Derek is the founder and Principal Physiotherapist of PhysioX. He graduated with First-Class Honours from University of Queensland, Australia under the SingHealth Scholarship programme. He spent 6 years at the busiest hospital in Singapore, the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) where he cared for patients in the Rehabilitation Unit, the Burns and Plastics Unit, and in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Derek specialises in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and has a special interest in treating patients with hip, knee and ankle injuries. He is a firm believer in education, never being satisfied with status quo, he constantly upgrades his skills by attending courses around the world.
In his time at SGH, he has presented his work at various meetings such as the 40th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, the 2017 SingHealth-Duke-NUS Surgical and Anaesthesia Congress and the 2017 Team Excellence Innovation and Quality Circles Assessment. His team was awarded Gold for his work in reducing the length of stay post total hip replacement via the direct anterior approach.
Derek constantly evaluates ways of innovating for better patient care. He was part of the winning team at the inaugural 2017 SingHealth Hackathon with a game-based application which aims to aid in the rehabilitation of patients post total knee replacement. He also had the opportunity to partner various adult reconstruction surgeons to develop the Osteoarthritis Mobile Application and spearheaded the protocol for early ambulation of Total Hip Replacement via the Direct Anterior Approach. (this was strongly covered in various media outlets).
Derek has also given various ergonomic and manual handling consultancy talks at various organisations. They would include AMGEN Manufacturing, Meiden Singapore, KONE Elevators and the Singapore Institute of Technology. He was also part of the team that provided physiotherapy coverage in the 2016 ASEAN Paralympics Game held in Singapore.
He is a father to three beautiful kids and a husband to a supportive wife. In his free time, he enjoys a good swim, cycle and taking his camera out for a shoot. Derek finds joy partnering in his patients' recovery as they achieve their functional goals.
Esther has a Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy (Manipulative Therapy) from Curtin University and earned her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne. She is Kinesiotape trained.
Esther has more than 12 years of experience as a Physiotherapist. Gaining valuable experience working in both KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and the most established hospital in Singapore, the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). In her earlier years as a Physiotherapist, she rotated between various inpatient and outpatient settings ranging from orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, medical to geriatric units. She has accumulated experience working in the musculoskeletal outpatient setting for more than 8 years.
Esther specialises in treating patients with shoulder injuries. She believes in a collaborative and holistic approach with every patient to help them achieve their individual goals.
In her free time, she hangs out with her three boys and enjoys her regular jog, HIIT and yoga workouts. She loves a good cup of coffee and an occasional baking session.
You can find Esther at our Orchard clinic.
Jansen is our Principal Physiotherapist who has a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy as well as a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Curtin University, Australia. Jansen is also the Head Physiotherapist of Netball Singapore National Team.
He started his Physiotherapy career in the most established hospital in Singapore, the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). He has accumulated more than 6 years of experience, rotating through various settings such as the burns, geriatric, musculoskeletal units. His experience has set him up well to be holistic in the management of the patients under his care.
Jansen specialises in treating patients with sports and musculoskeletal injuries. His passion and interest in sports injuries sees him working widely and extensively with a variety of sports and sports injuries from a varied sporting population, ranging from the weekend warrior to the elite Olympian.
He strongly believes in a bio-psycho-social approach with every patient - addressing not only the biomechanical problems but also the psychological and social aspects surrounding an individual. He uses a combination of manual therapy techniques and tailored exercise programs to ensure that each individual achieves the best possible outcome. ⠀⠀ Outside of the clinic, Jansen spends his free time playing badminton, squash, ultimate frisbee, soccer and going to the gym. He also serves actively with youths in his local church community.
You can find Jansen at our Orchard clinic.
Sin Thien has a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from Curtin University, Perth, Australia. She is also a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP).
She has over 9 years of experience as a Physiotherapist working in both Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and SingHealth Polyclinics. In her extensive years of training, she was rotated through many inpatient and outpatient settings ranging from Orthopaedics, Geriatrics, Oncology to Musculoskeletal units.
With her expansive knowledge in Physiotherapy and passion for education, Sin Thien was also appointed as a SingHealth Associate in education as she undertook the challenge in nurturing young budding Physiotherapists.
When it comes to patient care, Sin Thien believes in the active participation of her patients in providing holistic care. Instead of merely alleviating pain, she aims to educate her patients to understand the source of their pain.
In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, spinning, baking and gardening. You can find Sin Thien at our Paya Lebar clinic.