Showing posts with label physio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label physio. Show all posts

Monday, September 6, 2010

Gino Physio

I finally saw Gino on my friends' recommendation after 1 month of nagging knee pain that did not subside even when I scaled back my runs. Prior to joining Physio Solutions and starting up Sports Solutions, Gino Ng worked as a senior sports physiotherapist at the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) for 10 years. He also travelled with many national teams and treated our national athletes. Gino did a few assessment tests on me, & concluded it was my weak gluteus medius. And stiff L3 and L4 vertebrae, ie. if I fully exaggerate my walk or run, my leg will be very bowed out, because the muscle is not holding the leg/ knee in its proper alignment. Plus a very tight side femur dunno what muscle. That's not the ITB. So my right knee is not soft or mobile, and right leg tends to "collapse" easier. So my own guess was quite right - hip & vertebrae, & not ITB. Oh well, got a trigger ball to release muscles. And do strengthening. Fascinating! Maybe I shld study physio!

http://psescapades.blogspot.com/2009/08/contact-list-for-sports-treatments.html

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Andrew Physio

Saw Andrew twice in the week. Very thorough, but oh my very expensive too! Well, ok... standard physio rates. Andrew works out of his apartment, but he was very good with his hands-on deep tissue massages and follow-up.

First session, he tested and explained that my side muscles were very hyper tight - the one that ran along the ITB. So he kneaded the end of the muscle, just about my side knee cap. The explanation was to 'tease open the tight muscle joint that was almost fused together', so it was a very deep and hard massage. Then he moved upwards along the lateral quad. Then the inner groin pelvic area. I ended with giant bruises and was instructed to rub and ice daily. He also taught me some ITB and back stretches.

Second session, repeated the same deep tissue massages on the same spots. Then moved on to inner quad (abductor), and also a little on the archilles lower calf. Major ouch. I dragged Alber along to learn the stretches so that he could help me with them. My ITB was so tight that it 'sprang' back as he tried to press it downwards for a stretch. Uhh.... It was obvious because his ITB was a lot more flexible than mine when he tried the same stretch. Oh oh....

All done, Andrew asked me to try running over the weekend.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Contact List for Sports Treatments

My contact list for the treatments I have personally tried repeatedly for all sorts of injuries and strains etc. There are other random ones that I had been, but did not think they were effective enough for me so I have excluded them from this list.


Sports Solutions (Gino)
http://www.sportssolutions.com.sg/
Fees, services and contacts are listed on the website
Running Blog- http://weloverunning.blogspot.com/

I finally saw Gino on my friends' recommendation after 1 month of nagging knee pain that did not subside even when I scaled back my runs. Prior to joining Physio Solutions and starting up Sports Solutions, Gino Ng worked as a senior sports physiotherapist at the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) for 10 years. He also travelled with many national teams and treated our national athletes. Gino did a few assessment tests on me & diagnosed my problem. He taught me some strengthening exercises and also gave me some tips to correct my running form. Although Gino does not do sports massages now, his clinic has therapists who do that. Gino also conducts running clinics every Thurs from his shop.

http://psescapades.blogspot.com/2010/09/gino-physio.html
http://psescapades.blogspot.com/2010/09/pain-free-run.html
http://psescapades.blogspot.com/2010/10/shuffle-shorter-strides.html


Andrew (private physio)
$80/ 30min; $120/ 45min; $160/ 60min
81 Carlisle Rd, Mera Springs condo, #14-02
Tel: 98258689

Andrew works out of his apartment, but he was very good with his hands-on deep tissue massages. He was also very proactive with following up on clients' progress. He has many massaging gadgets and really uses strength to ensure an effective massage. Hence, the expensive rates. I am a regular of physio and sports massage sessions, but Andrew's style was very different. He also taught me how to self-massage to knead out the very very deep knots, and a fascinating way to stretch my ITB!
http://psescapades.blogspot.com/2010/09/andrew-physio.html


Kinesis
$120 first session Philippe Steiner (swiss old gentlman)
SMU Li Ka Shing Library Bldg, B1-27 (next to food court)
Tel: 63520800

A very dear and stately Swiss gentleman. :) It is usually very difficult to get an appointment with Philippe, must wait 1-2 weeks. He is extremely experienced though. You will get pulled, jerked and cracked in all sorts of places. Eg. did u know calf tightness is linked all the way to the back of our head/neck (just behind the ears)? He loosened that for me as well. http://psescapades.blogspot.com/2008/09/physio-ed-knee-hurray.html


Chinese Accupressure Centre
$24-36 per session, cash only
Tel: look for Frankie - 63720409/ 90071484
71A pagoda street (behind lucky chinatown macdonalds, above a bee cheng hiang bah-kua shop, 2nd flr)

My regular dose of weekly maintenance tui-nas. Good for easing out the cranks and general maintenance & treatment of sprains, strains etc. Great for target treatment of specific sprains, Frankie can spend an entire 30-60min just working on a particular spot.


Victor Ong/ Rosa
$55 for 1hr; $40 for half-hr, cash
Tel: 91459654/ 63540717 (Rosa: 96465096)
55 Newton Road (Revenue House), #05-02 (inside the Recreation Club on 5th floor; exchange for visitor's pass at security counter)

Good, firm sports massage. Experienced, many running clients. Be ready for painful kneading, but rewarded with loosened muscles and limbs. :)
http://psescapades.blogspot.com/2009/08/another-sports-massage.html

His colleague, Rosa, is equally effective but double the pain. Rosa is so petite that she puts her entire body weight on you via her bony elbows and fingers. Be sure to turn blue (from holding your breath) and scream in pain.


Gian Min Medical Centre
~$36 cash only
152 Mei Ling St #01-16 Singapore 140152. Tel/Hp : 64759621
Close by 9pm; call to check; no pre-apptm, walk-in to get Q-number (u can tell them don't want medicine before they issue it) usu v crowded, gotta wait 30min-1hr after u get Q-number.
The electricity acupuncture. They will also massage or twist/crack you in the same session. They decide what sort of treatment after they see you.
http://psescapades.blogspot.com/2008/10/acupuncture.html


Chinese physician Lee Heng Long
$30 per session, cash only
M: 9675 4306
Blk 39 #10-2412 Upper Boon Keng Road
Closed by 6pm and on Thurs; call before going
The spinal chiropractor - he loosened my back, and I could feel my entire hamstrings and calves loosen.


Chang Jiang Acupuncture (closed/ relocated - unsure of new address)
$40 per session, cash only
Physician CK Soh
Blk 150 Bt Batok St 11#01-232 S650150
Tel: 65665909
9am - 9pm weekdays & sat. sun til 5pm
I've been going for many acupuncture sessions. usu just walk-in. You can treat entire body in one session, just add more needles only, fixed $40.But if u want the tui-na, better to call in advance. There's a different Chinese guy doing tui-na and he's quite good. Also $40.