Is ankle proprioception targeted by exercises on an unstable surface?

Everyone who has ever experienced an ankle sprain knows the exercises done on unstable surfaces, such as wobble boards. This is aiming to improve proprioception. Proprioception is defined according to Physiopedia  as: Proprioception is the sense of the relative position of body Read more

Swiss ball enhances lumbar multifidus activity in chronic low back pain

This study investigated the effects of sitting surfaces on the cross-sectional area of lumbar multifidus (LM) in patients with Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) and healthy controls (HC). 40 age and sex matched, sporting participants aged 18-45 years, recruited Read more

5 ways to burn fat while you sleep

Sleep more

That’s right; one of the most effective ways to shift those pounds while you sleep is to quite simply get more of it. With our hectic schedules nowadays sleep is often neglected, but if you want to lose weight that needs to change. Don’t believe us? A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that overweight people on average got 16 minutes less sleep per day than their regular-weight counterparts. It doesn’t sound like very long, but over time that difference builds up.

So why does sleep help keep you slim? It’s all to do with the hormones leptin and ghrelin. Leptin helps to regulate your energy levels and keep your appetite low, while ghrelin stimulates hunger and often initiates the need to eat. The results of a study conducted at the University of Wisconsin found that participants who got more sleep had reduced ghrelin and increased leptin levels, which helped to control their appetites throughout the day.

Extract from full article http://sg.news.yahoo.com/5-ways-burn-fat-sleep-070044461.html

 

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Top 7 myths about drinking water – busted!

In almost every culture in the world, water has been elevated to the status of miracle drug that can cure everything from dull skin to diabetes. This might, however, be pushing the truth. While water is absolutely essential for the body, its celebrated magic qualities need to be taken with a pinch of salt. Here’s a reality check on the most popular water myths.

Myth 1: Drinking water between meals is bad for digestion. At the most, it will probably fill you up and reduce your appetite for dinner. But besides that, go ahead and enjoy a glass of water with every meal. ……

Myth 2: Drink 8 glasses a day for good health – Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is one of the most popular myths in circulation today, despite scientists saying that there is no clear correlation between good health and sipping on water all day. Doctors recommend drinking water only when you are thirsty!

Myth 3: Drink water, you can never have too much of a good thing! Excessive water consumption is dangerous in that it can lower salt concentration in the body ……..

Water cleans out the body’s toxins – The toxins in our body are filtered out by the kidneys. drinking large amounts of water will actually reduce the kidneys’ ability to function as a filter ……

Read more for Myth 4-7 at   http://sg.sports.yahoo.com/photos/top-7-myths-about-drinking-water-busted-slideshow/#crsl=%252Fphotos%252Ftop-7-myths-about-drinking-water-busted-slideshow%252Fdrinkwater-photo-1332333062.html

 

 

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Tibion Bionic Leg at Kinesis

Stroke rehabilitation has undergone a paradigm shift after research by neuroscientists proved the brain is not hard wired and has the capacity to change. This has been one of the most exciting discoveries of the 21st century- Neuroplasticity.

For neuroplasticity to take place, it is important that the activity that we are aiming at is intention based, task specific, has high repetition and challenging to the Stroke/neuro patient.

Incorporating this approach to the physiotherapy of patients with brain injury is the latest practice. In order to enhance the treatment of our patients we at Kinesis Physio and Rehab are using innovative technologies.

Tibion works on the above concept of neuroplasticity. It is World’s first wearable bionic leg which frees patient from body weight support in treadmill and hence allowing them to practice sit to stand, stairs and other task specific activities. Its activation is intention based as it requires the patient to initiate weight bearing on the affected side which then activates the foot sensors. The robotic exoskeleton then guides the patient into the intended task like standing or walking. It supports the leg well which motivates the patient to move his lower limb repeatedly in a consistent manner allowing high repetition during tasks. Tibion allows symmetrical gait which further prevents compensatory movements that creates abnormal walking pattern in Stroke patients.

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Kinesis has a new website

 

www.kinesisphysio.com

The Kinesis Physio Advantage

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Kinesis established since 2001 has more than 11 years of history in Singapore.

Our focus is in 2 areas; Neuromuscular/Stroke Rehab and Orthopaedic / Sports.

We believe in giving our patients the best outcome possible, therefore we search out the latest innovations and combine it with proven method for all our treatment program

We are fully aware that no innovations or treatment method can replace the care and communications with our patients, therefore, that will remain our utmost priority.

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