Balance Core Physiotherapy Singapore
Experts in relieving Back Pain, Knee Pain, Scoliosis and more

Aspiring to be the best physiotherapy clinic in Singapore, we provide comprehensive and highly effective physiotherapy to restore body’s integrative balance, reduce pain, and improve posture & movement.

Physiotherapists in Singapore with a focus on tackling the root cause

Balance Core Physiotherapy Singapore was established in 2013 and our therapists have henceforth treated thousands of patients. It is with the passion to treat all injuries from the ROOT problems and prevent recurrence of injury that we have founded Balance Core Physiotherapy Centre.

The fundamental causes of most musculoskeletal injuries without trauma, are to do with inappropriate movement habits which overly stress certain parts of the body beyond the tolerance level. If the underlying errors in movement habits can be accurately identified, and properly corrected, the parts of the body that are subjected to excessive stress can finally have a proper opportunity to recover fully. When the body is behaving in a healthy manner, there will be minimal chance for future injury again. Our physiotherapists in Singapore have deep understanding of human biomechanics and can accurately identify the errors in each patient’s behaviors and the mechanism that lead to the injury. We are also well equipped with evidence-based and up-to-date treatment approaches, ensuring speedy and comprehensive recovery for every client. 

Regulated by the Singapore Ministry of Health via the Allied Health Professions Council, all our physiotherapists are fully registered practitioners. Our physiotherapists are also members of Singapore Physiotherapy Association.

Our Physiotherapists Can Treat

Knee pain is one of the most common sports injuries requiring physiotherapy sports management. Knee pain is usually not a standalone condition. Being the center joint in the lower limb, abnormal loading from the hip or ankle/foot will always alter the loading on the knee joint. When the knee is aligned ideally, the force going through the knee does not cause injury. But, when there is a combination of forces from multiple directions, such as compression and gliding or twisting, the knee is predisposed to early degeneration. Studies have shown that the majority of patients with knee pain also have weakness in their hip muscles and core control. Over time, abnormal balancing and movement strategies will be adopted.

Common knee injuries:

      1. Patellofemoral pain syndrome
      2. Chondromalacia Patella
      3. Patellar tendonitis
      4. Muscle strain
      5. Iliotibial band syndrome
      6. Ligament injury
      7. ACL injury and reconstruction
      8. Meniscus injury and meniscectomy
      9. Osteoarthritis
      10. Knee replacement

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is another common problem for athletes requiring physiotherapy sports management. Being the most mobile joint in the human body, the shoulder joint needs to strike a balance between mobility and stability. Your shoulders are also one of the most heavily used joints in the upper body as it can generate large amounts of force. The rotator cuff muscles have a very important role in stabilising the glenohumeral joint. They are often under heavy strain, and therefore injuries of these muscles are relatively common.

The spectrum of rotator cuff pathology comprises tendinitis, shoulder impingement and subacromial bursitis. Tendinitis refers to inflammation of the muscle tendons and it is usually due to overuse.  Over time, this causes degenerative changes in the subacromial bursa and the supraspinatus tendon, potentially causing bursitis and impingement.

Common shoulder injuries:

      1. Tendonitis 
      2. Impingement 
      3. Frozen shoulder
      4. Acromioplasty 
      5. Rotator cuff repair
      6. Bankart repair
      7. Shoulder dislocation
      8. Multidirectional instability
      9. Fractures

Many people suffer from back pain and don’t recover mainly due to poor posture at work or in their daily life. As we have an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, weakness in the gluteal muscles and core region makes our back more vulnerable. Tightness in hips also contributes greatly to low back pain. Therefore, restoring the balance and mobility of the pelvic and hip region is essential to improving back pain.

We have also seen quite a number of people who try to do core strengthening exercises (such as planks, crunches, leg raises) to resolve their back pain but ended up getting more pain instead. This is because the concept of core control is poorly understood and with repeated incorrect training, it can cause aggravation instead of relief. Therefor our treatment plans target the root problems to avoid painful mistakes and degeneration.

Common back conditions:

      1. Acute low back pain
      2. Disc Herniation 
      3. Sciatica
      4. Lumbar Spondylosis
      5. Scoliosis
      6. Spinal Stenosis 
      7. Fracture of vertebrae
      8. Bone spurs / osteophytes

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Scoliosis usually develops during childhood and the cause is usually not clearly identified. Traditionally doctors and physiotherapists look at scoliosis from the skeletal point of view to derive treatment options. However, with a deeper understanding of the myofascial contribution to the problem, our physiotherapy approach is more robust and comprehensive. 

Though scoliosis is defined as a side-bent, it always involves some degree of rotational and side-shift deformities of the spine. At Balance CORE, we adopt a unique 3D Balance Scoliosis Management to treat scoliosis. This system involves:

      • Detailed 3D postural analysis
      • Manual adjustments to reduce misalignment and structural restrictions
      • Corrective bracing (optional)
      • Specific corrective exercises and functional training to achieve optimal balance of the spine, in all 3 dimensions / planes
Each patient’s treatment plan is individualized to help reduce pain, prevent stiffness, improve functional performance and delay worsening of the curve, and is equally effective and beneficial for both children and adults.


Our Integrative Balance Approach

Over the years of treating patients with various injuries and discomfort, we have clearly observed a persistent issue with our present-day health care practices. Most of the standard treatments for physiotherapy in Singapore and many other countries are focused on solving the immediate symptoms and injuries, but little effort has been spent on identifying and intervening the underlying root causes. This has lead to sub-optimal outcome for chronic injuries or recurring pain management. 

Consolidating years of clinical experience and taking reference to the best practices in Chinese Medicine and Western medicine, our founder Mr Yan Yong (Michael) has conceptualized the Integrative Balance Approach of human function. We have been consistently helping thousands of patients recover from chronic injuries and body aches, and live a pain-free life.

The Integrative Balance Approach of human function means that in order for our body to exert force effectively to complete various tasks, the body must achieve balance of several factors at the same time, as shown in the following diagram: 

Integrative Balance Circle

When the body position or movement habits are not following the integrative balance principle, certain parts of the body will have to bear excessive force loading, or move excessively beyond the healthy range, thus leading to injury and pain. Different error movement patterns will lead to different injuries.

Based on the Integrative Balance Approach principles, we have formulated a streamlined treatment process that systematically helps our patients correct their movement errors, and adopt healthy habits that is optimized to perform their functional tasks. We use various manual therapy techniques and specific exercises training, with optional use of therapy modalities to treat our patients. Treatment plans will be set based on our findings from physiotherapy assessment, and customized to each patient. This treatment process in general is illustrated below:

Integrative Balance Approach Circle

Our vision is to be the best physiotherapy Clinic in Singapore, and growing internationally to help millions of people around the world to finally stop worrying about their injuries and live a powerful life!

Other problem areas you may have
concerns with that Physiotherapy can treat

Upper Limb

      • Tennis elbow
      • Golfer elbow
      • Wrist pain
      • Trigger finger
      • Arm pain / numbness
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Hand arthritis

TRUNK AREA

      • Whiplash
      • Neck pain
      • Headache
      • Nerve impingement
      • Rib / chest pain
      • Hunchback  
      • Jaw / Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain

LOWER Limb

      • Flat feet / Bunions
      • Heel pain / Plantar fasciitis 
      • Ankle sprain
      • Fractures
      • Hip arthritis
      • Snapping hip syndrome
      • Shin splints

GENERAL AREAS

      • Chronic pain
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Poor balance
      • Posture problems
      • Post-surgical recovery
      • Stroke rehabilitation
      • Elderly fall prevention

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Yes, our treatment is generally on one to one basis and you will need to contact us to schedule an appointment.

In Singapore physiotherapy is regulated by Allied Health Professions Council and under the current regulation, this is not a mandatory requirement to obtain referral from a doctor before seeing a physiotherapist. When the attending physiotherapist deems that the client needs medical attention, we will refer the client to a relevant doctor for further care.

Xray and MRI scans are not routinely required for a physiotherapy assessment. If you have already done these scans, then it is good to bring along the films or reports when you see a physiotherapist.
A session will usually take from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the severity and irritability of the condition.

Your physiotherapist will perform a thorough assessment to evaluate the problem and identify the root course of the problem. A detailed explanation will be given so that you can fully understand your issues and the outline of subsequent treatment plans.

Thereafter, treatment that involves muscle release, specific muscle activation or joint mobilization, etc. will be rendered to provide symptomatic pain relief and addressing underlying root problems.

Comfortable clothing – preferably T shirt and shorts. We do provide clothings for you to change into if needed.
We accept CASH, NETS, Paynow, and Credit card payment.

No, we do not currently associate with any insurance company. In Singapore Physiotherapy services can be covered under several types of insurance policies. Typically for clients with claimable insurance policy, payment is made by the client first and claims can be filed with the official invoice. Please seek advice from your insurance agent prior to seeking treatment from us if you intend to claim against your insurance policy.

Best Physio in Novena, Singapore's Health City

Located at Novena, Singapore’s central medical hub with Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena hospital in its vicinity. 3 minutes walk from Novena MRT station with a sheltered walkway through Novena Square shopping mall.

Royal Square Medical Centre (Beside Courtyard Marriott Hotel Lobby) :


MRT Novena

North South Line (red): take Exit B, walk through the passageway between KFC and Toast Box at Novena Square Shopping mall. Enter the next building in front of you and keep walking down and follow signs to Royal Square Medical Suite.

Driving

Drive along Irrawaddy road and make a left turn into the carpark right after you drive past Square 2 carpark. If you are parking at level 4, you have direct access to the lifts in the Medial Centre and can take the elevator up to level 17. If you are parking at other levels, you will need to take the elevator to level 4 first.