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Five things you should know about ACL tears recovery

If you had a ACL tear ten years ago, you'd probably be considering surgery. Because the understanding then was that if something is torn, surgery is the only way to fixed it. In fact, for the longest time, we probably expected ACL tear patients to live in pain unless they surgically repair their ACL. Do [...]
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Your recovery is always not what you expect

Because we don't follow a cookie cutter approach at Square One Active Recovery, what we do with each client is often unique and outside of the client's expectation. We always emphasised that if you want really good results, you must engage in radical change. This is where the unexpectedness lies. Having a working mental approach [...]
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Understanding Change: The Hard Recovery vs The Easy Recovery

When it comes to living with chronic pain, most patients are aware that something must change for them to get better. Most people with back pain or neck pain start with changing their posture. When the self-directed intervention doesn't work, they seek the help of professionals such as chiropractors or maybe massage therapists for some [...]
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Why chasing pain relief will get you nowhere for your recovery

The biggest mistake any chronic pain sufferer can make is to try to make their pain go away. Very often, patients will see a chiropractor, osteopath, or TCM practitioner and expect their pain to go away. When their pain does go away upon treatment, they think the treatment works. This is when the problem starts. [...]
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Three things to consider if you are struggling with your recovery

You must know by this stage that recovery is no easy feat. Quite often patients think of their condition as just back pain or neck pain. However, your condition is often a lot more than just pain alone. Today, we go through the reasons why you may not be getting meaningful, long-term results from your [...]
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Why feeling worse before feeling better is very much a part of recovery

As a persistent pain sufferer, you may want to book in to see a chiropractor in Singapore for instant relief. Watching other people get adjusted on video gives us an ASMR. It looks as if the pain relief is immediate, and that the person is immediately cured. We are bombarded with so many of such [...]
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Three exercises you can try to kick-start your knee pain recovery

Knee pain is common in athletes and sedentary individuals alike. It's ridiculously disruptive to daily life because every step can be painful. This often lead knee pain patients to avoid activities that involve their knee. Over time, this avoidance behaviour lead to poorer knee function, strength, and can cause even more problems in the future. [...]
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Seven ways to take your recovery up a notch this year

Recovery is a challenging journey for everyone. It's full of frustration, and quite often it does seem like nothing works. Today, we'll share seven tips to help you zhng up your recovery this year! Stop following old wives' tales A lot of people have strong opinions on what works for them. Most of these are [...]
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The Stages of Recovery from a Chiropractor’s Perspective

For this specific post, we are moving away from our usual evidence-based content. What I'd like to do is to share some experiences I observed as a chiropractor, and with that give you some idea of what to expect in the coming months. K├╝bler-Ross's five stages of grief Most of us would have come across [...]
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The One Question You Should Not Be Asking For Best Recovery Outcomes

We always encourage prospective clients to do their research before committing to a recovery option. This is in-part why we choose to post so much content on our website. Despite our emphasis on education, not everything is relevant and meaningful to your recovery. As a chiropractor, I do often see individuals accumulating head knowledge without [...]
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When pain doesn’t equal injury . . . what is the implication for your recovery / CrossFit Training?

Sometimes old news can be good news. Outside Magazine just publish a new article to reaffirm that pain doesn't always mean injury. I've been saying this for years now and if you could kinda grasp the idea behind it, it would have tons of benefits for pain sufferers and CrossFit athletes alike. Why does pain [...]
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SMART Goals: Why you should care about goal setting in your recovery

Why do we set goals? As boring as it sounds, having goals gives us motivation and a vision to work towards. It helps us to organise our time and resources, which decreases the chances of us feeling demoralised and unmotivated, allowing us to feel a boost in self-confidence. What are SMART goals? For best recovery [...]