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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Golf Physiotherapy Singapore

Do you need golf physiotherapy to improve your swing?

Golf may be one of the few sports in which people of all ages can participate, but injuries present themselves, and they are quite prevalent, for both professionals and amateurs. Research has shown that traumatic injuries associated with golf most often occur in amateurs and they are generally caused by incorrect golf swings. The golf swing utilizes virtually the entire body and is quite biomechanically complex. Since the professional golfer has shed most of the incorrect facets of his or her swing doesn’t suffer the sudden, traumatic injuries. Golf-related injuries for professional golfers, most often come by way of years of repetition.

All golfers, regardless of the level at which they play, should know what causes the most common injuries, what their symptoms are, and when they should seek the help of a physiotherapist for golf physiotherapy.

The 6 most common golf injuries: causes, symptoms, solutions

  • Lower back  36%
  • Elbows  32%
  • Hands and wrists 21%
  • Shoulders, knees, and other injuries 11%

*Harvard Medical School Study (2004)



The motion of a golf swing and the hunched-over putting stance places great strain on vertebrae in the lumbar spine. Repetitive, one-sided twisting of the spine (30-50 times in an average round of golf) contributes to stress on the lumbar spine. Bending over to pick up a heavy golf bag can strain muscles over time. Arthritis in the area of worn vertebrae can also contribute to back pain. The discomfort you feel is probably the result of a muscle strain or ligament sprain and will heal itself with rest and subsequent strength training.


  • Pain in back
  • Stiffness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Pain or weakness in the legs

How can we help/what will golf physiotherapy do?

Some Solutions

Trigger release therapy: Trigger points, also known muscle knots, are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers.

The trigger point model states that unexplained pain frequently radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself. Physiotherpists can identify reliable referred pain patterns which associate pain in one location with trigger points elsewhere.

We treat trigger points in back muscles through manual compression of the trigger point, which may elicit local tenderness and/or referred pain, but will result decreased muscle tension and decreased pain on movement. Not only will we perform trigger point release on you but we will also teach you how to perform this type of treatment on yourself so that the effect can be maintained.

Heat therapy

Many episodes of lower back muscle strain result from strains and over-exertions, creating tension in the muscles and soft tissues around the lower spine. As a result, this restricts proper circulation and sends pain signals to the brain. Muscle spasm in the lower back can create sensations that may range from mild discomfort to excruciating lower back pain.

Heat therapy application can help provide lower back pain relief through several mechanisms:

  • Heat therapy dilates the blood vessels of the muscles surrounding the lumbar spine. This process increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, helping to heal the damaged tissue.
  • Heat stimulates the sensory receptors in the skin, which means that applying heat to the lower back will decrease transmissions of pain signals to the brain and partially relieve the discomfort.
  • Heat application facilitates stretching the soft tissues around the spine, including muscles, connective tissue, and adhesions. Consequently, with heat therapy, there will be a decrease in stiffness as well as injury, with an increase in flexibility and overall feeling of comfort.

We use heat therapy in combination with other treatment modalities, in order to maximise its benefits. We will also give you advice on the best ways to provide heat treatment to yourself.

Core strengthening as part of golf physiotherapy program

The transverse abdominis muscle is one of the most neglected and forgotten muscles.  However it is critical for strengthening the core and minimizing back injury. The function of the transverse abdominis is to stabilize the pelvis and lower back prior to the movement of the body by helping to compress the ribs. It is thought to be a major muscle of the functional core in the human body that is used for posture and support. According to a 2005 paper published in the "Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy", rehabilitation that focuses on the activation of the deep trunk muscles such as the transverse abdominis, by restoring motor controls, has been found to significantly decrease the symptoms associated with low back pain, causing fewer recurring episodes overall. The reduction of low back pain in the study was accomplished by an exercise known as the abdominal drawing-in maneuver.

We will teach you how to activate your core muscles by using the drawing-in maneuver. We will then provide you with a graded strengthening program to work on in your own time. It's done by lying on your back with knees bent and pulling in your belly button down towards your spine. This contraction activates the deep muscles that are otherwise difficult to reach with conventional movements.

General golf physiotherapy advice
  • Bent over or crouched putting stances exert a great deal of pressure on your back. Try using a longer putter.
  • Review your swing with a professional to ensure that faulty swing mechanics are not contributing to your injury.
  • Use a buggy to transport your clubs.
  • Cut down on your swing as this will put less pressure on your back and allows more control over the ball.
  • Rotate your lead hip as you follow through on your swing to avoid compression of the lumbar vertebrae.
  • Keep your knees slightly bent to take some of the load off of your spine.

If back pain persists, come see us at Urbanrehab for golf physiotherapy to diagnose the cause and treatment the source of the problem.

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 and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our golf physiotherapy 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.


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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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