Evidence-informed Physiotherapy Clinic in Singapore

We are a premium physiotherapy and sports massage provider committed to delivering superior clinical outcomes.
Our team of physiotherapists have extensive experience and are fully trained graduates from leading universities in Australia and the UK.

Find out more about how we help our patients recover

Meet Our Team

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Ng Hong Kai

Clinic Director and Chief Physiotherapist

  • APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, MACP
  • Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal), Curtin University (Australia)
  • Master of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney (Australia)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sports Science), University of Sydney (Australia)
  • Member of Australian College of Physiotherapists and Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Full registration with Allied Health Professions Council, Singapore, and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • GEMt Advanced Dry Needling Practitioner

Hong Kai has been practising musculoskeletal physiotherapy for more than a decade. He is the first Singaporean to achieve dual credentials as both an APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and a tertiary trained Exercise Scientist. His broad and extensive skillset allows him to create solutions that are simple, effective and tailored to a client’s musculoskeletal needs. His beliefs in continuing education and self improvement led him to complete his Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal), where he had a chance to participate in formal research into knee osteoarthritis under the supervision of world renowned researcher and physiotherapist Prof Peter 0′ Sullivan. 

He has experience treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, with a specific focus on addressing lower back, neck, and knee pain.

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Darren Choo

Principal Sports Massage Therapist

  • Diploma in Pearson BTEC Level 3 Sports Massage
  • Workforce International Skills Certification (WISC) Certified Sports Massage Therapist
  • Movement & Performance Therapy Specialist
  • Trigger Point Therapy 
  • Myofascial Release Therapy 
  • Stretch Therapy 

Being an active practitioner for numerous years, Darren is an expert in treating various musculoskeletal conditions using a variety of techniques including trigger point therapy, clinical dry cupping, myofascial scraping (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation) and PNF stretching.

Darren has experience treating a variety of conditions including shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain, leg pain and neck pain. Darren can perform a relaxing deep tissue massage to relieve general stress and fatigue or focus on treatment of specific areas.

What is an APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

APA Musculoskeletal physiotherapists are highly qualified and have expert knowledge and skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. They undergo a rigorous selection process by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) to ensure and maintain exceptional standards of clinical experience and knowledge. These physiotherapists have demonstrated the advanced knowledge and skills required in their areas of specialty, and are recognised as leaders in their field.

What is an
Exercise Scientist?

Exercise scientists are experts that develop interventions that improve performance, health and fitness, wellbeing, and assist in the prevention of chronic conditions. They are professionals who study the science of physical activity, exercise, and sport. They apply their knowledge to develop and implement interventions for individuals with the goal of better health, fitness, and athletic performance. 

Conditions We Treat

At Benchmark Physio, our experienced physiotherapists specialize in neck pain treatment and create personalized programs to help you achieve optimal recovery. We take into account your unique physical state, pain levels, and goals, and use evidence-based techniques and education to improve your mobility, reduce pain, and prevent future injuries. Our friendly team is dedicated to helping you reach your full potential, and we are accountable for providing you with the highest quality care. Let us help you overcome neck pain and get back to living life to the fullest.

Neck and lower back pain are common ailments that many people experience here in Singapore. Often caused by poor posture, stress, or physical injuries, neck pain can cause stiffness, limited mobility, and headaches, while lower back pain can cause discomfort, muscle spasms, and difficulty moving. Our team of experienced physiotherapists can help alleviate these symptoms through a variety of physiotherapy treatment methods, such as manual therapy, exercise programmes, and correction of postures. Through our tailored approach, we aim to reduce pain, improve mobility, and prevent future injuries.

Shoulder pain can cause discomfort and limited mobility. It can occur due to various factors, such as overuse, physical injuries, or underlying medical conditions. It is also increasingly common among those who are desk-bound and work long hours on their computer. Symptoms of shoulder pain may include stiffness, weakness, and difficulty in performing daily tasks. At our clinic, we offer a range of personalised physiotherapy treatment plans here in Singapore. Treatment may include manual therapy and exercise programmes to reduce inflammation and improve mobility. Our goal is to help our patients regain function and alleviate pain, so they can return to their daily activities pain-free.

Elbow pain can happen from overuse, strain or physical injury. You may feel tenderness, swelling, and stiffness in your elbow, and have difficulty in performing daily tasks. Our team of experienced physiotherapists specialises in treating elbow pain with personalised treatment plans to stretch the muscles and tendons of your elbow to promote flexibility. Strength and mobility can also be improved with elbow strengthening exercises.

Hip pain can occur due to misalignment, weakness or imbalance in the muscles, bones, and nerve structure surrounding the hips. Hip pain can vary greatly for each individual. At our physiotherapy centre in Singapore, we can effectively treat hip pain that may happen from arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, hip fractures, and other injuries. Symptoms of hip pain may include sharp or dull pain, stiffness, limping, and difficulty performing simple tasks such as putting on shoes or climbing stairs. We believe in addressing the underlying cause of the pain rather than only treating the symptoms, and we will work with you on healing and strengthening the muscles around your hips.

Knee pain can affect individuals of any age and can be caused by injury or trauma, strain, or health conditions like arthritis and tendinitis which affects the knee joint. Some common conditions include patellofemoral pain syndrome, meniscus tears, and ligament injuries. Aside from surgery, physiotherapy is a highly effective treatment option for knee pain. Our clinic’s team of physiotherapists here in Singapore are highly trained to provide personalised treatments that will reduce pain, strengthen the area surrounding the knee and improve function.

We understand that ankle and foot pain can significantly impact your daily activities and reduce your overall quality of life, with symptoms like swelling, stiffness, pain when bearing weight, and limited mobility. These symptoms can occur from conditions like sprains, fractures, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tendinitis, and even gout or flat feet. Ankle and foot pain needs to be treated correctly to avoid long-term chronic conditions. After getting a diagnosis, physiotherapy can be performed alongside any necessary medical treatment to strengthen and improve function and flexibility.

Other Services We Provide

As a person recovering from any injuries or surgeries, our home physio service is offered to accommodate the busy schedules of active athletes and individuals in Singapore. This service proves particularly beneficial if you're currently recuperating from surgery, making travel to our clinic a challenge. It's also a valuable option for patients who've undergone lower limb or back operations and are facing limited mobility.

Through our home Physio service, our certified therapists extend the revitalising benefits of physiotherapy directly to your home. This thoughtful approach not only reduces your need for travel but also allows you to focus more on your rehabilitation in the comfort of your own space. Prioritise your well-being with Benchmark Physio's dedicated home physiotherapy service.

Revitalise your musculoskeletal health with Benchmark Physio's Dry Needling Treatment. If persistent muscle or joint pain is hindering your daily life, our evidence-based approach offers a solution that not only targets immediate pain relief but also elevates your overall well-being for a more fulfilled life.

Through Shockwave therapy, our therapists uses a device that is similar to the one used in ultrasound and helps manage pain using waves that stimulate blood flow, accelerate tissue repair, and alleviate pain. 

As an active individual, it is important to maintain good physical health and ensure that your body is in top condition. Here at Benchmark Physio, we offer sports massage treatments that are tailored to meet the needs of athletes and active individuals in Singapore. Sports massage treatments help to improve circulation, reduce muscle soreness, and promote overall relaxation.

Our sports massage treatments are designed to relieve stress and tension held within your muscles. We use various techniques, such as deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy, to target areas of tension in your body. Sports massages are suitable for individuals of all fitness levels — from professional athletes to weekend warriors. Our sports massage treatments can be customised to meet your specific needs, whether you are looking to improve your performance, recover from an injury or prevent injuries. 

At Benchmark Physio, we aim to provide clients with the highest quality of care. Through sports massage treatments, you can achieve optimal physical health and improve your overall wellbeing. Whether you want to improve your athletic performance or simply reduce muscle tension and soreness, our sports massage treatments can help you achieve your goals.

As someone recovering from an injury or surgery, our sports physiotherapists can help get you back on track. We perform thorough assessments to understand your condition and create customised treatment plans to meet your needs. Trust our expertise in sports rehab to help you heal properly and minimise your risk of re-injury.

Don't let injuries or pain prevent you from staying active. Our online telehealth physiotherapy provides convenient access to specialised care and customised treatment plans without leaving your home. Our experienced physiotherapists use secure video calls to assess your condition, guide exercises virtually, and create recovery programs tailored to your needs. 

As someone recovering from surgery, our physiotherapists can help get you back on your feet. We perform thorough assessments to understand your condition and create bespoke treatment plans to meet your needs. Trust our expertise in post-operative rehab to help you heal properly and minimise your risk of complications or re-injury. Let us guide you through each stage of your recovery so you can regain strength and function.

Why choose Benchmark Physio to support you in your journey to recovery?

Experienced and Qualified Physiotherapists

Benchmark Physio employs a team of highly qualified and experienced physiotherapists in Singapore who are skilled in treating a wide range of injuries and conditions. We use evidence-based techniques and the latest technology to provide personalised treatment plans that are tailored to each patient's unique needs.

Comprehensive Services

Our physiotherapy centre offers a wide range of services in Singapore, these include manual therapy, exercise prescription, and sports massage. We also provide education on injury prevention, management, and rehabilitation, helping patients to take control of their health and wellbeing.

Patient-Centred Approach

At our clinic, the focus is always on the patient. The team takes the time to listen to each patient's concerns and goals, and work collaboratively to develop a physiotherapy treatment plan that is realistic and achievable. We are committed to providing compassionate care and support to help patients achieve their optimal health outcomes.

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Our Corporate Partners

Benchmark Physio is proudly partnered with some of the leading companies in Singapore to provide quality physiotherapy care. Our valued corporate partners include:

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Our Insurance Partners

We understand the importance of a seamless experience when it comes to managing your health expenses. As a preferred partner in Singapore, we offer Direct Billing (cashless) services with some of Singapore’s leading health insurance companies.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Physiotherapy Services in Singapore

The cost of physiotherapy can vary depending on several factors, including the type of treatment required, the length and the frequency of the sessions. 

If you're considering physiotherapy treatment at Benchmark Physio, we encourage you to seek consultation with our team to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your condition. It's also important to note that the cost of physiotherapy can vary depending on several factors, including the type of treatment required, the length and frequency of sessions, and your insurance coverage or medical benefits.

We recommend that you check with your insurance provider to see if you have coverage for physiotherapy. Additionally, we invite you to visit our fees page  to view our costs and learn more about the range of services we offer.

Overall, we believe that investing in your health and wellbeing through physiotherapy is a worthwhile decision. Please don't hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation or to inquire about our services and pricing.

The decision to see a chiropractor or a physiotherapist depends on several factors, including the type of injury or condition you have, your personal preferences, and the treatment options available. Both chiropractic treatment and physiotherapy can provide effective benefits for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, but there are some key differences between the two.

Chiropractors typically focus on the spine and the nervous system, using spinal adjustments and manipulations to improve joint mobility, alleviate pain, and restore normal function. They may also use other techniques such as soft tissue therapy, exercise prescription, and lifestyle advice.

Physiotherapists, on the other hand, take a more holistic approach to treatment, using a range of techniques to improve mobility, strength, and function. Physiotherapy may include manual therapy techniques, exercise prescription, electrotherapy, and other modalities to treat a variety of conditions, including sports injuries and chronic pain.

Ultimately, the choice between a chiropractic treatment and a physiotherapy will depend on your individual needs and preferences. It's important to do your research, ask questions, and consider the options available to you before making a decision. In some cases, you may benefit from seeing both a chiropractor and a physiotherapist, as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Physiotherapy can be covered by insurance in Singapore in some instances. However, whether you’re covered and the level of coverage can vary depending on the insurance provider and the type of policy you have. 

Before starting on a physiotherapy regime, you can check with your insurance provider to see if you have coverage. Some insurance plans offer comprehensive coverage for physiotherapy, while others may only cover a portion of the cost or have a cap on the number of sessions that are covered. You may need to provide a referral from a doctor or specialist, and you may also need to meet certain eligibility requirements in order to receive coverage.

Yes, physiotherapy can be worth the money for many people, especially for those who are dealing with injuries or conditions that affect their mobility, function, and quality of life. Physiotherapy can help to reduce pain, improve flexibility and strength, prevent further injury, and restore normal function to the body.

The cost of physiotherapy in Singapore can vary depending on several factors, like the type of treatment required, and the length and frequency of the sessions. However, many people find that the benefits of physiotherapy far outweigh the costs, especially when it comes to improving their overall health and wellbeing.

It's also worth considering the long-term benefits of physiotherapy. By addressing the root cause of an injury or condition and providing ongoing support and treatment, physiotherapy can help to prevent future problems and improve overall health outcomes over time.

At Benchmark Physio, you will work with a qualified and experienced physiotherapist to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals.

At your first physiotherapy appointment in Singapore, you can expect a thorough assessment of your condition and a discussion of your symptoms, medical history, and goals for treatment. The exact details of your visit may vary depending on the clinic and the type of condition you have, but here at Benchmark Physio, you can expect the following:

1. Medical history and assessment: Benchmark Physio's physiotherapist will likely ask you about your medical history, including any previous injuries or conditions, as well as your current symptoms and any medications you are taking. They may also conduct a physical examination to assess your range of motion, strength, and flexibility.

2. Diagnosis and treatment plan: Based on the information gathered during your assessment, your physiotherapist will develop a diagnosis and treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals. This may include a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription, and other modalities.

3. Education and advice: You may be provided with education and advice on how to manage your symptoms and prevent further injury. This may include information on posture, ergonomics, and lifestyle modifications.

4. Follow-up appointments: Depending on the severity of your condition and treatment goals, Benchmark Physio's physiotherapists may recommend follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. 

Your first physiotherapy appointment is an important step in your journey towards recovery and improved function. By working with a qualified and experienced physiotherapist, you can receive the support and guidance you need to achieve your goals and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Start your journey of recovery today.