Phoenix Rehab Novena Clinic Launch
Dear doctors, patients and friends, we are going to launch Phoenix Rehab @ Novena tentatively on Monday, 8th January 2018 (see clinic location and details here), subject to finalizations related to renovations and pre-launch activities. There is lots more to do, including the completion and upgrading of this website, but we are very excited for this opportunity to serve you.
Update you soonest!
Phoenix Rehab Group
Physiotherapy Works: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
Physiotherapists are clinically effective and cost effective at
managing and treating patients with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
Size of the problem
Over 200 types of MSD
- 1 in 4 UK adults affected by chronic MSDs
- Low back pain is reported by 80% of people at some time in their life
- MSDs are the most common reason for repeated GP consultation
- 60% of people on long term sick leave cite MSDs as cause
Patients with MSDs are the largest patient population group treated by physiotherapists.
In 2010/11 in England, physiotherapy outpatient services managed 1.9
million adults with a first appointment and 4.8 million follow up
appointments for MSDs.(1)
Rapid access to musculoskeletal physiotherapists can reduce the
amount of time people are off sick and is vital in preventing a new
acute problem becoming chronic and long lasting.(2)
Physiotherapists have pioneered innovative ways of providing speedy and appropriate access within existing services.
The Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) process
in England has endorsed self-referral for MSDs to allow easier access to
treatment.(3) It has been shown to not increase demand for
physiotherapy in the long term and also reduces patient related costs;
such as prescribing, X-rays, MRI and more expensive medical
A Department of Health pilot showed savings of £25,207 per 100,000 of population.(2) Holdsworth et al(4)
demonstrated that in Scotland, an episode of GP prompted self referral
costs 10% less and full patient self referral costs 25% less than
traditional GP referral for physiotherapy.
The English pilot(2) showed 41% of referrals came from the
traditional GP route, 35.4% came from prompted self referral and 23.6%
were full self referral.
This shows the potential for greater cost savings for three quarters
of patients with MSDs if full self referral were properly promoted.
STarT Back Tool
Within the UK each year, up to 9% of adults see their GP about back pain.(5)
Some patients have a simple ache which will correct itself whilst
others will have a long standing pain. The evolution of ‘risk
stratication’, where patients are screened to identify the risks which
may affect their treatment outcome, allows patients to be directed to
the treatment pathway they need rather than applying a one size fits
Keele University demonstrated that the STarT Back
Tool for neck and back patients was clinically and cost effective.
Signicantly improved outcomes at four months and £34.39 saving per
patient was shown when comparing the STarT Back intervention group with
those who received usual care.(7)
The STarT Back method asks patients to fill out a questionnaire with
the GP or physiotherapist. This identies whether the risks that may
affect the treatment outcome are low, medium or high. The STarT Back
questionnaire takes into account the patient’s symptoms, their
perception of their pain as well as how it is affecting their life.
Patients can then be directed to an appropriate treatment pathway based
on this assessment. The pathway may include greater emphasis on self
management for low risk patients or greater management of psychological
distress for high risk patients.(7)
Promoting self management
Musculoskeletal physiotherapists support self management.
Physiotherapists provide nationally or locally produced patient
information booklets. GPs and other referrers should ask local
physiotherapy services about self management tools which can be provided
for suitable patients in primary care.
Providing self-management resources at an early stage can help avoid
the need for referral to secondary care with its associated higher
Speedy access to physiotherapy for people with MSDs is clinically and
cost effective for the health service, for employers and society.
It prevents unnecessary GP and secondary care appointments as well as improving patients’ quality of life.
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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
- read more on our specializations here
All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
To call for inquiries or appointments, please contact us at:
Tell A Friend About Us
We appreciate you as a patient and want you to know that the #1 way we grow as a clinic is through word of mouth referrals from valued patients like yourself.
We do not rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients.
When you have the opportunity, please take the time to tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our clinic.
Thank you so much, and stay healthy!
PHOENIX REHAB APPOINTMENTS & ENQUIRIES
Please Call/SMS/WhatsApp to xx, thanks!
We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations.
As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth, but you can also make an appointment without seeing any doctors (that being said, if you do need a referral to a specialist orthopedic surgeon or sports GP, we will recommend you too as value added service at no additional costs to you).
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver (we are proud to say that we try our best to only engage the most experienced and specialist therapists - which makes a big difference in clinical outcomes).
The information available on this site is for educational purposes only, if you need a full professional advise on physiotherapy, hand therapy and occupational therapy, please schedule an appointment with us by contacting our staff by Call/SMS/WhatsApp at xx or email firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks!