Category: Blog

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 »

Dec 07, 2015 / Blog

Understanding Scoliosis

Understanding Scoliosis Scoliosis is a spinal disorder that often occurs in childhood and adolescences whereby it causes the spine to curve abnormally to one side or the other resembling the letter ‘S’ or ‘C’, when looking from the front. There are many causes for scoliosis but most of the time, it is unknown for an individual. It... Read more »

Nov 09, 2015 / Blog

Is it Okay to Eat Red and Processed Meats?

Is it Okay to Eat Red and Processed Meats? Recently, the WHO (World Health Organisation) released a report citing a higher risk of cancer related to the consumption of red and processed meats. Since then, the report has made its rounds on social media platforms, and some of us on the Spinefit team have even wondered if our days of eating bacon were numbered! With concern... Read more »

Oct 24, 2015 / Blog

Top 3 Common Spine & Joint Conditions

Top 3 Common Spine & Joint Conditions We recently partnered up with the good people at KFIT to write some content for their blog. We decided to share the top 3 common spine and joint conditions that people might not realise they have. These conditions can happen to just about anyone from regular gym enthusiasts to housewives to someone at the office on... Read more »