Staff from both Physio & Sports Solutions gathered at SS today for a Loopz training session with founder Wong Li Lin. It can be used for both rehab and strengthening. Contact us if you are keen on finding out more.
My son eats really well as my wife insists on buying him all the organic and wholesome food at the shops that sell them. Actually, come to think of it, my childhood meals were pretty decent too, definitely a lot less processed and junk food compared to what I eat now.
Now that I don't train like I used to before, I try to eat less junk food as I don't burn calories like I used to.
And partly because of my wife and son, I've actually bought and read the book "Food Rules" by Michael Pollan (my wife gave me this incredulous look and asked where I got the book). It'll take you less than 30 mins and it will change the way you look at food forever.
The first twelve rules are
1. Eat food.
2. Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.
3. Avoid food products containing ingredients that no ordinary human would keep in the pantry.
4. Avoid food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup.
5. Avoid food products that have some form of sugar (or sweetener) listed among the top 3 ingredients.
6. Avoid food products that contain more than 5 ingredients.
7. Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.
8. Avoid food products that make health claims.
9. Avoid food products with the word "lite" or the terms "low-fat" or "non-fat" in their names.
10. Avoid foods that are pretending to be something they are not.
11. Avoid foods that you see advertised on television.
12. Shop at the peripheries of the supermarket and stay out of the middle.
Happy New Year to all, I've been meaning to write on the LARS procedure for ACL for the last few months, but never got down to it until today. One of my patients rang me up this afternoon telling me he tore his ACL on a skiing trip last week and asked for my advice.
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About Gino Ng
Prior to joining Physio Solutions and starting up Sports Solutions, Gino Ng worked as a senior sports physiotherapist at the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) from 1999-2009. He graduated with a double masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia on a SSC sponsorship.
Gino's position is perhaps most unique amongst sports physiotherapists in Singapore having seen all sides of the field as a practitioner, an athlete and as a patient.
His special interests are in the treatment of articular cartilage injuries having done research in the area whilst undergoing his postgraduate training. He specializes in treating sports injuries, as well as devising sports rehabilitation programmes after reconstructive surgeries to the shoulder, knee and ankle joints.
As a former national triathlete, Gino is a 2-time Singapore National Triathlon champion (2000-2001), National Duathlon champion (2001), 10-time winner of the National Vertical Marathon (1998-2001, 2004-2005, 2007-2010). He has also placed 4th at the 2001 Asian Duathlon Championships in Hong Kong and made several podium finishes in the Asian Cup Triathlon Series events over the years while holding down a full time job as a physiotherapist.
Partly as a result of his gruelling training regime, Gino needed 3 knee surgeries in 2002 and 2003. After which he made a comeback and placed 4th in the 2005 SEA Games triathlon event.
When not participating, Gino has kept close to sports, travelling widely with the Singapore medical teams for major overseas events such as the various SEA Games, 2002, 2006 Commonwealth Games, the 2006 Asian Games and he is the only local Singaporean physiotherapist to have been to both the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Gino is also one of only three certified Kinesio Taping Instructors (CKTI) in Singapore and teaches the Kinesio Taping Level 1, 2 & 3 courses. He is also a frequent speaker at symposiums and sporting events.
While cycling last year, Gino had an accident and fractured his skull and spine. Thankfully, he is a lot better now and back working part time. Having neck and back pain? Well, now you know who came back from a broken skull and back.