Jansen is our Principal Physiotherapist who graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014. Upon his return to Singapore, he worked at the Singapore General Hospital rotating through Burns, Geriatrics, Cardiopulmonary and Outpatient Musculoskeletal departments. He spent the bulk of his tenure in SGH in the outpatient Musculoskeletal departments. Because of his training and aptitude, Jansen rose to become a Supervisor for budding Physiotherapists.
In order to pursue his passion for sports physiotherapy, Jansen joined the Singapore Sports Institute where he managed and cared for National Athletes and travelled with them for multiple major competitions such as the Asian Games and SEA Games, providing rehabilitation through their injuries to ensure peak performances.
In 2019, to cement and formalise his knowledge and love for sports, Jansen obtained his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from Curtin University. His advanced training enabled Jansen to deepen his knowledge in this area and improve outcomes for the athletes under his charge.
Jansen is a strong believer of the biopsychosocial model, where it involves looking at treatment for the whole person and not just a specific condition in isolation, to achieve the best possible outcomes for each individual. He understands that the recovery process is not an easy one, and embarking on the journey together with his patients, to help them return to their daily function gives him immense joy and satisfaction.
Jansen will be able to tackle and address any of your healthcare needs and concerns, whether you’re doing a walk down the Green Corridor to playing Squash with your favourite group, Jansen’s got it all covered for you!
Outside of work, Jansen leads an active and sporting lifestyle which mainly involves playing tennis, squash, badminton, ultimate frisbee and football.
You can find Jansen at our Bukit Timah clinic.
Liew Yee Ching
With a Bachelor in Physiotherapy with honours, Yee Ching spent 6 years early in her career, being trained and groomed at Singapore’s premier tertiary hospital, the Singapore General Hospital.
At the Singapore General Hospital, she has had the immense privilege and opportunity to work in a myriad of Physiotherapy specialities, with cases whose complexities surmounts most. She has, under her belt, experience in the Cardiopulmonary, Neurology and Orthopaedic rotations. She has had the opportunity in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Residency Programme where she was part of a select group of Physiotherapists, to undergo advance training to hone her skills in the various sub-specialties of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
In her fruitful years spent at the Singapore General Hospital, she took on, with aplomb, the role of a Clinical Educator for Physiotherapy students from the Singapore Institute of Technology, despite the demands to caring for her patients.
As our Senior Physiotherapist, Yee Ching believes in collaborating with clients in working towards their rehabilitation goals, facilitating and empowering them to taking charge of their condition with individualised treatment plans and this is evident as she was awarded the Service Quality Award in 2019.
Besides taking immense pride in her work and seeking continuous education to keep abreast with the latest updates in the area of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Yee Ching loves a good read from a novel and practicing yoga and Pilates.
Joanna obtained her Diploma in Occupational Therapy with Merit from Nanyang Polytechnic in 2006. Under the MOH Health Science Scholarship, she graduated from La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia) with a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy (1st class Honours) the following year. Upon graduation, she worked in Changi General Hospital and Sengkang General Hospital, specializing in hand therapy and upper limb rehabilitation, as well as ergonomics consultancy.
Having more than 15 years of experience in this field, Joanna has worked with hand surgeons and orthopaedic doctors in both inpatient and outpatient settings, providing quality therapy services for clients with a variety of hand and upper limb conditions, including fractures, sprains/strains, tendon injuries, nerve injuries, repetitive strain disorders and complex trauma injuries. During her tenures at CGH and SKGH, Joanna was a Senior Occupational Therapist and held the role of Hand Therapy and Upper Limb Rehabilitation Unit Leader. She was in charge of clinical education, supervision and management of staff, manpower planning, and daily operations of the unit.
In the course of her practice, Joanna witnessed first-hand the deep impact that hand and upper limb injuries can have on people’s lives as most self-care, work and leisure activities are accomplished through the use of the upper extremities. Even without an acute injury or trauma, poor ergonomics, awkward postures and overuse of the upper extremities may also contribute to the development of musculoskeletal and repetitive strain injuries. She strongly believes that good ergonomics practices often go hand-in-hand with therapeutic interventions in ensuring both a good recovery and the prevention of recurring injuries in the future.
With this in mind, Joanna pursued her post-graduate studies in ergonomics in 2015. She was awarded a Master of Science in Health Ergonomics with Merit from University of Derby (UK) and served as the Ergonomics workgroup leader during her stint at CGH. She has been extensively involved in the provision of ergonomics consultancy and workplace evaluation services, as well as the delivery of ergonomics talks, workshops and forums to corporate and public sectors.
Joanna is a firm believer in building good rapport with her clients and enjoys engaging with individuals from all walks of life. She is a proponent of client-centred care and advocacy, striving to ensure that her treatment plans are customised to the needs of each unique individual. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, reading, travelling, as well as the occasional binge-watching of Netflix.
You can find Joanna at our Bukit Timah clinic.
Daniel was a recipient of Singapore General Hospital’s Scholarship for Podiatry in 2011. Upon his graduation, he began his career in one of the ranked best Hospitals in the world – Singapore General Hospital. During his six year stint in Public Healthcare, he worked closely with Doctors and Surgeons in medical fields of Orthopaedics, Vascular Surgery, and Endocrinology. This allowed him to work with a diverse group of patients, from young children, athletes, working adults, to the elderly. It also enabled him to develop valuable Podiatric clinical skills and knowledge in these areas.
Despite a varied caseload in a tertiary healthcare setting, Daniel was heavily involved with musculoskeletal Podiatry and lower limb biomechanics. His interest in lower limb biomechanics stemmed from his own injuries from competitive participation in various sports, such as Rugby, Soccer and Sprinting. This allowed the development of a specific empathy to treat such musculoskeletal injuries.
Daniel graduated with First Class Honours in Podiatry from the University of South Australia, Adelaide. Through his academic journey, he received Merit awards every year as well as the Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation for his academic achievements. His research and collaboration with experts on Knee Osteoarthritis also earned him High Distinction in his Thesis, and a publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Being a firm believer of improvement through continuous education, Daniel was the only SGH Podiatrist certified in clinical education, awarded by the Academic Medicine Education Institute. Due to his passion in Musculoskeletal Podiatry and aptitude in clinical education, he was further entrusted to be the clinical mentor and to supervise the development of junior Podiatrists, aspiring Podiatrists, and overseas Podiatry students on clinical placements.
To seek a deeper purpose in what he was tasked to do, Daniel embarked on his full time studies in Public Health, while performing his role as a full time clinician. This earned him his Masters’ in Public Health from the National University of Singapore, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. His training allowed him to amalgamate public health disciplines, together with his clinical skills, to achieve desirable clinical outcomes for his patients.
Inspiration – This is the anchor behind Daniel’s practice. Daniel recognises that he is in a privileged position as a clinician to inspire patients and help them alleviate pain and lead better lives. He enjoys working together with his patients, within his power, to achieve their goals. His genuine care earned recognition and gratitude from patients, as Daniel has the distinction of being the first and only Podiatrist to date, to achieve the highest possible hospital-wide recognition for consistent high quality service to patients – the SGH CEO Service Award.
You can find Daniel at our Bukit Timah clinic.
“Be in control of your body and not at its mercy” – Joseph Pilates
That is the guiding philosophy of Fiona since she was diagnosed with degenerative disc and spondylolisthesis in her early 20s which her doctor attributed to her mountain climbing days. Frustrated at the lack of results from traditional forms of treatment, Fiona was introduced to Pilates and soon mastered control over her own body.
Since then, she is fully convinced of the benefits of Pilates which made her switch from her previous sedentary corporate career to her current Pilates instruction. She enjoys meeting people from all walks of life in the course of her work and seeing clients benefit from their Pilates sessions. Witnessing how her clients are able to return to the activities that they love, gives her great joy and satisfaction.
Fiona has a keen interest in clients requiring rehabilitation, especially back related issues. And being a mum herself, both pre/post partum programs, which have kept her supple yet strong throughout and after her pregnancy.
- Polestar Pilates Education – Comprehensive Studio Certified
- Pre/Postnatal Pilates Specialist Program (The Centre for Women’s Fitness)
- Oov Fundamental, Level 1 and Apparatus Certified
- TRX Suspension Training
- Dual Zone Myofascial Release (Functional Training Institute)
- Barefoot Training Specialist® (EBFA)
- Anatomy Trains in Motion
- The International Franklin Method – Fascia for the Lower Back Training
You can find Fiona at our Bukit Timah clinic.
Choi Eun Iee
Of Korean descent and now a Singaporean, Eun Iee (pronounced Eun-Yi) has always been active in her younger years, however, after her pregnancy, she stopped her active lifestyle and over time, she developed neck pain and problems due to her bad posture and tight shoulders. Hearing about the benefits Pilates brings, Eun Lee decided to give it a try and saw huge improvements in her posture! Not only is she more aware of her body, Pilates has helped improve her flexibility and mobility! Her neck issues were also resolved!
Wanting to deepen her understanding of Pilates, she took up the rigorous Polestar course and is now a certified Polestar Instructor. Since taking up Pilates, she is now more confident in doing many other sports like yoga, barre, and Crossfit! She wants to share her knowledge, passion, experience and conviction with others – that Pilates can improve one’s lifestyle, leading to better mental and physical well-being.
Whether it’s a Total Hip Replacement or Foot and Ankle surgery, whether you speak Korean or English, Eun Iee is the instructor that you need to help you get stronger and more confident!
- Polestar Pilates Education – Comprehensive Studio Certified
- OOV fundamental, Level 1 and Apparatus Certified
- Yoga 200 hours Teacher Training Certified
- Franklin Method: Fascia Trainer for the Face, Neck & Shoulders Certified
You can find Eun Lee at our Bukit Timah clinic.
Having obtained his Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science from PSB Academy, Sebastian is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Science at Edith Cowan University. He is now honing his skills and knowledge in Exercise Rehabilitation, Functional Anatomy and Strength & Conditioning.
Sebastian developed a strong interest in rehabilitation and strength & conditioning, following an injury to his ACL and MCL. His experience with the rehabilitation program exposed him to the spectrum of rehabilitative methods employed in his recovery. Having first-hand experience of being at the receiving end of rehabilitative care, this has pushed Sebastian to explore working with clients of a similar background and getting back to return to the routine or sport they enjoy. Sebastian has even what it takes to tackle various challenges as he demonstrated his ability to work with the visually impaired.
Proficient in hydrotherapy, strength and conditioning and exercise rehabilitation, Sebastian is able to deploy these techniques, individualised to the client, to achieve your goals, whether it is to take a walk in the park or to enjoy soccer with your weekend khakis.
Although he is a relatively new face in the rehabilitation scene, Sebastian has a natural affinity to anatomy and is quick to pick up on a client’s needs and assess each situation effectively. Sebastian has a friendly demeanour and enjoys meeting new people, which makes it easy for him to communicate with his clients and build a strong relationship with them.
Sebastian has a deep interest in sports, specialising in Powerlifting and Volleyball, where he has competed in multiple competitions. In his free time, he also enjoys longboarding and running.
You can find Sebastain at our Bukit Timah clinic.