Jordan Cave

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Qualifications & Achievements:
Bachelor of Exercise Science (Griffith University, Australia)
Doctor of Physiotherapy (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Full Registration – Physiotherapist (Allied Health Professions Council, Singapore)
Full Registration – Physiotherapist (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency)
APPI Pilates – Level 1 Qualification (Australia)

Core Skills:
Sports physiotherapy, knee, shoulder, ankle, hip, groin

Jordan started his physiotherapy career immediately after completion of his studies. Coming from a background in Rugby, swimming, and resistance training Jordan followed his passion of sports into the Physiotherapy world. He is passionate about getting his patients back to want they love – whether that be sport, work, or hobbies.

He has proven experience with diverse groups and organisations:

  • Sports Medicine 2IC – Australian University Games (2009)
  • Club Physiotherapist – Heidelberg Australian Football Club
  • Club Physiotherapist – Phnom Penh Crown Football Club
  • Board Member – Phumyoeung Community Development Organization
Jordan is a believer in lifelong learning and empowering his patients. His philosophy of treatment is to lead and coach his patients through education to give his patients control of their injuries. When not in the clinic you can find Jordan cooking, chasing Durian, running, in the gym, or enjoying Singapore’s finest coffee.

Sophie Doyle

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Qualification:
BSc (First Class Hons) Physiotherapy, University College Dublin (2012)

Core Skills:
Physiotherapy (orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, sports rehabilitation)

Relevant Postgraduate Courses:
Advanced sports taping
Kinetic link training
Brian Mulligan’s Concepts for Lower Quadrant
Lumbopelvic stability
Management of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
Chronic pain management

Senior physiotherapist, Sophie, graduated with a first class honors degree in physiotherapy from University College Dublin, in 2012.

Following graduation, Sophie emigrated to Singapore and spent three years working in government hospitals (Alexandra Hospital and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital). Here, she specialised in orthopedics; managing a complex caseload of post-operative conditions. Sophie also undertook amputee rehabilitation courses during this time, and headed the lower limb amputee rehabilitation service.

Sophie’s keen interest in musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation led her to take on a role at another private physiotherapy clinic in Singapore for 2 years, before joining Urban Rehab. Here, she fine-tuned her clinical skills through advanced physiotherapy courses and exposure to a wide variety of conditions at the clinic.

Sophie is a firm believer in the need for comprehensive examination into movement impairments and the need to target the source of the problem, rather than simply treating the resultant complaints. She is passionate about functional exercise rehabilitation and getting her clients moving!

Sophie is a fitness junkie herself. She is always eager to explore new forms of exercise, which she then carries over into the arena of rehabilitation. Currently, she is enjoying CrossFit – a form of high-intensity functional exercise that incorporates elements from several sports eg. Gymnastics, weightlifting. She hopes to undertake a CrossFit trainer course in the future to further help in her clients rehabilitation.

Mary Sidhom

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Qualifications:
  • BSC Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Australia (Melbourne), 2006
  • BSC Occupational Therapy, La Trobe University, Australia (Melbourne), 2001
  • APHRA registered
  • AHPC certified
Areas of Interest:
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation (acute and chronic)
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Clinical Pilates (DMA level 1-4 trained)
  • Ante-natal and post-natal rehabilitation
  • Injury prevention and pain management
Since completion of studies Mary has worked in a variety of settings such as large acute teaching hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practice, trauma units, obstetrics and oncology wards. This has enabled Mary to treat and rehabilitate patients at different stages of recovery and gain a broad understanding of holistic patient care utilizing the most updated evidence of practice.

Over the years of practice and with ongoing education Mary is able to thoroughly assess, analyze, treat and educate patients tailoring the treatments specifically to their needs.

Some of the commonly seen conditions that Mary treats include:
  • Acute & chronic back pain
  • Neck pain & whiplash injuries
  • ACL & acute knee injuries
  • Ankle sprains
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Management of ante-natal & post-natal related aches & pains and strengthening exercises
Treatment with Mary will generally consist of hands on manual therapy as well as customizing a program to empower patients to full recovery.

Mary enjoys travelling, she was fortunate enough to work in Australia, Shanghai and Singapore. These opportunities have enabled to Mary to work with many prominent surgeons and health professionals. She has been able to build rapport and values her patients, appreciating individuals’ expectations and cultural differences.

Mary believes in treating patients with the highest level of care, empowering them with knowledge. Her goal is to work together with patients providing the best possible recovery outcomes. She loves travelling, reading, focusing on healthy living and precious time with her family.

Lisa Gold

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Since graduating from the University of Nottingham (UK) Lisa has gained extensive experience in the fields of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation working in clinics and hospitals in both the UK and Singapore. Lisa has continued to progress her clinical knowledge as a post-graduate supplementing her skills with qualifications in sports massage, spinal and peripheral manual therapy (Lisa is a certified mulligan practitioner), dry needling, Pilates and pre- & postnatal coaching.

Having experienced a number of sports related injuries herself, Lisa’s main passion lies in helping patients return to their activities as quickly as possible, while ensuring their rehabilitation provides long term solutions that will minimize their risk of future injury. She strongly believes in a holistic, evidence based approach and enjoys working with her patients to provide rehabilitation through hands-on techniques and prescriptive exercise therapy.

Jacky Goh

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Career Profile:

Jacky has many years of dedicated experience in treating musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. He has expertise in the formulation and execution of varied therapy programs and performing patient assessment.

Strengths:
  • Sound knowledge of human anatomy and internal body structures
  • Knowledge of manual therapy, electrotherapy, dry needling, clinical Pilates
  • Extensive knowledge of the techniques of improving body movements, restoring mobility, and strengthening muscles
  • Loves treating neck and lower back conditions
  • Experience in rehabilitating post-operative patients
  • Ability to build good relationship with patients from diverse backgrounds

Ee Laine Lee

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Qualifications & Achievements:
Bach of Physiotherapy, University of South Australia
AHPC registered (Singapore), AHPRA registered (Australia)
Manual Handling in Aged Care (Australia)
Kinesio Taping
Neurokinetic Therapy

Core skills:
Musculoskeletal rehab
Post-surgical rehab
Neck and back pain management
Pre and Post-operative/hospitalisation reconditioning and strengthening for the elderly
Falls prevention program for the elderly
Home Safety Assessment for the elderly

After graduating in December 2003, Ee Laine worked in a South Australian government organisation for 7 years, providing physiotherapy to various arms within the community, including home therapy, day therapy centres and rehabilitation centres. She moved to Singapore in late 2010, and joined Mobility Clinic Pte Ltd for a couple of years, providing home-based therapy to elderly clients.

Currently, Ee Laine works part time in our clinic at The Metropolis, Buona Vista. She uses neurokinetic therapy protocol to specifically assess and treat muscle imbalances, restoring pain-free movement. Combining manual skills along with exercises, she teaches people how to manage their own pain and return to the activities they enjoy. Outside work, she enjoys running and has attended running events locally. She is able to help anyone overcome their running injuries, or running-related sports injuries.

Upon request, she also provides home physiotherapy to clients with mainly musculoskeletal conditions, who for whatever reasons are unable to travel to a clinic, for example, someone undergoing a total knee/hip replacement and is temporarily immobile. For the elderly population who are house-bound, she is able to provide care-giver’s training on transfers and manual handling techniques, provide advice on rehab equipment, home modification needs, and prescribe a balance and strengthening program to maintain function and prevent falls.

Emily Lim

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Qualifications & Achievements:
BSc (Honors) Trinity College of Dublin (2015)
Diploma in Physiotherapy (Nanyang Polytechnic)
Diploma in Special Needs Education (NTU/NIE)
State Registered Staff Nurse (Singapore Nursing Board)

Core Skills:
Physiotherapy (Orthopedics, Sports, Spine),Taping

Emily began her physiotherapy career after having worked as a special needs educator for 7 years. She decided to do the career switch as she saw how physiotherapy improved and changed the lives of special children whom she was working with. Since then she has never looked back and has also worked with both special needs and national athletes at various prominent meets like:
  • Singapore Olympics World Summer Games (Athens) 2011
  • SEA Games (Palembang) 2011
  • World Junior Championship (Sri Lanka) 2012
  • SEA Games (Singapore) 2015 National Track & Field Physiotherapy coverage
  • Special Olympics world summer games LA 2015
  • Healthy Athletes Clinical Director (Singapore)
Emily is passionate about human movement and believes that movement is the best medicine for all. Being a long distance runner and short course triathlete, and a volunteer running coach with Singapore Special Olympics, she works the talk of being active and is the best person to empathize with the patients whom she treats. Running:
  • Singapore National Games 400m Relay Masters 1st
  • Singapore National Games Road Run 4th 2015
  • Nike Goddess Masters 1st 2011
  • Northface Trail Run 2012 6th

Jacob Praveen

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Qualifications & Achievements:
Masters of Physiotherapy (Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy), New Zealand
Post Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Manipulative Physiotherapy), New Zealand
DMA Clinical Pilates, Australia
Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Care, India
Bachelor of Physiotherapy, India
AHPC Supervisor
AHPC Registered, Singapore
MIAP, India

Core Skills:
Physiotherapy (Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal, Sports, Spine), Taping, Clinical Pilates, Manipulation, Mobilisation, Muscle Energy Technique, Positional Release Technique, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment, Mulligans Concept, Biomechanical analysis, Exercise prescription, Physiotherapy Education, Wellness Instructor.

Practice Location: Orchard Road & Robinson Road (CBD)

Making a difference is what motivates Jacob each day to perform his duties as a Physiotherapist. Jacob, whose core specialisation is Manipulative Physiotherapy attained his Post Graduate Diploma from University of Otago. He also proceeded to complete his Masters in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy from the same University. He has 13 years of experience in physiotherapy practice and holds strong interest in assessing and managing musculoskeletal conditions, spinal pain (back pain, neck pain, sacroiliac joint pain and pelvic girdle pain) and sports related injuries.

Jacob has always kept himself abreast with learning different musculoskeletal skills such as Mckenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), Mulligan’s concept taught by Dr Mulligan himself, DMA clinical pilates taught by Dr Craig Philips, Muscle Energy Technique, Positional Release Technique, Exercise prescription, Shock wave and Chronic pain taught by Dr Lorimer Mosely.

Jacob has been working in urban-rehab for the last 3 years. He enjoys working with patients with various musculoskeletal disorders. He practises holistically with his attained knowledge, skill and reasoning in treating his clients which helps them to recover to the fullest and fastest. He connects with several orthopaedic specialists and pain specialists to expedite rehabilitation process. He loves organising continuous professional development (CPD) educational talks to the physiotherapists, sports trainers and strength and conditioning therapists. Prior to private practice, Jacob worked in Changi General Hospital for 6 years as a Senior Physiotherapist. His work involved assessing, diagnosing and treating patients with various bone, muscle and joint conditions. He also worked closely with the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department to treat all kinds of acute musculoskeletal conditions (acute back strain, ligamentous sprains, muscle strains, discogenic back pain, acute neuropathic pain). Working in A&E, challenged him to assess, diagnose and help patients alleviate their pain and improve functions within short span of time.

Jacob also works as a Clinical Lecturer/Instructor at School of Physiotherapy, Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) instructing, teaching and guiding physiotherapy students to excel in clinical knowledge, skills and practice. He is also a supervisor for Allied Health Professional Council – Singapore, administering regulatory framework in bringing up competent physiotherapist and leading them to attain full practicing licence and registration from Allied Health Professions Council, Singapore.

Jacob has presented and published various research studies in National and International conferences such as:
  • “Is manipulation effective in the treatment of sacroiliac joint pain and function? A systematic review” at the World Congress of Physical Therapy (2015) in Singapore. Access at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.2158
  • Efficacy of hydrotherapy exercise versus land exercises for post-operative lumbar spine at the World Congress of Physical Therapy (2015) in Singapore. Access at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.2081
  • Determining the level of evidence for the effectiveness of spinal manipulation in upper limb pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Manual Therapy (2015). Access at DOI:10.1016/j.math.2014.11.004
  • Neck pain in CGH in Singapore Proceedings (2014). Access at https://doi.org/10.1177/201010581402300306
  • Return to run: Lateral ankle sprain with sural nerve involvement – A case study in Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy (2014). Access at http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijpot&volume=8&issue=4&article=030
  • Case report on return to work: Efficacy of mobilisation and manipulation in a patient with lumbar zygoapophyseal joint lock at MUCH International conference (2009) Malaysia.
  • Is manipulation effective in the treatment of acute low back pain – A systematic review at Annual Scientific Meeting (2009) in Changi General Hospital, Singapore.
  • Constraint induced movement therapy – A descriptive study at PHYSIOFEST, South Indian conference (2006), India.
  • McKenzie’s approach a main play in treating low back pain at SIRPAM, South Indian Conference (2004), India.

He also has given public talks in creating awareness on spinal health at National University of Singapore, FEDex, Fullerton group, Prudential, PROFIT and also in various private firms. He also conducted workshop on various manual therapy techniques to colleagues and taping (rigid and rock tape) workshops for students at Nan Yang Junior College, Singapore.

Jacob has been the recipient of various awards such as:
  • Singhealth Gold Award in 2011
  • Singhealth Silver Award in 2010
  • Best Service Award in 2009 at CGH

He has provided physiotherapy coverage for various National and International sports and games like Youth Olympic Games in 2010, Asian Youth Games in 2009, Nan Ling badminton tournaments in 2013 and in various sporting activities.

Contact Jacob directly at jacob@urban-rehab.org