The question I constantly encounter here in Singapore is, "I have a sore back. Should I come see you, or should I see a doctor first?"
Have you ever experienced that achy, burning sensation at the base of your neck and shoulders after spending countless hours working on the computer or on school homework? Did you stretch those achy muscles? We bet it felt like heaven! Then you go back to work and 2 hours later, that same annoying sensation creeps in on you again.
The warm up is a very important part of a run so to make sure that we get it right, our avid runner and Senior Physiotherapist Máire Nic Amhlaoibh is here with some warm-up exercises you can do before you head off for your next run or race!
A question I ask many of my athlete clients is, “What do you do for recovery?” Most of which look at me vaguely and reply, "what do you mean by recovery?" This reply is something that both puzzled and frustrates me. How does any athlete expect to run (or train) at high volume and high intensity for weeks on end without getting injured? To be honest it’s a miracle that they are managing to get...
Plyometric training or “Plyometrics” is a form of training used by many athletes and coaches to improve strength, speed, power, jumping and speed when changing direction.
Over the past few weeks, we have been working hard to prepare ourselves for reopening. Now that we have been given the go-ahead in Phase 2 to re-open our doors for you, we have put in place precautionary measures to ensure your safety when you visit our facilities.
Some of us have experienced stiffness and pain in our necks and lower back, especially from working at home or at the office and spending a majority of the time at our computers and mobile phones. In this article, massage therapist Cassie shares some simple stretching exercises that can help to relieve the tightness in your body. These stretches can be done easily on your bed or just anywhere...
Every year, Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan by fasting from dawn till dusk each day. We’re kept busy with work, school, training, commutes and social interactions, making each day zoom by. This year, many of us are observing Ramadan under lockdown and now that we are halfway through, some of our team members share how they are coping during this period.
Following the recent government announcement, it is with great sadness that we have decided to suspend all in person UFIT services for the time being. From Saturday 4 April at 23:59, we will be suspending all services except the UFIT Online Services. All PT appointments and class bookings after this point will be cancelled.
Commonly described as a “twisted” or “rolled” ankle, an ankle sprain is an acute injury sustained to the lateral ligaments on the outside of the ankle. While lateral ankle sprains are most common, it is possible to sprain the medial ligaments or inner part of your ankle, but these are much less frequent.
Dave Lee, Physiotherapist at UFIT Clinic Orchard and triathlete, gives us insight into the world of triathlon competitions. If you have not heard of the Metasprint Series, they are entry-level events that are risk-free and offer short distances to everyone new to the sport of Triathlon. The MetaSprint Series is a friendly three-race series that welcomes first-timers and experienced athletes to...
Ever experienced bad neck pain after trauma and are unsure if you have a whiplash injury? Fret not, you are not alone! Whiplash is very commonly ignored and passed off as muscle pain and stiffness. UFIT Senior Physiotherapist Gaya Mahendram gives us just the tips to identify, recover and prevent a whiplash injury.
With a rise in activity level from fitness classes, it is not uncommon for physiotherapists to treat a wide range of knee conditions. Owing to the dynamic nature of these activities the stress on the knee joint can predispose one to tendon-related issues in the knee, of which Patella Tendinopathy/Tendonitis is generally the most common.
A chilly explanation - so what exactly is frozen shoulder? Current research suggests it is characterised by a change in the joint capsule and certain ligaments within the shoulder causing them to lose their elasticity and become very stiff hence the term ‘frozen’. The pain may be a result of the inflammatory process and the chemicals released while this is happening. But it could also be...
“I don’t want to run, it’s not good for my knees and my hips.” You’ve heard it all before, and while there is validity to some of these statements, better understanding would help us break down some of these issues and how it can help us run pain-free.
Many of us know the awesome Heidi Makinen, either from her podium running victories or as she cross-trains her way around UFIT - at one-north where she strength trains with Stephen Greenan, at Fort Canning where she RunFits with Maire, at UFIT Orchard where she PTs with Tsvety - or gets Rolfed by Maria at the UFIT Clinic.