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Runner’s Knee: What You Need To Know

At Healthworks, we have assessed and treated many patients with runner’s knee, some are runners, and some are not. Firstly, everyone can get runner’s knee, it isn’t just for runners. Runner’s knee is a broad term for several knee problems. For this article, we are defining runner’s knee as patellofemoral pain syndrome. What are the [...]

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Perfect Timing

Many excuses for finding the right time are just disguised procrastination. “I’ll start dieting after I finish this batch of chocolates” “I just showered, I’ll head to the gym a bit later” “I ran out of whey protein, I’ll resume training when I get another tub”. Don’t buy into the hype. The best time to [...]

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

What is cubital tunnel syndrome? Cubital tunnel syndrome is a common peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome in the human body. It occurs when the compression or irritation of the ulnar nerve in a tunnel on the inside edge of the elbow ('funny bone' in your elbow). Causes - Over-stretching the nerve (frequent bending of the elbow, [...]

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Numbness And Tingling

As patients walk into our clinic, some of them are experiencing numbness and tingling in their fingers and toes. Some also have numbness and tingling going down their arms and legs. There are many reasons as to why one may experience numbness and/or tingling. The most common reason is nerve-related such as nerves that have [...]

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The Role Of Magnesium

Magnesium is the 4th most common mineral that is found in our body after calcium, sodium, and potassium. Within the frame of a 70 kg individual, there is an average of 25 grams of Mg in reserve with 53% in bone, 27% in muscle, 19% in soft tissues, and less than 1% in the serum. Magnesium [...]

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ACL Surgery Recovery 101: Timeline & Tips

This article will be helpful if you’re scheduled for an ACL reconstruction. You will probably be thinking about “How long will I be out of my normal routine?” or “What should I expect during my rehabilitation?” Your doctor can provide specific recommendations based on your unique situation, but in general, the following timeline may help [...]

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Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that runs along the underneath of the foot from the heel bone to the toes. Its function is act as a shock-absorber that support the arch of the foot and guide the shape of the foot during walking and running. If the fascia is overstressed [...]

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Whiplash and neck injury-related pain

Are you experiencing any neck pain from whiplash or from a recent car accident? Although it is common from an accident involving motor vehicles, whiplash can also occur in falls, sports injuries, work injuries or other injuries involving a quick sudden movement to the neck. Whiplash is described as a hyperextension-hyperflexion injury to your neck. [...]

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Good sleeping for children

School holiday is finally over, a new semester has begun for most Malaysian students.  Many tend to sleep past their bedtime during the school break due to influences like PlayStation and YouTube. However, it is important for a child to have a good amount of sleep, as it plays a vital role in determining your [...]

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Why is physiotherapy at Healthworks different?

I hope you enjoyed reading my previous blogs. Here’s five reasons on why Physiotherapy at Healthworks is different: We are passionate about our profession and we strive to deliver the best care We love our profession and we dedicate a lot of time into learning. We are trained in various assessments/ techniques and we also [...]

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