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.
Matthew Winter is the medical director and principal physiotherapist at Integrative Physio. He has special interests in chronic musculoskeletal pain, functional medicine, and sports-related injuries. His services include conventional manual therapy, rehabilitative exercises, and visceral manipulation. He completed his BSc in Physiotherapy at Nottingham University in the United Kingdom. He also pursued extensive training in Chinese acupuncture for pain and multiple postgraduate qualifications in dry needling. 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. Outside of his clinical practice, Matthew often 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 that aims to improve pitchside care in the region.
Jack Allen graduated from the University of Limerick (Ireland) where he completed his BSc (with honours) Physiotherapy. Committed to continuing professional development, he pursued various courses on basic cardiac and life saving, pitchside medical care (World Rugby), amputee rehabilitation, ventilatory support, dementia care, and lower limb rehabilitation at various hospitals in Singapore including Singapore General Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Following his graduation in 2013, he worked as a junior physiotherapist at Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital where he gained a wide array of experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In 2016, he joined Integrative Physio where he now works in a team-based environment, working with colleagues in developing tailored treatment strategies designed to provide optimal outcomes. Jack has completed further postgraduate training in dry needling and manual therapy for TMJ (jaw) pain as well as well as functional movement assessment techniques. Jack has a great interest in low limb conditions as well as chronic jaw pain. He seeks to uncover the root cause of pain and empower his patients to self management.
Wakana Sasaki is a practicing naturopath and clinical nutritionist. She completed her Bachelor of Naturopathy and Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Human Nutrition) at Southern Cross University in Australia. She previously served at SCU Health Clinic in Australia where she treated patients under the supervision of experts in naturopathy, nutrition, and Western herbal medicine. She also served at Mullumbimby Herbals and Traditional Medicinals that provides original Bach Flower Remedies, which she now combines with other methods in treating patients suffering from emotional imbalances. Wakana is also a licensed massage therapist trained in deep tissue and remedial massages and Shiatsu. She is a member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA).
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). 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. 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. Lisa’s treatment programmes are uniquely tailored, designed to be realistic and achievable for each patient.
Dr. Lim likes to treat chronic pain conditions, which may be due to musculoskeletal, internal organ system or energy/qi imbalances, or emotional or psychological reasons. On top of that, Dr. Lim is well versed in treating gastrological (irritable bowel syndrome and gastric reflux), gynaecological (menstrual management, menopausal management, and fertility management), aesthetic (facial resculpt and rejuvenation and weight management) and paediatric conditions (coughs, gastric problems, and general brain development in children). Dr. Lim combines the traditional pulse taking and tongue diagnosis of TCM and modern western medical anatomical examinations and provides treatments that span paradigms such as acupuncture, cupping, bloodletting, acupressure, reiki, and Ayurveda.