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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1RM calculator — does it work?

There are a lot of variables that go into what may be your true 1 rep max. Beyond how much strength you have, psychological factors can go into determining your success at it (more on this later). In this article, we explore Strength Level's 1RM calculator and how you can use it for your own [...]

Can ChatGPT write you an exercise programme for chronic pain?

A couple of weeks ago, I asked ChatGPT to write an exercise programme for my client. I then compared it against what I have planned for the client for the session. As a chiropractor, I can say the result was actually not bad. Out of the five exercises I asked for, three were usable. However, [...]

SQ 1 x Yu Neng Primary School: Introduction to Strength Training

We are super honored to have given a workshop at Yu Neng Primary School just this past week. It was amazing to see that a school has a gym setup available for their staff to use, and even more amazed by the interest the participants had towards strength training. We think this is super important [...]

Must know osteoarthritis research published in January 2023

For those of you who have been following us for a while, you know that we are big on research. Just January alone, 23 research papers in our Facebook group. These papers are also freshly published (i.e., published within the same month) so you know we are 100% up to date with the latest research. […]


The Ultimate Guide To Seeing A Chiropractor (Singapore Edition, 2023)

Most people think seeing a chiropractor in Singapore is a bad idea because you have to keep coming back. What if I told you that that is a lie? We stopped offering chiropractic adjustments because our clients were simply taking too long to get better. Don't get us wrong. Spinal manipulation and soft tissue therapy [...]
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The truth behind a chiropractic adjustment (2023 edition)

With the rise of chiropractic in Singapore, it make sense for us to explore what exactly in chiropractic. Before you start spending thousands of dollars on chiropractic treatment, you have questions and concerns. We hear you. Today, we will try unpack what chiropractic is and if you should be getting your spine cracked. What is [...]

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 [...]