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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Can Physiotherapy Treat All Spine Problems?

Can Physiotherapy Treat All Spine Problems?

Yes, physiotherapists are well versed with all sorts of spine and spinal problems, from muscles to ligaments to bones to joints to nerves.

In fact, as Urbanrehab is a specialist rehabilitation clinic, we have physiotherapists who are spine specialists, who dedicated their lives and major to the management of spinal problems.

The Misconception Of Physiotherapy and Spine

Interestingly, we often come acress patients who were told or who understood that physiotherapists in Singapore only treats muscles and muscle injuries, so for joint injuries, they need to see a chiropractor.

Which is inaccurate.

The fact of the matter is, qualified, recognized and experienced physiotherapists are highly skilled, trained and experts to diagnose, come up with a rehab program and administer interventions for all types of orthopedic, musculoskeletal and sports injuries that is related to bones, tendons, muscles, ligaments and nerves in the body.

Our spinal physiotherapists, who enjoys treating spinal issues such as back pain, neck pain, upper back muscle tightness, lower back muscle tightness, neck stiffness and more.

Interventions by physiotherapists are much gentler, and a safer approach to the management of back and neck injuries, as compared to chiropractors, who prefer to perform more "manipulation" style treatments.

You see, spinal manipulation is the fundamental of chiropractic treatment...yet this technique is also known and practiced by spinal physiotherapists as well. Yet, we prefer to do more gentler techniques, such as joint mobilization, pain relief modalities and exercise therapy; which has more long-term carryover benefits, and less risks, and higher chances of us discharging you.

If you become reliant on the cracking of the manipulative therapies, where it induces you to be a passive participant, always relying on the therapist - how are you ever going to get discharged to live an independent lifestyle?

Best practice and evidence based physiotherapy has shown that gentler techniques to back care are equally, if not more effective than spinal manipulation - that is why we prefer the gentler, safer option, with better carryover effect.

Many of our patients think that the "popping" in spinal manipulation during their TCM or chiropractic treatments means that their spine is "being pushed back into place" - actually, there is no medical research or evidence to support this belief that joint manipulation puts joints back into place.

Worse is that evidence is showing otherwise - spinal manipulation may lead to osteoarthritis of the spine joints, or even mini-strokes if done incorrectly.

Research has sown that an active participation and management of spine problems leads to best clinical outcomes. Having a customized exercise program on top of the mobilization is even better. Plus, we also want to understand the additional factors contributing to this problem, and find out ways to change or eliminate them, so the long term carryover effect is better.

This word, long term positive carry over effect, is one of the keywords that we as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, Chinese Physicians, massage therapists and personal trainers look at - we want you to be active, independent and free.

When you see a physiotherapist for any pains or discomfort, what we will do is not only just treat the pain, but we will dive deep to find out the real cause of the pain, and treat the problem at the root. We will also provide you with a home self-therapy program so that you can do exercises between sessions, for immediate pain relief and for long term prevention.

We will not try to convince you that you need to come for regular spinal manipulations of more than 50 - 100 sessions over a period of 1 to 2 years or more. We have many patients who visit us after seeing a chiropractor for 2-5 years, and were shocked that their pain can be managed in a much lesser time.

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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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