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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Brachial Plexus Injuries - Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy and Sports Massage

Brachial plexus injuries (BPI), are damage to the nerves that make the brachial plexus.The brachial plexus is a massive network of nerves that conducts and transmits signals from the spinal cord (C5 – T1)to the shoulder, arm, hand and fingers. .


BPI can happen as a result of direct trauma or injuries, tumors or inflammation. Most commonly, BPI lesions are either traumatic or mechanical. It can happen during childbirth where the baby’s shoulder is injured by a severe twisting motion; fall from a height onto the head and shoulder causing extreme over-stretching; direct penetrative damage by gunshot or knife attacls; or by a violent traction of the arm.BPI can be divided into three (3) types:

  1. Upper brachial plexus lesion that happens from excessive lateral neck flexion away from the shoulder. Most common, are forceps delivery or falling on the neck.
  2. whole brachial plexus lesion but less frequent.
  3. lower brachial plexus lesion the least frequent of all, this occurs when there is a sudden upwards pulling on an abducted arm e.g. when someone breaks a fall by grasping on a tree branch.

Injury Classification

The severity of brachial plexus injuries depends on the types of nerve damaged:

  • Neurapraxia which is the mildest and lightest form of nerve injury.
  • Axonotmesis which involves degeneration at an axonal level, loss of continuity of axon and the myelin, but generally has connective tissue that is preserved.
  • Neurotmesis which is the most severe, where the nerve is completely disrupted by traction or laceration – everything is stopped by a gap in a transection. This one has unpredictable recovery. 

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of brachial plexus injuries may include but because of its complexity, it may be a combination of paralysis of the arm and hand, poor or lack of voluntary control, altered sensation (recurring pain, tingling etc).

Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Hand Therapy Are Required Treatment

Most of the time, physicians will provide pain relief medication, nutritional supplements to help with the growth of the nerves and surgical intervention to reattach damaged nerves. After that, it is almost imperative for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and hand therapy to intervene and help the patient with brachial plexus injury.

Management includes:pain relief using visual imagery, deep breathing, and exploration of modalities that provides pain relief for patients (each patient’s diagnoses differ, as well as preferences differ, so pain relief methods differ from patients to patients) joint integrity and range of motion management muscle strengthening and movement re-training equipment and aids prescription and training activity modifications and lifestyle changes

Where to next?

  1. Make An Physiotherapy or Hand Therapy Appointment
  2. Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
  3. See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
  4. Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our Physiotherapy Brachial Plexus Injuries Page
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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 =)


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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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