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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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) :