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Heat Therapy and Physiotherapy

Heat therapy can help your muscles and soft tissue to relax and stretch better (especially if they're shortened/tightened), improves blood flow and circulation.

The increased blood flow and circulation carries nutrient-rich blood and circulation and removes waste, and this synergistically accelerates:

  • healing of soft tissues (muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments)
  • healing of harder structures like bones and cartilage

This is especially helpful if you have:

  • aching muscles or
  • stiff joints or
  • injuries or pains
  • etc

Maybe due to injuries or conditions like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or other health conditions, want to warm up your limbs/body before exercise, and we even have patients who buy our Bremed electrical hotpack because they are cold in their homes/offices or due to their stomach cramps.


If/when heat therapy is applied or used inappropriately, it CAN cause:

  • more swelling
  • more pain

Our senior physiotherapists and hand therapists will be able to advise you when and how to use your Bremed electrical hotpack .

Hot and heat therapy are favored and beneficial with:

  1. Rheumatic stiffness and pains
  2. Arthritic stiffness and pains
  3. Sciatica
  4. Back pains
  5. Neck pains
  6. Muscle sprains (like calf pulls)
  7. Joint strains
  8. Muscle stiffness

The goals of heat therapy in our physiotherapy clinics are:

  1. improve glide, flexibility and stretch of soft tissues, joints and muscles
  2. decrease pains in muscles
  3. decrease muscle spasms
  4. increase circulation, blood flow and accelerate healing rate
  5. warm up muscles safely

Most patients love using gentle heat to bring pain relief to cold/stiff/painful parts of their bodies, and it's really convenient to do so with our Bremed electrical hotpack which delivers consistent heat (read more in the link).

Even though it's comfy and nice, please understand that it by itself isn't therapy intervention, so if you have pains that have been around for more than a week, please connect with us to see one of our specialist senior therapists who will be able to accurately

  • assess and understand your diagnosis
  • come up with a customized therapy plan for you
  • treat you
  • provide pain relief and
  • prevent the condition from coming back

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Phoenix Rehab Physio Services

Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.


Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists (sprains and fractures) and fingers, usually will benefit / require Hand Therapy to

  1. manage and decrease hand pains
  2. improve range of motion, strength and dexterity
  3. increase the function of their hand following injuries or post-operations

Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes


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 and conditions.

You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.


  • Cupping TCM
  • Auricular Therapy TCM
  • Herbal TCM Medicine & Supplementation


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 / recovery period required.

It also prevents muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle performance. Having regular deep tissue and sports massage will keep your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence.

Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.


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 with introductions and their specializations.

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 solution.

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We appreciate you as our valued clients and want you to know that the # 1 way we grow as a clinic / brand is through word of mouth referrals from valued patients like yourself.

We prefer not to rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients. When you have the chance, please tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our physio clinics.

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