About Us

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

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)
  • 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, Director of Research, Clinic Director @ Joo Chiat

  • Clinical Research Fellow – Doctor of Clinical Research Candidate (SIT)
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • MSc Musculoskeletal Science
  • Diploma in Biological Science
  • Singapore Physiotherapy Association Ex-Committee
  • Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Practitioner

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
  • Advanced 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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Principal Physiotherapist, Chief Clinical Officer, Clinic Director @ Choa Chu Kang

  • MSc Physiotherapy and Assistive Technology
  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified
  • Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Certified
  • Lactation Consultant Certified

Specialisations:

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

Branch Locations:

  • Choa Chu Kang
  • Somerset

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, Deputy Clinic Manager @ Queenstown

  • 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
  • Upper Serangoon

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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Senior Rehab Therapist, Clinic Manager @ Joo Chiat

  • 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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Physiotherapist, Associate Business Management Officer

  • BSc Physiotherapy (Honours with Distinction)
  • USA ACE Certified Personal Trainer Certification
  • UK CPD Standards Office Sports Massage Certification
  • Musculoskeletal/Sports Physiotherapy Resident (Heartland Rehab)
  • GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified

Specialisations:

  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Gym-related injuries and pain
  • Strength & conditioning for injury prevention, return to sports and improving performance

Branch Locations:

  • Somerset
  • Upper Serangoon

Chang Huey graduated from the Singapore Institute of Technology – Trinity College of Dublin with a Bachelor of Science with Honours (Distinction) in Physiotherapy. While pursuing his degree, Chang Huey also worked as a Personal Trainer & Sports Massage Therapist here at Heartland Rehab to further hone his skillsets.

Having a sporting background, Chang Huey understands the importance for clients to get back to their sports or lifestyle following an injury. A firm believer in individualised treatment plans and ensuring that his clients understand their condition fully. Chang Huey is passionate about empowering his clients to regain greater autonomy over their symptoms and to live a healthier & more active lifestyle. Committed to providing the best quality care, Chang Huey regularly keeps himself up to date with the latest evidence-based practices to provide optimal outcomes for the clients under his care. Currently, Chang Huey also does pitch side coverage for Football & Rubgy. He is often called a gentle giant with his cheerful, easy-going personality and enjoys interacting with clients.

Outside of work, Chang Huey can be seen spending time with family, enjoys food and goes to the gym regularly.

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Physiotherapist

  • Clinical Research Fellow – Masters in Clinical Research Candidate (SIT)
  • 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:

  • 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.

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Senior Physiotherapist

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • BSc Exercise & Sports Science
  • GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified

Specialisations:

  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Post-orthopedic surgery
  • Sports / exercise-related injuries

Branch Locations:

  • Somerset
  • Upper Serangoon

Jonathan started his healthcare career with a sponsorship from Singapore General Hospital. His time in a large acute tertiary setting saw him managing a wide range of conditions ranging from chronic diseases to musculoskeletal issues and post-orthopedic surgery rehabilitation. A firm believer in patient education and individualized treatment, his empathetic and patient-centric approach earned him a Singapore Health Quality Service Award within his first year of work. Besides musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Jonathan’s main interests include sports and exercise-related injuries. Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family and working out in the gym.

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Physiotherapist

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified
  • Advanced GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified
  • Musculoskeletal/Sports Physiotherapy Resident (Heartland Rehab)

Specialisations:

  • Sports-related injuries
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Elderly and geriatric rehabilitation

Branch Locations:

  • Queenstown
  • The Interlace

Jerald graduated from the Singapore Institute of Technology with Honours in BSc Physiotherapy. He started his physiotherapy career in a community hospital, where he gained clinical experience and skills in the areas of geriatric rehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, and post-operative orthopedic physiotherapy. Jerald believes strongly in patient-centered care and education to enable them to regain autonomy in their lives and overcome their symptoms. Outside of work, Jerald is an avid street dancer and also enjoys bouldering.

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Sports Massage Therapist

  • Diploma in Sports & Exercise Science

Specialisations:

  • Sports-related injuries
  • Return to sports conditioning
  • Pre-post-event massage for athletes

Branch Locations:

  • Choa Chu Kang

Humaiera graduated with a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science from Republic Polytechnic. During her internship with a private clinic, she has worked as a sports trainer to help the athletes perform their absolute best in their sports. Additionally, she is experienced in working as a sports massage therapist helping people relieve their muscular pains. As a former Combat Captain and Head of Welfare in Republic Polytechnic’s Silat Team, she was often put in situations that needed her to apply her injury management skills on her teammates. She also helped to programme exercise regimes to allow her teammates to reach their full potential.

Since young, she has participated in various sports events such as netball, cross country runs and other sports which allow her to relate to many of the athletes and their musculoskeletal conditions. Outside of work, Humaiera takes part in daily Silat based activities. She also enjoys reading and spending quality time with her family and friends.

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Senior Physiotherapist

  • MSc Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal)
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • ACE Certified Functional Training Specialist
  • ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified

Specialisations:

  • Neck and lower back pain
  • Running injuries
  • Knee joint (arthritic) pain

Branch Locations:

  • Orchard

After graduating from the Honors program at Trinity College Dublin, Timothy began his career at Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), where he gained extensive exposure to various disciplines within the acute care setting. This experience taught him how to effectively work with patients of all age groups. Fluent in Mandarin and Hokkien, Timothy has been able to build strong rapport with all his patients. In the outpatient physiotherapy setting, Timothy had the opportunity to serve as a clinical educator for undergraduate physiotherapy students from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). His profound interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy motivated Timothy to pursue a Master’s degree from the University of South Australia to further refine his knowledge and skills, with the aim of providing a high standard of care.

During his time in South Australia, he had the privilege of serving as the physiotherapist for an amateur soccer club, gaining valuable experience in acute injury management and sports coverage for soccer games.

Timothy firmly believes in a holistic, evidence-informed treatment approach that incorporates manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilization and spinal manipulation, along with exercises for managing conditions. He collaborates with patients to help them understand their unique conditions and guides them toward achieving their individual goals.

Having been actively involved in taekwondo and fencing, Timothy understands how injuries can hinder sporting performance and appreciates the importance of proper rehabilitation and conditioning for a successful return to sports.

Outside of work, Timothy enjoys working out at the gym and swimming. He also has a passion for cooking and tending to plants.

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Sports Massage Therapist

  • Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences (Republic Polytechnic)

Specialisations:

  • Football and basketball injuries
  • Pre/post-event massage for sports
  • Return to sports

Branch Locations:

  • Orchard
  • Queenstown

Josiah, a graduate with a diploma in sport and exercise science from Republic Polytechnic, embarked on a journey in the field of sports and rehabilitation. His career began at a private clinic where he served as a dedicated sports trainer, guiding athletes toward their peak performance while aiding in their recovery process. In this role, he extended his expertise beyond clinic walls, providing tailored exercises to individuals with mobility challenges in the comfort of their homes. This experience not only honed his ability to prescribe exercises effectively but also taught him to cater to a diverse range of people from various backgrounds.

Proficient in the art of sports massage, Josiah skillfully alleviates muscular pains, demonstrating his commitment to enhancing the well-being of his clients. As an aspiring physiotherapist, he goes the extra mile by assisting teammates and friends with taping before games, drawing from his own empathy developed during his recovery from knee surgery. He deeply understands the challenges of rehabilitation and empathizes with patients striving to regain their daily activities, especially in the realm of sports.

Josiah’s passion for sports is deeply rooted, having actively participated in various sports throughout his life. This rich experience allows him to comprehend the nuances of athletes’ musculoskeletal conditions, fostering a deeper connection with his clients. Outside of his professional commitments, he continues to nurture his own physical well-being by engaging in activities like basketball and golfing at the range, demonstrating his commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Physiotherapist

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified
  • ISA Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Musculoskeletal/Sports Physiotherapy Resident (Heartland Rehab)

Specialisations:

  • Lower back and knee pain
  • Post-operative knee rehab
  • Crossfit/powerlifting injury management and prevention

Branch Locations:

  • Choa Chu Kang

Embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of physiotherapy with Aaron! A graduate of the Singapore Institute of Technology – Trinity College Dublin, Aaron kicked off his professional odyssey at a prominent public hospital in Singapore. There, he honed his skills across diverse clinical realms before delving into the realm of private sports physiotherapy. Specialising in treating sporting injuries and post-operation rehabilitation, Aaron seamlessly blends his expertise with a passion for on-field and strength sports.

Fuelled by an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Aaron is on a mission to elevate rehabilitation standards and boost athletic performance. His commitment extends beyond mere treatment – he strives to enhance the overall quality of life for those under his care. Armed with additional training in exercise prescription, he seamlessly weaves strength and conditioning techniques into his rehabilitative practices. Aaron’s philosophy centers around consistency, believing that every day presents an opportunity for progress. His ultimate goal? Empowering others to stride confidently toward a healthier, happier life.

Beyond the professional realm, Aaron revels in the simple joys of exceptional coffee. Off-duty, you’ll find him passionately pursuing powerlifting goals and engaging in spirited touch rugby sessions on the weekends. Join Aaron on a journey where expertise meets passion, creating a holistic approach to well-being and progress.

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Sports Massage Therapist

  • BSc Sports & Exercise Science
  • FHYSIO Basic Sports Massage (Level 1)
  • Body Massage BTEC Certified

Specialisations:

  • Posture related tightness
  • Sciatica
  • Ankle instability

Branch Locations:

  • Queenstown
  • Somerset

Meet Renee, armed with a BSc in Sports & Exercise Science from Edinburgh Napier University. She kicked off her career with internships and roles in a private practice, dealing with a variety of clients. Driven by a solid passion for improving performance, fostering well-being in and out of the gym, and preventing injuries, Renee takes joy in helping others. Her expertise goes beyond typical exercise routines, focusing on overall well-being. Whether she’s designing personalised fitness plans, offering preventive strategies, or promoting general health, Renee is all about making a positive impact.

Outside of work, Renee keeps it real. You’ll find her in Brazilian JiuJitsu classes, trying her hand at pottery, and getting lost in a good book. Join Renee on a practical journey where science meets passion, creating a personalised approach to well-being and performance.

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Physiotherapist

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified
  • Musculoskeletal/Sports Physiotherapy Resident (Heartland Rehab)

Specialisations:

  • Elderly and geriatric rehabilitation
  • Lower back pain
  • Post-operative rehabilitation

Branch Locations:

  • Orchard

Eunice attained her Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the Singapore Institute of Technology – Trinity College of Dublin. She started her career as a physiotherapist in an acute hospital, gaining diverse experience in the fields of orthopaedics, geriatrics, general medicine, and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Her caring and cheerful disposition has earned her a service ambassador silver award in her second year of work. Eunice believes in developing a holistic treatment plan to guide clients towards their rehabilitation goals, and is committed to delivering the best possible care within her abilities. She derives joy from witnessing her clients’ progress towards better mobility and function. This serves as a constant source of motivation in her healthcare pursuits.

Outside of work, Eunice spends much of her free time doing yoga, catching up on shows, or simply spending quality time with her family. She also enjoys a good cup of matcha!

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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