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Jan 12, 2017 / Blog

Boosting your immune system

Boosting your immune system It’s so good to be in the middle of the monsoon season after experiencing many months of scorching heat. But it looks like the weather is beginning to heat up, bringing with it certain health risks. As the temperature changes due to the monsoon, the efficacy of the human immune system will significantly reduce. As a result,... Read more »

Jan 04, 2017 / Blog

What is dry needling?

What is dry needling? Ever had a tight feeling over the calf muscles after your run? And that tightness can’t seem to go away even after religiously stretching out the muscles or in some cases, a deep tissue sports massage? Or if you’re like some who may have a chronic back pain that you can’t shake off and has been... Read more »

Nov 08, 2016 / Blog

Kinesiology taping as an effective method of treatment

Kinesiology taping as an effective method of treatment We previously did a brief writeup introducing kinesiology (or kinesio) taping. However, in this post we shall go into a little more detail explaining further on how the use of kinesio taping can be used as an effective mode of treatment. Just to give some background, kinesio taping was developed by a licensed chiropractor from the... Read more »

Oct 17, 2016 / Blog

World Spine Day

World Spine Day Yes, this post is a little delayed but we’re still within the month of October! If you didn’t know, World Spine Day happens every year on the 16th of October. It’s the 5th year running and this year, the theme is “Straighten Up and Move”! World Spine Day started with the sole purpose of raising awareness... Read more »

Sep 22, 2016 / Blog

Managing scoliosis through active rehab and physiotherapy

Managing scoliosis through active rehab and physiotherapy This article follows on from our previous post where we introduced what scoliosis is and shared briefly how we manage scoliosis here at Spinefit. In this article, we want to share how we use active rehabilitation and physiotherapy to manage scoliosis. This is an alternative for individuals who do not want to undergo invasive surgery and whose... Read more »

Aug 14, 2016 / Blog

Trigger points and the use of the foam roller

Trigger points and the use of the foam roller For this blog post, we have asked our newest member of our Spinefit family, Mr. Lum Jer Shin (or J.S.) to share his thoughts on the use of foam rollers as part of a person’s cooling down or stretching routine. J.S. assists Ms Gervince as a Rehab Specialist and he is well-versed on the topic... Read more »

May 31, 2016 / Blog

First hand account to advanced spinal decompression

First hand account to advanced spinal decompression One of our team members have recently become a father. Besides the lack of sleep, he has also unfortunately developed a poor posture due to the feeding and carrying. Over time, Keith developed some numbness and tingling radiating down one of his arms. It all started when he was reaching for something over head, which then... Read more »

May 03, 2016 / Blog

Stretching; dynamic or static?

Stretching; dynamic or static? In our latest article, we have our newest member to the Spinefit team, Ms. Gervince Chai to share her thoughts on the myths and facts to stretching. Should stretching be performed before or after a workout? The answer is a definite ‘YES’! Now that you know how important it is, it is also good to understand... Read more »

Mar 15, 2016 / Blog

Healthy diet for spine and joint care

Healthy diet for spine and joint care Many times we get asked here in the clinic, “Is there anything specific I can eat to help with my spine and/or joint recovery?” Although we don’t prescribe any kinds of medication as part of our treatment process, there are certain vitamin rich foods we would encourage our practice members to include with their diet. Foods... Read more »

Jan 18, 2016 / Blog

Managing gout

Managing gout In this blog post, we will share and attempt to give a better understanding of what gout is. You may have come across either friends or family who might have had gout and heard how painful it was for them during that time. Gout occurs when there is excessive build-up of uric acid in a joint... Read more »