries and issues that may occur. If you are participating in the Metasprint Series Singapore Bike-Run Duathlon on 10 March 2019, Dave’s knowledge of injuries that affect endurance athletes, especially cyclists, can help you gain better understanding and nip any issues in the bud before problems arise.
Being active in sports, UFIT Clinic Orchard’s Senior Physiotherapist and competitive Muay Thai fighter Nada Khalid listens to her body and is aware of any issues that might arise. She would be able to take the necessary actions and precautions as needed. That being said, this will not always be the case when it comes to children who are active in sports.
Jade Sarsero, Physiotherapist at UFIT Clinic and CrossFitter at UFIT Tanjong Pagar gets ready for the CrossFit Open talks about why it’s a great sport and how becoming friends with your physical therapists can really help you improve your performance and get the most out of your competition in 2019.
UFIT Osteopath, Paul Stoenescu gives us a break down on the difference between a Physiotherapist, Osteopath and a Chiropractor to help you make an informed decision when you are unsure of the rehabilitation medicine that you should be going for.
Ever experienced bad neck pain after trauma and are unsure if you have a whiplash injury? Fret not, you are not alone! Whiplash is very commonly ignored and passed off as muscle pain and stiffness. UFIT Senior Physiotherapist Gaya Mahendram gives us just the tips to identify, recover and prevent a Whiplash injury.
Chronic back pain has become a world-wide epidemic. This discomfort can cause issues with nearly every aspect of life; exercise, work, driving, and, arguably the most intrusive, sleep. For those of you that already suffer from back pain, here are some of the best sleeping positions to try out. Try them out to get the sleep you need and deserve!
While everybody is gearing up for the Spartan Race this weekend, Cassandra Hie, our Sports Massage Therapist shares 5 useful tips that would help even the most hardened Spartan recover for the next challenge.
Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.
During Pink October, or Breast Cancer Awareness month, we think about Women’s Health and how a specialist Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapist can help with a wide range of conditions to bring more awareness to this sensitive but highly important field of health. Our health insurance partner, UEX, also shares if those physio sessions can be covered by a health insurance plan and how.
Preparing to take part in an obstacle course or an endurance race? Here are some tips from a Physiotherapist to help you in the build-up, pre-race, and post-race to ensure you stay in top condition and injury-free.
Pre-natal Pilates is a great exercise method that teaches a mother to deal with the physical changes through pregnancy, and get ready for childbirth. Here are the 7 ways of how pre-natal Pilates can benefit a mum-to be.
Rectus abdominis diastasis (or otherwise known as abdominal separation) refers to the separation of the 6-pack muscles from the midline of the abdominal wall. This commonly happens during the later stages of pregnancy, and if left untreated may lead to post childbirth issues such as pelvic girdle instability, lower back and pelvic pain.
How intense should your workouts be when you’re pregnant? As a general rule of thumb, you should feel a little shortness of breath, but not to the extend that you can’t talk at the same time. Read on for more pregnancy exercise tips.
The seemingly simple ankle sprain, if improperly treated, has the potential to cause long-term damage (and possibly recur), leading to a real reduction in our quality of life. This is what you should be doing instead to rehab your sprained ankle effectively.
As much as we love getting away, quite often a long flight can cause us aches and pains, and more than a little discomfort. The environment and conditions on the plane itself can cause some physiological changes in the body, and can get especially obvious on long-haul flights.
Warming up prior to physical performance is believed to facilitate mental and physical readiness, prevent injuries, and improve performance. Static stretching – once strictly adhered to has since been thought to impair performance and have no impact on injury prevention. As such, static stretching has been replaced with dynamic stretching. But is it wise to cease static stretching altogether?