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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How to maximise your treatment outcomes? | Singapore Chiropractor

You have probably heard people making comments saying  'physiotherapy doesn't work' or 'chiropractic doesn't work'. These are fair opinions but that is all they are: opinions. Let's be real. Treatments fail for a lot of reasons and today we want to share with you five ways to get the most out of your physiotherapy or [...]
Clinical Cases

Chiropractor Case 2a: Numbness and Tingling, Sharp Pain, and Weakness

A couple of months ago, a lady came into our chiropractic clinic complaining of recurrent sharp pain in the foot with numbness and cramps in the leg. Classic symptoms of chronic neurological conditions, I thought to myself. The client already had a nerve conduction study done and the findings suggested nerve pathology. The patient decided [...]

Mindfulness Apps for Chronic Pain: A Chiropractor’s Perspective

We talked about mindfulness practice last week because the latest lower back pain clinical guidelines recommend mindfulness as a second-line treatment for lower back pain. If you are looking for treatment for your lower back or neck pain, mindfulness practice could be a good place it start. Today, we discuss three apps that we have [...]

Knee Instability and Knee Alignment: Research Update | Chiropractor Singapore

Knee pain is the number one complaint we see at our chiropractic clinic. As an evidence-based chiropractor, we follow the latest research to make sure you are receiving the best chiropractic treatment possible. Just a couple of weeks ago, two new studies were published about knee instability and knee alignment. Today, we are going to [...]

Mindfulness For Chronic Pain | Chiropractor Singapore

There are some discussions of mindfulness practice is an effective strategy for managing chronic pain. As discussed previously, lower back pain clinical guidelines do include mindfulness practice in their recommendation. However, research in this area is still lacking. This post largely describes my previous experience with mindfulness practice. A subsequent blog post will detail my [...]

Sports Massage Debunked | Chiropractor Singapore

A physiotherapist reached out the other day after reading the chiropractic adjustment truths blog post. We had a bit of discussion on manual therapy and I dismissed manual therapy as ineffective for musculoskeletal conditions (back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, etc). He somewhat disagreed. He thinks there's value in manual therapy. I realised I have [...]

7 Lessons I Learn from Pain Schooled! | Chiropractor Singapore

Pain Schooled! #4 is now over. We are super privileged to have millennial hawker and fitness icon Walter Tay to join us as a guest at our chiropractic clinic. Pain schooled! was founded to explore what it means to live in pain. We use research from pain science, that is how to approach pain from [...]

Transitional Vertebrae: Do They Cause Back Pain?

Chiropractic is fairly new in Singapore (+/- 30 years). Square One is also new - we are about a year and a half old. What we do at our chiropractic clinic is virtually unheard of in Singapore - pain solutions through exercise. (Manual therapy like chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue "release" is still all the [...]

Free Community Clinic | Chiropractor Singapore

Square One Active Recovery is organising our first free community clinic! We have wanted to do this for a while now but never had the time to sit down to think through what a free clinic might entail. Truth is we still haven't, but we are going ahead with it anyway. Why? We wouldn't be [...]

Chiropractor Case 1: Achilles Tendinitis ft Kingsley Tay

We started working with Kingsley Tay a couple of months ago. He approached us for help with knee pain, previously diagnosed as quadriceps tendinitis, because it doesn't seem to be getting better. He had been receiving treatment from sports doctor and physiotherapist for nine months prior to seeing us. This was his Instagram post: I'M [...]

Neck Pain: Everything You Need To Know About “Text Neck” Syndrome

Neck pain affects majority of the people at least once in their lives. You would have probably heard people saying poor posture causes neck pain. Maybe even damage your spinal cord or cause a lump in your neck ... Sounds familiar? If you do a quick search on Google on the harmful effects of bad [...]

Why Your Instagram Rehab Doesn’t Give You Pain Relief | 7 Tips from a Chiropractor

Every now and then we get chronic pain clients who come to us for a visit and we never see them again. When we check in on them a few weeks or months later, they told us they've tried many exercises at home and they didn't work. Of course, they didn't work! When we think [...]