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Increasing the quality of health through physiotherapy in Singapore.

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MEET YOUR SPECIALISTS

We are a group of Allied Health Professionals with the goal of increasing standards of health in the heartlands through mobility and exercise. Our Physiotherapists are all fully registered with Singapore Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC). We have specialisations ranging from sports rehabilitation, orthopedics rehabilitation to spine rehabilitation.

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Principal Sports Physiotherapist, CEO

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®
  • Medical Educator (World Rugby®)
  • DMA Clinical Pilates™ Clinician
  • Rocktape Certified
  • Advanced GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified
  • GEMt Dry Needling Instructor

Specialisations:

  • Post-operative and non-operative ACL rehabilitation
  • Nerve injuries
  • Rugby and hockey injuries

Branch Locations:

  • Queenstown
  • Somerset
  • Upper Serangoon

Mr. Balaji is the current Vice President of the Sports Medicine Association Singapore (SMAS) and has served as the Head Physiotherapist for the Singapore 15s Rugby Team and National Rugby Academy for the Singapore Rugby Union (SRU). He graduated from Trinity College Dublin with Honours in BSc Physiotherapy. His years of experience have allowed him to attend to various clients, ranging from patients with chronic disease, geriatrics, neurological impairments, musculoskeletal, all while specializing in sports physiotherapy.

Mr. Balaji is also a keen educator through running pitchside medical courses for World Rugby and being a Dry Needling Instructor for Global Education for Manual Therapist (GEMt).

Whichever the health need, his strong belief in holistic biomechanical correction and incorporation of evidence-based strength and conditioning effectively returns his clients to improved levels of physical activity. Being functionally conversant in many languages including the Chinese dialects has allowed him to build a good rapport with all his clients; his work in providing A-class care has been acknowledged with numerous Service Quality awards.

Outside of work, Balaji keeps active by playing in the National Hockey League for his Alumni Club and weight lifting.

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Principal Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, CFO, CHRO

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Certified Myofascial Release Technique Therapist (Level 1)
  • Certified Myofascial Release Technique Therapist (Level 2)
  • Pre-Hospital Immediate Care In Sports (Advanced)
  • GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified
  • Rocktape Certified
  • GEMt Dry Needling Instructor

Specialisations:

  • Running and cycling injuries
  • Elderly and geriatric rehabilitation
  • Neck and lower back pain

Branch Locations:

  • Queenstown
  • Interlace
  • Home Physiotherapy

Gareth graduated from Trinity College of Dublin (Honors) programme and started his career in NTFGH. Working at an acute hospital, he has a vast working experience, from Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy to the Intensive Care Unit. He believes in hands-on treatments such as movement with mobilisation, myofascial release techniques, and spinal mobilisation techniques. It is equally important to him that his clients understand their condition better and have control over their recovery.

As an athlete who used to represent his school in badminton and sprints, his childhood dream is to provide physiotherapy to young athletes, helping to preserve and optimise their physical and mental well-being throughout their sporting career.

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Principal Physiotherapist, CTO, Clinic Director @ Joo Chiat

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • MSc Musculoskeletal Science
  • Diploma in Biological Science
  • Singapore Physiotherapy Association Ex-Committee
  • Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Practitioner
  • GEMt Dry Needling Instructor

Specialisations:

  • Shoulder injuries
  • Tendon pain
  • Post-operative rehabilitation

Branch Locations:

  • Joo Chiat

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. Kieron has since worked in public and private practice settings gaining experience treating a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal disorders. Kieron is co-chair of the Singapore Physiotherapy Associations (SPA) Musculoskeletal special interest group, Executive Committee of the SPA as well as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the UK and a regular content contributor for anatomy-physiotherapy.com.

Kieron holds an MSc in Musculoskeletal Sciences from University College London and is currently involved in international research efforts to improve sporting and functional outcomes following rotator cuff injury and surgery. His professional interests are musculoskeletal physiotherapy with a focus on tendon and muscular recovery post-injury, application of transitional research to clinical practice, and objective clinical testing and outcome measures. Having attended several training courses conducted by world leaders in physiotherapy and musculoskeletal medicine, he takes a holistic approach to help his patients return to their chosen activities as soon as possible.

Outside of work, Kieron is always trying to keep fit by running and working out at the gym. He also enjoys music, reading, history, and trying to learn Bahasa Melayu and Indonesia.

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Principal Physiotherapist, Clinic Manager @ Queenstown

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Certified Myofascial Release Technique Therapist (Level 1)
  • Certified Myofascial Release Technique Therapist (Level 2)
  • Combined Movement Theory Certified
  • GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®️

Specialisations:

  • Weight lifting related injuries and pain
  • Sports specific post-operative rehabilitation
  • Strength and conditioning for injury prevention, return to sports and improving performance

Branch Locations:

  • Queenstown

After graduating from Trinity College Dublin (Honors) programme, Timothy started his career in NTFGH where he had broad exposure to the many different disciplines within the acute setting. This experience taught him to work comfortably with patients of all age groups. A strong interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy saw Timothy move on to the polyclinics where he treated mainly outpatient musculoskeletal issues. Timothy believes in a holistic physiotherapy programme consisting of various hands-on approach as well as an evidence-based rehabilitation programme to help patients achieve their goals. His dedication and hard work have also earned him the 2018 Star Allied Health Professional Award in the Polyclinics.

Outside of work, Timothy enjoys gymming, soccer and playing music.

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Senior Physiotherapist

  • MSc Physiotherapy and Assistive Technology
  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified

Specialisations:

  • Spinal injuries
  • Women’s health conditions
  • Dance, badminton, and golf injuries

Branch Locations:

  • Somerset
  • Upper Serangoon

Pei Xuan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 2012 and pursued her Masters of Physiotherapy from National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. Pei Xuan has since worked in public and private practice settings in both Taipei and Singapore, gaining invaluable experience working with clients of many different clinical conditions across age groups. As a physiotherapist, Pei Xuan is a strong advocate of attaining proper health management for oneself and believes in guiding her clients towards an improvement in quality of life. Her strive for excellence motivates her towards a journey of continuous education to ensure that all her clients are treated with an up-to-date evidence-based approach.

Outside of work, Pei Xuan enjoys music, swimming, hiking as well as yoga and pilates classes.

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Sports Massage Therapist

  • ITEC(UK) Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (Level 3)
  • Diploma in Education (DipEd)
  • NCAP Sailing Coach (Level 1)
  • Certified Sports Trainer (Level 1)

Specialisations:

  • Trigger point release for stiff neck and shoulders, headaches, and TMJ pain
  • Posture related low back pain
  • Recovery from cycling, racket sports and gym related injuries/tightness

Branch Locations:

  • Queenstown

Zhen Fang is a certified Sports Trainer with both a Diploma in Sports Massage and a Diploma in Education (NIE). Having always been an active individual, she found her calling as a Sports Massage therapist; whilst developing herself as an athlete, sports facilitator, and official. Zhen Fang believes that it is possible to play and work hard without unnecessary pain. Her passion lies in holistic health and manual therapy. She finds great satisfaction in being able to release muscle tension to alleviate her client’s pain and improve range of motion. Through her years of practice, she has continuously improved her knowledge of musculoskeletal conditions affecting both sportsmen and office workers.

Outside of work, Zhen Fang enjoys spending time trekking, enjoying nature, sailing, and solving jigsaw puzzles.

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Sports Massage Therapist

  • BSc Exercise and Sports Science
  • International Diploma in Sports & Exercise Science – Sports Fitness
  • Certified Sports Trainer
  • Certified Sports Massage (Level 1)
  • Certified Sports Massage (Level 2)
  • Certified Dynamic Taping
  • Certified Lifesaving 1

Specialisations:

  • Recovery and maintenance for athletes
  • Pre-event massage for sports
  • E-sports athletes (hands, shoulder, back)

Branch Locations:

  • Queenstown
  • Somerset

Farah holds a BSc in Exercise and Sports Science from Edith Cowan University. As a Sports Trainer, she has worked with the Football Association of Singapore, private physiotherapy clinics and various sports teams to help their athletes perform to the utmost. Being fascinated by how the human body works at a young age, Farah has a thriving interest in helping people reach their health and healing goals. Thus, she believes that everyone from different walks of life can benefit from massage therapy. Using a holistic approach, Farah feels joy in being able to ease the pain of her clients.

Outside work, Farah enjoys playing various sports activities and games with her family & friends. In addition, she loves reading, listening to music, and the breeze of nature.

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Senior Rehab Therapist

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Polestar Pilates Trainee
  • Functional Patterns Specialist

Specialisations:

  • Strength and conditioning for return to sports (post-op or conservative)
  • Badminton injuries
  • Scoliosis, back, and neck pain

Branch Locations:

  • Joo Chiat

Hannah graduated with First Class Honors from INTI International University, Malaysia. She believes in the benefits of movement and incorporates active rehabilitation into her treatment plans. She has worked in both hospital and private settings, and has experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal and sports conditions. Hannah is fluent in all 3 local languages and loves communicating with her clients.

Outside of work, Hannah enjoys practicing pilates, playing badminton, reading and watching documentaries.

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Sports Massage Therapist & Personal Trainer

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Student
  • USA ACE Certified Personal Trainer Certification
  • UK CPD Standards Office Sports Massage Certification

Chang Huey is a certified American Council of Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer. He has extensive experience training in the gym and aims to develop personalised exercise programs for his clients. As a strong advocate for active rehabilitation, he aims to empower his clients to lead a more active and healthier lifestyle. Chang Huey is also a certified Sports Massage Therapist and continually strives to upgrade and expand his skill sets to cater to the various needs of his clients. With his sights set on becoming a top-notch physiotherapist, he is currently pursuing his BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). Often called a gentle giant, he is cheerful, easy-going, and enjoys interacting with his clients.

Outside of work, he enjoys hanging out with friends, nature, and working out (check out #RehabwithChang on Instagram for more content!).

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Physiotherapist

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • FHYSIO Basic Sports Massage (Level 1)
  • GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified

Specialisations:

  • Rock climbing injuries
  • Sport injuries

Branch Locations:

  • Queenstown

Debbie graduated from the Singapore Institute of Technology with Honours in BSc Physiotherapy. She started her career in private practice and was exposed to a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Being an avid rock climber for the last 10 years, Debbie has represented Singapore in both local and international competitions, notably for World University Games in Shanghai (2017) and Bratislava (2019). As an athlete with her fair share of injuries, it led her to develop keen interests in human biomechanics for optimal performance in sport. Debbie strongly believes in a patient centred approach; to combine various manual techniques and exercise therapy to help you achieve your goal.

Outside of work, Debbie enjoys reading and running.

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Rehab Therapist

  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • IKT Certification in Taping

Specialisations:

  • Myofascial release
  • Sports massage
  • Postural correction

Branch Locations:

  • The Interlace
  • Orchard

Shreya Bhalsod graduated with a Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy in India. She focuses on improving muscle performance, general mobility and guiding athletes and general population towards a greater quality of life. She has prior experience working in private settings and has developed a niche for treating office work related pains. She has also worked closely with clients with musculoskeletal conditions and providing sports massage and myofascial release. She enjoys providing patient education while going above and beyond duty of care.

Outside of work, Shreya enjoys roller skating, being with nature and learning new sports.

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Physiotherapist

  • Strength and conditioning (Claire Minshull)
  • Dry Needling (AACP)
  • Return to Running (Tom Goom)
  • Diastasis Management (Absolute Physio)

Specialisations:

  • Shoulder injuries
  • Chronic pain and rheumatology
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Sports related rehab

Branch Locations:

  • Orchard

Graduating from the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom, Natacha has shown a particular interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy early in her career. When working at the Royal United Hospital in Bath she was able to gain experience in rheumatology, orthopedics, and hydrotherapy. During her time there she was able to develop advanced rehab programs to support individuals in their return to activity following a range of shoulder injuries. Having a sports-based background herself, with a history of boxing and weight lifting she has undertaken sport-specific additional training to improve her sports rehab and strength training prescription. With experience working in a sports and dance clinic and the development of an advanced shoulder rehab group, she is always trying to build her knowledge and regularly undertakes further training to expand her skillset and to stay up to date with the latest research. She also took great interest in women’s health physio, the management of pregnancy-related pain, and the support of women struggling through menopause.

With a lot of experience in chronic pain, she prides herself in building a solid connection with her patients in order to help them as fully as possible. She understands mental health and physical health are closely linked and uses this knowledge to aid in recovery and provide a holistic approach to care which her patients appreciate.

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Physiotherapist

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified
  • HVLA Spinal and Peripheral Manipulation Certified

Specialisations:

  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Sports related rehab

Branch Locations:

  • Upper Serangoon
  • Joo Chiat

John graduated from Singapore Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. He started his physiotherapy career in a public hospital where he obtained clinical skills and knowledge in the fields of geriatric medicine, post operative orthopedic and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. John passion lies in empowering patients to take control of their nagging symptoms and injuries. He works closely with his patients to develop a holistic treatment plan that will return them to greater levels of function.

In his spare time, John enjoys a good gym workout and his late night runs. Otherwise, he will be on Netflix watching his 5th rerun of the comedy sitcom Friends.

Expert Care

At Heartland Rehab, our skilled physiotherapists in Singapore are trained and well versed in locating the root cause of your problem and implementing evidence-based treatments to promote rapid repair. Our clinicians are committed to consistent professional development, so you can be certain we use the latest and most effective techniques.

Core Values

We respect the value of your time by providing a focused plan that ensures the greatest healing benefit for your issues. Our friendly Singapore physiotherapy team will make appointments and billing seamless and our modern facilities will provide everything you need, so you can concentrate on getting better and doing what you do best.

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