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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Stop doubting exercise. It works for chronic pain!

As a chiropractor, we know for decades (yes, decades) that exercise works well for chronic pain. Since the 1990s, research is able to show that exercise is an effective treatment. If we were to dig back further, exercise has been part of chiropractic since over a hundred years ago. So in that sense, exercise, really [...]
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Dear pain patients, high-value care is not in being touched

A lot of people are shocked by how much we charge for our consultation and recovery programmes. They think it's staggering out of proportion compared to other chiropractors in Singapore. These comparisons are often based on how much we charge versus how much our competitors charge per session, without considering the true value that we [...]
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Stay healthy with Apple watch: Do wearable activity trackers work?

We know increasing physical activity is no easy feat. In our blog post earlier this week, we highlighted that only 10% of healthy-weight children in United States meet guideline recommendations for exercise, sleep, and screen-time. To some extent, we live unhealthily since we were kids! Picking up a new health behaviour is a complex change [...]
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Science is always growing. New science debunks serotonin-hypothesis of depression.

Part of problem with being an evidence-based chiropractor is that you gotta repeatedly keep up with research. Sometimes new research challenges our existing knowledge base, and this is particularly problematic because it means our clinical practice would have to change. Today, we are going to talk about depression. Yes, you are right in that depression […]

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It all starts from when you are young!

As a chiropractor, I work with people living with chronic pain. In many cases, chronic pain patients will blame specific injuries or "bad" posture or muscle imbalance as the cause of their pain. While these "causes" of pain may make sense to us, studies show that they poorly correlate with pain experiences. In other words, [...]
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Knee Osteoarthritis: Is walking good for my knees?

As a chiropractor that works with both chronic knee pain and functional movement training, I often hear people saying that walking or running is bad for their knee joints. The (false) belief often stem from the wear and tear narrative, where the use of your joints is assumed to cause degeneration and can lead to [...]
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Low back pain? Use less muscle; not more.

When it comes to low back pain, some pain sufferers feel like they are not using their core or their trunk muscles properly. There is the idea that if they were to activate their core muscles more, their low back will hurt less. In fact, if you are a regular at pilates or weight training [...]
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Navigating tendon pain. No, there is no true inflammation in your joints!

We absolutely love working with tendon pain because it challenges so many of current beliefs on what recovery should be like. One of the advices that are often given, even by healthcare professionals, is to rest and to take it easy. Well, no. Tendons don't actually like it when you take it "easy"! Exercise is [...]
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Yes, you are expect to exercise during pregnancy!

I don't think we have ever written anything specific to exercise during pregnancy before. So, let's get it straight, you should be exercising during your pregnancy. We are very lucky to be living in the digital age because information dissemination is way better than it was a decade or two ago. With clinical guidelines and [...]
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Yes, somebody died after seeing a chiropractor. What does this mean for you?

Back in 2016, former Playboy model Katie May died after seeing a chiropractor for neck pain. She shared about having "pinched a nerve" in her neck during a photoshoot, and sought a chiropractor for a chiropractic adjustment. She passed away a few days later from a stroke, which the Los Angeles County Coroner reported as [...]
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What is the purpose of a functional fitness training programme?

One of the things that drew us to CrossFit was that it's not just a high intensity workout. CrossFit is not just about getting your heart rate as high as you can or getting through a workout as fast as possible. There is an emphasis on functional movements and functional training. What is functional training? [...]
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Back pain: How do you fix an herniated disc?

As a chiropractor, we regularly work with clients with disc herniation or slipped disc. Some of you may be experiencing severe back pain or sciatica with the condition. It is often an awful experience but that doesn't mean there's nothing you can do to help yourself. Stay positive. I know it's a lot to ask [...]