17 February 2018

Dr Chris Ho Ying-fai

licensed chiropractor and physiotherapist
  • Most chiropractors and physical therapists opt for cervical traction or manual adjustment to correct the displacement of spine shifts, soothe the muscle spasms and improve neck movement. Photo: Reuters

    How to soothe a stiff neck

    - Dec 22, 2017 3:34pm
    Normally, a mild stiff neck will disappear after a few days of rest. Unless there are hidden ailments like bone spurs in the body, a stiff neck is easily curable. First, apply heat to the affected...
  • When sleeping, it is better to lie on your back to avoid having a stiff neck. Photo: Bloomberg

    How to avoid having a stiff neck

    - Dec 15, 2017 5:32pm
    Many people wake up with a stiff neck when they do not keep themselves warm in bed during winter. The pain is caused by prolonged tightening of neck muscles, followed by spasms, inflammation or dislocation of...
  • Starting your workout with warm-up and stretching exercises can help prevent leg cramps from occurring. Photo: Internet

    How to prevent leg cramps

    - Nov 24, 2017 4:03pm
    Many people have experienced leg cramps once in a while but not all of them know how to prevent it from happening. Here are some quick tips. Start your workout with warm-up and stretching exercises, and...
  • When we lower our head to study, process documents or use a computer for a long period of time, our upper back comes under significant strain. Photo: Reuters

    What is T4 syndrome?

    - Oct 13, 2017 5:40pm
    When people have neck and shoulder pain, or when their hands lose strength and become numb, they most likely assume that it is because their cervical nerves are constantly compressed. Some would then buy a stretch...
  • Hikers need to be adequately equipped to meet the challenges ahead. Photo: CNSA

    Gear up for hiking: Choose the right equipment

    - Jan 13, 2017 5:31pm
    You need to prepare well for hiking or trekking challenges. First of all, you must be adequately equipped. Here’s a checklist: 1) Footwear. Hiking shoes should be made of breathable and lightweight materials. Avoid too high-cut...
  • Office workers face a higher risk of developing kyphosis as they often keep their head bent low while reading books and documents. Photo: Bloomberg

    Wrong posture could lead to serious spinal condition

    - Oct 28, 2016 5:31pm
    Kyphosis, or excessive outward curvature of the spine, results in a hunchback posture with the top of the back appearing more rounded than normal. People usually think the condition happens mostly to children because they carry...
  • The best way of surviving long hours in the office is to take turns standing and sitting. Photo:

    Sitting or standing at work – which is better?

    - Apr 22, 2016 5:33pm
    Research studies have found that too much sitting is harmful. Standing workstations have been widely promoted as better and healthier. However, will office workers free themselves from occupational pain and injuries by standing rather than sitting...

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