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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Fallen Arches Physiotherapy

Fallen Arches Physiotherapy Singapore

From a weight bearing perspective, our feet posture will impact all our joints and muscles within our foot. This means that having poor foot position and posture can and likely will lead to pain in your foot directly, as well as pains in overcompensation by our ankles, shins, knees, hips and even back pains.

Most people are aware of wearing orthotics such as arch supports that is placed within your shoe BUT the annoying part about orthotics is really two fold: you can only use these supports in shoes/footwear which there is limited presentable shoes available.

The bigger problem of having orthotics and support is the idea about it that it by itself helps for the long run, and that is not true. You see, orthotics are basically passive in nature - they passively help your collapsed foot arch INSTEAD of your own foot muscles, and this causes the actual muscles to be used, and becomes weaker. In the long run, your arch muscles becomes weaker and weaker, and you become more and more reliant on your orthotics.

Our human body works predominantly on the foundation of supply and demand - demand on the muscles e.g. during strenous exercises will cause your body to develop and strengthen your muscles. Decrease the demand and the reverse occurs - muscles can weaken and soften.

Don't get me wrong, orthotics are great for interim use, meaning that you use it in conjunction during a specific period of injury or during your rehabilitation, much like how our hand therapists prescribe and create a customized hand splint for your hand to heal during a period of healing between rehabilitation and exercise therapy; likewise, orthotics are meant to be short term use on top of your rehabilitation and exercise therapy.

Over time, this will lead to further weakened foot muscles, further causing more collapsing of arches and/or over-pronation, which can lead to plantar fasciitis, shin splints, heel spurs, and overcompensation can even lead to back pain and neck pains.

Instead, what we'd recommend is a hybrid combination of short and long term management approach. What Urbanrehab physiotherapists will do is to first assess the muscles that control your foot posture, and then prescribe a customized exercise that is geared towards strengthening weakened muscles. This strengthening exercise will increase in resistance according to how your strength develops. Usually, you can regain control of your foot arch muscles within a fairly short period of time.

How long does it take for my fallen arches physiotherapy to take effect?

This depends from individuals to individuals - it's different with everyone as everyone's pre-injury fitness and physiology is different. A fit person with mild weakness usually heals and recovers much faster than someone who is unfit with a moderate to severe weakness. Mild to moderate cases usually resolve within 6 to 8 weeks of exercise and physiotherapy.

Of course, if one has severe foot weakness or injuries, it usually means that you'd also have poor stamina - this means that your recovery is usually much slower too.

Then should I continue to wear my orthotics support?

If you already have orthotics support, please do not throw them away - the main goal of active foot posture correction for fallen arches physiotherapy is to gradually and safely wean you off orthotics and supports. In the beginning, we'll get you to continue using your orthotics and gradually decrease your reliance on them over 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


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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!

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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!




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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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