How is Square One Active Recovery different from other chiropractors? As a super small chiropractic clinic, we don't have as many stakeholders to account to. That allows us to run lean and prioritise our clients over profits. Because of this, we are able to focus on delivering long-term results for our clients. We genuinely strive [...]
Answers you want from Singapore’s most unorthodox chiropractor (Part I)
You are thinking of making an appointment with us but you struggle to wrap your head around what we do. I understand. Afterall, we do do things very differently at Square One Active Recovery. Here are ten questions that may give you the answers you are looking for. Are you a chiropractor or a physiotherapist? [...]
Can reframing your experiences take your recovery to the next level?
Words are more powerful than you imagine. For example, positive self-talk before exercise can lead to a 22% improvement in their pain experience after exercising. That's a lot of upside for very little effort! In the same study, those who read a negative-worded script saw a -4% change in their pain experience. To put in [...]
90% of patients with degenerative meniscus tear benefit from exercise
If you had 90% chance of winning the lottery, would you go for it? I am guessing you would. What if you had 90% chance of getting better with exercise, would you give it a shot? Exercise is not bad for you. Supervised exercise can help you with your knee pain! In fact, exercise is [...]
Don’t aim for less pain! Instead, aim for more function.
When it comes to chiropractic treatments, most people want instant relief. I get it. After all, living with lower back pain or neck pain is awful. All you want is for it to go away. The problem with instant relief is that they don't tend to last very long. Like pain killers, chiropractic adjustments make [...]
The Ultimate Guide to Neck Pain (Singapore edition, 2021)
Neck pain is one of the most common reasons why people seek care with chiropractors in Singapore. While it may be a scary experience, you don't have to worry just yet! Most neck aches and stiffness are very treatable, and can be addressed with an evidence-based recovery. For those of you who have been living [...]
How to optimise your training so it can fit into your time-tight schedule
A lot of what I do as a chiropractor is to encourage clients to meet WHO physical activity guidelines. This means engaging in strengthening exercises for at least twice a week! If you are finding it hard to carve out time for weight training, the following strategies may help you optimise your training so you [...]
Can powerlifting be your arthritic knee pain solution?
As a chiropractor, I've seen the limitations of chiropractic adjustments firsthand. While spinal manipulation can often provide pain relief, the results don't last. This is why I started offering exercise to help my clients find true freedom from pain. Can I exercise with knee pain? As a pain sufferer, you worry that exercise will make [...]
Why you should care more about your chronic pain and take action now
Everybody agrees that living with pain is terrible. However, despite its awfulness, we seem to also think it's okay to live in pain. We trivialise pain as something that has no real consequences. You may even go as far as to think it's a sign of weakness. Chronic pain has real consequences. What pain feels [...]
Six exercises for neck pain and back pain — does it work?
Someone reached out today to ask if the exercises we prescribed as a chiropractor are the same as what is used in physiotherapy. In my opinion, that is not a very meaningful question because it's akin to asking if cai png and nasi padang are the same. There is no perfect answer to that! However, [...]
Evidence-based chiropractic, while unpopular, is a thing
Super surprised to read this morning that British Columbia chiropractors are spilt over if x-ray usage should be limited. The good news is that 54% voted that diagnostic x-rays should be limited and claims that are not supported by scientific evidence should be banned. Hopefully in more years to come, we will see an increase [...]
Stop caring about the “degeneration” in your x-ray or MRI reports
In all that we know about back pain, disc herniations, useless x-rays, and chronic pain, degeneration is a non-issue. As a chiropractor, patients always come to me being worried about the degenerative changes in their spine. Here is the good news -- you absolutely don't have to worry about it. "Your spine is fragile" is [...]