About the front of house staff
Hernie has a knack for baking and has an easy-going personality, easily making others comfortable and
at ease when interacting with her.
Lynn is an outgoing person who loves to travel and connect with people as she can talk about anything under the sun.
Maria is an ambivert who enjoys reading and is an
avid gamer. Always smiling and keen in providing a listening ear.
A dynamic trio who are efficient in helping you with your bookings and attentive to your needs. They strive to ensure all will feel warmly welcomed and serve with a smile.
Hernie, Lynn & Maria
About Anna Garden
Anna has been a physiotherapist in Singapore for the past 8 years. She is specialised in spinal, hip and pelvic pain injuries. She has a further special interest in chronic pain in patients and has come to enjoy working in this field.
Anna qualified from Salford University in the U.K. She worked there for three years in the acute hospital setting and the community. Anna then moved to Asia where she began to hone her skills in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy and movement analysis. During her career Anna has developed a strong interest in working with chronic low back pain, pelvic and hip pain and uses manual skills combined with rehabilitation exercises to address movement dysfunctions which contribute to the conditions. Overlapping with her interest in pelvic pain is an interest in women’s health and ensuring women are given the best possible care pre and post-natal.
Anna’s philosophy is that looking after your health by maintaining a healthy mind and body should be integrated into your daily lifestyle and not be a tedious chore.
Anna GardenBSC (Hons) Physiotherapy (UK) Certified Rehabilitative Pilates instructor. Registered as a physiotherapist under the Singapore Allied Health Professions Act 2011.
About Aaron McCallum
Aaron qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University. Before moving to Singapore, he worked for three years in Glasgow’s Specialist Children’s Services. While working in paediatrics he developed a passion for working with children. Aaron is the clinics paediatrics and developmental specialist.
Aaron is a keen athlete and having been a national level swimmer for 10 years he is particularly interested in optimizing swim training to minimize overuse injuries.
Aaron has worked in both the private sector and for the National Health Service in the UK. He is presently completing his post graduate study in Musculoskeletal Medicine.
Aaron McCallumBSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (UK) MCSP Chartered Physiotherapist (UK) Registered as a Physiotherapist under the Singapore Allied Health Professions Act 2011.
About Nicola Ying
Nicola graduated from Bond University in 2014 after completing undergraduate and postgraduate studies. After graduation, she worked in a Spinal Injuries Unit before moving back to Singapore. Prior to joining Physiofocus, Nicola has worked in both hopsital and community settings with experience in musculoskeletal, orthopaedics and neurological rehabilitation. Nicola also volunteers with Singapore’s Wheelchair Rugby team and believes strongly in inclusive sport and activity for all, regardless of limitations.
Her special interests include spinal cord injury, neurological rehab, sports injuries and injury prevention, especially shoulder rehabilitation. After recovering from two shoulder reconstructions herself, Nicola is able to relate to her patients through their rehab journey. She is passionate about rehab and believes in empowering her patients to achieve their goals in order to return to activities pain free.
Nicola YingBSc Sports Science (AUS) BSc Biomedical Science (AUS) Doctor of Physiotherapy (AUS) AHPRA registered Physiotherapist (Australia/New Zealand) AHPC registered (Singapore)
About Rowena Chance
Rowena qualified in the UK in 1985. She worked in large regional hospitals gaining general experience in both in-patient and out-patient care before moving to Switzerland to work in a specialized rehabilitation centre in the Alps. She moved to Asia in 1992 and has worked in Hong Kong and Macau. Rowena moved to Singapore and joined Physiofocus in 2009.
She has wealth of experience in private practice and is an experienced manual therapist treating all types of musculo-skeletal and sporting injuries. She is passionate about exercise rehabilitation, and has taught Pilates-based exercises for over 20 years. She has worked with clients with long term pain and postural issues as well as with professional dancers from Hong Kong Ballet and elite athletes from Cirque Du Soleil whilst in Macau. She also taught Pilates to dance students at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
During her time in Asia she has been heavily involved in treating sporting injuries in both male and female athletes of all levels. She worked for many years voluntarily ’on field’ for a premier league club in HK and annually for 20 years at the International Hong Kong Rugby Sevens. 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 Edwina Rigby
Edwina is a specialist musculoskeletal physio (University of Sydney, 1991) experienced in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, occupational and sporting injuries. Edwina has worked in varied settings: acute and rehabilitation hospitals (Australia, UK), private practice, home visits, aquatic therapy (Australia, Canada, Singapore), and professional and amateur sporting events (including professional rugby league, rugby, ice skating, softball, Commonwealth Games 1994, BC Winter Games); ergonomic consulting to workplaces and institutions and health promotion settings such as injury prevention for police cadets (Justice Institute of BC, Canada), schools and pre and postnatal recovery.
Edwina has continued her passion of learning to support her evidence-based practice. Edwina is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (IFOMPT/WCPT) and a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from the US. She holds numerous certifications including many different approaches of manual therapy, a diploma of massage therapy, exercise methods and motor control (including clinical Pilates) and real-time ultrasound.
The rest of the week, Edwina teaches in the undergrad physiotherapy programme at SIT and currently working to develop curriculum for the postgraduate Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Sports and Performance Physiotherapy programmes. Edwina is the SIT representative to the Chief Allied Health Officer’s office of the Ministry of Health of Singapore. Edwina’s current research interests are in allied health education, health policy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy (including management of ankle sprains, pre and postnatal recovery).
Dr. Edwina RigbyB.App.Sc Physiotherapy (Australia) Adv Dip MMT (Canada) DSc Physiotherapy (Australia) Member of the Singapore Physiotherapy Association and registered as a Physiotherapist under the Singapore Allied Health Professions Act 2011.
About Emmanuelle Chow
Having had personal experience with injuries and pain, Emmanuelle has a deep understanding of how it can affect your daily life, training and work not only in a physical aspect but mentally too.
After graduating from Curtin University with First Class Honours, she worked in Perth before moving to Singapore. Emmanuelle has experience rehabilitating people following sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, surgery, stroke and work-related injuries. She has also worked with elite athletes, pre and post-natal women and people with global hypermobility. Emmanuelle has a keen interest in treating musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those involving the TMJ (jaw), neck, back, shoulder and knee.
Emmanuelle is passionate about building strong relationships and delivering holistic care specific to you and your goals. She is dedicated to helping you understand your injury, addressing the underlying cause of your symptoms and providing a rehabilitation plan. Through hands-on treatment, dry needling, exercise-based rehabilitation and Clinical Pilates, she provides a suitable combination to expedite your recovery and prevent future injuries.
When Emmanuelle is not at the clinic, you can find her enjoying the outdoors, playing sports, attending concerts or musicals, seeking new travel destinations and eating yummy food!
Emmanuelle ChowBSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (AUS) Clinical Pilates Instructor AHPRA (AUS) registered physiotherapist AHPC (SG) registered physiotherapist
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 and table tennis.
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.