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Increasing standards of health in the heartlands through mobility and exercise.

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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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Balaji Prem Chand

Principal Sports Physiotherapist, Managing Director

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

Mr. Balaji has served as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Sports Medicine Association of Singapore (SMAS) as well as the Head Physiotherapist for the 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, all while specializing in musculoskeletal and sports injuries.

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.

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Gareth Chew

Principal Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Clinic Director

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

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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Kieron Phillips

Principal Physiotherapist, Clinic Director

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

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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Timothy Lye

Senior Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Certified Myofascial Release Technique Therapist (Level 1)
Certified Myofascial Release Technique Therapist (Level 2)
Combined Movement Theory Certified
Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified

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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Muhammad Norrisman

Senior Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Certified Myofascial Release Technique Therapist
Cognitive Behavioural Approach to Pain Management Practitioner
ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Norrisman graduated from Trinity College Dublin with Honours in BSc Physiotherapy. He believes in empowering clients to be resilient and be active in their recovery. As much as possible, he would incorporate elements of strength and conditioning to guide his clients to meet their realistic goals. He strives to build a good rapport with all his clients by being functionally conversant in the local languages. With more than 6 years of experience working closely with surgical, geriatrics, orthopedics, and neurological patients, Norrisman has developed a passion for overseeing patients from various backgrounds. He has also covered patients within the community and acute settings. During his career, he has guided many patients with musculoskeletal and post-surgical conditions with spinal issues and soft tissue injuries.

Beyond work, Norrisman keeps his mind and body active by involving himself in various physical activities such as soccer, gymming, and swimming. He is also involved in volunteering work with Healthserve, helping migrant workers with their aches and pain.

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Pei Xuan Lee

Senior Physiotherapist

MSc Physiotherapy and Assistive Technology
BSc Physiotherapy

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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Zhen Fang Choy

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)

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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Farah Al-Munawwarah

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

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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Yek Kwan

Sports Massage Therapist & Personal Trainer (part-time)

UK CPD Standards Office Sports Massage Certification
USA ACE Certified Personal Trainer Certification
USA ACE Certified Seniors Fitness Specialist Certification
USA Trigger Point Levels 1 & 2 Certified
UK CPD Standards Office Pilates Mat Instructor Certification

Kwan is a UK certified Sports Massage Therapist and USA certified ACE Personal Fitness Trainer. He has been a weightlifter for over 20 years. He sees to a wide range of clients, from youths to seniors, sedentary to athletes, from different countries and backgrounds. Kwan is in his 50s and has a strong belief in a fit, healthy and functioning body regardless of age. He aims to help his clients improve their level of muscle functionality and performance through targeted sports deep tissue massage and proper exercise and training.

Outside of work, Kwan keeps active by weightlifting, dragonboating, practising yoga and pilates, and eating right. He also loves to read, listen to music, and takes an interest in current affairs.

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Hannah Chay

Senior Rehab Therapist

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Polestar Pilates Trainee
Functional Patterns Specialist

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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Chang Huey Lee

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!).

Expert Care

At Heartland Rehab, our skilled physiotherapists 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 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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