Experiencing Knee Pain Conditions? Physiotherapy for Knee Pain Injuries

27 October 2020

Knee Pain Causes: You’re not alone

Are you experiencing Knee Pain? Knee pain is a common complaint and affects roughly 27% of all adults. It is not unusual that numerous people experience similar knee pains that affect their daily life. Over usage of the knee such as Hiking uphill, Cycling, Jumping or Running often may lead to deterioration of the knee cartilage, resulting in knee pain.

The knee is one of the most used joints that we use on a daily basis. The knee is important for us to function in our daily lives and therefore is important to treat any symptoms before the pain get worse. If you do experience knee pain, it is important to seek treatment or further advice from a certified doctor or physiotherapist before the issue deteriorates.

Physiotherapy for Knee Pain

Get Better and Stay Better.

Effective Physiotherapy for Knee Pain Relief – Sports Injury

Common Conditions and Causes of Knee Pain

  • Trochanteric Bursitis is caused by the inflammation of your bursa
  • Knee Osteoarthritis is commonly known as wear-and-tear arthritis
  • ACL Injury is a tear or sprains  of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear or ACL tear
  • Fractures/ Knee Joint Pain
  • A torn meniscus is a tear in the cartilage of the knee. 
  • Swollen Knee or Knee bursitis is inflammation or irritation of one or more of the bursae in your knee.
  • Jumper’s knee, also known as Patellar tendinitis 
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome  (ITB) or (ITBS) is the most common cause of lateral knee pain (Runners Knee)

What is Knee Pain Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is the treatment of injury, disease, and disorders through physical methods such as exercises, massage therapy, and other treatments. Physiotherapy does not include any medication or surgery to help alleviate patient issues but is able to refer you to a specialist if necessary.

A physiotherapist is able to alleviate these pains through a plethora of treatment techniques to restore, maintain, and help prevent impediments towards the patient’s mobility, function, and well-being.

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Physiotherapy Treatment helps resolve knee pain injury.

How can Physiotherapy help with Knee Pain?

Having knee pain that lasts for more than a few weeks can be a hindrance to your daily activity. Some activities as simple as walking up the stairs can be a daily pain. Apart from the physical toll on your body, living in constant pain can also impact your mental wellbeing negatively. A physiotherapist will be able to accurately diagnose the root cause of your knee pain, relieve the immediate issues and come up with a treatment plan to ensure that the pain does not recur. This will ensure that you will be able to get back to normal functioning levels as quickly as possible.

Why Choose Us?

Established in 2003, we are the largest private physiotherapy group in Singapore. At Core Concepts, our team of multi-speciality certified physiotherapists together with sports massage therapists, functional trainers and pilates instructors work together to provide a holistic rehabilitation journey for our clients.

We’re firm believers in ‘The Thinking Physiotherapist’. Our first step, in any case, is to determine the cause of the problem and unlock and resolve the multiple layers of pain you feel. Instead of simply temporarily relieving your pain symptoms, we aim to fix the underlying cause. From there, we work to ensure that your pain doesn’t return by making sure that your body is better, stronger and more functional to prevent a recurrence of your problem.

At Core Concepts Singapore, we’re committed to helping you Get Better and Stay Better.

Testimonials

I have been referred to core concepts by my orthopaedics doctor due to my cartilage damage on right knee. After getting some physiotherapy sessions here, my knee feels alright again!It is such a blessed to have an excellent care right from the front offices to the therapists especially for Louis and Shane.Thank you for taking such a good care for me!Good wishes for all of you!
Shindie Aprilia
Shindie Aprilia
03:30 14 Oct 21
I had a knee pain due to excessive walking. Visited Core Concepts and they very quickly and correctly identified the issue, as IlIotibial band syndrome. Solutions, both short and long term are very effective and worked for me. Thank you!
MY Kee
MY Kee
09:20 28 Feb 20
I initially reached out to Core Concepts after struggling with some issues with my knee and my shoulder. After a thorough diagnosis with Xu Weije, it turns out it was nothing too serious and was easily fixable with some frequent stretching and exercises. He also referred me to Jessie, a senior massage therapist who also took great care of me and gave me some specific areas of focus when it came to how I can take better care of myself daily which has been a huge help! After still struggling with some niggling pains, I worked with Carmelle and learnt a lot about body posture and was given a whole host of exercises I can work on. The team are extremely professional, incredibly attentive and am sad that I will be leaving them behind in Singapore.
Donna Al-Bu-Saidi
Donna Al-Bu-Saidi
03:24 09 Jul 21
I am working with Yiren on my knee after my ACL/MCL reconstruction and recovery has been good! He does a thorough job to assess my progress each session and challenges me to push myself to get to various milestones. He's extremely friendly and helpful despite my many questions. Thanks!
Yingling Huang
Yingling Huang
14:55 05 Jul 17
Brought my dad to a doctor as he was experiencing an acute pain on his left knee due to a fall, however, the doctor couldn't ascertain what kind of injury he had after an X-ray and proposed my dad for an MRI scan instead. Displeased, we rejected further doctor consultation and went to Coreconcepts to visit a physiotherapist. At Coreconcepts, my dad was aided by physiotherapist, Yiren, who assessed my dad's issues. Immediately, he concluded that my dad had meniscus injury and carried out the specific therapy for him. Within 2 weeks, my dad had a significant physical improvement and he was able to walk conformably without any pain. By the 4th week, my dad was almost fully recovered and Yiren also subscribed some exercises for my dad to strengthen his legs. We were very gratified by the exemplary service and effort that Yiren had put in to help my dad recover from his injury. This place is highly recommended! Do look for Yiren if you have any doubts!
Harry Tanujaya
Harry Tanujaya
04:51 26 Aug 21
I had a pleasant experience with the people working in this centre. They were caring and very passionate about their work. I had knee problem and they helped throughout my injury. They were always there to support and help me. Now I feel better and it’s all thanks to them! Carmelle Hayag, Xu Weijie and Jessie Yee were the people in charge of my recovery and they were absolutely amazing. Amazing experience with this group.
Abril Sarmiento Ortega
Abril Sarmiento Ortega
04:29 05 Jul 21
Very friendly and professional physiotherapist as well as receptionists within the clinic. Dr. Issac Wong is easy to approach and came up with alternative ways for me to strengthen my weak thigh muscles and it really helped in reducing my knee pain! Thanks 🙂
Sam Costanza
Sam Costanza
06:06 25 May 17
My physiotherapist Yiren is very patient and encouraging from the start. He communicates very well about my problem and how he is guiding me to strengthen the right muscles. I was also directed to Sufian who helped me to target stretching and strengthening exercises. He makes the exercise sessions fun and engaging. I am grateful that my right knee has improved tremendously and I got discharged today. Thanks Yiren and Sufian, and to all the helpful service staff at Core Concepts.
Joelyn Ong
Joelyn Ong
07:50 18 Mar 20
I have been experiencing knee pains lately especially walking up and down the stairs. The pain was so bad that I was very concern. I chanced upon CoreConcept on FB and book an appointment with them at Camden Medical Centre. My therapist was Ken Liew, he is very professional and knowledgeable. He did a thorough job to assess my condition. To my surprise I felt immediate relieved on my knee after the first session with him! Amazing! Looking forward to my next session. 😊
Sandy Toh
Sandy Toh
07:10 12 Dec 17
Samuel and Li Hoon has been taking care of me well.My knee is feeling much better now. Thank you:-)
Hermine Chan
Hermine Chan
07:10 18 Dec 19
Everyone at this place, from the receptionist to the physiotherapists, are welcoming, caring and professional. Weijie is a great physio who identified and corrected issues expertly and Carmelle then took over to aid my knee rehab with great diligence. Highly recommend.
Sagar Epili
Sagar Epili
21:58 25 Aug 21
I did my rehabilitative physio at core concepts (raffle quay) following ACL reconstructive surgery on my knee. I would highly recommend the team at core concepts. They are all very professional, knowledgeable and caring. Special mention to my main physio, Yiru and my functional trainer Carmelle with whom I spent most time. But the whole team looked after me and made me feel like one of the core concepts family!
Connor Sexton
Connor Sexton
03:18 28 May 21
Very friendly and professional physiotherapist as well as receptionists within the clinic. Dr. Issac Wong is easy to approach and came up with alternative ways for me to strengthen my weak thigh muscles and it really helped in reducing my knee pain! Thanks 🙂
Sam
Sam
06:06 25 May 17
After many different physio and massage sessions in different places, my experience with the core concepts team has been the best. I started seeing them for sports massage, and now for my knee rehab. The level of care and attention makes me want to do more for myself. Isn't this most important when one tend to slack off with the prescribed exercises?
YitKoon Gan
YitKoon Gan
02:05 10 Jun 17
We have just completed about a 9-month physio treatment with Chye Tuan and Li Hoong. My athlete (mainly basketball and waterpolo) son was pretty severely injured at nearly every major joint (knees, shoulders, hips, wrists, elbows, etc.) - the type of injury you read about in the paper where the kid pushes himself too hard and then ends up getting injured and not being able to play sports ever again. We went to orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, multiple physical therapists, got MRIs, etc. - and it turned out to be really severe overuse - something that would not go away with a quick fix, surgery, medicine or month off. He kept getting re-injured, and meanwhile his entire body was in so much pain that he had to be pushed up the stairs or out of the car. He stooped over in pain. We decided that my son's health was too important to try to cut corners and went with Core Concepts because our rheumatologist said that they were a substantial cut above everyone else, very experienced and if we were serious about trying to salvage my son's athletic future, she would only recommend them. So we just finished a 9 month treatment with Core Concepts.I started out skeptical. However, immediately, during my first visit, I was impressed by how much Chye Tuan seemed to understand the nuances of being an athlete, the parts of the body used for different sports, how different movements translate into different types of health issues, etc. I appreciated that he really tried to understand my son's entire history and all of his issues - so what we did was completely customised to help him get better. It was not cookie cutter at all.Both Chye and Li Hoong "got" my son's competitive personality and his conflict and frustration with being injured repeatedly, wanting to play, and also wanting to heal for the long term. Both he and Li Hoong worked hard to re-build my son's strength and confidence in himself so that when he goes back into sports full time, he will know how to excel without re-injuring himself. Both Chye and Li Hoong build confidence and are personable as well. Obviously, a recuperation health effort such as this requires a lot of patience and an investment of time and money. In our case, we decided that this was the top priority for my son's physical and mental health - and we needed to get the best help we could.
Natalie Tarnopolsky
Natalie Tarnopolsky
20:43 01 Apr 21
Before I came here, I was told that I need a knee surgery, but the doctor Samuel gave me a lot of hope to avoid that and working with Heng Li; I have made A LOT OF PROGRESS strengthening my knee, legs and upper body and it looks like I’ll be soon back to my working out routine at the gym!!!They both are very professional and they have been taking amazing care of me!!I highly recommend them and I also want to mention that the two ladies at the reception are really kind and helpful with every appointment and insurance matters!If you want to improve with a quality team, you should definitely come here to Core Concepts!
Yulia Fernández Marcos
Yulia Fernández Marcos
06:35 13 Mar 20

What to expect during your first physiotherapy appointment?

During your first session, your physiotherapist will find out more about your knee pain and perform an assessment to accurately diagnose the cause of your knee pain. After determining the cause of your knee pain, your physiotherapist will help to relieve the pain and come up with a treatment plan that best suits your lifestyle and treatment goals. Our objective is to resolve the root cause of your pain so as to prevent a recurrence of the problem. 

You do not require a doctor’s referral to make an appointment with us. No x-rays are required as well, but if you have had one done – feel free to bring them along for your appointment. We provide a comfortable change of clothes at our clinics as well for those of you who may be coming from work.

Your first session will be 45 minutes long, subsequent sessions will be 30 minutes long. The number of sessions required depends on your condition and treatment goals which would be discussed with your physiotherapist during your initial consultation. Each session is $135 (before GST) and you are able to claim the cost from your insurance provider if your coverage includes physiotherapy treatment. Do contact your insurance provider for further details as each individual’s coverage differs.