What is physiotherapy
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, pain, illness or disability. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them remain independent for as long as possible.
What physiotherapists do?
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment. You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life.
Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical conditions, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.
Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession. Physiotherapists use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions effectively and safley and are regulated here in Singapore by the Ministry of Health.
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FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS
Does Physiotherapy help to relieve pain?
Everyone can benefit from Physiotherapy. If you have a new sports injury, or are living with chronic pain or recovering from childbirth.
Physiotherapy is purely an evidence based and research guided profession helping people with pain and dysfunction return to their normal lives.
Do I need a Doctor Referral?
We work very closely with a network of doctors, but having a referral from a doctor is not always necessary. Early intervention for all conditions has been shown through research to benefit the outcome. As well as this when you refer yourself to us you are eliminating the cost burden of seeking a doctor referral. You may require a doctor referral if you are claiming from your insurance.
How do I prevent injuries?
Injury prevention is a key part of Physiotherapy. Our therapists will guide you on ways to prevent your injury from occurring again which will be specific and individual to each person.
Does Physiotherapy treat Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is either genetic or acquired. Many people live with a mild form of scoliosis without any surgical intervention required. Our therapists assess the severity of the condition and will guide you on appropriate measures to function better and improve the quality of your life.
What happens when I ignore the pain?
Pain is a complex condition that research shows involves many factors, including the injury to tissue itself, to stress, to lack of sleep, to nutritional issues. Ignoring pain is never a good idea as you want to know why you are having pain. Our team will be able to identify the reason for your pain and will give you a treatment plan to help address the issues found.