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Do you have Lower Back Pain, Shoulder Pain or Knee Pain that needs medical attention? We treat you with Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.

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How can Physiotherapy help in relieving your pain?

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation or physiotherapy can help with many different problems including:

  • Pre and Post Surgical Care of all Orthopedic Conditions
  • Balance/Vertigo Rehabilitation
  • Postural Training
  • Arthritis Management
  • Back/Neck Rehabilitation
  • Joint Pain Management
  • Headache Management
  • Manual Therapy/McKenzie Treatment
  • Spinal Stabilization
  • Muscle and Ligament Strains and Sprains
  • Myofascial Release
  • Auto Accident Injuries
  • Work Injuries

Physiotherapists are experts in their own fields, just like how a surgeon is in his. From strains to sprains and bruises to fractures, physiotherapists are able to restore the body back to optimum performance. In less serious injury cases, physiotherapists are able to help you recover without surgical intervention whereas for serious ones, they can help you to recover faster after surgery.

Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic

We treat and teach you about lifestyle changes to help you manage your pain effectively.

FAQ & Information about Physiotherapy

Basic Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Assessment

The need and assessment on what type of therapy to perform is based on the following factors:

  • Patient history
  • Observation
  • Examination of movement
  • Special tests
  • Reflexes and cutaneous distribution
  • Joint play movements
  • Palpation
  • Diagnostic imaging

 

Do You Need Physiotherapy?

While it is always more advisable for a certified physician to decide your needs, you should still set an appointment if you experience any of these symptoms:

Loss of balance and coordination

This may occur dues to a variety of reasons like vertigo but if this is a problem for you, physiotherapy can retrain your body to maintain balance during daily activities.

Stubborn Pain

Back or neck pains don’t usually last a long time, but they do happen on and off which may discourage some people from seeking help as they think everything will be fine. However, there are severe risks of further injury should the condition remain untreated.

Recurring Injuries

If you keep suffering from pain in the same area or have an old injury that just won’t heal, seek help. Addressing the pain not only helps you with feeling better but prevents more serious issues from cropping up.

Disturbed Sleep

This is a common symptom of patients with lower back pain which can keep them awake at night and prevent good rest.

Neurological Issues

Especially for victims of stroke, physiotherapy is greatly useful for developing training techniques to maintain mobility. Often when the brain or nerves systems are compromised, patients will have to retrain themselves to walk.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms do not hesitate to make an appointment. As the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure! Take the rights steps now to avoid greater physical danger!

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3 Things to Expect During a Physical Therapy Visit

Initial Evaluation

The initial evaluation part of the session is the most important. It gives the therapist a full picture of your past lifestyle, your cause of injury and what you wish to achieve in the future. This way, your therapist can then design an efficient programme for you in the most suitable timeframe and physical level. If your goal is just to be able to walk properly after a knee surgery for example, he will simply prescribe you exercises to strengthen the core muscle groups to provide stability. However, if you intend to go back to competitive sports post surgery, the plan will be totally different. This part will also include your medical history which can affect your recovery progress.

Treatment

After a proper warming up session, you will start to perform exercises designed specifically for your condition. A post knee surgery patient will need to perform balancing as well as stability exercises to strengthen the surrounding muscles so that they can bear the weight better. Some common exercises would be the leg press and stairs. Stretches will also be performed with the intent of achieving a full range of motion at places such as the knee and elbow joint.

Review of Session

After a proper cooling down session, your physiotherapist will then sit down with you for a review of your physiotherapy session. Throughout the session, he is busy noting down the amount of weight you can bear, degree of motion as well as your flexibility. A good therapist will go through these figures with you so that you know whether you are improving or lagging behind. He will also inform you what to expect during the next session and prescribe you some exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home.

A physical therapy session is actually fun and enjoyable to the patients. Although it may be physically tiring at times, patients are given exercises which are manageable to them and they are able to review their progress at the end of each therapy.

6 Various Physiotherapy Methods

 Here are some physiotherapy methods and techniques.

Therapy

 

Hands-on

Physiotherapists like to get their hands dirty, literally. Physiotherapists love to do things manually, such as hands-on approaches. Common examples include stretching, massaging and compressing. Manual therapy is the foundation of any treatment plan prescribed by physiotherapists and they believe it will help patients to recover faster and better.

Physiotherapy with Drugs

Sometimes, physiotherapy needs to be performed in conjunction with medical drugs. For injuries such as muscle strains, it appears to be more beneficial if the patient is prescribed muscle relaxant drugs and ointment together with interferential therapy which uses electrical signals that produces soft massaging effects to stimulate the body into producing endorphins for natural pain relief.

Physiotherapy with Surgery

For injuries that are much more serious, physiotherapy in combination with surgery offers the best results. Physiotherapy starts way before the surgery date as the patient will need to beef up his body and strengthen the various core muscle groups. Post-surgery physiotherapy will involve regaining back the full range of motion, preventing scarring tissues formation as well as regaining full post-injury fitness and condition.

Good ol’ Physiotherapy

In minor cases, physiotherapy alone is sufficient to help the patient recover. In cases such as ankle sprains, massaging the ankle under heat will help to warm up the muscles and tissues, increase blood flow and speed up recovery. Neither surgery nor medication is required in this case.

Ultrasound

 

Ultrasound which is effectively inaudible sound waves are able to penetrate beyond our subcutaneous tissue layer, loosening it to prepare for physical therapy. It supplies a mild touch of heat to expand and warm up the surrounding tissues, increasing blood flow and speeding up the healing rate.

Electrical stimulations

 

Electrical stimulations when applied in a small dosage and in a controlled manner can help to stimulate the muscles to contract. This is especially important in patients who are suffering from traumatic injuries which cause them to lose their muscular functions. By using electrical stimulations, proper movement and functions can be restored in a speedier way.

Above are 6 physiotherapy methods explained and explored. Physiotherapy is an integral treatment method that often works hand in hand with surgery. Although the actions done may seem simple, they are actually very effective towards restoring full bodily function.

Why Choose Singapore Sports Orthopaedic Clinic for Physiotheraphy & Rehabilitation?

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Dr. Ambrose Yung

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (HK), MRCS (EDIN), MMED (ORTHO), FRCS (ORTHO)

Special interest in Sports Medicines, Osteoarthritis, Fracture, Partial & Total Joint Replacement, Minimal Invasive Trauma Surgery, Arthroscopy, Common Orthopaedic Problems for Adult & Children

Dr. Ambrose Yung is a specialist orthopaedic consultant with experience in hip fracture surgery, partial knee replacement, complex primary total knee replacement, revision knee replacement, minimal invasive knee and shoulder sports surgery, foot and ankle pain, elbow pain / bursitis, fractures, common orthopaedic problems for Adult and Children.

Dr Mathew

Dr. Mathew Tung

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (SG), FRCS (GLASG), FRCS (NEUROL), FAMS

Special interest in treating Back Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Disorder, Headache, Brain, Tumour, Osteoporosis, Stroke, Sweaty Palm

Dr. Mathew Tung is a spinal specialist neurosurgeon who specialises in treating disorders of the brain and spine with special interest in in back pain and neck pain, nerve pain and headache. He believes that neurosurgery should always consider the non-invasive options before open surgery to attain minimum morbidity and a fast return to optimum function.

Dr Chee

Dr. Chee Khin Ghee

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (SG), MRCS (EDIN), MMED (SX), FAMS

Special interest in Microsurgery of Hand and Wrist – for Adult and Children

Dr. Chee Khin Ghee is a Specialist Hand Surgeon specialising in hand & wrist injuries, arthritis, tumours, wrist arthroscopy, hand joint replacement and soft tissue reconstruction microsurgery. In addition to common bony, soft tissue and nerve conditions of the upper limb, Dr. Chee’s sub-specialty and interest are in Hand and Wrist arthroplasty and arthroscopy which include joint replacement and reconstruction.

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Dr. Kevin Yip

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (UK), FRCS (EDIN), FAM (SG), FHKCOS (ORTHO)

Special interest in Knee and Shoulder Pain, Injuries, Fracture, Common Orthopaedic Problems, Arthroscopy Surgery for Adult & Children

Dr. Kevin Yip is a senior orthopaedic surgeon and a professor who specialises in orthopaedic trauma surgery. He has published close to 100 research articles. When Dr. Kevin Yip sees you, he will take a detail history and will then examine you. He uses various methods to diagnose your condition. He will then take you through the results by showing you pictures, on screen, of your tendon, ligaments,nerve or bone and will discuss your treatment options.

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