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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Meniscal Injuries
What it is and how physiotherapy can help

Meniscal Injuries

A meniscus tear refers to a tear in our shock-absorbing cartilage (the meniscus) in the knees. The meniscus is a C-shape fibrous piece of cartilage, which is only found in certain joints and it serves as a buffer between bones to protect the joint surface (kind of like a car's suspensions).

On top of serving as a shock absorber, the mensiscus also helps to lubricate the joint, and protects the joint by preventing over-flexion and over-extension.

Our Experience and Expertise

What our physiotherapists can do is to help diagnose meniscal tears by running a series of tests such as the McMurray's test and Apley's compression test - if there's pain in the inner part of the joint, that may indicate a medial (inner part) meniscus tear.

If there is anything unclear, we will help to refer you to a GP or specialists for an MRI to determine the extent of damage.

What are the typical symptoms of meniscal injuries?

Most of the time, meniscal tears are caused by a twisting motion or over-flexing of the joint. It's a common injury in sports that are characterized by rapid and forceful changes of direction (think football, basketball, rugby etc).

Sometimes one can hear and feel the "pop" sound during the injury, followed by lots of joint pain and swelling inside the knee. The discomfort increases when pressure is applied to the joint and a common issue that arises is a frequent "catch" or "lock" in the joint.

Physiotherapy Treatments and Intervention

The initial goals is to reduce as much symptoms as possible and protect the injured site from any further injuries or re-injuries as it heals. The initial stage management will include the common RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression and elevation) of the injured site - it's vital that this is done properly, especially by physios, to prevent bleeding and secondary tissue damage which will further slow recovery.

At this point in time, you are not encouraged to fully weight bear on your injured knee, you may even be required to use crutches to move about. Sometimes, you'll also be required to use a knee immobilizer to protect and prevent too much movement in the knees.

Your doctor may prescribe NSAIDs to manage the swelling and pain (NSAID refers to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

What to expect with meniscal injuries

Depending on the severity, physical activities is allowed as tolerated, most of the time.

Your physiotherapist will guide and facilitate your healing through the process of regaining mobility and muscle strength on the return to full function and movement.

As and when necessary, we will refer you to an orthopedic consultant who can provide you medical advice, especially if you need a surgery. Take note that age does play a part in healing for treatment - younger patients heal faster but are likely to have problems without surgery.

Even though the knee is the most commonly affected meniscus in our bodies, yet there are other joints with similar structures (and injuries) such as the hip, shoulder and wrist joints.

They may be less common but they can be handled by our resident hand therapist.

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. See the list of orthopedic surgeons we serve in Singapore
  5. Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy and Sports Massage Singapore Home Page from our meniscal injuries 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
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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!




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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