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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Back Ache and Physiotherapy Singapore

Roughly two thirds of the adults suffers from back aches and pains every single year, and of these numbers, more than half of them become chronic long term back pain sufferers. Meaning, of a 100 adults, 66 has back pains, and 33 of them has back pains and aches consistently. They can be caused by a myriad of problems, from disc, joints, muscles or ligamental problems of the back. In our physiotherapy department, we note that most of the time, patients who have back aches has them as a result of prolonged or long term postural and accumulative mini-trauma on the back over years and months.

In some cases of back problems, it can cause sciatica where the discs in the spine dislocates to the side, and compresses onto the nerves; this causes pain that radiates down the buttocks, thighs and legs. Many of our physiotherapy patients also say that they experience tingling as well as pins and needles. Their bouts of acute, shooting and stabbing pain lasts from days to weeks at a time; for the long time sufferers, they can last for months.

Symptoms of back ache may include:

  1. Muscle aching
  2. Sharp, shooting or stabbing pain
  3. Pain that travels and radiates down your leg
  4. Back becomes stiff and more rigid
  5. Unable to stand upright without pain

Our physiotherapists and occupational therapists would need to perform different assessments and tests, as well as differential diagnosis to find out the core cause of the pain in your back in our physiotherapy clinic.

The reason why we do this is because there may be more than one main or real reason for the back ache, and if we don’t treat the main problem, it will simply persist, even after the physiotherapy session.

You will undergo clinical interviews of your lifestyle, your work, habits; before undergoing physical examination followed by a physiotherapy treatment plan specific for you.

Pulled Lower Back /Lumbar Muscle Strains

Oftentimes, back aches occur because of soft tissues such as ligaments and muscles that are pulled due to improper lifting techniques or awkward positions or movements. If the back pain is lower and deeper down, they are more often lower back strain, nerve irritation or radiculopathy, or some other structures in the lumbar region.


Pain as a result of sciatica is a very specific type of pain that happens as the nerves at the side of the spinal columns are compressed because of the disc that “slips” to the side. The sciatic nerves runs on each side of the hips along the spinal column. When the back is injured, the disc may have been dislocated and pushed to the side, pressing on the nerves, causing moderate to severe pain and most definitely, weakness plus altered sensations.

Ruptured Spinal Disc

If the disc within the spinal column is damaged by trauma or injury or disease, this causes and leads to inflammation and swelling, causing muscle spasms in the nearby muscles, and this is the main cause of pain in a patient with ruptured disc.

Physiotherapy Interventions

The physiotherapy and occupational therapy intervention for a person with back ache depends on the nature of the injury; we start with providing pain relief through the use of modalities such as Ultrasound to accelerate healing, Cold Therapy to minimize inflammation, swelling and pain.

When the pain has subsided, we will then focus on spinal alignment, which we will use joint Manipulation & Mobilization techniques. After that, we will need to have the patient strengthen weakened muscles and body parts, especially the core.

Sessions are usually about 8 sessions for pain relief and management physiotherapy. We will also combine with postural management, and if necessary, perform a workstation or worksite assessment if we deem that the main culprit is from the office or work area.

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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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