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.

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Physiotherapy works: Hip fracture

Physiotherapy and rehabilitation increases function, reduces falls and improves quality of life

What is a hip fracture?

The hip is a ball-and-socket joint formed between the femur (thigh bone) and the pelvis.Hip fractures commonly occur in the femur just below the ball part of the joint and, in an ageing population, present a major health and social care problem and the commonest reason for admission to an orthopaedic trauma ward.

50% of people with hip fracture will be left with long term disability

Hip fractures in older adults often occur as a result of falling and may happen more readily than in a younger population due to bone fragility. Fragility fractures may also affect the wrist, arm and spine, but the most serious fragility fractures occur at the hip and result from low level trauma caused by mechanical forces that would not ordinarily result in a fracture.(2) Hip fractures are the commonest cause of accident-related death in older people – 20% die within four months and 30% within a year.

Size of the problem


The health and social care costs of fragility fractures are estimated at £2 billion per year in the UK, most of which relates to hip fracture.(12)

Of total costs 45% is for acute care, 50% for social care and long term hospitalisation, and 5% drugs and follow-up.(9)

  • 76,000 people per year suffer a hip fracture.(5)
  • 76% of fractures occur in women.(10)
  • Average age for a hip fracture is 84 years for men and 83 years for women.(10)
  • 10% of people die within 1 month and approximately one third within 12 months.(5)
  • 50% of people who have a hip fracture will be left with long term disability.(11)
  • Only 30% of people fully recover.(1)
  • Hip fracture incidence is expected to rise from 70,000 per year in 2006, to 91,500 in 2015, to 101,000 in 2020 due to an ageing population.(1)

Physiotherapy and hip fracture

Physiotherapists use specialist skills to provide evidence-based high quality assessment and rehabilitation to people with hip fractures at all stages of their care.

Prior to surgery, detailed assessment provides a clear understanding of a person’s mobility and independence before their hip fracture.

This aids effective rehabilitation planning, which can contribute to shorter length of hospital stay.

Rehabilitation that starts soon after surgical repair of a hip fracture improves mobility,(4) and it is recommended that all patients should have an assessment by a physiotherapist the day following surgery, with regular reviews and daily rehabilitation until discharge.(5)

Following discharge regular and frequent rehabilitation should be provided at home or in outpatient settings to improve leg strength, balance and mobility, helping people to regain useful function and reducing the risk of complications.(5-7) Recent investigation by the CSP has identified a gap in provision for people following hip fracture, with many having to wait at least two weeks to receive rehabilitation in the community.

Physiotherapists lead evidence-based falls prevention programmes including strength and balance training in community and hospital settings, which have been shown to reduce the risk of falls in older adults.(8) Based on 2009/10 costs, each hip fracture prevented has been estimated to save £16,000 in health and social care costs.(9)

Well designed and appropriately funded physiotherapyservices can provide excellent rehabilitation for people recovering from a hip fracture.

Case study

The innovative Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Early Supported Discharge (ESD) pathway helps people regain their independence and function following hip fracture or other orthopaedic problems. The ESD team of physiotherapists, OTs and therapy assistants provide a direct link between acute and community services, delivering intensive post-discharge rehabilitation immediately patients return home.

The team undertakes home visits twice a day for an average of 5 days, focusing on setting individual goals to promote independence and optimise recovery. Liaison with other agencies helps to ensure people receive the help they need to return to their normal lifestyle.

Between 2011-2013 the service saved the Trust a total of 2,698 orthopaedic bed days, equating to an estimated cost saving of more than £600,000. Readmission rates fell from 10-12% to 5-6%. Other outcomes included a reduction in falls risk, and standard measures evidenced clinical improvements of between 25-50%.

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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 solution.

To call for inquiries or appointments, please contact us at:

SMS/Call/Whatsapp: 96402670


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!

Please Call/SMS/WhatsApp to
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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, thanks!




You can also text or WhatsApp and we will call you back too =)


Physio, Rehab &  Insurance

Your physio, hand therapy and rehab with us may be covered under your medical insurance or cashless - find out more here.


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Finally I know what I have, my pain decreased and now I'm back to work!

Regional Sales Manager

OMG. The pain levels in my hands have dropped dramatically, about 60-70%


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