Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Athletic Taping

Athletic Taping is a type of treatment which utilises woven fabric (rigid or elastic) to provide additional proprioceptive stimulus and additional support to enable participation in sports while limiting the risk of re-injury or further injury. It is often used in rehabilitation of muscle and tendon injuries. Athletes and coaches should be aware of various techniques of taping which could come in handy when the need arises during training or competition. Taping can provide additional stability while allowing flexibility unlike some bracing devices.

Ankle joints are most commonly taped to prevent lateral ankle sprain. Other common parts which may benefit from taping are knee, shoulder, wrist, Interphalangeal joints (fingers and toes), hamstring and quadriceps, foot and Achilles tendon.

You may contact me at if you are interested in organising a course for your athletes or coaches.

Here are some of the photos taken from the work of students in a taping workshop:-

Friday, 15 August 2008

Lee Chong Wei - Qualifies for Badminton Olympic Finals

Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei and coach Misbun Sidek for achieving the feat of qualifying for the Men's singles for the Beijing 2008 Olympics. He defeated South Korean Lee Hyun-il 21-18, 13-21, 21-13 in the semi-finals Friday at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium. Looking forward to see you play again on Sunday, Chong Wei. Malaysia will cheer on for you!

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Beijing Olympics 2008 - One World One Dream

As the world braces itself against economical socio-political turmoils and environmental challenges, the focus of 6 billion people will be on the greatest sporting event of all times, the Beijing Olympic 2008. The games starts on the 6th August 2008 with soccer and closes on the 24th August 2008. The highlights for most would be the Opening Ceremony on the 8th August 2008. Beijing will play host to the 28 summer sports and 10,500 athletes are expected to demonstrate the Olympic Motto, "Citius, Altius, Fortius".

Athletes will compete in 31 venues in Beijing, Qingdao(sailing), HongKong (Equestrian), Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenyang and Qinhuangdao to determine the worthy recipients of the Olympic medal.

Malaysia is proud of the 33 athletes from 10 sports who have fought hard for their place in the Olympics.
The Malaysian Contingent:
1) Archery: Cheng Chu Sian, Muhammad Marbawi Sulaiman, Wan Mohd Khalmizan Wan Ab Aziz
2) Athletics: Roslinda Samsu, Yuan Yu Fang, Lee Hup Wei
3) Badminton: Lee Chong Wei, Wong Choong Hann, Koo Kien Keat , Tan Boon Heong , Lee Wan Wah , Choong Tan Fook , Wong Mew Choo , Wong Pei Tty, Chin Ee Hui
4) Cycling: Azizul Hasni Awang, Josiah Ng, Mohd Edrus Yunus, Rizal Tisin
5) Diving: Bryan Nickson anak Lomas, Leong Mun Yee, Elizabeth anak Jimie, Pandelela Rinong anak Pamg
6) Sailing: Dr. Kevin Lim
7) Shooting: Hasli Izwan Amir Hasan
8) Swimming: Daniel William Henry Bego , Siow Yi Ting, Khoo Cai Lin, Lew Yih Wey, Leung Chii Lin
9) Taekwondo: Elaine Teo Shueh Fhern, Che Chew Chan
10) Weightlifting: Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim

Good luck and all the best to all of you!

Friday, 1 August 2008

Vastus lateralis tendinitis (tendinoses) and Iliotibial Band Syndrome

A forklift driver came this morning with complaints of left knee pain since the past 1 week with prolonged driving. His pain is worse at the end of the day and it was so bad that he could not sit or squat. He apparently felt better after massaging his thigh.

He had tenderness at the insertion of the vastus lateralis tendon, Iliotibial band (ITB)insertion and gluteus medius origin. He also had restriction of knee flexion (0-80 degrees) and had pain extending his knee against resistance.

As part of the treatment, he was given a day off, reassigned to other duties, told to do RICE treatment,given some stretching exercises for gluteal muscles, quadriceps and ITB and some NSAIDS for 5 days. He would also benefit from ultrasound, TENS, myofascial release and he had some taping done to restrict the pull on the vastus lateralis tendon.