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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 - [...]

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Scoliosis: Part 1

What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is described as a medical condition whereby a person’s spine curves either laterally or rotationally in a C-shape or an S-shape. Commonly it starts when boys and girls reach puberty. Most research show girls showing signs of scoliosis around 11 years of age while boys show signs a little later around [...]

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Walking To A Better Health

Physical inactivity has led to many health problems, physically or mentally.  It increases all causes of mortality, double the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity, and increase the risks of colon cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, depression and anxiety. At Healthworks, physical inactivity is a leading cause for neck and low back pain. With [...]

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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 [...]

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Spinal Exercises: How and Why?

Exercises should be a regular part of our daily activity and weekly routine. As a chiropractor, we always advise our clients to maintain a healthy lifestyle and physical activity is a habit that we constantly encourage. There are many benefits such as healthy muscles, bones and mobile joints. It also helps us burn calories and [...]

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Fall Prevention In Elderly

Fall can happen anytime and anywhere to people of different ages. However, as we get older, number of fall increases with age which resulting injuries and fatalities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in US, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in people aged 65 and older. A [...]

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Coffee And Health

Each morning, millions of Malaysians would anticipate the day’s activity with a cup of coffee. Many that I have known, depend on coffee for its boost in energy levels and most importantly, to stay alert throughout the day. Coffee has been with us since centuries ago, and has been the most consumed beverage in the [...]

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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 [...]

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Child Developmental Delay

When you notice that your child is crawling, creep and scoot on his bottom but hasn’t start walking while other children of his age has already walking. The first thing you have in mind was about his motor development. Most children gain the ability to walk independently between the age of 11 months to 15 [...]

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Healthworks’ Corporate Talks, Pop Up 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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