Integrative Physio Clinic is conveniently located at Scotts Medical Centre. It is staffed by physiotherapists, functional medicine practitioners, clinical nutritionists, a naturopath, massage therapist, and a registered consultant TCM physician.
The team combines their expertise to provide patients, both local and international, holistic and integrative healthcare services with the goal to restore and maintain optimum health and well-being. Through its various services, the clinic aims to treat and manage various pain conditions, improve function, and hasten the recovery process for those with musculoskeletal injuries and a wide range of medical conditions.
The clinic is helmed by Matthew Winter, a physiotherapist from the United Kingdom who has been practicing in Singapore for over seven years. He is a certified functional medicine practitioner (USA), senior medical educator (World Rugby), and has worked extensively with international sportsman across the region. Following his graduation from Nottingham University, he worked in hospitals where he gained experience in acute and medical musculoskeletal care. Having realised that patients often require more than a structural approach to ensure recovery, he established Integrative Physio Clinic to fulfill his vision of providing integrative healthcare.
<p>Matthew Winter completed his BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy from Nottingham University (United Kingdom). Following his graduation, he went to Singapore and served as a physiotherapist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Ang Mo Kio–Thye Hua Kwan Hospital, and dedicated physiotherapy clinics. He then decided to pursue his vision for integrative healthcare, which led him to Integrative Physio, where he now serves as a principal physiotherapist and medical director.</p> <p>Matthew has special interests in chronic musculoskeletal pain and functional medicine. He serves as a sports physiotherapist for the Singapore Rugby Union, dealing with sports injuries and pitchside trauma. He also leads pitchside medical teams at Singapore Cricket Club Sevens, World Rugby 10’s, the HSBC Sevens, and Super Rugby competitions.</p> <p>His services include conventional manual therapy, rehabilitative exercises, and visceral manipulation. As part of his degree, he pursued extensive training in Chinese acupuncture for pain. He has also continued multiple postgraduate qualifications in dry needling through Australia and the region. Matthew particularly enjoys treating sports injuries in addition to the upper quadrant, shoulder, neck jaw, neck, and headaches. In search of addressing his patients holistically, he trained as a functional medicine practitioner, but regularly works with his team of functional nutritional therapists and physiotherapy colleagues to provide holistic and comprehensive care for each patient, taking into consideration all the circumstances that surround their condition.</p> <p>Outside of his clinical practice, Matthew presents and speaks at hospitals and various organisations. He has presented his research on hamstring injuries at the Singapore Scientific Congress. He also offers courses on first aid and immediate care in rugby as a senior medical educator for World Rugby. In addition, he sits on the Singapore Rugby Union Medical Committee helping to direct pitchside care in the region.</p>
<p>Lisa Jane McConnell is a nutritional therapist currently working at Integrative Physio in Singapore. She is a certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) practitioner and is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), and Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).</p> <p>Practicing on the basis of functional medicine allows Lisa to work with any health condition however, she has a special interest in adult attention deficit disorder (adult ADD) and mental health problems. Lisa has also worked extensively with gastrointestinal conditions and with sportsman seeking to enhance performance and recovery. She also treats patients with chronic pain conditions and restricted motion in collaboration with her physiotherapy colleagues. Lisa is currently pursuing further training in her new passion of nutrigenomics to align patients genetics with their environment and nutrition. </p> <p>In order to address the root cause of a patient’s condition, Lisa utilises pre-consult questionnaires, comprehensive consultations, and may carry out specific laboratory testing before an individually tailored, evidence based treatment programme is intiated. Lisa, along with her colleagues, utilises specific testing from best-in-class laboratories in the US, UK, and Australia such as Great Plains Laboratory, Genova Diagnostics, Doctors Data International, and Cyrex Laboratories. </p> <p>Lisa’s treatment programmes are uniquely tailored, designed to be realistic and achievable for each patient.</p>
<p>Dr. Lim Xiang Jun is a consultant traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner at Integrative Physio in Singapore. She specialises in the treatment of chronic pain conditions brought on by imbalances in the musculoskeletal or internal organ system as well as those caused by emotional or psychological problems. She manages patients with general gastrointestinal problems and gynaecological conditions. Her services include acupuncture, cupping, bloodletting, Reiki, acupressure, and Ayurveda.</p> <p>She completed her BSc in Biomedical Sciences and Bachelor of Medicine in Chinese Medicine at Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, where she also completed her Master’s and PhD degrees in Acupuncture and Tuina in 2013 and 2016, respectively.</p>