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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Physiotherapy for me?
it is well-known that physiotherapists treat injuries, increasing
numbers of people are also turning to physiotherapy because they want to
take control of their health and stay well.
Physiotherapy extends from health promotion to injury prevention,
acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic
disease management, patient and caregiver education and occupational
Everyone can benefit from Physiotherapy whether you are living with a
chronic illness, recovering from an injury, or preparing for
childbirth (women's health).
is physiotherapy / hand therapy painful?
always seek to minimize pain and discomfort, even if it is chronic or
They work within your pain threshold to help you heal, and
restore movement and function.
Your therapist may utilise modalities such as clinical massage,
stretches, exercise therapies, ultrasound and Indiba therapy, dry needling, and electrical stimulation during your
These modalities may cause zero or slight discomfort depending on the severity of your impairments.
It is therefore important that you communicate the intensity,
frequency, and duration of pain to your therapist so that he/she can
adjust your treatment plan if required.
How do I find the right therapist for me?
of our senior therapists go through a very strict screening process and are recognized and regulated by the Allied Health Professions Council of Singapore.
We have a multi-disciplinary team with specialists who are experts in
their own fields. Their strong expertise allows for internal referrals
and collaborations to provide a holistic care that best meets your
Do I need a doctor’s referral to see your senior physiotherapists / hand therapists?
are always happy to work with an extended medical network but a
doctor’s referral is not necessary as Physiotherapy can be your first
option. In fact, if you do need referrals to surgeons/sports physicians we will be more than happy to refer you to them as well, based on your specific area of pain (ie if you have shoulder pain, we can refer you specificly to shoulder specialists).
Research has also shown that if you hurt your lower back,
starting back physiotherapy within the first 14 days can save you on average of $2,700 - a sizable sum (this is from
- decreasing pain from escalating
- decreasing risks of exacerbation
- decreasing costs of medical care including injections, medicine, hospitalizations etc)
Self-referral can help you to eliminate costs and time when you get direct access to the right care for your condition.
How long does each session last?
Physiotherapy, TCM, hand therapy and clinical pilates sessions:
- Initial consult + physiotherapy treatment 45 minutes
- Follow up treatments are 30 minutes
Deep tissue release and sports massage are 55 minutes per session
Wellness pilates are 55 minutes per session
how many sessions or How long will it take for me to feel better?
Depending on your diagnosis and the severity of your impairments, you may require just one visit or you may need months of care.
At Phoenix Rehab Group, we also focus on patient education during our
Our senior therapists not only provide you with information about
your condition but will also prescribe instructions for home exercises
and advice for you to take ownership of your health.
We pride ourselves on this unique collaborative relationship that has received positive feedback from our patients.
How should I prepare/dress for my physiotherapy appointments?
Please arrive 10-15 minutes earlier for your first appointment to complete registration.
We suggest that you dress comfortably and if possible, wear loose
clothing that covers the area to be treated. For instance, jeans are not
advisable if you have a knee-related condition.
You are also advised to bring along your referral letters, medical records, and medical imaging such as X-rays if any.
What can I expect at my first physio / hand therapy appointment?
the first consultation, your physiotherapist will assess your condition
by understanding your health history and conducting an evaluation of
your posture, muscle and joint motion and performance.
After which, your physiotherapist will provide a clinical diagnosis,
prognosis, plan of care and discuss short and long-term goals.
Treatment using modalities such as mobilizations, manipulations, exercise therapy, clinical deep tissue release and sports massage, ultrasound therapy, Indiba and electrical stimulation may be performed dependent on your
You can also expect to receive self-management recommendations with home exercises and physical aides prescribed if required.
What are the payment options available?
We accept all major debit and credit cards, NETS and cash.
Does my health insurance cover the cost of Physiotherapy / hand therapy?
This will depend generally on the coverage of your corporate and/or personal insurance that covers you. Things that you need to ask:
- how much is covered? (This is usually in SGD)
- what is the procedure? (Eg they may want you to get a physician or orthopedic surgeon referral first)
- some insurance companies may allow direct billing but subject to agreements with you/your company, and in some occasions may need pre-authorization first
Usually it's a pay-and-claim approach if there is no direct billing agreement.
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Phoenix Rehab Singapore Core Services And Specializations
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.
CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture,
core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing.
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired , tight and tense muscles to accelerate recovery and shorten downtime.
It also helps prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears, and increases muscle
performance. When done regularly it will keeps your muscles and you healthy and fit and have body/movement-confidence.
Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine mostly concerned
with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the
musculoskeletal system, especially the spine -
spinal manipulation, called "spinal adjustment" or
"chiropractic adjustment", is the most common treatment used in
Having a personal trainer helps you get faster and better health, fitness and wellness results.
You can expect better fat loss and muscle gain, have reduced risks of injury, establish effective exercise and health habits as well as overcome those annoying "flatline plateus" to breakthrough to your next level of fitness and weight loss.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here by location and specialization.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to 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
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We appreciate you as a patient and want you to know that the #1 (and only) 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.
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