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Kinesis Stroke Trial

 

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Hand Therapy with FES after Stroke in Kinesis

Many patients see a marked improvement after therapy 

 

Mr Yee 54 years old stroke patient is one of our patients that has used the Bioness Hand H200 for his hand therapy.

“Bioness Hand has enabled me to grip firmly,  I can now hold a racket and use a toothbrush with it” – Mr Yee

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Stroke Recovery and Kinesis Physio & Rehab Singapore

 

Stroke Rehab 

Many discoveries have been made in recent years about the brain. One big discovery is that on “Neuroplasticity”

It is found that the brain has the capacity to change, re-organize and re-wire itself, in response to stimulation of learning and experience. This replaces the previous belief that the brain is a static organ and after a certain age, it is fixed and not able to change. With neuroplasticity, it means that with the right stimulation, training and exercise, a stroke patient’s nervous system can generate new connections and pathways, leading to better recovery even after many years of injury.

Therefore it is desirable that the brain re-wire the correct movement rather than a wrong pattern. Hiking of the hip is one such common example of a wrong movement that a stroke patient uses as a compensatory strategy for walking. This may be due in part to a foot drop or a weak hip muscle that is unable to lift the leg up and result in dragging the foot.

With this in mind, Kinesis deploy the help of some of the latest technologies to enable patients to train and walk in the right gait pattern. As most of the time, without the help of a machine, it is almost impossible for patients to repeat each time a movement in a correct pattern, in a consistent manner. We use technologies to our advantage to increase the chances of brain re-wiring.

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Fitness is like Lego

If you look at how far you have to go in your goals, you’re likely to get discouraged. LEGO fans can look at a box with a complex build and don’t easily get discouraged. NerdFitness suggests applying that do your fitness goals:

“Today I want you to stop worrying about that final plan, and instead focus on just putting the next LEGO brick in the right spot. THAT’S IT.” That’s pretty much how you build with LEGO. One brick at a time,placed in the right place. Don’t worry about the next brick. Just the brick in front of you. 

Read more http://lifehacker.com/fitness-is-like-lego-you-build-it-brick-by-brick-1684283107

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Know someone that has a Stroke?

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Kinesis Physio & Rehab looking for Therapy Assistant (Permanent position)

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Kinesis Physio & Rehab looking for Therapy Assistant/Receptionist
To assist the Physiotherapist during patient rehabilitation and
Counter reception and cashier
A Level/ Diploma
Work on Alternate sat
Need to converse with Chinese-speaking patients
Service orientated and compassionate
Available from Jan 2014

Salary $1600-1800
Pls email your CV with a recent photo to recruit@kinesisphysio.com

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Kinesis Physio & Rehab looking for Therapy Assistant/ Receptionist (Temp Jan-Apr 2014)

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Therapy Assistant/ Receptionist.

 

To assist the Physiotherapist during patient rehabilitation
Counter reception and cashier

Work on Alternate sat
Need to converse with Chinese-speaking patients
Service orientated and compassionate

A Level / Diploma
Available Jan to Apr 2014
Only Singaporean and PR

Ave 28 hrs per week Salary $800
Pls email your CV with a recent photo to recruit@kinesisphysio.com

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Too much coffee can make you fat: study

Too much coffee can make you fat: study
While research finds that drinking coffee in moderation can be good for your health, overdoing it isn’t. In a new study, Australian researchers have found that drinking more than five or six cups a day can lead to weight gain and boost your risk of metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors, such as large waist size, high blood pressure, and high triglyceride levels, that increase a person’s risk of developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes and stroke.

In the new study, researchers from the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research and the University of Western Australia’s School of Medicine and Pharmacology looked specifically at the effects of polyphenols, or more specifically CGAs, which are very rich in coffee but also found in tea and some fruits including plums.

“Studies have shown that coffee consumption lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes,” said professor and lead researcher Kevin Croft in a news release released May 26. “This also included research on decaffeinated coffee, which suggested that the health benefits are from a compound in coffee apart from caffeine.”

In mice studies, the team found that the equivalent amount of CGAs in about five or six cups of coffee for humans made the mice retain fat in their cells. The obese mice also had a tendency for a higher degree of glucose intolerance and increased insulin resistance.

“It seems that the health effects are dose-dependent,” said assistant professor Vance Matthew. “A moderate intake of coffee, up to three to four cups a day still seems to decrease the risk of developing diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.”

Extract from full article http://sg.news.yahoo.com/too-much-coffee-fat-study-163059743.html

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6 Keys to Improving Your Sports Performance

Body composition, cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility are all important aspects to work on to achieve all round fitness. However these factors are not enough to make a good athlete. With the basic health parameters as a foundation, athletes work towards developing their skill-related parameters, namely agility, coordination, speed, power, balance and reaction time. In this article we’ll go through each of them and give you tips on how you can improve your sports performance by working on each one.

1. Agility

Agility is the ability to rapidly change direction. Agility is often tested in Singapore via the shuttle run since it requires multiple changes in direction while accelerating at high speeds.

2. Coordination

 

Coordination is the ability to integrate your senses and body parts to perform movements effectively. Poor coordination results in awkward movement which affects one’s ability to execute techniques in sports.

3. Speed

Speed is the ability to move your body quickly.

4. Power

Power is the ability to generate explosive force and is a product of strength and speed. Power is required in many sporting movements.

5. Balance

 

Balance is the ability to maintain your center of gravity while you are moving or stationary.

6. Reaction Time

Reaction time is the ability to quickly respond to a stimulus.

Extract from full article http://sg.news.yahoo.com/6-keys-improving-sports-performance-135329695.html

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