I started this blog to offer evidence-based chiropractic content so people could make informed-decisions about their pain treatment.

It has since grown to include other topics, in over 200 posts, to provide a true biopsychosocial, whole-person approach to helping you find freedom from pain.

I’ll like to thank the support of my readers — all 10,000 of you — who have helped this site grow to become the most read chiropractic/physiotherapy blog in Singapore.

To facilitate your reading experience, I am compiling an essential reading list. If you prefer, you can scroll down to access the blog in reverse chronological order (newest entries first).

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Why working on a fixed project basis ultimately benefits you

The unique difference between us and other chiropractic clinics is that we work on a fixed programme basis. Every case we take on is a unique project that we work with over 12 weeks or 6 months. Some pain patients think that it's no difference from a chiropractic package. However, that is not true as [...]

World Arthritis Day: A case of ankylosing spondylitis

There's a lot of research on therapeutic alliance because the relationship that you have with your healthcare provider can determine the success of your treatment. Research has shown that the relationship you have with your chiropractor can predict the success of your recovery. With this in mind, it's not surprising that a poor working relationship [...]

Your recovery is always not what you expect

Because we don't follow a cookie cutter approach at Square One Active Recovery, what we do with each client is often unique and outside of the client's expectation. We always emphasised that if you want really good results, you must engage in radical change. This is where the unexpectedness lies. Having a working mental approach [...]

We can’t tell your future, but we can make educated predictions

Most pain sufferers want concrete answers in their recovery. Is this going to make my pain go away 100%? Unfortunately, as a chiropractor, I don't have the definite answer to that. We can make predictions about what is most likely to happen but we can't say for sure what exactly will happen. This uncertainty is [...]

Why we use solution-focused coaching in pain management?

Sometime during COVID, I decided to attend the solution-focused coaching training with Debbie Hogan. My main interest was to learn more about effective change, and how we can integrate this into how we work with our clients. Very often we know what is required for us to be healthier. The problem is really is in [...]

Rotator cuff tear? Surgery is not always the best option.

One of the best parts of being an empowerment-based chiropractor is that you are able to see chronic pain sufferers recovery on their own. It's ridiculously powerful because you get to see the shift from "I am so weak" or "I shouldn't have waited for decades before seeking help" to "I can carry groceries by [...]

Why chasing pain relief will get you nowhere for your recovery

The biggest mistake any chronic pain sufferer can make is to try to make their pain go away. Very often, patients will see a chiropractor, osteopath, or TCM practitioner and expect their pain to go away. When their pain does go away upon treatment, they think the treatment works. This is when the problem starts. [...]

Is yoga the ultimate back pain cure?

As a chiropractor, we often get ask if yoga is good for spinal pain. I think because yogi often have great range of motion and spinal flexibility, that is the preconceived idea that they have great spinal health. Unfortunately, this is largely not true. Yoga as a recovery intervention I think it's entirely possible for [...]

If my disc herniations are not causing my pain, then what exactly are you treating?

With chiropractic clinics popping up in every neighbourhood in Singapore, it's clear that chiropractic treatment is getting traction in Singapore. In fact, its popularity has transcend beyond treating the usual low back and neck pain to working with newborn babies. You have been experiencing back pain for a while, been told you have a slipped [...]

Wim Hof in Singapore: Finding peace in a frantic world?

Despite being over 10, 000km away from Poland, we are very privileged to have our own Wim Hof-accredited instructor right here in Singapore. For those who are unfamiliar, Wim Hof is most famous for its ice bath. The purpose is to help practitioners to reconnect to ourselves, to others, and to nature. Who is Wim [...]

The curse of the straight neck aka loss of lordosis

As a chiropractor in Singapore, I work a lot with neck pain patients. The unfortunate truth is that neck aches and soreness are often poorly managed in Singapore and most patients don't get long term relief. You have probably tried various treatments. You may have even seen chiropractors who specialise with neck problems to no [...]

Did you miss out on our ‘How To Get Rid of Endless Pain’ webinar?

As a chiropractor, I focus a lot on education to drive long-term results. As such, we usually do a community project every month. This can be anything from an online webinar to a in-person workshop. We also host social nights and open houses so we can get to you outside of a clinical setting. If […]