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Why Am I So Flexible?

Have you ever watched one of those videos where some people can extend their index finger till it reaches the back of the hand? How are some people way more flexible than others? Hypermobile joints which literally translate to joints with an excessive mobility, is often seen when the tissues holding a joint together - [...]

Paediatric Physiotherapy

Paediatric Physiotherapy is now available in Healthworks. Our physiotherapist is specifically trained to improve the quality of life and daily activities of children, aged birth through adolescence, who are experiencing functional limitations or disability due to trauma or who may suffer from various conditions ranging from cerebral palsy to neuromuscular disorders. Few frequently asked questions: [...]

Low Back Pain Series: Why Do We Have Back Pain?

Our low back is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and discs. Any injuries to these structures will result in pain or discomfort at the low back region. In more severe cases, individuals will experience symptoms such as numbness, tingling, shooting pain and tiredness radiating down their legs. Muscle or ligament strain Muscles and [...]

Low Back Pain Series – Part 1: It’s on the rise!

Low back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide, particularly among the elderly population. However, it can affect people of all ages. In Malaysia, the older population is expected to increase from 4% in 1998 to 9.8% in 2020. Low back pain is expected to increase among this age group. Globally, years lived with [...]

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 [...]

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? [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

International Women’s Day, March 2019 Promo

In conjunction with International Women's Day 2019, Healthworks is giving out FREE Chiropractic Assessment & Posture Screening* (Normal price: RM299), on a first come first serve basis*. Book your appointment with our team of certified chiropractors on 8th - 10th March 2019.

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