What is the procedure to consult a physiotherapist?

Under normal circumstances, clients should consult a medical doctor and obtain a valid medical referral before consulting a physiotherapist. Our medical centre has GP service. Please book for enquiry.

Our physiotherapist would provide detailed examination and diagnosis before designing an appropriate treatment plan.

Please let your physiotherapist know if you have the following conditions:

  • Pacemaker or metal implant;
  • Medical conditions such as hypertension, cardiac disease, coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, infectious disease, tumor/precancerous lesion, malignancy, post radiotherapy (within 6 months), have had anticoagulation therapy, taking medicine as prescribed, allergy, etc.;
  • Sensory deficiency (heat/cold/electric);
  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as recent fracture, osteoporosis, severe spondylolisthesis, cervical/lumbar ligament instability, etc.;
  • Other conditions such as pregnancy, epilepsy, major operation done, etc.
What should I wear and bring when consulting a physiotherapist?

Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring along medical reports (if applicable).

Can the elderly receive physiotherapy?

Of course they can. A lot of elderly have chronic diseases such as heart disease, hypertension and osteoporosis. Physiotherapist would have a thorough understanding of the client’s history before designing tailor-made treatment plan.

Can pregnant women receive physiotherapy treatment?

Yes they can. There could be a lot of changes in the body due to pregnancy, such as lower back pain. Physiotherapist will design treatment plans to help expecting mothers to relieve pain.

What are the therapeutic effects of Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) can locally stimulate chronic inflammatory tissues to enhance blood circulation and promote self-recovery process. ESWT also stimulates pain receptors for immediate pain relief.

What are the indications of Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is effective in treating chronic tendon and fascia inflammation (E.g. tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and plantar fasciitis) and choric muscle overuse symptoms (E.g. chronic low back pain).

Our physiotherapists will perform thorough assessment before deciding whether ESWT is needed.

How would one feel when having Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)

During the treatment of Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), clients will have strong sensation of soreness, pain or referred pain on the injured area. Physiotherapist will adjust the intensity and depth of shockwave according to the client’s response.

There are different brands of elastic tapes, which one should I choose?

Kinesio ® Tex taping method is invented by Dr. Kase. Treatment effect is optimized by its specialized elasticity and recoil properties in the tapes. The use of tension in Kinesio ® Tex taping methods is based on Kinesio ® Tex. As the tension and elasticity of other brands may differ, the use of other brands will not result in the same effect.

Are there any differences in the colors of Kinesio ® Tex?

There is no difference amongst the 4 colours of Kinesio ® Tex. Some believe that the colour of tapes may affect athletes psychologically, and thus their performance. Athletes may feel more confident when using sharp colours such as pink and blue. Therefore, athletes can choose the color of Kinesio ® Tex according to their preference. However, different sports may have different rules regulating the use of tape colour. Athletes should check the regulations before applying.

How to prevent Kinesio ® Tex from peeling off during exercise?

Cut the corners into round shape before taping, and avoid applying the tapes on hairy areas. Clean the skin thoroughly before applying the tapes, and apply the tapes at least 30 minutes before exercise. After applying the tapes, rub the tapes along the taping direction a few times. The heat produced will increase the adhesiveness of the tapes.

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