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Sep 26, 2017 / Blog

Traction is NOT Decompression

Traction is NOT Decompression A Clinical Perspective by Dr. Timothy Burkhart D.C. (Burkhart & Chapp Chiropractic) I have been in practice for 28 years and integrated spinal decompression treatment into my practice in 2008. Since then, I have treated hundreds of patients with spinal decompression. The results have been amazing, and more and more people are seeking this treatment as... Read more »

Sep 13, 2017 / Blog

Proper bike fit to prevent injury

Proper bike fit to prevent injury Dr Joseph covered running and osteoarthritis in our previous blog post. However, what we’ve also seen of late is a rise in popularity in cycling. You can see many new bicycle shops sprouting around the Klang Valley as well as casual cyclists along the highways on weekends. The relatively low cost to own a bicycle... Read more »

Aug 15, 2017 / Blog

Running and osteoarthritis

Running and osteoarthritis Running (e.g. track and field, marathons, trail running) had become increasingly popular in the recent years. This can be easily demonstrated by the increasing number of participants in major running events in Malaysia (e.g. Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon, Penang Bridge Marathon, Putrajaya Night Run to name a few). Despite its growing trend among Malaysians,... Read more »

Jul 19, 2017 / Blog

The big deal with posture

The big deal with posture So what is the big deal with posture? Well, let’s face it, we spend countless of hours staring down at our “screens”. If it isn’t the screen of our digital device, it’s our laptop or computer screen at work, or it might be the TV screen when we get home.  All these excessive “screen time”... Read more »

May 16, 2017 / Blog

What is shockwave and can it help me?

What is shockwave and can it help me? Over here at Spinefit, we have a specialised treatment that is safe, fast and effective for multiple soft tissue injuries. During the shockwave treatment, the machine uses a single acoustic pressure waves to treat musculoskeletal and dermatological pathologies. It is non-invasive and an alternative to surgery, steroidal injections and oral medication.   So how does it... Read more »

Mar 24, 2017 / Blog

Do you have a slipped disc?

Do you have a slipped disc? “Slipped disc” is a layman’s term commonly used to explain the condition with regards to the intervertebral disc in the spine (See Figure 1). Other terms associated with a slipped disc are also known as having a ‘disc bulge’, ‘disc herniation’ or ‘prolapsed disc’.   An intervertebral disc is located in between the vertebrae (hence... Read more »

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 »