The Osteopathy and Podiatry Centre is a private clinic conveniently located on Orchard Road, Singapore’s retail and entertainment hub. It brings together the expertise of internationally trained osteopathy and podiatry specialists as well as dietitians and massage therapists to address a wide range of foot and lower limb injuries, pain conditions, postural problems, and sports-related injuries. Its goal is to provide long-lasting pain relief and long-term solutions so patients are able to enjoy an active lifestyle and better quality of life.
The clinic strives to be at the forefront of value-based care, innovation, and technology and constantly works on redefining healthcare standards to continuously improve patient outcomes and experience. The Osteopathy & Podiatry Centre was the first private clinic in Singapore to implement the 3D scanning technique to obtain accurate measurements for the creation of orthotics. The clinic has its own laboratory in Australia where custom-made orthotics are manufactured using only industry-approved materials and advanced technologies.
The clinic, which is driven to be recognised as the go-to clinic for anyone who seeks state-of-the-art facilities, relaxed environment, internationally trained specialists, and friendly staff, does not believe in one-size-fits-all solutions and customises its therapies and treatment programs based on each patient’s unique condition, physiology, and lifestyle needs. Its specialists commonly cross-refer within the centre as well as to specialists outside of the centre as they strive to provide the best possible care for patients.
<p>Helen Crawford completed her BSc in Podiatric Medicine from the University of Westminster in London, England. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (England) and has completed the Rocktape course. After gaining extensive work experience in the United Kingdom, she decided to move to Singapore where she became instrumental in setting up and running various hospitals’ podiatry department. She also served as a consultant for most of the government hospitals in the country. </p> <p>Helen’s areas of expertise include all aspects of podiatry while her special interests lie in paediatrics and back problems associated with a combination of leg length discrepancies and foot issues. She developed her special interests after she married a flat footer and having children with foot issues. </p> <p>Helen has unparalleled commitment to patient health and well-being and takes the extra mile to provide them with the best possible treatment outcomes and experience. She formulates individualised treatment plans tailored based on each patient’s condition and unique needs and works with other specialists to ensure that holistic and comprehensive care is provided.</p>
<p>Stephen Smith graduated from Brunel University in the United Kingdom with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science. He also holds a Diploma in Osteopathy from Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine, also in the United Kingdom. </p> <p>Stephen, who is a keen runner and cyclist, deeply understands the unique demands of an active lifestyle. He has sports-specific knowledge that he applies in managing chronic, acute, and overuse injuries. He customises his treatment programs and uses effective hands-on management techniques and evidence-based exercise protocols not just to treat injuries but also to prevent recurrences and assist in recovery. </p> <p>Stephen’s practice focuses on relieving patients’ symptoms, supporting the body’s natural healing process, and establishing a good balance of flexibility and muscular support. He manages various musculoskeletal conditions including spinal pain, headaches, and migraines as well as postural strain associated with pregnancy and work ergonomics. </p> <p>He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (UK) and Osteopathy Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Osteopathic Association. He developed an interest in osteopathy after receiving treatment for neck injuries he suffered while playing rugby as a teenager.</p>
<p>Robert Ashton is one of the podiatrists at the Osteopathy & Podiatry Centre on Orchard Road, Singapore. He has over 15 years of experience and currently focuses on sports podiatry, biomechanics, and paediatric podiatry. He is an avid snowboarder, runner, and wakeboarder, and has participated in various professional sporting events in South East Asia. However, following his multiple shoulder injuries and after undergoing two <a href="https://web.docdoc.com/info/procedure/anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction">anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs</a>, he was forced to slow down. This has helped him achieve a greater understanding of the rehabilitation process and to fully understand the unique demands of an active lifestyle. He strives to help his patients effectively meet these needs and demands by combining his vast experience and clinical knowledge with the latest methods and techniques in podiatry. He also collaborates with other specialists, such as osteopaths and massage therapists, to provide holistic and comprehensive healthcare to all his patients. </p> <p>Robert’s qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science (Podiatry) from Charles Stuart University (Australia). He also completed the RockTape Course. He served at a private clinic in New South Wales before he joined Singapore General Hospital for four years where he gained substantial experience in a broad scope of podiatric practice.</p>
<p>Neelam qualified in the U. K and subsequently worked in private practice before joining our clinic in Aug 2011. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (UK) and the British Osteopathic Association. Since qualifying as an Osteopath, Neelam has completed postgraguate courses in Cranial Osteopathy which she finds essentially useful in the treatment of pre and post natal patients, babies and children, and general abdominal complaints.</p>
<p>Grace Yap completed her Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing) in Singapore. With a special interest in osteopathy, which was instrumental in the treatment of her lower back pain caused by a sports injury, she pursued her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Osteopathy at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. More recently, she also completed her clinical Pilates instructor course, also in Melbourne. </p> <p>Grace worked as a staff nurse at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. Following the completion of her qualifications in osteopathy, she joined the Osteopathy & Podiatry Centre on Orchard Road, Singapore where she treats both children and adults with various pain conditions using evidence-based soft tissue and spinal manipulation and mobilisation techniques. She is also qualified to treat biomechanical and postural issues as well as lumbar and pelvic instability using Pilates-based exercises.</p>