Physiotherapy Singapore

Specialists in Scoliosis, Back and Knee Pain

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

Solving the root cause of your pain  •

Physiotherapists in Singapore with a focus on tackling
the root cause

Balance Core Physiotherapy Singapore was established in 2013, and our therapists have since treated thousands of patients. With the passion for treating all injuries from the ROOT problems and preventing recurrence of an injury, we have founded Balance Core Physiotherapy Clinic.

The fundamental causes of most musculoskeletal injuries without trauma are inappropriate movement habits that overly stress certain parts of the body beyond the tolerance level. Suppose the underlying errors in movement habits can be accurately identified and properly corrected. In that case, 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 injury prevention, improvement of muscle strength, and a healthy respiratory function.


Our physiotherapists in Singapore have a deep understanding of human biomechanics and can accurately identify the errors in each patient’s behaviours and the mechanism that leads to the injury. Our clinic is also well equipped with evidence-based and up-to-date treatment approaches, ensuring speedy and comprehensive recovery for every client’s well-being.


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.

The BalanceCore Approach

Discover the BalanceCore Approach to physiotherapy—our unique East-meets-West philosophy and series of techniques that’s designed to get rid of chronic pain for good.

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Problems our physiotherapists focus on

The BalanceCore Approach of physiotherapy is a holistic integrative physio’s approach in identifying and rectifying the root causes of many musculoskeletal problems, to ensure quick and long lasting relief of pain. We treat a wide variety of conditions, from head to toes, across age groups. Common areas of complaint include neck and back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, and scoliosis. We also excel at treating complex conditions and chronic pain.

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Shoulder pain
Back pain
Knee pain

Other areas of focus





Over the years of treating every patient 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 led to the suboptimal outcome for chronic injuries or physiotherapy chronic pain management.


Our founder Mr Yan Yong (Michael) grew up in China and studied Physiotherapy in Singapore and Australia. He has conceptualized the BalanceCore Approach of human function, consolidating years of clinical experience and taking reference to the best physiotherapy practices in Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine. 


We have been consistently helping thousands of patients recover from chronic injuries and body aches, and live a pain-free life.

How does it work?

Central to the BalanceCore Approach is Integrative Balance. It is based on the concept that in order for our body to exert force effectively to complete various tasks, the body must achieve a balance of several factors at the same time:

Our Physiotherapists have formulated streamlined physiotherapy treatment services that systematically helps our patients correct their human movement errors, improve their well-being(health), learn injury prevention, and adopt healthy habits that are optimized to perform their functional tasks.


We highly recommend our services that use various manual therapy techniques while using the latest technology and specific exercises training, with optional use of therapy modalities to treat every patient. Our evidence-based physiotherapy treatment plans will be set based on our findings from a physiotherapy assessment and customized to each patient. This physiotherapy treatment process, in general, is illustrated below:

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Structure . Strength . Harmony

Structure Balance

Structure Balance

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Structure . Strength . Harmony

Postural Control

Postural Control

Strength Balance

Strength Balance

Our vision is to be the top 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 and pain-free life!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment?
Yes, our treatment is generally on one to one basis, and you will need to contact us to schedule an appointment.
Do I need a referral letter from a doctor?
In Singapore, physiotherapy sessions are regulated by the Allied Health Professions Council, and under the current regulation, this is not a mandatory requirement to obtain a referral from a doctor before seeing a physiotherapist. When the attending physiotherapist deems that the patient needs medical attention, we will refer the client to a relevant doctor for further care.
Do I need to take an X-ray or MRI scan before seeing a physiotherapist?

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

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

What is the difference between physio and other therapy services?

In Singapore physiotherapists may also be called as physical therapist or physio in short. Prior to seeking physiotherapy help, many of our clients have been through various other treatment or therapy modes, such as traditional chinese acupuncture, chiropractic, various massages, physical exercises under fitness trainer, general rehabilitation, flexibility and endurance training, etc. 

Although these prior treatment sessions are also useful, but often the root imbalances in the body usually gets miss out and hence the pain and limitations persisted. What Balance Core Physiotheraspits focus on is to systematically identify the root cause and direct our physio interventions to rectify the problems from the root, thus proving effectiveness in solving the pain problems for good or for long term. 

What attire should I wear for my appointment?
Comfortable clothing – preferably T shirt and shorts. We do provide clothings for you to change into if needed.



Wenjia Dong
Wenjia Dong
I booked an appointment as my stiff neck had been hurting for 2 months despite going for a few massage sessions. My therapist Lecindra quickly identified the problem area and massaged the painful knot out, healing my neck after just one session. She was very patient and reassuring throughout. She even diagnosed problem areas in my back and glutes I had not known about, and taught me exercises to fix them before things get worse. I left the session having gained much needed awareness about my body, and I would definitely recommend everyone to try this out 🙂
Chloe from Balance Core was extremely patient and understanding of my pain points during my sessions. Besides pressing and relieving my pain points, she also taught me some simple exercises to do daily, which help me too! Thank you very much, Chloe, for being a kind listener and Balance Core for the provision of the relevant facilities!
Catherine Grant
Catherine Grant
I would thoroughly recommend physios Michael and Chloe. Their knowledge, care and treatment is excellent. Their focus is soley on my wellbeing and recovery. They appreciate my questions and provide helpful advice to support my recovery. The clinic is very welcoming yet professional.
Jarvis Lee
Jarvis Lee
I've been having whole back and pelvic area pains for many years and have been to countless massages to try to alleviate the pain. Michale (balance core) spent 7 sessions not just helping me to relieve the pains, but teaching me about how to correct my posture in walking, running, jumping, tennis etc. He's given me the awareness and skills to remedy my situation and I'm very grateful. I do wish they taught these things I'm primary skill as I've had to unlearn a lot of my bad habits. I highly recommend Balance Core, and Micheal has been nothing short of patient and amazing.
Grace Ling
Grace Ling
I strongly recommend as they are very professional and helped me design the exercises, thus avoiding a knee surgery. Special kudos to Chloe Ng for her patience and taking time to listen and the provide the exercise plan.
I (young adult) had recurring knee, calves & lower back related strains that have been affecting me for years and I finally decided to visit a Physiotherapist. I was assigned to Ms. Clare who professionally worked to understand my (not very positive) muscle memory habits & postures and identifying the root cause. I appreciate the breakdown of in-depth physio terms along with required routines/forms into simple and clear laymen terms that I can easily remember and continually develop the right postures/routine into my daily life. In summary – it is great feeling many years younger and no longer be fatigued by my recurring strains. Thanks to the Team @ Balance Core along with Ms. Clare for having high expertise and reliability 👍
Junpeng Lin
Junpeng Lin
It was always a pleasant session with Clare as she took time to ask about how I feel and understand my situations. Very professional. Recommended their service for those who need help.
Danielle Wong
Danielle Wong
Early Sept I had terrible backaches after some physical office work. After 6 sessions with you, I recovered 85% of my normal self. Now I will perform the exercises you taught me so as to achieve more improvement. I have learnt to adjust my body posture to be more natural with less tensed muscles. Appreciate your patience and the 'lessons' on how muscles work. Thanks Chloe, I enjoyed the sessions and the 'chit chats' we shared.
Wong CheeKui
Wong CheeKui
The Principal Physiotherapist, Michael, of Balance Core Physiotherapy Centre is a personal friend of my for 7 years. It has never occurred to me that I need to see him until I fell from the ladder and fractured my right ankle few months ago. 1.5 months into the accident, the orthopaedic referred me to see a Physiotherapist which I immediately turned to Michael. As I was still in crutches (both sides), I got my dad to drive and accompany me to see Michael. Michael assessed my injury and my x-ray films, massaged a few points, guided me on light exercises and taught me how to use the crutches more effectively and how to use just one crutches and told me to come back in a week. Miraclely, I went back a week later with just one crutches aid and I could come independently in a taxi. And on the 3rd or 4th visit, i went without crutches and I could drive there myself. This speaks alot on his skills as a Physiotherapist. Other than skills, Michael is also a honest and ethical person. Although he knew that I claim my insurance for the Physiotherapy sessions, he discharged me after 7 or 8 visits because he assessed that my legs were 90% corrected and the other 10% will heal by itself. He could have earned another 2, 5 or even 10 sessions of Physiotherapy until my legs are 101% healed but he didn't. This speaks alot of the honesty and professionalism in him which is hard to find now in this society.

Top Singapore 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.


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.