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Chiropractic Care Pte Ltd - Alternative Medicine, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists


Chiropractic Care Pte Ltd
Address: 19, Tanglin Rd #04-19 Tanglin Shopping Centre
Singapore 247909
Tel: (65) 6738-9142
Fax: (65) 6735-1873
Categories: Alternative Medicine, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists
Company Profile:
Singapore Chiropractor that deals with spinal problems such as intervertebral disc conditions, spondylosis, sprains and strains, non-spinal problems such as ankle, knee, elbow and shoulder problems caused by falls, sports and work injuries or other disorders
Chiropractic Care Pte Ltd is one of the oldest established chiropractic clinics in Singapore. Established by Dr. Robert Wasserman, an American trained & qualified Doctor of Chiropractic, it has provided the people of Singapore - both Singaporeans & expatriates - with high quality & compassionate chiropractic care since 1992.

Dr. Robert Wasserman received his chiropractic training at the Western States Chiropractic College of Portland, Oregon, graduating with honours in 1981. He is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (awarded in 1994 by the NorthWestern College of Chiropractic of Minnesota) and a holder of an International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma. In 2009 he received a Health Practitioner Diplomate from the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners.

Prior to establishing the clinic in Singapore, he practised general chiropractic and sports medicine in the U.S.A., & held licences in five states. He is currently the president of The Chiropractic Association (Singapore) , the asian representative to the executive committee of to the Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) and a member of the American Chiropractic Association.

During his time in Singapore he has served as the chairman of the medical commission for the Singapore Amateur Athletic Association, convener of the American Club Sports and Recreation Committee, and team physician for the Singapore soccer S-league team Jurong Cobras and Geylang United. He has treated and advised many of Singapore's top national athletes in sports such as swimming, bowling, cycling, track and field and soccer. In 2009 he was chosen to treat athletes at the World Games in Kaoshiung Taiwan.

He has lectured for groups such as the Singapore Automobile Association, NTUC, Rotary, The Tanglin Club, Dunlopillow and Technogym and has also provided educational services to personal trainers in the fitness industry.

As an adjunct to precision chiropractic adjustments for the treatment of your health problems, we also utilize various other therapy modalities to enhance the healing process. Our Leander flexion/distraction tables, the first and only in Singapore, provide passive mobilization of the spine, assisting in the treatment of many types of back conditions. We use various electro-therapies such as interferential, Russian, and microcurrent that help reduce muscle spasms, increase circulation and decrease pain. G5 mechanical massage, cervical and lumbar traction, hot and cold packs are among other therapies available in our offices. We also use specialized soft tissue massage techniques unique to the chiropractic profession.

In addition, we provide our patients with rehabilitation exercises, advice on posture and activities of daily living, nutritional and stress management. Overall we try to assist our patients in the total management of their chiropractic problems.

Some of the conditions that can be managed with appropriate chiropractic care include : lower back pain (incl.spondylosis or sciatica), neck pain / whiplash, slipped disc / disc disorders, painful joints, headaches, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, poor posture, spinal curvature / scoliosis, stiffness, stress, shoulder pain, (tennis & golf) elbow, wrist pain / carpal tunnel, hip disorders, knee pain and foot & ankle pain problems.

Here you can find some interesting information about arthritis and sports injuries and how chiropractic can help you with it.

We cater to people of all ages and backgrounds from children to grandmothers, office workers to elite athletes.

Chiropractic adjustments
What separates the chiropractic profession from all other health care providers is the use of adjustments to the spinal vertebrae in the restoration and maintenance of health. This specialized treatment, which is also called spinal manipulation, is a specific movement applied to the spinal joint to restore proper motion and function and to eliminate nerve irritation.

Adjustments are a skill that requires special training and is an integral part of a chiropractor's education. Special physical tests as well as diagnostic x-ray and MRI, are used to determine where and what type of adjustment is needed to correct the specific health condition. Most adjustive technique is done with the hands though there are also methods of adjustment that involve instruments or sophisticated tables such as a Leander Table

The most common method of adjustment and probably the most widely used is called Diversifed technique. With this method the practitioner physically moves the joint with a small fast impulse that causes an articular release or what the patients often calls "cracking". The sound that one feels and hears is not the bones cracking but a release of gas pressure within the joint when it resets itself during the adjustment. Besides the increased mobility in the joint, the adjustment helps increase the circulation and relieve pressure upon the nerve endings that line the surface of the joint and course through the space between the joints. This is particularly useful when one has acute back or neck pain that involves muscle spasm as often one can feel immediate increase in movement and a significant decrease in pain directly after an adjustment.

The spinal nerves exit between the vertebrae close to the joints and travel to other parts of the body virtually connecting the brain to every thing else. With in mind, spinal adjustments can have a powerful affect upon many conditions besides just neck and back pain. For example with many neck conditions, the spinal nerve is often affected causing an associated pain, numbing or weakness in the shoulder, arm or hand. By adjusting the associated neck vertebrae, these problems in the extremity can be alleviated. This is also true with conditions such as headaches where in many cases the cause of the headache is due to an irritation to the nerve from the upper neck.

Adjustments have also been known to help problems such as asthma, gastritis, constipation and menstrual cramps in certain cases. This again is due the fact that the spinal nerves connect the brain to the organs such as the lungs, stomach and uterus. A problem in the spine such as a subluxation, can cause irritation to the spinal nerve and adversely affect the organ systems. However it is important to always rule out other possibilities of organ pain or dysfunction with your doctor.

Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and effective treatment for numerous health problems though one should always make sure that only a graduate of an accredited chiropractic institution is allowed to adjust or manipulate the spine. Particularly in the Asian countries, many unqualified individuals are doing crude forms of spinal manipulation in the guise of massage. This is a potentially dangerous situation as person should always undertake a history and examination before having spinal adjustments or manipulation as certain spinal conditions are adversely affected by vigorous manipulations.

Custom Foot Orthotics
Orthotics are custom-made corrective insoles, precision contoured for each foot individually. They are designed to improve foot function & comfort by ensuring correct foot alignment and posture. Signs of incorrect alignment may be heel pain or flat feet, bunions, foot pain, callouses, or pain in the back, thighs, knees or throughout the legs.Custom-made orthotic insoles comfortably fit most shoes and with reasonable care will last for many years. Chiropractic Care Pte Ltd has been providing high quality Custom-made orthotics for patients since 1992.

Low back pain
Disc disorders
Neck pain
Shoulder pain
Knee pain
Tennis elbow
Carpal tunnel
Foot & ankle pain
Sports injuries

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