Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Inactive for a moment

   Hi everyone...This is Azie writing from KL..How are you all?we hope everyone is in good health and in good shape..i just want to let you guys know that Ihtisyam Home Physiotherapy Services ( Based in KK) is currently being put on hold due to Syam is busy with his Agrofarm things in Kota Belud and i'm still in KL for this time being. We are very sorry but yet thankful that there is someone who came across to this blog and ask for info about the services that we offered..we were very very sorry that we can't make it at this time being...
  Last but not least...hoorayyyy..i just want to share my little happiness..guess what?finally i am being transferred back to my hometown..Sabah Land Below The i'll be in Sabah (for good) in another 3 weeks...can't wait to serve my people here in Sabah.. i Love Sabah!! haha..okay guys...see you soonnnnnn...till we meet again

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Syawal Greetings..

Hi everyone..i hope we're not too late to wish you all, Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir dan Batin.. so, how was your Raya..well, our raya (Syam and I) were very meaningful to both of us..we'll talk about it later..hihi.. After all the great and delicious food, i hope all of you have a good health and for those who have diabetes, hypertension...i hope your glucose are under control and you blood pressure not sky shooting ya?..please do control your food intake,..all the delicious makanan brrlemak, bersantan...mkn sikit2 je lah, wish you all a very happy hari raya, take care of your health  keep fit and keep u all..

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Monitor Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is one of the most important and easily controlled risk factors. So it's important to know your blood pressure! It is essential to have BP set on our own..boleh check tekanan darah bila2 masa pun..kan?
Blood pressure is given in two numbers, for example 120/80. The first number, the systolic blood pressure, is a measurement of the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as your heart pumps. The second, diastolic blood pressure, is the measurement of the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls when your heart is at rest between beats.
       For people over age 18, normal blood pressure is lower than 120/80. A blood pressure reading consistently higher than 120/80 is pre-hypertension. If you falls in this range, you are more likely to progress to high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a reafing of 140/90 or higher.

       Sometimes blood pressure can be controlled through diet and exercise. Even light exercise - brisk walk, bicycle ride, swim or yard work - can make a difference. Adult should fo some form of moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes five or more days per week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( kalau di Malaysia..kempen gaya hidup sihat..bersenam sekurang2nya 40 minit, 3 kali seminggu) if i'm not mistaken lah..heeee :) Remember.. Regular exercise may reduce your risk for stroke. Before you start an exrrcise program, check with your doctor..

Stroke Risk Factor

Stroke risk factor you can't change include:
- Your age - the older you are, the higher your risk
- Being a man
Someone in your family has had a stroke
( oh ya, since this article is from US, so being African American also included in the risk factor). Having one or more of these factors doesn't mean you will have a stroke. By making simple lifestyle changes, you may be able to reduce the risk of a first or recurrent stroke.
These simple lifestyle changes can greatly reduce your chance of having a stroke:
- Monitor your blood pressure; if it is high, make sure it is treated.
- Find out if you have atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat which allow blood to pool in the heart and cause blood clot) - kadar degupan jantung yg tidak tetap.
- Quit smoking.
- Limit alcohol.
- check your cholesterol levels and make sure bad cholesterol is controlled.
- manage your diabetes
- Exercise often.
-Eat foods low in sodium (salt) and saturated or trans fat.
- monitor circulation problem with the help of your doctor..

Preventing Another Stroke

Assalamualaikum and very good evening to are you?i hope everyone is in good health and in a good shape..hi everyone..this is Azie, writing from Jinjang,'s been a month since i've transferred from Sabah..the weather is not so good..the haze is worsening and also we have this water rations since yesterday.. life is tough but i think i can cope with it quite well..haha..just to senangkan hati sendiri.. Okay, enough with the brief introduction or more to brief whining, now let's talk about this one serious matter..i took this article from Book Of Hope, National Stroke Association..this article is quite good and i hope you it might gives us lots of info especially for those who suffering from stroke or those who have relatives who suffering from stroke..
After stroke, survivors tend to focus on rehabilitation and recovery. But, preventing another (or recurrent) stroke is also a key concern. Of the 795000 Americans who have a stroke each year, 5 or 14 percent will have a second stroke within one year. Within five years, a stroke will recur in 24 percent of women and 42 percent of men.
Everyone has some stroke risk. But, there are two types of stroke risk factors. One type you can't control. The other one you can. TO BE CON'T.... :)

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

What are the Lumbar Multifidi and Transversus Abdominus?

Hello everyone..welcome to our simple blog..have you read the previous entry on Low Back Pain and Lumbar Stabilization Exercises?, i introduce you to the smallest yet most powerful muscle that gives support to the spine..The lumbar multifidi are the deepest layer ofmuscles of the back. They attach from the vertebral arches to the spinous process. Each multifidi connects 1 -3 vertebrae, (the vertebrae are the bones of the spine) controlling movement between the vertebrae.

Now, let's move to the Transversus Abdominus. The Transversus Abdominus is the deepest of the abdominal muscles and is also a stabilizer of the spine. Support by this muscle is considered to be the most important of the abdominal muscle and has also been found to be in a weakened state in those who have chronic back pain or problem.It's normal action along with the action of the lumbar multifidus muscles function together to form a deep internal corset that acts to stabilize the spine during movement. This pattern of protection is disrupted in patients with low back pain. It is uncertain why these muscles become dysfunctional after a low back injury, but specific exercises focusing on the contraction of these two muscle together will improve the protective stabilizing ability of the spinal muscles, reduce pain intensity, and improve activities of daily living as well as body awareness and long of to how about your back?do you have a good back or bad back?..don't forget to contact us for consultation and treatment if your back give you a problem..Have a good day everyone..

 Transversus Abdominus From the front

Transversus Abdominus from the side

Low Back Pain and Lumbar Stabilization Exercises

It has been estimated that approximately 80% of people in Western countries have experienced low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives. Most cases resolve within 2-4 weeks without any medical intervention. However, within 1 year following the first episode of LBP, 60 -80% of patient will have recurring pain. Current research has reported that in most cases of LBP, certain muscles of the back that stabilize the spine are reflexively inhibited (shutdown) after injury. These muscles do not spontaneously recover even if patients are pain free with a return to normal activity levels. These specific muscles work together to support and stabilized the spine to help prevent LBP. These muscles include the lumbar multifidi and the transversus abdominus. We will talk and discuss more on these muscle on the next entry. Take care of your back everyone :) Have a good day!

source: Low Back Care Protocol Supplement