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Denis Mecklenburg

Denis Mecklenburg B.Sc.

Director, Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, Golf Therapist

Profile

Denis, originally from Germany, graduated in the Netherlands with a bachelor degree. Before he came to Singapore in 2008 he worked in one of the biggest sport- and rehabilitation clinics in Switzerland where he took care of several regional and national sports teams. Therefore, he is highly experienced with sport injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation of shoulders, knees and ankles. Denis’ special interest lies in the treatment of shoulder injuries. He has treated hundreds of shoulders over the last years and attended various courses to deepen his knowledge. Denis is also a certified PGA Golf Physiotherapist with extensive knowledge in the treatment of Golf related injuries and golf specific biomechanics. Denis used to be a semi-professional tennis player himself. In Singapore he plays tennis in the highest local tennis league. He also enjoys playing soccer for the German All-Stars in the Cosmo league and working out in the gym. In his spare time, he spends time with his family and loves to travel.

Testimonial

PhysioActive (Denis Mecklenburg) came highly recommended to me by a trusted friend after I had tweaked a disk in my lower back and was in some pain. The doctor gave me meds and sent me to an orthopedist who told me what I had done and recommended physical therapy to enhance my core strength, as my problem was not serious but would recur if I didn't take better care of myself. I don't like pain much, so decided to take the advice, not knowing what to expect.

By the time I went to PhysioActive the pain was gone, but Denis asked great questions, manipulated my back a little bit, and instantly new what was right for me and how I could develop the core strength I needed, as well as the stretching I needed, on a basis and at a pace that was exactly right for me: slow but sure --- not competitive body building, but gradual do-able steps which I would actually do at home and not blow off because it was too hard or because I already forgot what I was taught (two major reasons why exercise hasn't continued with me in the past).

I highly recommend PhysioActive for anyone seeking to improve their health. Do not wait until you hurt yourself and it is too late!

Mike Dorris

I had media meniscus tear with osteoarthritis 4 mths ago..Doc suggested surgery but I wanted to try the non surgical methods 1st..Was thus introduced to Denis Mecklenburg..I was very impressed by his knowledge as every question asked was answered instantly and in depth and clarity..with the treatment of ultrasound and shockwave therapy, as well as incorporating exercises to strenghten my core muscles, quadriceps and hamstring and not forgetting functional exercises, I am now almost 100% painfree..Thank u so much Denis!! Appreciates a lot as I can now walk confidently without aids! Kudos to the receptionists too for always having a smile..it really brightens my days whenever I walk in your clinic.

Pauline Ong

Thank you for your professional discernment and diligence that led to the rapid restoration to full functionality and flexibility of my otherwise badly "frozen" shoulder. If not for your precise and effective therapy, I would have needed surgery!

On my last visit to Denis on 10 August 2010, the words you said "Ronald, there is no need for you to come anymore" sounded like the most soothing music to my ears! I remember I started my first session with him only as recent as April 2010 on the recommendation of a colleague who was also successfully treated by him. This was after I was not making any progress under another physiotherapist. My quality of life was dismal as I experienced excruciating pain.

Denis exercised great professionalism by firstly very carefully ascertaining exactly the cause and extent of my problem. And what I appreciated greatly was that he took pains to explain to me clearly in simple language and with the aid of the models. He then also gave me an idea of how he would go about treating my condition, the expected time to recovery and most importantly, getting myself to be responsible in doing the therapy exercises at home in partnership with him. Denis leaves no doubt in his patient that he knows what he is doing and that gave a great sense of comfort and assurance to the patient that he is in good hands. I could already feel the change for the better after the 2nd session and that motivated me to persevere with the therapy both with him and on my own.

Thank you Denis for helping me regain my quality of life. I commend you for your superior professionalism, thoroughness, care and attentiveness to the patient and his condition.

Ronald Tan

I had a medial meniscus tear with osteoarthritis 4 months ago. The doctor suggested surgery, but I wanted to try the non-surgical methods first. Was thus introduced to Denis Mecklenburg. I was very impressed by his knowledge as every question asked was answered instantly and in depth and clarity with the treatment of ultrasound and shockwave therapy, as well as incorporating exercises to strengthen my core muscles, quadriceps and hamstring and not forgetting functional exercises. I am now almost 100% pain free. Thank u so much Denis!! Appreciates a lot as I can now walk confidently without aids!

Pauline Ong

I visited PhysioActive because of knee problems, which were holding me back from playing football for several months. I absolutely loved the clear diagnosis and explanation provided by Denis, as it helped me to understand how I could contribute myself to ensure the pain reduces. Denis helped me to develop a dedicated muscle training program, based on which I was able to go back to play football regularly only a few weeks after I had visited PhysioActive.

Thanks for your help, Denis!

Joerg Kuehn

I had a shoulder injury for many years and even surgery didn’t seem to help. I was recommended to Denis for physiotherapy treatment and within 3 months, he solved my problem completely. His diagnosis was spot-on and his treatment was highly effective. Denis is an extremely competent physiotherapist and I have no hesitation in recommending him to my colleagues and friends. They, too, have benefited immensely from his treatment.

C.T. Seah
Group Director, Corporate Services

Diana Mecklenburg B.Sc.

Clinic Manager, Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, Manual Therapist, Women's Health

Profile

Diana, originally from the Netherlands, graduated from the Hoge School van Utrecht (Netherlands) in 1998. Before coming to Singapore in 2008 she was a Senior Physiotherapist in one of the leading sports clinics in Switzerland. Diana was responsible for (semi-) professional tennis-/ football players and runners and has therefore gained vast experience in treating sport injuries. Besides this she also specialized in spinal related problems and had a leading role in the management of acute and chronic neck- and back patients. Over the recent years Diana began her specialization in women's health physiotherapy and has since then successfully treated many women with incontinence and pre- and postnatal health problems. Diana is fluent in Dutch, English and German. In her spare time she likes to run, read a book and spend time with her family and friends.

Testimonial

My husband suffered from frozen shoulder for 6 months. Despite visiting two orthopedics and three recommended Physio therapists, his condition remained unchanged. After he was treated by Diana of PhysioActive for 3 months, he is now 95% recovered. We strongly recommend Diana and her team. They are professional, friendly and know their stuff well.

Susan Huray

I contacted PhysioActive after a back surgery due to a severe disk hernia from a football injury in September 2015. As I was able to get up and walk around right after the surgery I thought the recovery process would be a piece of cake, but it was not.

Thanks to the great help and support of Diana, I was able to step by step re-build my stamina, my support muscles as well as my flexibility ahead of the targeted recovery time frame.

Closing out my Physioactive treatment I signed up for several 1-1 sessions with Li Feng, which helped me to get back on the football pitch and therefore I can highly recommend PhysioActive with its professional team of therapists and excellent facilities.

‎Joerg Kuehn

I want to thank my physiotherapist Diana for taking great care of me following my ankle surgery in August 2015. She was professional, encouraging, helpful and cheerful, making it easier for me to recover quickly. Thank you!

Martin Hang

I have had chronic muscle pain for years. This has resulted in muscles which are constantly messed up, and don't function properly. Over the past 20 years, I have tried to exercise and gone to physios to help regain muscle usage. Not one physio was able to help me gain any progress. But Diana listened to my history and made her own assessment of my muscles and voila! she created and explained a strategy that works for my muscles, and has patiently explained each step of the way, and each new exercise to me. For the first time in my life I am actually making progress, learning to use each muscle properly, starting with micro exercises which produce results I can actually see.

Thank you Diana, for making this breakthrough possible -- you are simply amazing!

Mavis McAllister

My life got a lot better after you taught me those exercises for my postnatal back pain. I feel absolutely great now. I am able to give my best as a mother to my baby boy. I wanted to write to you just to tell you how you changed my life. Thank you so much. I am so grateful for your accurate treatment.

Divya Deepak
Housewife

Gail Craig, Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, HPC registered

Clinic Manager, Physiotherapist, Spinal Physiotherapist, Manual Therapist, Women’s Health

Profile

Gail, originally from Scotland, graduated from Grampian School of Physiotherapy (Aberdeen) in 1987. As well as being The Clinic Manager of both our busy clinics, Gail’s Physiotherapy expertise is in the treatment of all Spinal problems, Women’s Health conditions and chronic pain. Gail’s expertise has been achieved by extensive post-graduate training. She worked in a Specialist Spinal Service for over 15 years prior to moving to Singapore. Between January-June 2010, Gail was a member of the Expert Panel for Back Pain for the Scottish Government, helping to Develop Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Standards in Scotland. In 2011 Gail obtained a Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Physiotherapy from The University of Dundee. Gail has expert skills and experience in the treatment and management of all spinal conditions. She also has extensive expertise in treating chronic pain and helping her patients cope with this condition. Gail has completed specialist training in the UK to enable her to assess and treat all Women’s Health related conditions. She has extensive experience in treating back and pelvic girdle pain during and after pregnancy, separation of the abdominal muscles (diastasis recti abdominus muscle DRAM), incontinence and pelvic prolapse. Gail is registered with the physiotherapy councils in both the UK and Singapore. Gail's main aim is to help her patients gain control of their pain/condition and manage their symptoms in order to return to normal activities. In her spare time she enjoys running, keeping fit and spending time with her family.

Testimonial

I've seen Gail for more than a year for a serious ankle problem and chronic pain. I'd seen 2 others physio in other places before her unsuccessfully, but Gail's experience and listening aptitude made the difference. She helped me to start walking again after several months and gave me a daily home programme of exercises to improve faster. She is absolutely great, very professional and has a great sense of humour 🙂 Very highly recommended

Catherine Charbit

I have been seeing Gail after my spine fusion and hip fusion. She could explain all pains, discomfort and what was happening with my body. The treatment was personalized from Gail. It works on me as magic! She knows the specific needs. I really can recommend her!

‎Silvie Kaffenberger‎

I started seeing Gail in PhysioActive after having my third baby. I had suffered pelvic floor prolapse after my second pregnancy and needed surgery. Unfortunately due to our posting at that time I could not avail of any physiotherapy. This time I wanted a different outcome and went for physio very early. Gail was really great. She listens, motivates and understands. I have been going for a number of months now and can honestly say that the results are unbelievable. I can now go out and about with confidence and have taken up sports again, without fear of leaking. I enjoy my sessions with Gail and would highly recommend anyone suffering from something similar to seek help. The results are worth whatever embarrassment you might feel and in truth Gail is a skilled practitioner who makes things are comfortable and private as possible. 

Gill 

Having a very long history of back problems and having seen quite a number of different Physiotherapists in the past years, I frankly speaking did not have huge hopes that it would really make a difference this time around. My experience at PhysioActive however was a different and a very positive one. Gail from PhysioActive helped me to overcome back issues I have already started to give up on believing that it could be cured. Following Gail’s advice was truly a good choice. I am even back jogging on a regular basis – something others told me I will not be able to do anymore.

Lars van den Bosch
MD

I was recommended to see Gail at PhysioActive for my diastasis recti. Following two c-sections, two large babies and bad advice from a personal trainer at a large gym I thought my core muscles would never be fixed and I'd even considered surgery. Gail was a breath of fresh air - finally someone who was sympathetic, knowledgeable & confident that she could help me. I saw her weekly for about three months and experienced results beyond my expectations. My core is still a work in progress but I have total confidence in Gail helping me progress even further. I have recommended Gail to many girlfriends who suspect they are also suffering from diastasis recti. I only wish I'd seen her sooner.

Louise

Brigitte Lichtenberger B.Sc.

Physiotherapist, Manual Therapist, Dry needling, Footreflexologist

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Brigitte, originally from Switzerland, graduated with a bachelor degree in Basel. Before coming to Singapore in 2006 she was working in different hospitals and private clinics where she gained great experience in treating musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. During that time she was supervising physiotherapy students and conducting their practical exams. In 2007 Brigitte joined PhysioActive and has been since then a valuable member of the team. Over the recent years she has accomplished many postgraduate courses, specializing in various fields. Besides being a physiotherapist Brigitte is also a certified Coach for wheelchair sports, mainly wheelchair basketball, which helps her a lot to treat athletes in a full understanding. In her spare time Brigitte likes to play Volleyball and started with Taiji training two years ago.

Testimonial

I was referred to Brigitte with a right shoulder injury, incurred when optimistically attempting a challenging yoga pose. She did a thorough assessment and concluded that I have scoliosis, hyper-kyphosis, hyper-lordosis and chronic tension in my core, hips and shoulders, likely caused by years of hunching over a computer at work. So, basically, the shoulder injury was the tip of the iceberg!

My treatment has involved releasing muscle tension, ungluing fascia, learning how to relax, unjamming / realigning joints, unlearning bad habits, strengthening weak muscles, relearning how to do even the simplest of movement. Brigitte's skilful dry needling has been a major part of restoring the condition of my muscles: yes, it's been painful at times, but the dry needling has been highly effective for me. Her ability to analyse movement and her understanding of how the musculoskeletal system works is awesome: she can always spot when I'm cheating (using the wrong muscles) and when I haven't been doing my homework.

We've been working for over 3 years now - that may seem like a long time, but when dealing with extensive issues that have built up over 20+ years, they're not going to get fixed overnight. The improvement in my posture, my range of motion, my pain level and overall well-being has been tremendous. I cannot emphasis enough how much Brigitte's skills as a physiotherapist have impacted the quality of my life.

Leslie Evans

Brigitte has helped me transform my life. I started going to see Brigitte two years ago after trying different Physio clinics around Singapore
This is my story:
I was in chronic pain on the right side of my body for over one year. I also could not sit on hard surfaces as that triggered even more pain. I was constantly feeling depressed. In addition I had a neuroma in my right foot that I had surgically removed. I was also taking pain medication.
With high expertise and much patience Brigitte started treating me. She would teach me about my posture, muscular imbalances, stretches and strengthening exercises. She would also do dry needling in the areas where she felt it was needed. I always felt I was in great hands.


Now I am a completely different person. I can sit wherever I want. I can exercise with no pain. I am constantly in a happy mood. I take no pain medication. My foot is much better. I have learned so much about my body.


I have been extremely lucky to have found Brigitte.
I continue to go to Brigitte but no longer as a pain patient. I go for strengthening and maintenance. I continue to learn and get stronger. I definitely had a star watching over me.


Thank you Brigitte

Raquel Crippa

I had hip arthroscopy in my right hip 16 weeks ago and will have another arthroscopy in my left hip next month. My doctor recommended me to see Brigitte Lichtenberger for rehabilitation. To be honest, I was quite nervous about receiving physiotherapy before I came in. Having problems in other side of my hip, my knees as well as my neck, I thought that physiotherapy might exaggerate these problems. But, my anxieties started to disappear after the first session with Brigitte. She always gave me a clear diagnosis based on her extensive experience and knowledge and explained what was going on in my body in an understandable manner. She also has great passion in her work and I felt reassured by the "teamwork atmosphere" she made where I could tell her anything that was on my mind and she was able to answer any questions. I think this helped me keep going. I am currently preparing for the next surgery and looking forward to continuing rehab with her after that.

Female patient

I was referred to Brigitte with a right shoulder injury, incurred when optimistically attempting a challenging yoga pose. She did a thorough assessment of my entire spine and both shoulders, in order to evaluate the root cause of the problem: essentially chronic tension in my upper back and shoulders, most likely caused by years of hunching over a computer at work. My treatment has involved releasing muscle tension, ungluing fascia, unjamming / realigning joints (spine and shoulders), unlearning bad habits, strengthening weak muscles, relearning how to do even the simplest of movements - lifting up my arms - using the correct muscles, before moving on to more complex movements and yoga postures. Brigitte's skilful dry needling has been a major part of restoring the condition of my muscles: yes, it's been painful at times, but the dry needling has been so effective for me, we've worked on numerous other issues - hips, feet, lower back, ITBs, etc - which had caused me to quit running a few years ago. Her ability to analyse movement and her understanding of how the musculoskeletal system works is awesome. She can always spot when I'm cheating (using the wrong muscles) and when I haven't been doing my homework 🙂

We've been working for 9 months now - that may seem like a long time, but when dealing with issues that have built up over 20+ years, they're not going to get fixed overnight. The improvement in my posture, my range of motion, my pain level and overall well-being has been tremendous. I'm now swimming further than ever before (and it feels so much easier!), my yoga practice is much calmer and I'm even contemplating starting to run again. I've still got work to do - my Chaturanga still sucks - but day by day I'm improving.

I cannot emphasis enough how much Brigitte's skills as a physiotherapist have impacted my physical well-being and the quality of my life. My yoga and swimming are an integral part of my life: 9 months ago I thought I might have to give them up for good; now I'm enjoying them more than ever, thanks to Brigitte (and I must also give credit to Alex, who steps in (with the needles!) when Brigitte's away).

Lesley

Mathias Puhr, M.Sc., B.Sc., OMT (DVMT®), CKTI

Physiotherapist, Sports, Manual and Lymphedema Therapist

Profile

Mathias graduated with a Master degree’s in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Health (Physiotherapy) from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Netherlands and a Physiotherapy Diploma from the Professor Grewe School in Osnabrück, Germany. He worked since 1999 in several private clinics in Germany and Singapore. Mathias is an expert in the treatment of sport injuries, musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions. He is a certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (OMT-DVMT®-Maitland Concept) and a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor (CKTI). Furthermore he underwent special training and is a certified therapist for Manual Therapy (Kaltenborn Concept), Manual Lymph Drainage / Complete Decongestive Therapy (MLD/CDT) and Brügger-Therapy. In 2004 Mathias did a 3 month PNF-postgraduate training program in Vallejo, California/USA which emphasizes in the treatment of neurological conditions such as stroke. Within the last years he has developed a strong interest in pain science and chronic pain management. In his spare time he enjoys running, playing soccer and spending time with his family.

Testimonial

In May 2016, I went through a surgery for my ruptured rotator cuff tendon at the Centre of Orthopaedics, Mount Elizabeth Hospital. My surgeon then referred me to PhysioActive for post-operation physiotherapy.

At PhysioActive, the rehabilitation regimen is holistic. Apart from using manual therapy to alleviate the unrelenting pain and discomfort of my left arm, Li Feng, my physiotherapist, also guides me patiently through strengthening exercises and posture management for better care of my shoulders and prevention of future injuries. Dry needling is occasionally administered to relieve pain and aid recovery. He often shares simple, bite-size exercises for me to integrate into my daily exercise routine at home. The short video clips of his exercise demonstrations are very useful in helping to achieve my personal exercise goals.

Li Feng is an experienced therapist who is dedicated and professional. Although I could not at times articulate my pains and symptoms well, he has a good intuitive understanding of my condition and proactively plans targeted exercises to address them. Most importantly, he has ensured a seamless progression between the rehabilitation phases as my clinical assessment and functions improve.

PhysioActive has a conducive environment for rehabilitation with good facilities including a well-equipped gym. The receptionists, Sri and Beate, are friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Other physiotherapists, Laura and Mathias, who worked with me in short periods were also professional and helpful.

Overall, my experience with PhysioActive has been positive and impressive. I have seen good progress on my shoulder after a few months. I will unreservedly recommend it to others.

Ang Guek Ee

After a skiing accident and damaging my ACL, MCL and meniscus, I was referred to Mathias Puhr at PhysioActive. Mathias was able to work me through a series of exercises which built up just the right muscles that I should be using. The exercises also built up my confidence in using my injured knee. Many thanks to Matthias, I am back to running and look forward to skiing again soon.

Margaret

I am an Indian classical dancer. In 2012, my left hamstring muscle stiffened and limited me from doing most of my activities. I was not able to walk straight, stretch my left leg or pursue my dance regime.

Mathias, helped me out through his mindful intervention and understanding of the injury, skillful clinical massages to ease the muscle tension and prescribed a routine of specific physiotherapy activities. These included basic free hand movements along with the use of swimming pool. I live away from Singapore most of the year but rest assured that Mathias will take care of my injuries and fix me always!!

Manishikha

I went to Mathias with a lower back problem and had difficulties with mobility. Mathias was patient and meticulous in ascertaining what needed to be adressed, providing clear guidelines on follow through and answering all my queries. Most importantly, his manner put me immediately at ease and I trust him with successful recovery.

Alpana

I had been in two car accidents within a span of a year which left me with whiplash of my neck and lower back and chronic pain. I had been to several physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgeons, traditional Chinese medicine doctors, acupuncture and chiropractors with little avail. However, I am glad that I met Mathias Puhr who has been trained in chronic pain management as well as neurological pain. I suffered from piriformis syndrome which left me struggling to sit in my chair to do my work as a doctor and also having difficult carrying simple things like a bottle of milk or being able to sit down for prolonged periods of time. The pain was so intense, I had difficulty sleeping for three years and had to take medications so that I could get rest at night. I had been through many sessions of manual therapy and I also did personal training to relearn how to activate my other groups of muscles as well as strengthen my weaker muscles such that I could get back to my normal activities of living. I am happy to share that today I am free of having to take any pain medications as well as being able to do long distance travel and lift groceries which was a huge struggle previously.

Dr Diana Tan
General Practitioner

Following surgery to reconstruct my shoulder after a bad motorcycle accident, I began seeing Mathias at PhysioActive. Matthias pushed to my limits without compromising my safety, and has been an integral part of my recovery. He has helped to reduce pain and strengthen my shoulder, which has allowed me to regain functionality and return to the tennis court. I strongly recommend Mathias and PhysioActive to anyone with musculoskeletal issues.

Adam Bennett
Ship Broker

Tian Li Feng MMS, B.H

Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, Manual Therapist, Dry Needling

Profile

Li Feng graduated with a Master’s degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia. He received his Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) from University of Sydney. Before joining PhysioActive, Li Feng worked at a private clinic in Singapore for 2 years and prior to that at KK Women’s and Children’s hospital for 10 years. Through the years of practice, Li Feng gained extensive experience in the management of spinal problems, sports related injuries and post-operative conditions. Li Feng is also certified to treat scoliosis using SpineCor brace and SpineCor physiotherapy method. In his spare time, he enjoys out-door sports, music and spending time with his family.

Testimonial

In May 2016, I went through a surgery for my ruptured rotator cuff tendon at the Centre of Orthopaedics, Mount Elizabeth Hospital. My surgeon then referred me to PhysioActive for post-operation physiotherapy.

At PhysioActive, the rehabilitation regimen is holistic. Apart from using manual therapy to alleviate the unrelenting pain and discomfort of my left arm, Li Feng, my physiotherapist, also guides me patiently through strengthening exercises and posture management for better care of my shoulders and prevention of future injuries. Dry needling is occasionally administered to relieve pain and aid recovery. He often shares simple, bite-size exercises for me to integrate into my daily exercise routine at home. The short video clips of his exercise demonstrations are very useful in helping to achieve my personal exercise goals.

Li Feng is an experienced therapist who is dedicated and professional. Although I could not at times articulate my pains and symptoms well, he has a good intuitive understanding of my condition and proactively plans targeted exercises to address them. Most importantly, he has ensured a seamless progression between the rehabilitation phases as my clinical assessment and functions improve.

PhysioActive has a conducive environment for rehabilitation with good facilities including a well-equipped gym. The receptionists, Sri and Beate, are friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Other physiotherapists, Laura and Mathias, who worked with me in short periods were also professional and helpful.

Overall, my experience with PhysioActive has been positive and impressive. I have seen good progress on my shoulder after a few months. I will unreservedly recommend it to others.

Ang Guek Ee

I contacted PhysioActive after a back surgery due to a severe disk hernia from a football injury in September 2015. As I was able to get up and walk around right after the surgery I thought the recovery process would be a piece of cake, but it was not.

Thanks to the great help and support of Diana, I was able to step by step re-build my stamina, my support muscles as well as my flexibility ahead of the targeted recovery time frame.

Closing out my Physioactive treatment I signed up for several 1-1 sessions with Li Feng, which helped me to get back on the football pitch and therefore I can highly recommend PhysioActive with its professional team of therapists and excellent facilities.

‎Joerg Kuehn

I just ended 5 months of post surgery physiotherapy with the very thorough Li Feng and wanted to express my sincere thanks to Li Feng. From the onset, he provided a detailed outline of the process and carefully guided me in each session. He was realistic on the timing and progress which proved to be spot on. I put my full trust in him and he delivered. My shoulder is recovered and I’ve confidently resumed sports and training.

Frank Baistrocchi

After injuring my knee tendon even the most basic task of walking was extremely painful. I had never had physiotherapy before but I’m glad I tried as Li Feng got me walking pain free after 2 weeks and back in the gym after 6 weeks.

Colin

Dear Li Feng,

I would like to thank you for your treatment and advice on my back and neck problems. After few sessions with you and now more than a month of practicing your suggestions the problems seem to be gone. It took few weeks for the back muscles to re-adjust to my new sitting posture but it now feels very relaxing and I don’t wake up with pain in the night.

So once again many thanks for your help!

Michal Samek

Tamara Gerdis B.Sc.

Physiotherapist, Women’s Health

Profile

Tamara graduated with a Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy Degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, in 1999. After working as a general physiotherapist for the NHS in London for over 3 years, Tamara began her specialisation in women’s health physiotherapy when she moved to Sydney, Australia in 2004. She began working at The Royal Hospital for Women, which is a specialist mother and baby teaching hospital with 4000 births per year. There, Tamara worked on the postnatal, antenatal, gynaecology, oncology wards and the outpatient department. After moving to Singapore with her husband and 2 young children at the end of 2011, Tamara furthered her studies by completing her Graduate Certificate in Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapy through the Curtin University in Perth, Australia. This has given Tamara a unique set of skills, specific to women’s health and continence conditions.She is registered with the physiotherapy councils in Australia, the UK, South Africa and Singapore. Tamara enjoys, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

Alexandra Harvard - Walls B.Sc. (Hons)

Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, Pilates Instructor, Dry Needling. Note: Alex is on maternity leave.

Profile

Alexandra has been working at PhysioActive since 2011 and is originally from the UK, where she graduated from the University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Physiotherapy in 2005. Prior to moving to Singapore and joining PhysioActive, Alex was working as a Senior Physiotherapist at Aspetar, an Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha, Qatar. Alex has gained extensive experience over the last years in the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries, for which she has done various postgraduate courses to enhance her knowledge. She is also a qualified matt-Pilates instructor, which she uses in her rehab for back and neck patients and she is an experienced dry needling therapist. Recently Alexandra has taken on the responsibility of leading our Ergonomic expertise, which involves her engagement with Corporations in Singapore to help improve employee productivity and safety in the work place through onsite ergonomic assessments. In her spare time, Alex is a busy mum but still likes to fulfill her passion of keeping fit by playing hockey and participating in marathons.  

Testimonial

After a keyhole surgery for a shoulder impingement and tendon tears, I had five months of physiotherapy treatment by Alex Gill. The five months felt an extremely long time for me but now I can play golf again. Alex is very experienced, not only as a physiotherapist, but also as a mentor. I could not have made it through without her continuous encouragement.

E Grundy
Homemaker and amateur golfer

In January, 2013, I suffered a serious accident while travelling in China, where I went under surgical procedure. Back home in Singapore, I was treated by an Orthopedic doctor which referred me to PhysioActive for a physiotherapy follow up. I was broken down, in a wheel chair and with a slight hope of recovering all my movements. With a constant and serious work from my Alex, after a couple of weeks I was able to move from the wheel chair into a pair of crutches and from that to the help of an orthesis. My movements gradually came back and one year later I regain all my movements as before the accident. None of that would have been reached without the invaluable orientation of the PhysioActive professionals and expertise, especially from Ms. Alexandra Gill.

Claudio Alves
Global Director of Marketing and Sales, Vale SA

Dear Alexandra,

My Knee Surgery was done 21 of January. After that I was referred to Physio Active. I had to start from zero ,all my muscle and strength were gone. I want to thank you for all your support and very good Physio Therapy building my muscle and strength back to normal. I really looking forward for my next run.

Thanks a lot Alexandra!

Christine Werschnitzky

I first went to see PhysioActive on a referral from my doctor due to a severe left shoulder strain. I was in pretty serious pain and was limited in what I could do. Alex, the physical therapist with whom I worked, was through and professional and while it took some time due to nature of the strain, I recovered completely and suffered no prolonged impairment. I've not had a problem with the condition since Alex finished up.

John Matthews
Senior Director, Business Performance

Liam Mc Ginley MSc, MCSP

Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, Manual Therapist, Dry Needling

Profile

Liam, originally from Ireland, graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physiology and Anatomy before going onto to obtain his MSc in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK. He is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and also the Singapore Physiotherapy Association. Before joining PhysioActive, Liam spent his last 2 years working in Singapore’s KK Women’s and Children’s hospital, working in both inpatients and outpatients treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and post-operative orthopaedic conditions. Liam’s special interest is in sports rehabilitation and knee- and shoulder injuries. He has gained experience working with footballers, runners, golfers, rugby players, and many other recreational sports players. Liam has also spent time working with a professional football academy in the UK. Liam is very passionate about catering to each individual’s needs. Having been an active sportsman his whole life, he understands the personal needs and goals of returning to training and competition following an injury. He believes strongly in an active approach to treatment including both exercise rehabilitation as well as hands-on techniques, during the recovery process. In his free time Liam plays Gaelic football and soccer for the Singapore Gaelic Lions, keeps fit in the gym or running, attempts yoga and enjoys travelling.

Testimonial

When my daughter had her cartilage and ligament repair surgery on both her ankles, the doctor recommended us PhysioActive and she was able to walk normally after 2 months, thanks to Liam's dedication and professional help! Recently, I have also fractured my ankle and I was not hesitant to seek Liam's help again at PhysioActive! My daughter and I had recover speedily under Liam's professionalism and we will strongly recommend PhysioActive!

Jane Seah

Liam has been a very friendly and caring physiotherapist. He edits my exercise programs after almost every session to ensure that I improve consistently. Also, he takes into accounts my needs and preferences so that he can tailor make my exercises accordingly. When I met with my doctor after 2 months of physiotherapy, he was also surprised by my vast improvement. Minor things like engaging in conversation with me during massages also helped to divert my attention away from the pain.

Liam has been a great help in my recovery.

Elvin Kwek

Liam has been doing a remarkable job. It has only been 3 months after
my collar bone fracture and surgery and I am hardly restricted in my
everyday life. I am convinced that this is mainly due to Liam's
dedicated and professional work that he practices with passion.
After each session, Liam would send me an updated training plan for
exercising at home, too.

Overall, I am very pleased with Liam and PhysioActive.

Florian Pinz

Andrew Storan B.Sc. (Hons)

Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, Manual Therapist, Dry Needling

Profile

Andrew, originally from Ireland, graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Limerick. He is a member of the Irish society of Chartered Physiotherapists and also the Singapore Physiotherapy Association. Before joining PhysioActive, Andrew spent his last 2 years working in Singapore’s Changi General hospital, working in both inpatients and outpatients treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and post-operative orthopaedic conditions. Andrew has also trained in dry needling techniques in Perth.

Andrew's special area of interest is in injury prevention and the rehabilitation of runners. He has also worked with rugby players, footballers, boxers and with many badminton enthusiasts in Singapore.

In his spare time Andrew runs and plays football as well as boxing in Vanda boxing club.

Testimonial

Andrew is a very meticulous physiotherapist. From the questions that he asks me, I know that he genuinely wants to do his job well. This makes me feel very safe as I know that he is not taking any risks with my knee condition.
From day one, Andrew has made me feel very comfortable in his presence. This is important because it would be awful to have to spend 45 mins with him every weekend if I’m not comfortable with him prodding my knee and quads. He is also very encouraging, which is a very vital quality in a physiotherapist as it gives me great motivation to push myself harder at each session and to continue doing the exercises that he has recommended during the week.

I would certainly recommend Andrew to my friends if they need to see a physiotherapist.

Madeline Wong

Jack Allen B.Sc (Hons)

Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, Manual Therapist, Dry Needling

Profile

Jack graduated with Honours from the University of Limerick (Ireland) and has been working in Singapore for the past four years. He is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and also holds full registration with Singapore’s AHPC. Prior to joining PhysioActive, Jack worked in Singapore's largest rehab hospital covering inpatients and outpatients, as well as worked in a private clinic locally. In recent years, Jack was mostly dedicated to treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries, acute and chronic conditions, and a large array of post-surgical orthopedic cases. Being passionate about furthering his knowledge in the field of physiotherapy, Jack constantly upgrades himself by attending masterclasses in the management of jaw and neck pain. He is also certified in dry-needling (Australia), and is a Level 2 Immediate Pitch-side Medic (World Rugby). In his spare time, Jack plays Gaelic football and soccer for the Singapore Gaelic Lions. Jack also competes in long distance running events throughout the year.

Conor McHugh B.Sc. (Hons)

Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, Manual Therapist

Profile

Conor graduated from the Royal College of surgeons in Ireland with a Bachelor of Science in physiotherapy. During his time there Conor won the Irish society of physiotherapists student research prize in his final year while also representing his university’s soccer team.

Since graduating Conor has focused on musculoskeletal rehabilitation in both Ireland and Singapore. Before joining PhysioActive Conor spent 3 years at Changi General Hospital working in both inpatient and outpatient setting taking patients through their entire rehabilitation journey. He spent his last 2 years in Changi in the Sports Medicine department where he further specialized in all manner of orthopaedic conditions and sports injuries. Conor’s areas of special interest include lower back pain, shoulder- and knee rehabilitation. Added to that Conor has extensive experience as a club physiotherapist for Gaelic football and is fully qualified for pitch-side physiotherapy.

Conor enjoys exploring different sports and has tried and competed in a multitude of different disciplines such as soccer, tennis, boxing, archery and jujit-su. This gives Conor a unique perspective on understanding of sport injuries, because more than likely he has come across them before himself.

Testimonial

I saw Conor for the first time when I injured my knee a couple of months back. My injury was the result of a muscular imbalance that required me to exercise more other parts of my leg in order to relieve the pain. Color's knowledge instructions and follow up helped me to recover fast.

He made sure that I regained the strength that I needed in order to heal. I had to work hard and Conor pushed me harder every week but at the end the results were amazing. It helps that he is also very kind and attentive.

Now, after I healed, Conor and I have been working on my back, as I have been suffering from pain in my lower back for years. His exercises and care have made me improve and feel better. I will keep working with him as he has helped me with my injuries.

Antonio Salgado

Leah Kieffer MPT, B.Sc. (Hons)

Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, Manual Therapist

Profile

From Canada, Leah graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Her professional career began in Vancouver where she worked in orthopedics and post surgical rehab. During her time there, Leah joined a team of Physicians for Peace volunteering in Haiti to assist in the rehabilitation of amputees caused by the 2010 earthquake. Leaving Canada and moving to Malaysia, Leah led a team of physiotherapists at a prominent sports physiotherapy clinic in Kuala Lumpur until her eventual departure to Singapore in 2014. Before joining PhysioActive, she worked in Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kwan Hospital where she developed the musculoskeletal outpatient programme. Whilst working with the hospital, Leah attended training in Australia where she furthered her studies in the specialist treatment of pre and post-natal conditions. Throughout the course of her career, Leah has taken on the role of clinical instructor to students in Canada, Malaysia and Singapore, receiving awards for her quality of service and patient care. She is certified in Kinesiotaping, and specialises in manual therapy, sports, and women's health. Outside the clinic, Leah's passions are ice hockey, swimming, and exploring with her young daughter.

Testimonial

I came to see Leah when I was in excruciating pain and have lost all hope that I will start feeling any better by Physiotherapy. I had pain in my neck, shoulder blades and left arm. I had a slipped disc in C3-C4 and C5-C6.

I am glad that I met Leah. She is very knowledgeable about her profession, listens to your symptoms, explains well what could be triggering the pain, and works on those areas to provide relief to your pain.

Meeting her and going through my journey so far with her she has given me hope I will fully heal one day. I used to get the tingling in my thumb and finger which has pretty much gone under her guidance. My neck is much more mobile and much less stiffer now.

I am very happy with my treatment with Leah.

Rupinder Vohra

Emilia Mokhtar B.Sc. (Hons)

Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, Manual Therapist, Dry Needling, Clinical Pilates Certified

Profile

Emilia first graduated with a Diploma in Physiotherapy (Singapore) before getting her Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Emilia is a member of the Singapore Physiotherapy Association and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. Before joining PhysioActive, Emilia has had experience working in a local hospital and in private practice. During her time at the hospital, she has covered many disciplines ranging from geriatrics, cardiopulmonary and orthopaedics. Emilia has also treated a wide range of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions when she was made a permanent staff at the sports injury clinic. Emilia believes in continually upgrading her skills and is a certified Clinical Pilates and Dry Needling practitioner. This allows her to complement her manual technique skills to ensure her patients get better results faster. In her spare time, Emilia enjoys working out and spending time with family and friends.

Testimonial

After falling and breaking my elbow I went for six sessions with Emilia. She explained the nature of my break and treatment clearly and was extremely helpful in guiding me on what to do to recover quickly and fully. Thanks to her expert care I was able to gain strength and mobility quickly. Thanks again for all your help.

Eimear McKernan

Emilia is a fantastic physio. She immediately helped to explain what I could do to strengthen my glutes and gave me some very effective exercises. I was also given stretching exercises which have helped give me more mobility in my hips. Thank you Emilia!

Natasha Crane

Kieron Phillips B.Sc. (Hons)

Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist

Profile

After graduating with a first-class (Hons) degree in physiotherapy from Manchester Metropolitan University, Kieron worked for the National Health Service before moving to Singapore in 2014. Before joining PhysioActive, Kieron worked for Ren Ci Community Hospital in both inpatient and outpatient settings, treating chronic musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Kieron is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the UK and also a regular content contributor for anatomy-physiotherapy.com. His professional interests are musculoskeletal physiotherapy with a focus on tendon and muscular recovery post-injury, as well as back, neck and shoulder conditions. Having attended several training courses conducted by world leaders in physiotherapy and musculoskeletal medicine, he takes a holistic approach to helping his patients return to their chosen activities as soon as possible. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar and learning Bahasa Indonesia.

Colin Neo Dipl.

Sports Massage Therapist, Therapeutic Massage Therapist, Lymphedema Therapist

Profile

Colin has been working for many years as a freelance massage therapist in various Sport and Physiotherapy clinics. He has extensive experience in treating sports related muscle tension and neck and back pain. Colin is specialized in various massage techniques such as sports massage, myofascial release, trigger points, lymphatic drainage and Swedish massage. Besides work, Colin enjoys swimming, tennis and golf with his friends.

Testimonial

After a fews physio sessions with Matthias, he recommended seeing Colin for deep tissue sports massage treatments for my chronic lower back pain.

After only a few weeks of treatment, there was a noticeable improvement. Now I sleep better and have less pain when sitting in the office.

Colin is always friendly and chats with me during treatment, even when it hurts. His techniques really helped me.

Now in "maintenance mode", I still see Colin fortnightly to keep the muscles limber and reduce the pain.

I would not hesitate to recommend Colin."

Saul Leighton

Being no longer young, I also try to get regular massages as I am both of a large size yet still fairly active. I like a more vigorous massage and the ones I had gotten in Singapore before tended to be little more than a pleasant rub-down. Alex had told me that PhysioActive did massages so I called and secured an appointment with Colin and have never looked back. More of a treatment for specific issues than the usual "relaxation" therapy, Colin's massages are quite vigorous and he has helped remedy some muscle cramps and tightness that I had suffered from for years. He is quite good at what he does, listens carefully, and really helps with the aches and pains that I occasionally have.

I recommend PhysioActive to anyone who is serious about feeling better as they are very competent professionals, yet still friendly and quite engaging.

John Matthews
Senior Director, Business Performance

Sabrina Pasir

Receptionist

Profile

Sabrina joined PhysioActive as a clinic receptionist in October 2014, and is currently head secretary of our Raffles clinic. Over the last 20 years, she's gained great experience in the field of customer service and administrative duties. Prior to joining PhyioActive, Sabrina worked for many years in a busy orthopedic clinic at Mount Elizabeth Hospital. Sabrina has a great personality with a very pleasant appearance and excellent communication skills. She is very passionate about customer service and makes patients feel welcome at PhyioActive. Sabrina has also completed various courses in communication and relationship management. In her free time, Sabrina loves to listen to music.

Testimonial

Kudos to the receptionists too for always having a smile. It really brightens my days whenever I walk in your clinic.

Pauline Ong

I need to thank the front desk staff for always being welcoming and efficient with my bookings. PhysioActive is a well run team!

Frank Baistrocchi

Sri Nur Natassia

Receptionist

Profile

Sri joined the administrative team in April 2015. Sri has previously worked as a receptionist at a beauty salon and banquet server at Marina Bay Sands. Although being the youngest team member at PhysioActive, Sri has shown competency in her work and is able to work independently. With her bubbly personality and excellent communication skills, she aims to provide invaluable service to our patients and also support to our staffs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and perfecting her baking skills.

Testimonial

In May 2016, I went through a surgery for my ruptured rotator cuff tendon at the Centre of Orthopaedics, Mount Elizabeth Hospital. My surgeon then referred me to PhysioActive for post-operation physiotherapy.

At PhysioActive, the rehabilitation regimen is holistic. Apart from using manual therapy to alleviate the unrelenting pain and discomfort of my left arm, Li Feng, my physiotherapist, also guides me patiently through strengthening exercises and posture management for better care of my shoulders and prevention of future injuries. Dry needling is occasionally administered to relieve pain and aid recovery. He often shares simple, bite-size exercises for me to integrate into my daily exercise routine at home. The short video clips of his exercise demonstrations are very useful in helping to achieve my personal exercise goals.

Li Feng is an experienced therapist who is dedicated and professional. Although I could not at times articulate my pains and symptoms well, he has a good intuitive understanding of my condition and proactively plans targeted exercises to address them. Most importantly, he has ensured a seamless progression between the rehabilitation phases as my clinical assessment and functions improve.

PhysioActive has a conducive environment for rehabilitation with good facilities including a well-equipped gym. The receptionists, Sri and Beate, are friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Other physiotherapists, Laura and Mathias, who worked with me in short periods were also professional and helpful.

Overall, my experience with PhysioActive has been positive and impressive. I have seen good progress on my shoulder after a few months. I will unreservedly recommend it to others.

Ang Guek Ee

Kudos to the receptionists too for always having a smile. It really brightens my days whenever I walk in your clinic.

Pauline Ong

I need to thank the front desk staff for always being welcoming and efficient with my bookings. PhysioActive is a well run team!

Frank Baistrocchi

Siti Hanisah Bte Sahmat

Receptionist

Profile

Before joining PhyisoActive Siti has worked for several years as a receptionist in the marine industry. During that time she gained great experience in customer relation and administrative duties. Siti has a very friendly personality and brings great value to our team. In her spare time she likes to spent time with her family.

Testimonial

Kudos to the receptionists too for always having a smile. It really brightens my days whenever I walk in your clinic.

Pauline Ong

I need to thank the front desk staff for always being welcoming and efficient with my bookings. PhysioActive is a well run team!

Frank Baistrocchi

Syiera

Receptionist

Profile

Before joining PhysioActive, Syiera worked as a secretary for an insurance company for several years where she has gained experience in administrative duties and customer service. She has a very friendly and helpful personality and is adding great value to our East Coast branch.

In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and children. She loves cooking and travelling.

Testimonial

Kudos to the receptionists too for always having a smile. It really brightens my days whenever I walk in your clinic.

Pauline Ong

I need to thank the front desk staff for always being welcoming and efficient with my bookings. PhysioActive is a well run team!

Frank Baistrocchi

Beate Steuk

Receptionist

Profile

Beate joined PhysioActive as a receptionist in November 2015. She used to work as a bookseller and gained great experience in various bookstores and libraries. Before coming to Singapore she worked for a few years as a receptionist in a private physiotherapy clinic in Germany. Beate has a friendly, open minded personality, good communication skills and likes to work in a team. She contributes to the happiness, wellbeing and satisfaction of our patients. In her spare time Beate enjoys reading, travelling and cooking.

Testimonial

In May 2016, I went through a surgery for my ruptured rotator cuff tendon at the Centre of Orthopaedics, Mount Elizabeth Hospital. My surgeon then referred me to PhysioActive for post-operation physiotherapy.

At PhysioActive, the rehabilitation regimen is holistic. Apart from using manual therapy to alleviate the unrelenting pain and discomfort of my left arm, Li Feng, my physiotherapist, also guides me patiently through strengthening exercises and posture management for better care of my shoulders and prevention of future injuries. Dry needling is occasionally administered to relieve pain and aid recovery. He often shares simple, bite-size exercises for me to integrate into my daily exercise routine at home. The short video clips of his exercise demonstrations are very useful in helping to achieve my personal exercise goals.

Li Feng is an experienced therapist who is dedicated and professional. Although I could not at times articulate my pains and symptoms well, he has a good intuitive understanding of my condition and proactively plans targeted exercises to address them. Most importantly, he has ensured a seamless progression between the rehabilitation phases as my clinical assessment and functions improve.

PhysioActive has a conducive environment for rehabilitation with good facilities including a well-equipped gym. The receptionists, Sri and Beate, are friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Other physiotherapists, Laura and Mathias, who worked with me in short periods were also professional and helpful.

Overall, my experience with PhysioActive has been positive and impressive. I have seen good progress on my shoulder after a few months. I will unreservedly recommend it to others.

Ang Guek Ee

Kudos to the receptionists too for always having a smile. It really brightens my days whenever I walk in your clinic.

Pauline Ong

I need to thank the front desk staff for always being welcoming and efficient with my bookings. PhysioActive is a well run team!

Frank Baistrocchi
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