Four Reasons We Might NOT Be Singapore’s Best Chiropractor

We think Square One Chiropractic is the best chiropractor in Singapore. But that doesn’t mean we will suit you.

Finding a good chiropractor in Singapore can be hard work. Every week we get patients asking us if Square One can help them. This is an excellent question. We understand your concerns because it is your money, your body, and your health. 

You have read our 5-star chiropractic reviews on Google, heard your friends and colleagues raved about how life-changing chiropractic is, but you’re still not convinced of who is the best chiropractor for you. We appreciate your need to research your options before committing to a decision. After all, it’s no longer just about convenience and finding the first chiropractor near you. We applaud you for taking the time to do your due diligence. This is why you are still reading this! We have written about the evidence supporting the benefits of chiropractic care and how we are one of the best rated chiropractors in SingaporeToday we are going to give you four reasons why our competitors might be your better choice. Yup, you heard that right!

1. You are looking for a chiropractor to “crack” your spine and give you a body rub

The Best Chiropractor In Singapore Near You
Clare from <a href=httpswwwrydersatponggolcom>Ryders<a> working on her knee stability to boost her wakeboarding performance

Most of us have had a massage before. It’s relaxing and therapeutic. In fact, I love massages and have made the occasional trip across the causeway for a cheap, good Thai massage. It is amazing! If this is what you are after, Square One is not for you.

Yes, chiro literally means hands but chiropractors have come so far to expand our scope of practice to include what works best for our patients. A chiropractor is a healthcare expert trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal complaints. While most physiotherapists and chiropractors may offer treatments from chiropractic adjustments to IASTM, Square One offers predominantly exercise therapy. Exercise-based treatment is the first-line recommendation for back pain and with it, we can get you get better, faster.

Don’t forget: Movement is medicine.

We cannot emphasise enough. We did previously offer an array of manual therapy (more than most chiropractic and physiotherapy clinics) but our clients were taking too long to get better. Six months ago, we transitioned to offering mainly exercise therapy to become Singapore’s first exercise-based chiropractic clinic. Since the transition, we started to see better results, Today, over 80% of our clients will leave our care within four to seven visits despite receiving no manual therapy. 

Read more: Why We Choose Exercise? A Chiropractor’s Approach to Pain.

2. You want a cheap chiropractor

You have probably heard of this: you get what you paid for. You can read more about how much it cost to see a chiropractor and our take on cheap chiropractors here. For discounted chiropractic care, your best bet is to look on Fave.

We think you pay for what you get. Choosing a chiropractor that offers high value, evidence-based care means you get better faster. While it is common for chiropractic clinics in Singapore to sell packages upwards of 40 sessions, 80% of our clients get better between four to seven visits.

We are one of the few chiropractors in Singapore who do not offer packages. Because we deliver results.

Read more: Are Chiropractors in Singapore Worth Their Fees?

3. You hate exercise – you want us to make you better. Like what you see on YouTube.

Dr Jesse Cai is Singapore's best rehab-based chiropractor
<a href=httpswwwinstagramcomtidusjwoo>Joshua<a> working on his middle back contraction while his rotator cuff muscles are firing hard

Recovery with Square One is a collaborative effort. From our part, we provide the expertise – the treatment and the advice – you will need to help you get better. What we need from you is to comply with the exercises prescribed for you.

These exercises are designed to help you achieve the goals you want. If you are aiming to sit for longer hours at the computer or run without knee pain, our exercises address just that.

Don’t confuse what we do as personal training. Our goal is not to make you stronger, fitter, or more toned. Our exercises are prescribed to help you increase your tolerance and capacity for daily life. In doing so we improve your pain experience.

In some cases where muscular strength or movement patterns are a potential risk factor for future pain, we will work on those as well.

Square One does not sell snake oil. We do not sell false hopes. We are good at what we do and we know our limitation – we need you to help us help you get better.

Read more: Nine High Value Tips For Your Tendon Pain

4. You think TCM, physiotherapists and osteopaths are more likely to be able to help you

Always go to the healthcare provider you are most comfortable with. Square One is an evidence-based chiropractic clinic. Patient values (and preferences) is one of the three pillars of evidence-based practice (the other two are clinical expertise and research evidence). If you already have someone one in mind, we want you to stay committed to them.

If you think a TCM practitioner or an osteopath is likely to help you better, you should 100% seek care with them.

We have also blogged about what do osteopaths do.

The Best Chiropractor Is Who You Like!

Research has consistently shown that therapeutic alliance – that is the relationship between a healthcare provider and a patient – has a positive effect on the outcomes of your treatment! You should NEVER go to a practitioner you are unsure about.

Fun Fact: A 2016 paper reported that patients perceived their therapeutic relationship with their chiropractors to be very positive by their third consultation!

Finding a good chiropractor can be a particularly challenging experience in Singapore. We believe in helping you to make informed decisions when it comes to your health. Reach out to Square One Active Recovery if you have any questions, we will be happy to answer them. Don’t worry! We don’t take offence if you decide to go elsewhere.

p.s. Don’t forget to check out our chiropractic reviews on Google or Facebook 🙂

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