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Physiotherapy in Singapore

What is Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a comprehensive health disciple offering assessment and ongoing management for a range of acute and chronic conditions and injuries.

We aim to have you understand what has brought you to see us so that you will be able to care for yourself and hopefully, prevent a recurrence of the same issues!

We seek to understand the cause of your pain, what brought you to us and how we might work together to prevent it from happening again! Our expert Physiotherapist gets to the root of your concerns and get you back to your activity!

Physiotherapist in Singapore

What Do Physiotherapists Do?

Physiotherapists have an in-depth knowledge of how the body works and are specialised in hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat injury and pain.

Trained to pinpoint the root cause of injuries and other ailments, a Physiotherapist will first assess your the nature of your pain with a thorough interview and physical assessment, before determining the type of treatment and exercises you can and should do to aid in recovery, taking into consideration your goals and current physical condition.

There are various tools at the disposal of the Physioterapists which might include, but not limited to, advise and education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, dry needling or movement re-training.

Exercises for patella tendon pain

Conditions Managed by Physiotherapists

What Conditions Do Physiotherapists Treat?

Physiotherapists at The Rehab Centre are able to treat a spectrum of ages, for a spectrum of conditions. We have managed children as young as 11 years of old for front of knee pain or the elderly patient who has trouble getting out of bed.

We manage largely musculoskeletal conditions i.e. neck and back pains, shoulder and elbow pains, knee and ankle pains.

How do Physiotherapists Treat?

Physiotherapy Treatment

Physiotherapy treatment is largely based off a thorough physical examination, There are various tools at the disposal of the Physioterapists which might include, but not limited to, advise and education, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, dry needling or movement re-training.

Which Physiotherapy treatment is best for you?

Our Physiotherapists is able to ascertain the cause of your pain and therefore, select the most appropriate, effective and efficient treatment for you. Stop-gap measures are not encouraged here. We seek to understand the cause of your pain so as to utilise the best Physiotherapy treatment for you.

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Exercises for patella tendon pain

Don’t Let Pain Stop You

Injuries can make life miserable. Pain keeps you from doing what you live and prevents you from living your fullest life. Whether you’re experiencing limitations in a limb or joint, have a nagging injury, are recovering from surgery, or are suffering from another condition – we want to alleviate your discomfort and get back to feeling yourself.

Tailored Recovery Plans

Regardless of your injury or condition, our expert Physiotherapist will take a thorough history of your condition to understand your symptoms, identify the root cause of your issue, and then treat it with a customised, tailored plan based on your goals. Physiotherapy in Singapore at The Rehab Centre might include:

  • Advise and Education: Nothing can be more helpful than when you begin to understand the root of your problem and discomfort and you will be more able to take charge of your recovery and your life.
  • A Targeted Exercise Plan: Exercises regain strength, range of motion, and stamina as you recover from injuries or surgeries.
  • Joint Mobilisations: Joint mobilisations are a form of manual therapy that can help improve the range of motion.
  • Soft Tissue Massage: Soft tissue massage is another form of manual therapy involving hands-on techniques to break adhesions and optimise muscle function.
  • Shockwave: Shockwave therapy deliver shock waves to injured soft tissue to promote healing.
  • Dry Needling: Dry needling can decrease discomfort and tightness and increase blood flow in tightly bound muscle fibres.
  • Electrotherapy: Electrical nerve stimulation primarily relieves pain, but can also reduce inflammation and strengthen muscles.

You may also benefit from Pilates and Fitness Training on your way to recovery and beyond.

Common Injuries and Conditions We Treat

Our expert and experienced Physiotherapist at The Rehab Centre treats a wide range of injuries. Here’s a brief, non-exhaustive list of common issues we treat. If for some reason we aren’t able to assist you, we’ll refer you to a specialist for a more thorough assessment.

The Rehab Centre also offers specialised Hand Therapy and Podiatry services.

Meet Our Principal Physiotherapist

Jansen is our Principal Physiotherapist who graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014. Upon returning home, Jansen worked at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) rotating through Burns, Geriatrics, Cardiopulmonary and Outpatient Musculoskeletal departments.

Jansen later joined the Singapore Sports Institute (SSI) where he treated our National Athletes and travelled with them for multiple major competitions such as the Asian Games and SEA Games. In 2019, he obtained his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from Curtin University.

Jansen is a strong believer of the bio-psychosocial model, which involves looking at the management 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. He enjoys embarking on the journey with his patients to assist them return to their daily function.

You can find Jansen at our Bukit Timah clinic.


Meet Our Senior Physiotherapist

With a Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy with honours, Yee Ching spent 6 years early in her career, being trained and groomed at our local premier tertiary hospital, the Singapore General Hospital (SGH).

As a Physiotherapist in SGH, she has had the immense privilege and opportunity to work in a myriad of Physiotherapy specialities, with cases whose complexities surmount most. She has, under her belt, experience in 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-specialities of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

In her fruitful years spent at SGH, she took on, with aplomb, the role of a Clinical Educator for Physiotherapy students from the Singapore Institute of Technology, despite the demands of 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 take charge of their condition with individualised management 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 practising yoga and Pilates.

You can find Yee Ching at our Bukit Timah clinic.



What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy restores movement and function through the use of physical methods such as exercise and manual therapy when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Moreover, It is a healthcare profession that seeks to provide a better quality of life for patients throughout their entire lifespan, for the prevention of injury and also to improve overall well-being.

What is Physiotherapy treatment?

During a session, you will be ask, thoroughly, about your pain or injury. Following, a physical examination and assessment will take place so in order that we might eliminate other potential reasons for your pain. Finally, with both the interview and findings of the physical assessment, your Physiotherapist will explain your diagnosis and the specific treatment options available to you. 

What does Physiotherapy do?

As Physiotherapists, we seek to adddress your pain and concerns. More importantly, besides giving you the assurance that you will be ok, is to educate you on WHY you’re here with us, HOW we can help you and WHAT needs to be done to address and prevent your pain. 

What to wear for Physiotherapy?

Wear loose fitting and comfortably clothing. If you’re coming for shoulder pain, do expect to remove your T-shirt or bring along a singlet so that we can exmaine the shoulder. 

Similarly, if you have knee pain, come in a pair of shorts so that we may be able to examine your knee and perform the necessary tests. 

Who needs Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy can benefit a large variety of individuals throughout their whole lifespan and across a wide range of illnesses and conditions. Even though Physiotherapy is commonly associated with managing musculoskeletal issues (muscle, joint and bone problems), we also assist with improving overall physical function for a better quality of life.

Will Physiotherapy hurt?

Depending on the treatment being used, there might be some discomfort during the session. However, your therapist will do their best to ensure your are as comfortable as possible.

What does a Physiotherapy session include?

A session typically involves taking a thorough history of your condition to understand your symptoms and your condition better. Your therapist will then do a detailed physical assessment to determine the areas which might be impaired and formulate a management plan.

Depending on your condition and illness, the treatment may include a solid dose of education for your condition, joint mobilisations, soft tissue massage, therapeutic modalities such as shockwave and dry needling or electrotherapy. Expect to be sent home with a home exercise program to ensure prompt recovery.

Do I need a referral to see a Physiotherapist?

No, Physiotherapists are highly trained to identify and treat a wide variety of conditions from a detailed history taking and a physical assessment. However, most insurance companies may require a physician’s referral to be able to claim the costs of therapy, thus it is advisable to visit your GP or specialist prior to visiting us.

Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes, we run strictly on an appointment only basis. Please call us at +65 6980 7720 or email us at to schedule a visit with us.

What are the payment options available?
We accept CASH, NETS, major bank credit cards i.e. VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or PayNow.
Can I use my insurance to cover my treatment cost?

Yes. However, you will be required to submit your receipts to the insurance company in order to make a claim.

About The Rehab Centre

The Rehab Centre is a group of like-minded Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), aspiring to provide high quality, accessible, and ethical care to our patients – all in one place. Having to visit various centres for different health and wellness needs can be a hassle. Recovering from an injury can often involve multiple referrals, appointments in different places, and phone calls that consist primarily of hold music.

The Rehab Centre was born out of a desire to provide a one-stop care centre for your health and wellness needs. Come visit us and we’ll partner you in achieving our goals.

Recover Fully

Whether you were recently injured or have been dealing with a disorder, our team of specialists is well equipped to help you recover to your fullest potential.

Meet Health Goals

Meet your wellness goals through our pilates classes and fitness training by building strength, improving conditioning, and taking control over your body.

Meet at Home

We listen first and prescribe second. You won’t be judged at The Rehab Centre – only welcomed, encouraged, and pushed to be the best version of yourself.

Save Time & Hassle

Don’t worry about jumping through referral hoops and having to schedule appointments at multiple clinics. We can help you meet a wide range of health and wellness goals all under one roof.

What Our Physio Patients Are Saying

Physiotherapist Derek is very detailed in his diagnosis and caring. He will follow up on the condition of his patient through personal messages to ensure his patients have no problem executing his recommended exercises at home. Thank you so much, Derek. – Kelvin Hor
Derek’s skill in manual therapy has helped in relieving some of the pain in my shoulder and neck. He was patient in explaining to me the science behind the pain caused by my injuries. I saw him on 2 occasions, once when I had ankle injury and more recently for shoulder/neck injury. – Kathleen Chew
I had a knee problem that had become quite debilitating to the point I could hardly walk around the house. After seeing knee specialists, paying for MRI and osteopath sessions there was no improvement. Then I was referred to Derek and the team at PhysioX. I found Derek to be thorough, a clear communicator and knowledgeable. I am pleased to say that my knee pain has completely gone and my overall leg musculature greatly improvident. – Darren Rushworth

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