The Physio+ Story
A member of the Singapore Physiotherapy Association
Upon graduation in 2008, I worked in a local hospital as a Physiotherapist. I was very blessed to meet good mentors who guided me. They developed my interest in the area of musculoskeletal health, which is the specialization in muscle and joint problems, especially spinal conditions that commonly cause back pain and neck pain.
One of my biggest challenges then was to establish a deeper relationship with my patients as I have little control over the duration of their appointments. Many times, it felt like a touch-and-go service. I debated for a long time and finally decided to set up my own clinic with the purpose of providing personalized and quality care to my patients. With encouragement from many of my patients and my loved ones, I founded Physio+ in 2017.
I name my clinic Physio+ because I believe that the healing process is more than just providing the physio aspect. I strongly believe that as a physiotherapist, I also need to provide empathy, a listening ear and plenty of encouragement to our patients as part of their recovery process. Throughout my years, I have met countless patients suffering from long term pain and discomfort but were eventually able to regain their mobility and improve their quality of life. My greatest achievement is to see their smile as they walk out my door for the final time.
At Physio+, I wish to create a safe environment where my patients can come and seek treatment, a place where they become my friends, where they immediately feel at ease when they step in, and a community where they can share their stories with each other.
“The natural healing force in each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”
Meet The Team
Lim Yan Ping
Founder and Chief Physiotherapist
She graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) from University of Sydney and Master of Manual Therapy from University of Western Australia (UWA), and has more than 12 years of experience as a practicing physiotherapist in both public hospital and private practices in Singapore. She specialises in treating different musculoskeletal conditions and her interests lie in treating neck and back pain as well as post-surgeries rehabilitation.
Yan Ping is also trained in clinical Pilates in which she uses it as part of the treatment for her patients. She has been invited to speak at corporate events and baby fairs to share her expertise and promote awareness for ergonomic health.
Yan Ping is a mother of three. She strongly believes that the power of touch can improve children’s health and wellbeing. With that belief, she has recently undergone an intensive instructor training course by International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) and is currently a certified trainer in infant massage.
Yan Ping believes in providing an objective and empathic stance when listening to patients’ somatic symptoms. This is to ensure that every prescribed treatment is made to meet her patient’s unique needs. Grounded in this belief, she has treated many patients and has seen vast improvement to their mobility and sense of confidence, and have help countless patients to improve their health and overall wellness.
Cheah Kun Leng
Kun Leng graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin and had worked in the Changi General Hospital for four years prior to joining the Physio+ team.
Kun Leng is adept at rehabilitating patients with musculoskeletal and spine challenges and is equally trained to provide accurate assessments for geriatric, respiratory, cardiopulmonary, orthopaedic and neurological conditions. His experience ensures patients' recovery and progress through evidence-based physiotherapy in a safe environment.
Kun Leng firmly believes in patient-centric care and is single-minded in seeing his patients through to their complete rehabilitation. The regaining of their physical function and achieving a better quality of life fuel his passion for what he does at Physio+.
Aside from work, Kun Leng practises yoga to build on his muscular control and body awareness, plays basketball with friends and even reads up on the financial market for knowledge and new learnings.
Han Shu Shuang
Han Shu Shuang graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin and had worked in the Changi General Hospital prior to joining the Physio+ team.
Han Shu Shuang brings a wealth of experience and new insights to the Physio+ team – her involvement in various specialties including geriatrics, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and even neurology, during her stint at the Changi General Hospital has given both depth and breadth to Shu Shuang’s work as a physiotherapist.
Being able to help patients alleviate their pain and improve their physical function and quality of life are motivating factors for Shu Shuang. She conscientiously seeks to improve her skills and knowledge so that patients will receive the best care that she can give. Shu Shuang has a special interest in treating musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, as well as women’s health. Her goal is to also be certified as a Clinical Pilates instructor.
At Physio+, Shu Shuang is joined by a supportive team to provide a holistic care plan for each patient. With more time to guide patients through their rehabilitation process, the therapist and patient bond is strengthened. Patients are not only more comforted and reassured, but their rehabilitation progress becomes a testament to the team’s efforts and care.
Valerie Ng Yu Jia
Valerie’s interest in physiotherapy was first piqued when healthcare professionals helped her mother regain her mobility and physical function when she was battling a debilitating autoimmune disease a decade ago. Working in the healthcare industry for seven years now, Valerie’s desire to educate and empower her patients to improve their bodies’ physical functions for a quality, pain-free life continues to drive her passion as a physiotherapist.
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Valerie’s role as a physiotherapist at St Luke’s Hospital was foundational to her career; it fuelled her dedication to continually update her skills and knowledge in musculoskeletal rehabilitation while offering her patients a holistic treatment regime.
At Physio+, Valerie hopes to channel her optimism and “exercise is medicine” mantra to inspire patients to adopt an active and healthier lifestyle. Valerie’s sunny personality and result-driven yet empathetic nature will surely motivate patients to live better and more positively.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Norfazilah is a Certified Personal Trainer by the The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and currently a candidate of Australia's Edith Cowan University under the Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science program. Her youthful appearance belies her extensive experience in the field of personal training and fitness.
From her stint as a national sprinter to becoming a Sasuke Ninja finalist then progressing to conduct training and exercise rehabilitation for fitness professionals, Norfazilah's passion for what she does extends to how she assesses her patients. She takes the effort to focus on their movement mechanics, physiology, cognitive behaviours and even their lifestyle.
As the Strength & Conditioning Coach at Physio+, Norfazilah's bubbly, compassionate and empathetic personality readily puts her patients at ease. She is result-oriented and works cohesively with her team members while digging deep into each patient's needs to ensure their effective rehabilitation at Physio+.
Huiling holds a Diploma in Sports Science from China's Henan Sports School and represented the Singapore National Field Hockey team in 2000. From her youth, Huiling's active nature and passion for sports resulted in numerous injuries from overuse and strain. It was when Huiling discovered Pilates that it helped manage her pain and transformed her vocation. Huiling's devotion to Pilates training earned her multiple certifications, including the full certification for Pilates Mat and Reformer.
Prior to joining Physio+, Huiling was involved in group classes and personalised training to help improve one's posture and functional activities. Now, she uses her Pilates experience to minimise re-injury risks and to re-educate a patient's muscles.
By working closely with the clinic's physiotherapists, this holistic rehabilitation approach helps patients achieve the best desired recovery outcome.
“She has been excellent in providing all-round physiotherapy care and psychological support for her patients.”
DR LIM YI-JIA