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Deadlift – The King of All Exercises?

The conventional deadlift is like coconut oil, chia seed, bulletproof coffee in the realm of exercises. It is widely believed to be a MUST DO exercise, which we widely believe is far from true. Let’s explore why. Before adding an exercise into your routine, several questions have to be asked. Q1: “What is the [...]

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Healthworks’ corporate talks, mobile clinics and ergonomic workshops

At Healthworks, we organise corporate talks, mobile clinics and ergonomic workshops for corporations both big and small. We focus on posture, keeping it well maintained while at work so that employees can benefit from efficient ergonomic designs and have a healthier spine. Ergonomic = relating to or designed for efficiency and comfort in the working [...]

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Chiropractic care for mums to be

As Mother’s Day was celebrated around the world on the 12th of May, many of us would show appreciation by taking them out for Mother’s Day lunch or dinner or for some of us, a shopping trip. Well, as a chiropractor, I have personally seen and treated soon to be mothers, knowing difficulties that they [...]

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Healthworks – The First Integrated Posture Care Centre in Malaysia

At Healthworks, we are an integrated posture and spinal care centre where we practice Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Fitness training. We place great emphasis on mobility of your spine, your muscle movement patterns and continued care of your nervous system. How do the different disciplines work together in the clinic? Chiropractors are trained to diagnose neuromusculoskeletal [...]

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Physiotherapy After Stroke

What is stroke? A stroke occurs when the normal blood flow to the brain is suddenly interrupted or blocked. Usually, it is due to bleeding or haemorrhage from a blood vessel, or a clot in a blood vessel. This interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain can damage or destroy brain cells [...]

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Osteoporosis

In medical term, osteo means bone and porosis means porous. Put both of them together and you get osteoporosis, which is a condition that involves weak and brittle bones. The bones are so brittle that mild stresses such as coughing, bending over and sneezing can cause a fracture.   So how did osteoporosis come about? [...]

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Physical Inactivity and Low Back Pain

The trend of physical inactivity has been increasing ever since the development of high speed technology. Though it has made most of our chores or work very much efficient, it has certainly allowed us to fall back to our seats and click away at whatever we want. At Healthworks, we realized that physical inactivity has [...]

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What is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?

De Quervain’s is an inflammation of the tendon sheaths of the muscle tendons that course that run from your wrist to your thumb. The fluid-filled sheath enables the tendon to “glide” or “slide” easily through it. Tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath (called the synovium) that surrounds a tendon. This inflammation can lead [...]

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Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

Have you ever experienced pain in your shoulders as well as limited shoulder movements? If you do, the condition you are having is most likely a frozen shoulder, otherwise known as adhesive capsulitis. It is the second most common shoulder joint injury. Individuals over the age of 40 and particularly woman are more susceptible to [...]

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Carpal tunnel syndrome

Do you have pain in your hand and arm? Maybe it feels like numbness and tingling as well? It could also present as a weak thumb or you might have difficulty gripping or flexing your thumb. You could be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. This means that your median nerve has been squeezed or compressed [...]

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Smoking and Chronic Pain

Smoking is common practice in Malaysia. The prevalence of smoking amongst Malaysian men alone is about 46%. Research shows that as well as damaging the respiratory system, smoking is strongly associated with cancer and cardiovascular diseases and even causes harm to the urinary and reproductive systems. According to WHO statistics, worldwide on average one person [...]

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