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Hybrid Personal Training

Our Hybrid Personal Training combines face to face training with virtual sessions to give you the best results. Sign up now! Call 03-6211 7533 or email contact@myhealthworks.com.my for inquiry.

Hybrid Personal Training2021-02-23T14:14:33+08:00

Posture Breaks

Many of us are actually experiencing either neck pain or back pain especially sitting at our desk for long hours. Here are some ways for you to take a posture break!

Posture Breaks2021-02-02T14:00:55+08:00

CNY Promo 2021

Great savings with Healthworks Chinese New Year offer.
RM188 nett for first Chiropractic OR Physiotherapy assessment and treatment. (Normal price: RM449)
Promotion valid till 28th February 2021.
Call us at 03-6211 7533 or email contact@myhealthworks.com.my today to schedule an appointment.
CNY Promo 20212021-03-02T13:42:03+08:00

It’s Movember!

It’s MOVEMBER! In support to raise awareness of men’s health issues, Healthworks is giving out FREE Chiropractic & Physiotherapy consultation to the first 50 clients in the month of November.
To schedule an appointment, please call 03-6211 7533 or email contact@myhealthworks.com.my today.
It’s Movember!2020-12-04T10:41:27+08:00

World Spine Day October 2020 Promotion!

In conjunction with World Spine Day, October 2020, Healthworks is giving out FREE Posture Screen & Consultation (valued at RM299).
Hurry, promotion valid for the first 50 clients only!
Please call 03-6211 7533 or email contact@myhealthworks.com.my to schedule an appointment.
World Spine Day October 2020 Promotion!2020-11-01T15:09:23+08:00

Post MCO Promo

FREE Posture Screening (Normal price: RM149)
RM50 for initial consultation and assessment (Normal price: RM299)

Great savings and receive a FREE gift from us when you sign up for a Chiropractic or Physiotherapy care plan*.
T&C apply.

To schedule an appointment with our Chiropractors and Physiotherapist, please call 03-6211 7533/ 018 982 8539 or email contact@myhealthworks.com.my

Post MCO Promo2021-01-19T10:31:55+08:00

How Are You Sitting?

As many are now working from home, it’s important to check if your are sitting correctly in your new work environment.

In order to avoid and reduce back pain and other muscles related soreness, please follow these sitting posture guidelines.

How Are You Sitting?2020-05-03T15:09:24+08:00

International Women’s Day March 2020

Healthworks is celebrating International Women’s Day this March by offering FREE Chiropractic and Physiotherapy assessment (Normal Price: RM299) for a limited time only.

Call 03-6211 7533 or email contact@myhealthworks.com.my to book your appointment.

International Women’s Day March 20202020-04-06T12:20:28+08:00

Infraspinatus Trigger Point: The Culprit of Many Shoulder Pain Cases

One of the more common complaints that we see in the clinic is shoulder pain. Patients presented with such complaint usually seek alternative treatment but to no avail. So, what is this unexplainable pain deep in the shoulder joint? Is there something wrong with the joint itself?

Infraspinatus Muscle

The infraspinatus muscle is part of the rotator cuff muscles that are responsible in stabilizing the shoulder joint and assisting movements such as lateral rotation of the shoulder. It is a muscle that is involved in almost every movement of the shoulder. Hence, a dysfunction to this muscle can restrict the quality of our daily living.

Our muscles need to contract and relax for movement to occur. Without this contraction and relaxation, we will be immobile. When there is a trigger point, the normal movement of the muscle is disrupted due to formation of knots along the muscle.

Imagine our muscle fibre as a bundle of rope. When there is a knot along the rope, the movement of overlapping during contraction and relaxation is not smooth anymore. Hence, the formation of pain.

Infraspinatus trigger points

Our infraspinatus has several trigger points within the muscle fibers, they all refer pain to different parts of the shoulder and arm.

As seen in the diagram above, the infraspinatus trigger point commonly refer pain to:

  • The front of the shoulder
  • Deep in the shoulder joint
  • Shoulder blade
  • Biceps
  • Forearm and hands

Types of pain referred are not limited to achiness. Numbness, tingling, weakness, sharp pain, dull and burning are common symptoms as well.

Due to this pain, daily activities such as lifting the arm to wave “hello”, fastening their bra strap, reaching out to turn the door knob, lifting arms to wash their hair, brushing teeth and disturbed sleep due to sleeping positions can also be affected.

How do we get infraspinatus trigger points?

An overload of the muscle can lead to formation of trigger points. Activities such as raising the arm for a prolonged period of time or repetitive movements of the shoulder can cause muscular overload.

Listed below are common causes of infraspinatus trigger points.

  • Working for long hours in front of the computer without arm support.
  • Driving for long hours with the hands positioned on top of the steering wheel.
  • Starting a new resistance workout routine
  • Rotation of the shoulder in swimming
  • Forehand stroke in tennis
  • Arm swing in badminton

How can Healthworks help with treating this shoulder pain?

After undergoing a consultation by our practitioners, a diagnosis will be derived from the history and physical assessment of the patient. Treatment approach would revolve around myofascial release, spinal adjustments to relieve restricted joints as a result of movement dysfunction, exercises (stretching and strengthening affected muscles) and ergonomic advice.

If this condition sounds like something you are experiencing, don’t hesitate to contact us at 03-6211 7533 for further enquiries. Our practitioners will be more than willing to tend to your questions.

Infraspinatus Trigger Point: The Culprit of Many Shoulder Pain Cases2020-02-05T14:53:23+08:00
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