Showing posts from July, 2017

Dry Needling

I've been suffering from the following maladies for quite a while now: - stiff shoulders due to lack of stretching before and after a workout - lax and aching ankles due to multiple ankle sprains Massages have only provided temporary relief, but it was only in 2015 that I decided to seek pain management treatment particularly for my stiff shoulders. This decision was triggered by my experience of pain radiating from my shoulders up my neck to the base of my skull especially when I am tired/stressed out. It would sometimes leave me disoriented and feeling fatigued.  My 1st experience with pain management was with Dr Maya N at Pantai Pain Centre. Seh diagnosed I have myofascial pain syndrome; muscles in my shoulders were tense and squeezing the nerve, thus the waves of pain. She prescribed the PENS treatment (Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) where needles are inserted in the affected nerve to transmit a low electric current and block the pain (she has written a ve

Baddy Venues

I play badminton (affectionate term: baddy) regularly (3-4 times a week) and a good venue is very important. Bangsar doesn't have many venues, so I frequent the following:  1) Bangsar Sports Complex Managed by DBKL, the complex has been serving the community for many years. Amenities include badminton (rubber) and squash courts, a swimming pool, gym, outdoor basketball, tennis and futsal courts.  2) Pusat Komuniti Bukit Bandaraya Also managed by DBKL, this is a recent addition albeit smaller than the aforementioned. It's got badminton (rubber) and tennis courts, and a gym.  3) TNB Bukit Pantai Housed under TNB building at Jalan Pantai (opposite Pantai Hospital), the court is open to public but bookings to be made with TNB staff. I'm not sure of the rate but it's parquet surface. 4) Lee Chong Wei Sports Centre This high-profile complex (thanks to its namesake) has many facilities: badminton, futsal, gym, body building, yoga, gymnastics, ping long a

The MRT Food Trail

Inspired by the Star's article , I will post this live post on food spots that are accessible from t he newly opened Sg Buloh-Kajang MRT line . As this is a live post, it will be updated from time to time, and I welcome feedback from you all! I will also try to upload pics for better reference! Note that Pasar Rakyat station has been renamed to TRX TTDI The station is adjacent to  Glo Damansara  from Gate B. Cross Jalan Damansara to the older neighborhood shops. Try the Indian fare at Restoran PJ Hills -- the masala tea had real kick and their dishes are generous with the spices! If the food is too spicy, remember there is delicious cheesecake and matcha ice cream from Family Mart back at the station!  Side note: the  Kuala Lumpur City Opera  studio is also near here, drop in to find out more about their events!  Pusat Bandar Damansara Exit through gate A and walk up the hill past Menara Bangsar to reach Bangsar Shopping Center . Either spend a day in the mall or take bu