About Anna Garden
Anna has been a physiotherapist in Singapore for the past 10 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 completed an extensive Polestar Pilates rehabilitation teaching course and enjoys working pilates based exercises into her rehabilitation programs. Anna combinds manual skills such as dry needling and deep tissue massage with rehabilitation exercises to address movement dysfunctions which contribute to many of the conditions physiotherapist treat.
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.As such outside of work Anna is always looking for ways to incorporate fun exercises regimes into her relaxation time and recently learnt salsa dancing.
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. He is a fully registered member of the AHPC in Singapore and the HCPC in the UK. He has been part of the team at Physiofocus since 2016. Aaron has extensive experience in private and public healthcare in both Singapore and the UK. He specialises in treating; sports injuries, postural related neck and back pain and paediatric patients.
Aaron has been a keen sports person for many years. For over 10 years he was a Scottish national level swimmer. Since relocating to Singapore he has focussed on a balanced fitness regime developing his programme to improve not only strength but balance, core control and body awareness. He now plays Gaelic football with the Singapore Gaelic Lions. Aaron is continually looking to share his enjoyment of exercise and well-being with his patients, so that they too can strive towards their goals or look forward to setting new goals for the future.
Aaron’s post graduate education includes; a Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Kinetic Link Training; acupuncture/dry needling; sport massage and more! In Aaron’s eyes there is not one approach to injury management that suits everybody, therefore his individualised assessment and treatment plans will aid you on your journey to full recovery.
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 worked in both hospital and community settings and gained experience in various fields across Physiotherapy such as musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, cardiorespiratory and neurological rehabilitation.
Nicola’s areas of specialisation include neurological rehab (stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury), shoulder rehabilitation and injury prevention as well as vestibular rehabilitation (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, chronic dizziness and concussion management). After recovering from two shoulder reconstructions herself, Nicola is able to relate to her patients through their rehab journey. She works closely with her patients to empower them to achieve their goals in order to enhance their quality of life and return to activities pain free. In her spare time Nicola volunteers with the Singapore Wheelchair Rugby team and hopes to continue to build inclusive sport and awareness of disability in Singapore.
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 UK in 1985. She worked initially in large regional hospitals working 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, working for 14 years in private practice in Hong Kong and then setting up her own clinic on moving to Macau. She joined Physiofocus in 2009 when the family relocated to Singapore.
She has a wealth of experience in Private Practice and is an experienced manual therapist treating all types of musculo-skeletal 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, taught dance students at the Hong Kong Academy for the 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 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 both physically and mentally.
After graduating from Curtin University with First Class Honours, she worked in Australia first before moving to Singapore. Emmanuelle finds it fulfilling to rehabilitate patients following sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, surgery, and work-related injuries.
Her areas of interest include:
Musculoskeletal conditions, specifically TMJ (Temporomandibular Jaw Disorder) and conditions of the neck, back, shoulders, and knees
Persistent / chronic pain conditions
Emmanuelle is passionate about holistic patient-centered care and is dedicated to addressing the underlying cause of your symptoms. Through hands-on treatment, dry needling, exercise-based rehabilitation and Clinical Pilates, she provides a combination approach that expedites your recovery. You will also be equipped with the knowledge and skills to self-manage and prevent future injuries.
When not at the clinic, you can find her studying for her Master of Counselling Degree, or enjoying the outdoors, playing sports, attending concerts and 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, 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.