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Definition: Physiotherapist and Physical Therapist. Do I need a Doctor's Referral for Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals in Singapore. You can go directly to a physiotherapist without any doctor's referral form.

PRLog - Feb. 1, 2011 - TANJONG PAGAR, Singapore -- Both terms of 'physical therapist' and 'physiotherapist' are the same. ‘Physical Therapist’ started in the United States, and ‘Physiotherapist’ has always been used in the UK. In Singapore, most people call 'physiotherapist' in the hospital and private physiotherapy clinics.

Many people are familiar with the physiotherapists' role in treating orthopaedic pain conditions (such as neck, back, knee, or shoulder pain), rehabilitation (musculoskeletal sports  injury, post surgery, cardic rehab), neurological conditions (such as head injuries, strokes, parkinson diseases), cardiorespiratory conditions. Physiotherapist have also entered into health and wellness, preventive programs into teaching, and providing consulting services to industry and recreation sports team.

PHYSIOCLINIC is one of the Singapore Physiotherapy Clinics which focus minimize pain to maximize performance with a holistic approach. In addition, highly in demand at Physioclinic for preventive health programs such as weight loss, ergonomics, workplace health promotions, stress and relaxation, arthritis care prevention.

Because physiotherapists are experts in movement disorder, it is important that you know that your physiotherapist is a REAL physiotherapist. In Singapore, there is a Singapore Physiotherapy Association (SPA) where you can locate all the real physiotherapists.
Some 'clinics' or 'chinese physiotherapy shops' state offering "physical therapy" or physiotherapy, the services offered may not be performed by a qualified professional in physiotherapy, therefore leaving you at risk of injury or worse. If you suffered from any injuries eg neck or back pain, it is not safe to go to any therapist or massage without proper qualifications or certifications especially those in the spa.

A physiotherapist has received several years of University training specialising in Physiotherapy. Physiotherapists must meet rigorous standards of practice in order to continue treating patients. Physiotherapists exercise independent professional judgment in unique, complex and uncertain situations. Their services are designed to achieve optimal health outcomes and utilize resources efficiently and safely.

In Singapore private physiotherapy clinics, physiotherapist are primary health care professionals (just like doctors or dentists), meaning you can go directly to a physiotherapist. You do not require any doctor's referral form to seek physiotherapy treatment. However, insurance companies sometimes require a doctor's referral letter before they will reimburse the physiotherapy cost.

If you are looking for excellent quality physiotherapist in Singapore physiotherapy clinic, you can visit Physioclinic. Call 9639 0509. Email: contact@physioclinic.sg. Website: http://physioclinic.sg

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Physioclinic is a Singapore Physiotherapy Clinic, providing physiotherapy treatments for pain conditions such as neck and back pain, rehabilitation for sports and neurological conditions and weight management.

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