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Mar 08, 2018 / Blog

Can exercise increase your lifespan?

Can exercise increase your lifespan? Exercise and Recovery Everyone knows that exercise is important – we’ve read numerous articles on the many benefits on exercise, yet it might still be difficult to drag ourselves out for a run/to the gym/to the field. But does exercising actually give you a long life? Well, studies have shown that physical activity is not... Read more »

Dec 13, 2017 / Blog

Travel aches and pains

Travel aches and pains The festive season is here once again! A time of celebration with the rising eagerness to travel. We’re pretty sure you’re counting down the days to your great year end travel, whether it’s to visit your loved ones, explore new destinations, or just some time off to clear out all your unused annual leave. For... Read more »

Oct 10, 2017 / Blog

Pregnant? Is it safe to exercise?

Pregnant? Is it safe to exercise? When my sister first got pregnant, I leaped with joy. My first question, if I remember correctly, was the gender but obviously it was too soon to tell! However, being a physiotherapist, one of my first few questions to her was, ” Are you exercising?!” and she, of course replied, “Can I??” This is one... Read more »

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 »
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