About Rowena Chance
Rowena became a qualified physiotherapist in UK in 1985. She initially worked in large regional hospitals, in both in-patient and out-patient care, before moving to Switzerland to work in a rehabilitation centre in the Alps. She moved to Asia in 1992 and worked in a private practice in Hong Kong for 14 years, before setting up her own clinic on moving to Macau. She joined Physio Focus in 2009 when her family relocated to Singapore.
Rowena has a wealth of experience in private practice and is an experienced manual therapist treating all types of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. Her more recent clinical interest has been in the area of women’s health, including ante- and post- natal problems and pelvic pain disorders often presenting as hip or back pain. She is passionate about exercise rehabilitation and has taught Pilates-based exercise for over 20 years. She has worked with clients with long term pain and postural issues as well as elite athletes and professional dancers. In Hong Kong, she worked with dancers from Hong Kong Ballet and taught dance students at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and with Cirque du Soleil artists while in Macau.
During her time in Asia she has been heavily involved in treating clients with sporting injuries at all levels. She worked at the Hong Kong International Sevens competition for 20 years and worked for a premier league Rugby Club providing ‘on-field’ assessment and treatment for the majority of her time in Hong Kong. Rowena is one of our longest serving physiotherapists.
Rowena ChanceMCSP (Chartered Physiotherapist UK) Clinic Pilates Instructor Member of the Singapore Physiotherapy Association and registered as a Physiotherapist under the Singapore Allied Health Professions Act 2011.
About Samantha Chia
Samantha graduated with her Masters of Physiotherapy from The University of Sydney in 2017, after completing her Bachelors of Exercise Physiology in 2014 at The University of New South Wales.
She collectively has over 8 years experience working with a large range of clientele within Sydney (Australia) private practice clinics, gyms and hospitals, combining her exercise physiology background with hands-on manual therapy to ensure her clients get the best possible outcome in their recovery.
Samantha has a special interest in Musculoskeletal injuries and Sports Rehabilitation and Performance, and has an extensive history of working with young athletes, ACL rehabilitation, pre-natal and post-natal women, lower back pain and cervicogenic headaches. She also has a wealth of experience with rehabilitation through Clinical Pilates, and has designed body composition programs, strength and conditioning programs, along with complex movement analysis.
She has had several seasons working with her local AFL teams, field sports teams, and returning everyday athletes to their sport at a higher level of performance and greater knowledge of injury prevention. She believes having an understanding of your condition and the underlying causes for recurrent pain/injury is important for effective rehabilitation and improving overall performance, whether it’s for a sport or being able to make it to the end of the week feeling great!
Samantha ChiaBSc Exercise Physiology (AUS) Master of Physiotherapy (AUS) AHPRA Registered Physiotherapist (Australia) AHPC registered (Singapore)
About Haeley Kan
Originally from Canada, Haeley graduated with a Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia then subsequently went down under to complete his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in Australia.
Haeley has been extensively involved in private practice and values assisting patients’ return to activities that are important to them. Haeley takes pride in delivering hands-on treatment to help manage pain and stiffness, creating tailored exercise programs targeting the demands of your sport, and easy-to-understand patient education each step of the way. Haeley is a firm believer in addressing muscular imbalances to prevent injuries in the first place and to empower patients to take an active approach in self-managing their condition.
He is passionate treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions but has particular interest in persistent neck and low back pain, osteoarthritis and post-operative rehabilitation, and return to sport after shoulder and knee related sporting injuries. Haeley also has an interest in headache and migraine management. In the past, he has worked closely with state level football clubs like Robina City FC. He has completed post graduate training in dry needling and is Watson’s Headache Level 1 certified.
In his spare time, Haeley enjoys swimming, cycling, weightlifting, hiking and has recently picked up golf (any tips would be welcome). He also enjoys getting away on the weekend to the beach or going for a hike.
Haeley KanBSc Physiology & Immunology (CAN) Master of Physiotherapy (AUS) AHPRA Registered Physiotherapist (Australia) AHPC Registered (Singapore)
About Michi Cole
Michi has a vast experience in treating athletes with her magical hands. Michi works part time with the clinic in between travelling with a variety of Singapore national teams, including badminton, table tennis, and para athletes.
Michi first became interested in massage therapy twelve years ago. She has been pursuing this passion ever since and obtained an ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage and certificates in sports massage, full body massage and foot reflexology. In addition, Michi is qualified as a Level 1 Sports Trainer from Sports Medicine Australia.
Michi ColeSports massage therapist
About Lucas Tay
Lucas graduated from the Singapore Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. With a foundation rooted in both acute hospital care and the private sector, Lucas possesses a well-rounded understanding of patient needs across different settings allowing him to tailor treatments effectively and compassionately.
Lucas also has had the privilege of working closely with elite athletes, including the national handball team and the Lion City Sailors – Women’s Premier League Team in Singapore. His involvement in sports coverage has given him a unique perspective on injury prevention and performance enhancement. Lucas’s practice extends far beyond sports-related injuries.
Lucas’ areas of specialisation encompass musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and lower back pain, osteoarthritis, and post-operative rehabilitation. He is also skilled in treating conditions like frozen shoulder and various knee-related sporting injuries. With a commitment to delivering personalized care and a holistic approach to physiotherapy, Lucas is dedicated to helping his patients achieve their physical goals and regain their quality of life.
At Physio Focus, Lucas brings his extensive knowledge of musculoskeletal conditions to offer dry cupping therapy. With a focus on enhancing circulation and improving joint mobility, Lucas uses specialized cups, ensuring a safe and effective treatment option that caters to a wide range of patients. This technique benefits patients with headaches, back, neck, knee, and shoulder pain.
Lucas TayB.Sc. (Hons) Physiotherapy (Singapore)
AHPC Registered (Singapore)