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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Cartilage Damage
What it is, how we can help with physiotherapy

Cartilage damage – as our cartilage structures and functions can be quite easy to be injured and harmed, which often results in damage to cartilaginous structures. The damage is often due to trauma (i.e. direct hit such as a fall or a road traffic accident) or a medical condition such as inflammation etc).

At any moments, should your orthopaedic surgeon recommends for surgery, be it shoulder repair, knee or back surgery – it’s often advisable to engage a physiotherapist for pre-surgery physiotherapy to strengthen the muscles around the joint before the date of surgery. What this does is helps to accelerate recovery time after surgery, and get you back to function and mobility as quick as you can.

What Are The Symptoms of Cartilage Damage?

When one suffers an injury involving damage to one’s cartilage, there is always presence of the following “terrible four” – swelling (edema), painful joint, stiffness (decreased mobility) as well an obvious decreased range of motion in the affected joint. In cases where damage is very severe, sometimes a piece of cartilage can break off and comes loose. This loose piece can sometimes cause the joint to “lock” or “catch”.

How Can We Help?

Our physiotherapists have an extensive range of experience in treating patients with cartilage damage for both pre-surgery and post-surgical stages of physiotherapy. Physiotherapy intervention are required post-surgery to manage stiffness as well as pain, on top of helping the individual to regain mobility in the repaired structures. Physiotherapy helps to accelerate the recovery of independence as well as regain one’s active lifestyle. In many cases, doses of ultrasound therapy will help the soft tissues to recover faster.

Our physiotherapists, hand therapists and sports massage therapists work with many orthopaedic doctors, sports physicians and general practitioners and we are more than happy to refer patients to specialists where appropriate.

It is recommended that you attend physiotherapy for therapy and rehabilitation following surgery (be it arthroscopy, total joint replacement or ORIF) on joints such as knees, shoulders, elbows and ankle to return back to normal and active life as quick as possible.

It is highly recommended that you attend Physiotherapy for rehabilitation following keyhole surgery or arthoscopy on knees and shoulders or after a knee or hip replacement operation or after operations to insert metals plates or pins into various joints.

What Can You Expect?

What our physiotherapists, hand therapists and sports massage therapists will do is to prescribe a customized and tailored exercise program to help you regain muscle strength and movement so that you can return to mobility and function as soon as possible.

Where necessary, we may also teach you how to use mobility aids such as crutches or supports, and we will make sure that you can engage in basic movement safely, such as getting up, standing, walking around and managing stairs. You should continue to see the physiotherapist until you have optimal function from the repaired joint or structure, and we’ll be more than happy to serve.

The best way to reduce joint pain, quite frankly, may simply be to pursue natural treatment for arthritis with a joint relief supplement with chondroitin and glucosamine. Multiple studies demonstrate these two compounds not only reduce joint pain, they may also protect cartilage and offer greater mobility. That's more that most arthritis medications offer, and probably safer as well.

Try Joint Relief Solution. A blend of natural ingredients, including glucosamine and chondroitin, it's also formulated with willow bark extract. You might be surprised to learn that willow bark has the same active ingredient as aspirin, and shows dramatic reduction in pain symptoms, with less reliance on NSAIDs as well.

Where to next?

  1. Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore 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, Hand Therapy and Sports Massage Singapore Home Page from our cartilage damage 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
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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