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No more “no pain, no gain”: protect your sustainability in sport 

As a marathoner, as a well as a *Doctor of Chiropractic that happens to care for athletes of all abilities (recreational to national athletes) and ages (from as young as my own “Little Runner” 2-year-old son to seniors keeping active), I often hear the following phrase: “I just ran/pushed through the pain.” When I was growing up I also often heard the exercise motto we are all still familiar with:...
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Are You Sitting Yourself to Death?

How a Sedentary Lifestyle is Causing Chronic Disease and Early Mortality December 5, 2023 Sitting Disease is a modern day health epidemic associated with prolonged sitting in poor posture. If this sounds like you, then you could be suffering. You sit at a desk all day at work, then you go home from a long workday and check your social media and watch TV. After watching a couple of shows you go ...
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Does your child belong to the Generation C?

What is Generation C? Generation C basically refers to Tech Neck Generation, where forward head posture is prevalent. A study by Chandoliya et al in 2021 found that 73% of school aged children have forward head posture, and 36% have severe head posture. It’s a first world problem where kids are given smart devices at such young age, and they start to position their heads in front of their hea...
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Safe and Gentle Pediatric Chiropractic

“A young tree is easy to straighten, but when it is big it is difficult.” – Filipino Proverb I was especially reminded of this quote in August 2022, when my then 15-weeks-old baby, wife, and I planted a young tree at East Coast Park. It also resonated with me as a Doctor of Chiropractic who regularly checks the spines of the pediatric community, including newborn babies. If this young tree did...
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My sister’s chiropractic experience

Some say family members can be the most difficult customers. But on the flip side, they can also be the best customers. As a chiropractor, I always believe in walking the talk. While I always encourage my patients to get their spines checked regularly, I make it a point to check my family members just as regularly. They may not be the most patient to listen to my explanation of chiropractic but wh...
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The New Norm

Since the circuit breaker (“CB”) started in April 2020, many have been working from home (“WFH”). This appears to be a new norm for long while for most of them, or maybe even a permanent one for some. Unlike our office, our homes are generally designed for relaxation and family time. Due to the lack of ergonomic consideration, many will inevitably be subjecting their spines to a lot of stress dur...
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Getting back into the swing of things on the golf course with chiropractic

If you are an avid golfer, you probably rejoiced on hearing that golf courses would soon reopen. During Singapore’s Circuit Breaker, there was a good chance you had been sitting long hours on the sofa watching television re-runs of previous golfing Majors. In anticipation of hitting the fairways again yourselves, it is vital to ensure your spine is aligned, so that you can be playing at your b...
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Are your smart devices giving you neck or headache?

Most of us are working from home during this Circuit Breaker period. (“CBP”) Presumably, you are also spending more time on your handphone or ipad. It is understandable during this period since almost everyone is cooped up at home. It could out of boredom, or the need to work using the devices. Our smart devices these days have a built in app that tells us our daily or weekly screen time (see pi...
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Adjusting Patients in the Posture of Subluxation

All Matter Has Motion Chiropractic Principle #14 on Universal Life: “Force is manifested by motion in matter; all matter has motion, therefore there is Universal Life in all matter.” (Stephenson RW, Doctor of Chiropractic, 1927). Our body is constantly in motion. Even while sound asleep, our body’s cells, tissues, and organs are constantly abuzz with activity, with its complex coordination con...
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Starting Off The New Year With A Straighter Spine

The Lunar New Year is around the corner. While we may have been busy buying new clothes, spring cleaning, and preparing for reunion meals, have we thought about how straight our neck will be? As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I am actively assessing the postures of everyone around. Every time I take the train, I cannot help but observe the masses of people with their heads bent downward towards their ...
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