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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Tendon Injury, Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore

A tendon injury can occur when a patient's tendon is exposed to a strong trauma e.g. a fall, a motor vehicle accident, or as a result of a pure unprecedented minor accident, such as accidentally hitting one's finger against the table and sustaining a Mallet Injury (see picture of mallet injury by Howcheng). A mallet injury is a tendon rupture of the extensor tendon at the tip and back of a finger, which is common in both women and men of above 40 years of age.

A tendon is a collection of strong fibrous connective tissue that when strung together, becomes a very strong rope-like structure, that connects muscles to bones, and is very capable of withstanding tension and strength. They are similar to ligaments, just that ligaments join bone-to-bone, and tendons joins bones-to-muscles.

Tendons have the ability to heal and recover after and injury, though it is often painful, with a lot of swelling, as well as slow (high risk of re-injury). After a tendon injury, there is a great need to be attended to by physiotherapy, occupational therapy and/or hand therapy intervention, as research has shown that controlled activity and exercises improves tendon strength, improving overall mobility, decreasing pain (pain relief) and increasing function and confidence.

For a person with a tendinous injury, physiotherapy and hand therapy intervention varies according to the severity of the injury, the tendon can be partially lacerated (1-49% torn, termed as mild), moderately lacerated 50-79% torn, or severely torn 80-95% and total 95-100% torn to ruptured completely. In the cases of having more than 60% laceration, patient would require surgery to re-attach the lacerated parts together to ensure that healing is not compromised, and that the tendon would not be lengthened. Lengthening of tendons are a complication to tendon healing, that causes tendons to not be effective anymore (imagine tendons as tight ropes that pulls an object from one place to another - too loose would mean that the object, when pulled with the same amount of force, will cause nothing to happen. Too tight is the opposite, where there will be pain and limited range of motion).

If the tendon injury is less than 60%, physiotherapy and hand therapy intervention will be: Splinting and Braces to protect the tendon, controlled Exercise and Movement therapy to ensure that the joint, muscle and tendon does not shorten or tighten; Ultrasound to accelerate the healing process; and when the tendon reaches week 4, we will start more strengthening activities to further strengthen the tendon.

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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


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 tendon injury page

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.


Acupuncture TCM
Balance Physiotherapy
Biomechanics Physiotherapy
Chest Physiotherapy
Clinical Massage Physiotherapy
Clinical Pilates
Cold Therapy Physio
Complementary Physiotherapy
Cupping TCM
Deep Tissue Massage
Desensitisation Physiotherapy
Electrotherapy Physio
Ergonomics Physiotherapy
Exercise Physiotherapy
Gua Sha TCM
Falls Prevention Physiotherapy
Hand Physiotherapy
Heat Physiotherapy
Home Physiotherapy
Ice Physiotherapy
Interferential Physiotherapy
Manipulation Physiotherapy
Muscle Stimulation Physio
Musician Physiotherapy
Stroke/Neuro Physiotherapy
Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Hand Splinting Physiotherapy
Pain Management TCM
Pain Relief Physiotherapy
Post Amputee Physiotherapy
Post Surgery Physiotherapy
Postural Physiotherapy
Re-Education Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Singapore
Relaxation Physiotherapy
Sonophoresis Physiotherapy
Splinting Physiotherapy
Sports Physiotherapy Massage
Physiotherapy Stress Relief
Swelling Physiotherapy
TENS Physiotherapy
Tension Headaches Physiotherapy
Thermal Physiotherapy
Traction Back Physiotherapy
Trigger Point Physiotherapy
Ultrasound Physiotherapy
Wax Heat Physiotherapy


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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