Did You Know?

“Stand Up Straight”
is Straight-Up Poor Advice!

Poor Posture Leads
to Chronic Problems

By simply “Standing Up Straight” without proper understanding of how our body and muscles work together, we end up adopting uncomfortable and tiring postures over long periods of time.

This can lead to misaligned joints, tense muscles and poor activation of our core muscles.

Explore how poor posture control can lead to chronic pain and problems.

Locked Shoulders
Locked Chest and Shoulders

We often keep our chest rigid along the midline axis to support our posture. Such rigidity can cause us to lock our shoulders and neck unnecessarily. This causes repetitive stress that progressively causes joints to wear out.

Weak Core
Poorly Balanced Axis

We often wrongly hold the central vertical line as our axis, and excessively use our feet as the base of support. While this can withstand vertical loading forces, it is poor at handling load that comes from horizontal directions.

Unstable Hips
Weak Hips for Balance

Over-reliance along the Central Axis often causes us to neglect the use of the muscles around the abdomen and hips, making them weak and unable to support our weight and movements.

Did You Know?

“Stand Up Straight” is Straight-Up Poor Advice!

Poor Posture Control

This simple advice meant that we often adopted uncomfortable, tiring and difficult to maintain postures over a long period of time. This became a habit, and caused multiple we would have suffered even more pain over time.

Explore Effects of Poor Posture

Locked Shoulders
Locked Chest and Shoulders

We often keep our chest rigid along the midline axis to support our posture. Such rigidity can cause us to lock our shoulders and neck unnecessarily. This causes repetitive stress that progressively causes joints to wear out.

Weak Core
Poorly Balanced Axis

We often wrongly hold the central vertical line as our axis, and excessively using our feet as the base of support. While this can withstand vertical loading forces, it is poor at handling load that comes from the horizontal directions.

Unstable Hips
Weak Hips for Balance

Over-reliance along the Central Axis often causes us to neglect the use of the muscles around the abdomen and hips, making them weak and unable to support our weight and movements.

Introducing

The BalanceCore™
Approach

An East-meets-West approach to Physiotherapy that solves the root cause of chronic pain with lasting results.

Introducing

The BalanceCore™
Approach

An East-meets-West approach to Physiotherapy that solves the root cause of chronic pain with lasting results.

Find and Fix
Immediate Problems First

The BalanceCore Approach to Physiotherapy starts with releasing tension, relaxing muscles and correcting joint alignments. This way, we begin to understand and feel the Control Centres of our body (the hourglass triangles in the diagram).

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Build Good Habits
for Lasting Results

Instead of “Stand Up Straight”, we should learn to Stand Balanced with good posture habits. That means learning how to move in ways that don’t cause unnecessary muscle strains or tension. This way, we will gain much better control and understanding of our body.

Explore how our body benefits from good posture control.

Motion Control
Motion Control Centre

This connects both shoulders with the body’s core region, which allows us to create powerful yet balanced movements in various directions.

The upper and lower limbs act as connections around the Motion Control Centre, allowing us to easily exert force for various actions without strain.

Balance Control
Balance Control Centre

The Balance Control Centre holds the core region (abdomen), our hips, and the pelvis together, all acting as our body’s central pivot point.

This balances and grounds all other dynamic movements of the body, allowing us to maintain a strong centre of gravity, with our ankles serving as the base of support efficiently and painlessly.

Find and Fix
Immediate Problems First

The BalanceCore Approach to physiotherapy starts with releasing tensions, relaxing muscles or repairing joint alignments first. This way, we begin to understand and feel the Control Centres of our body (the hourglass triangles in the diagram).

Build Good Habits
for Lasting Results

Instead of “Stand Up Straight”, we should Stand Balanced with good posture habits. That means relearning how to move in ways that don’t cause unnecessary muscle strains or tension. This way, we will gain much better control and understanding of our body.

A Well-balanced Posture

Motion Control
Motion Control Centre

This connects both shoulders with the body’s core region, which allows us to create powerful yet balanced movements in various directions.

The upper and lower limbs act as connections around the Motion Control Centre, allowing us to easily exert force for various actions without strain.

Balance Control
Balance Control Centre

The Balance Control Centre holds the core region (abdomen), our hips, and the pelvis together, all acting as our body’s central pivot point.

This balances and grounds all other dynamic movements of the body, allowing us to maintain a strong centre of gravity, with our ankles serving as the base of support efficiently and painlessly.

MORE THAN PAIN RELIEF

From Correction to Empowerment

The BalanceCore Approach to physiotherapy does more than correct pain. It teaches you easier and better ways to go about your daily life, and trains you in natural movement techniques to excel at sports, work or play.

Peace

This stage focusses first on identifying and correcting problems to create harmony within your body.

This includes:

  1. Resetting the alignment of your joints;
  2. Relaxing tense muscles;
  3. Reduce myofascial tension; and
  4. Restore basic functions to their natural state.

Harmony

After correcting our immediate problems, we begin re-learning and using better habits of balance control.

This includes:

  1. How we sit or stand;
  2. How we walk, squat or climb;
  3. The way we hold or lift objects; and
  4. Ergonomic ways to use our mobile phones, computers, cooking utensils and more.

Power

Now, targeted conditioning builds powerful and efficient movement mechanics that empower our lifestyles.

We apply BalanceCore Power to:

  1. Optimise sports and related intense physical activity;
  2. Learn how to prevent future injury;
  3. Recover fast from inevitable exertion; and
  4. Develop even better ways to deliver powerful movements.
INTEGRATIVE BALANCE

Achieving Total Mobility Balance, All at Once

Ensuring total effectiveness of our BalanceCore Approach, we streamlined our physiotherapy treatment services to help our patients correct their human movement errors, improve their well-being and health, learn injury prevention, and adopt healthy habits all at once.

Weight Distribution

Finding each individual’s center of gravity is in relation to their Balance Control Centre is key to understanding each person’s unique way of maintaining good balance.

Joint Position

Each joint functions best at the central part of the available range of motion, the further the deviation from the central alignment, the further the strain on the surrounding structures.

Flexibility & Mobility

Myofascial flexibility and joint mobility affects our ability to reach and exert effort when attempting various tasks

Individual Muscle Performance

Training our minds to recognise neglected muscles so that we use them in our daily lives. If such muscles get ignored by our brains, their neglect causes a break of energy links in the body, resulting in poor performance.

Functional Movement Integration

Our postural control muscles and power generation muscles must work in sync in order to exert effort efficiently in functional movements.

Task-Specific Efficiency

Many of us are engaged in tasks that have specific demands on the body—such as in sports or dance. Such persons must know the muscular demands of these tasks well, so that the body can be optimised to perform such tasks well.

BACKGROUND

Made to Solve Gaps
in Physiotherapy

Over the years, we have treated patients that presented with a plethora of conditions and unfortunately have also observed a persistent issue with present 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. Little effort has been spent on identifying addressing the underlying root causes.

This has led to suboptimal outcome for chronic injuries or pain management.

Our founder, Mr Yan Yong (Michael), conceptualised the BalanceCore Approach of human function derived from the best practices of Chinese Medicine and the hard sciences of Western Medicine. Having grown up in China and studied Physiotherapy in Singapore and Australia, he has consolidated years of clinical experience to create the BalanceCore Approach. 

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

What our pain-free patients say about us

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.

I left the session having gained much needed awareness about my body, and I would definitely recommend everyone to try this out ?
Wenjia Dong
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!
Tina
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. Michael (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 highly recommend Balance Core, and Michael has been nothing short of patient and amazing.
Jarvis Lee

Let’s Solve Chronic Pain, For Good.

Come experience the lasting benefits of the BalanceCore Approach for yourself! Chat with us to arrange a consultation, which are by appointment only.

THE BALANCECORE TEAM

Experts in the Field

Michael Yan Yong

CLINICAL DIRECTOR, FOUNDER

Mr. Yan Yong (Michael), Clinical Director, began practice as a Physiotherapist since 1999.
 
He obtained a Masters degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy from University of South Australia. Having worked in public and private hospitals, he founded BalanceCore Physiotherapy Centre with the aim to let his clients have full cure from their pain instead of just short term relief.

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