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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Phoenix Rehab Group

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Physiotherapy works: cancer survivorship

Physiotherapy-led exercise is clinically effective and can help cancer patients improve their quality of life.

Physiotherapy exercise is clinically effective

Size of the problem

2 million people in the UK are living with or after cancer

60% have unmet physical or psychological needs following treatment

1.6 million cancer survivors are not active at levels recommended by the UK's Chief Medical Officer

Cancer and its various treatments are associated with a wide range of distressing physical and psychological symptoms, which can affect patients for many years following the end of treatment.

Exercise can improve quality of life for cancer patients, regardless of the type and stage of their disease.(1) Inclusion of physiotherapy-led exercise within cancer pathways can reduce and prevent disability.(2)

Specialist physiotherapy can also alleviate distressing symptoms such as lymphoedema and fatigue, which debilitates 75-95 per cent of all cancer patients.(1-3)

Evidence shows that exercise reduces the risk of cancer recurrence and mortality.

Mortality can be reduced by 50 per cent,(4) 40 per cent(5) and 30 per cent(6) in bowel, breast and prostate cancer respectively.(1) In addition to this, disease progression was reduced by 57 per cent in men with prostate cancer who engaged in three hours a week of moderate intensity exercise.(7)

Excessive weight gain and loss can be a problem for many patients, depending on their treatment, stage and type of cancer. Specialist physiotherapists are vital for maintaining healthy weight and preventing muscle-wasting in cancer patients.(8)

Future health

Physiotherapy reduces future health complications, improves body image(3) and can improve an individual’s ability to return to work.

Some cancer treatments can reduce bone quality leading to osteoporosis, increased risk of fragility fractures, pain and disability. Physiotherapy exercise can reduce bone loss and the likelihood of falls in patients with poor bone density.(10)

Patients with cancer may present with problems managing pain – physical, psychological and spiritual in nature.(3) Pain can lead to a vicious cycle of fear, inactivity and further disability as a consequence and therefore increase length of hospital stay.(11) Physiotherapy has been shown to reduce the length of inpatient stays –with fewer nights as an inpatient representing better quality of life and cost savings to the public sector.

Case study: Breast cancer rehabilitation service at Bart's Hospital, Bart's Health NHS Trust

This specialist out-patient service provides rehabilitation for all patients who undergo treatment for breast cancer. It is based on best available evidence and recommendations from the national Cancer Action Team breast rehabilitation pathway:

  • Patients are assessed by a specialist physiotherapist in the post-operative phase for the main sequelae, including loss of shoulder mobility. Education and advice on self-management and referrals for ongoing physiotherapy are provided here as required.
  • Ongoing physiotherapy care includes manual treatment, exercise and advice on self-management and return to work
  • Patients are re-assessed at key stages in the cancer pathway including during chemotherapy/radiotherapy and at end of treatment, when a six-week group education programme is available to ease the 'transition'

This service has resulted in:

  • fewer delays to radiotherapy due to poor shoulder mobility
  • improved self-management
  • early identification and management of consequences of treatment

Survivorship and work

  • In England, the estimated cost to the economy, from the loss in work productiity of cancer survivors in 2008, was £5.3 billion.(12) Physiotherapy exercise is signifcant in managing the longer term side effects, helping people return to work, reducing recurrence following remission and increasing survival and quality of life (1)
  • A Cochrane review reported exercise and patient education or counselling led to higher return-to-
    work rates than usual care (odds ratio = 1.87), bringing significant economic benefits (13)
  • Cancer survivors are 1.4 times more likely to be unemployed than matched controls. Exercise
    programmes can result in a significant reduction in medium-term economic burden associated with unemployment and long term sick leave (14)
  • In the UK over 300,000 people are diagnosed with cancer annually; half are of working age.(1)
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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
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, 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.


Acupuncture TCM
Balance Physiotherapy
Biomechanics Physiotherapy
Chest Physiotherapy
Clinical Massage Physiotherapy
Clinical Pilates
Cold Therapy Physio
Complementary Physiotherapy
Cupping TCM
Deep Tissue Massage
Desensitisation Physiotherapy
Electrotherapy Physio
Ergonomics Physiotherapy
Exercise Physiotherapy
Gua Sha TCM
Falls Prevention Physiotherapy
Hand Physiotherapy
Heat Physiotherapy
Home Physiotherapy
Ice Physiotherapy
Interferential Physiotherapy
Manipulation Physiotherapy
Muscle Stimulation Physio
Musician Physiotherapy
Stroke/Neuro Physiotherapy
Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Hand Splinting Physiotherapy
Pain Management TCM
Pain Relief Physiotherapy
Post Amputee Physiotherapy
Post Surgery Physiotherapy
Postural Physiotherapy
Re-Education Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Singapore
Relaxation Physiotherapy
Sonophoresis Physiotherapy
Splinting Physiotherapy
Sports Physiotherapy Massage
Physiotherapy Stress Relief
Swelling Physiotherapy
TENS Physiotherapy
Tension Headaches Physiotherapy
Thermal Physiotherapy
Traction Back Physiotherapy
Trigger Point Physiotherapy
Ultrasound Physiotherapy
Wax Heat Physiotherapy


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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