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The New Norm

Since the circuit breaker (“CB”) started in April 2020, many have been working from home (“WFH”). This appears to be a new norm for long while for most of them, or maybe even a permanent one for some. Unlike our office, our homes are generally designed for relaxation and family time. Due to the lack of ergonomic consideration, many will inevitably be subjecting their spines to a lot of stress dur...
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Getting back into the swing of things on the golf course with chiropractic

If you are an avid golfer, you probably rejoiced on hearing that golf courses would soon reopen. During Singapore’s Circuit Breaker, there was a good chance you had been sitting long hours on the sofa watching television re-runs of previous golfing Majors. In anticipation of hitting the fairways again yourselves, it is vital to ensure your spine is aligned, so that you can be playing at your b...
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Are your smart devices giving you neck or headache?

Most of us are working from home during this Circuit Breaker period. (“CBP”) Presumably, you are also spending more time on your handphone or ipad. It is understandable during this period since almost everyone is cooped up at home. It could out of boredom, or the need to work using the devices. Our smart devices these days have a built in app that tells us our daily or weekly screen time (see pi...
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Adjusting Patients in the Posture of Subluxation

All Matter Has Motion Chiropractic Principle #14 on Universal Life: “Force is manifested by motion in matter; all matter has motion, therefore there is Universal Life in all matter.” (Stephenson RW, Doctor of Chiropractic, 1927). Our body is constantly in motion. Even while sound asleep, our body’s cells, tissues, and organs are constantly abuzz with activity, with its complex coordination con...
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Starting Off The New Year With A Straighter Spine

The Lunar New Year is around the corner. While we may have been busy buying new clothes, spring cleaning, and preparing for reunion meals, have we thought about how straight our neck will be? As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I am actively assessing the postures of everyone around. Every time I take the train, I cannot help but observe the masses of people with their heads bent downward towards their ...
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There Is No Process That Does Not Require Time

Yes, both photographs reveal the same person, transformed gradually from 2006 to 2011. A 24kg weight loss from overweight recreational athlete to national marathoner did not happen overnight but over 4 years. Subsequently, I went on to stay free of training injuries from 2010 until today, involving a process of consistent and regular chiropractic care. There are no “quick fixes”. Chirop...
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Chiropractic as part of post-marathon recovery

At this point, you may have completed your last target for the year like the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. Then you ask, “What’s next?” Recovery should be the first answer that comes to mind. Besides resting and refueling, what other holistic approaches should be incorporated into your recovery routine? This blogpost will highlight the importance of the post-race chiropractic check and ad...
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Chronic Stress – The “Fight-or-flight” Response

We live increasingly fast paced lifestyles thanks to seemingly unending workloads, studying pressures, multiple commitments, and technology dependency. What implications does this have for the individual? As a Doctor of Chiropractic taking care of patients of all ages and walks of life, I am seeing many of them present with overstimulated nervous systems. In other words, they walk in with “stress”...
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Podium finish at the 2016 Singapore Marathon

The last pair of hands on me before a race is that of a Doctor of Chiropractic. It was no different leading up to last weekend’s Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore. The result? A well fought race with the body functioning at maximum potential; emerging runner-up Singaporean was just a huge bonus. As a national athlete also juggling a full-time job (only until recently full-time gradu...
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New Chiropractor on board

4 years ago, one of our patients told us that he was keen in a career in chiropractic. Then off he went to Sherman College of Chiropractic (USA) (Dr Kelvin’s alma mater). Fast forward 4 years, he is now a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic in Singapore. Some may know him as the young man in the sports attire who ran back and forth our office when we were at Park Mall, or the national marathoner w...
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