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Mums, Don’t Keep Mum!

It seems that everywhere we look, someone we know has back pain. Whether you work at home taking care of your family, spend long days at the office (or both!), back pain has become so common, it now affects 4 out of 5 adults around the world! Even our growing kids and teens complain of neck [...]

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Golf Warm Up Steps

Step 1 We start with general warm up exercises. These activities would help to generate heat in the joints, muscles, ligaments and other soft tissue before we move into the next phase. Activities could include climbing stairs, a comfortable jog or brisk walking. This is meant to be simple and the goal would be to [...]

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Text Neck: How Does It Come About?

As the world becomes increasingly dependent on the internet, smartphone usage becomes one of the most defining factors in technological progress. For the past few years, there has been a gradual rise in the percentage of people who owns a smartphone. Based on a study, there were approximately 14.5 million smartphone users in Malaysia. This [...]

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Early Development of Core Muscle In Infants

Parents of children with movement difficulties are often told by doctors and physiotherapists that their child has “weak core muscles” and are told to let their child exercise to strengthen those muscles. Just as a tree needs a strong trunk to be able to hold its branches up and withstand elements in its environment, a [...]

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Stress and Chronic Pain

Stress is a natural phenomenon that affects the mind, body and soul. It is highly subjective and usually depends on the individual’s perception on the causes of stress. Stress can be beneficial or harmful. With the right amount of stress, one may gain success or fulfillment in life. However, too much of stress can lead [...]

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Pain In The Butt

Let’s get real, having pain in our buttocks can be a real pain in the butt! At Healthworks, I see many clients with lower back and buttock pain. Most of the time, it is can stops them from running, walking, standing to even sitting or lying down. So how do I approach the problem and [...]

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a common condition which we see here at Healthworks in which the spinal cord or the spinal nerves are compressed. This pinches the nerves or spinal cord, causing various symptoms such as pain, cramping, weakness or numbness. These sensations can be felt in the lower back, legs, neck or arms depending on [...]

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Neck Pain After Waking Up

Waking up with a neck pain is definitely one of the worst things in life.  Most of us, actually experience not only soreness but also stiffness in the neck.  Simple activities like turning one’s head or looking down can be devastating not to mention going about one’s normal routine.  This article will discuss on tips [...]

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Scoliosis – Part 2

In my last blog, I explained the different types of scoliosis, how we screen for them and how we could see them presenting in ourselves, our friends and family. It is again, really important to note, that scoliosis is in most cases, not a life-threatening disease and we do not have to live in fear [...]

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