The start of every new year fills us with a renewed sense of determination, enables a fresh start with a clean slate and prompts new goals. Among these goals, many would find “going to the gym more often” or “work out” to be listed. And for some of us, these goals might have been carried…

A common comparison is often made between Dry Needling and Acupuncture. Both of these treatments primarily use needles and visually, both share similarities. However, these two practices are vastly different in theory. Acupuncture originates from the Chinese as part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and aims to target meridian points with needles to manipulate…

Physiotherapist and Certified Clinical Yoga Teacher – Caro Cuypers recently started to offer Clinical Yoga as a new “tool” to help her patients get better. We got the expert in to help answer the most common questions relating to Clinical Yoga and how patients can benefit from it 😉 What is Clinical Yoga? Clinical Yoga is a form…

The holiday season is upon us, signalling the start of vacations, travelling and the much needed breather from the every-day life. However, Martinis and Long Island Iced teas may not be the only thing in mind if you suffer from knee pains during your travel. The thought of spending hours stuck in the constricted seat…

Tis the season to be jolly, but to let yourself go completely would be an act of folly. How much exercise is enough to work off that Christmas meal and how can we attend to all these busyness without compromising our health? As much as we want to keep fit and feel less guilty about…

Anyone that has recently been diagnosed with a rheumatology condition understands that it can be daunting. There are a growing, but limited, number of support services for people with these conditions in Singapore. What are Rheumatology Conditions? Rheumatology conditions are auto immune diseases that cause pain and inflammation to joints, tendons, muscles and ligaments. As…

The PhysioActive team extends a very warm welcome to Louis Platt who officially joins us in our Raffles clinic. Louis graduated with BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from the University of Salford (UK) in 2013. Moving to Singapore shortly after graduation, he subsequently spent three years at Changi General Hospital gaining experience in geriatrics, orthopedics, cardiac rehabilitation, ICU…

The PhysioActive team extends a very warm welcome to Rosena Johnston who officially joins us in our Raffles clinic. Rosena is originally from the UK and qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1994. She began working in sports coaching prior to becoming a physio, with qualifications to teach Weightlifting, Badminton, Volleyball and Tennis. Once qualified, she gained…

You’ve likely heard the same advice as almost everyone else when it comes to soft tissue injuries: rest, ice, compression and elevate? It’s almost standard and universal practice in first aid for sprained ankles, muscle pulls and other such injuries. But what if icing isn’t helping? What if icing is slowing down your full recovery…

Our clients come from all walks of life and we pride ourselves on being there for them on every step of the way, including celebrating their personal achievements. In this feature, we have Ian Wee, winner of the 2019 CrossFit Open (Singapore). Ian has been an Olympic weightlifter and Crossfit athlete since Junior college. In 2016-2017,…