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Essential Physiotherapy

We are a team of experienced physiotherapists with more than 10 years’ experience practicing musculoskeletal, sports, and neurological physiotherapy.

At Essential Physiotherapy, we use a holistic approach to provide every patient with an individualized recovery plan.

Whether you have a sports injury, an operation that needs rehabilitation, or chronic joint pain, Essential Physiotherapy is here to help you heal and be your best self.

Join us today to begin your journey to recovery!

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I received very good care from Jia Jie and my back injury resolved with the rehab. She’s a patient and skilled physiotherapist. Highly recommended!
Keat Png
Keat Png
Was lucky enough to meet Jiajie to help with my lower back pain. Other physiotherapists wasn’t able to help me
Edwin Feng
Edwin Feng
I've been going to Essential Physiotherapy for a year now. Marvin is knowledgeable and personable, and he has helped me recover from my rotator cuff surgery quickly and effectively. What I love about this clinic is that they take a holistic approach to recovery - they don't just focus on treating the injury, but also provide valuable advice on how to prevent future injuries and maintain overall wellness. And as an added bonus, he has great recommendations for local eateries! Whether you're a professional athlete or just a weekend warrior, I highly recommend this clinic for your physio needs. 5 stars and keep up the fantastic work!
Stephen Chan
Stephen Chan
Great experience. I was in terrible pain, Tuesday evening I messaged them on WhatsApp, Wednesday morning (also a Public Holiday) JJ arrived at my house. Within an hour she had identified the problem, figured out the solution, pain was gone, back to normal! She was kind, explained everything in detail, with great patience and empathy. Thank you 😊
Theodora Maria Voutsa
Theodora Maria Voutsa
I have had recurring shoulder dislocations and finally opted for surgery. I was recommended this place by my surgeon, and with the professional help of Marvin I feel stronger than ever. Marvin guided me with exercises specific to the stage I was at and targetting my areas of weakness. Thank you Marvin for helping me get back so quickly!
Neo KH
Neo KH
Both JJ and Marvin are very experienced physiotherapists. My son was seen by Marvin, and his shoulder became better.
Brenda Kwang
Brenda Kwang
I want to express my gratitude for the exceptional care provided by Marvin. He played a crucial role in my recovery from a golf-related back injury, guiding me from pain management to personalized strengthening exercises. Marvin's approach is highly personalized, addressing my specific needs with precision. His attentive and hands-on guidance set him apart, ensuring each session was focused on progress. What I appreciate the most was Marvin's commitment to long-term well-being. He not only alleviated my immediate symptoms but also educated me on exercises to maintain a healthy back for life. Marvin is a dedicated professional who goes above and beyond. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking outstanding physiotherapy care.
Lisa Park
Lisa Park
I brought my dad to this physiotherapy clinic to address his lower back pain and posture issues following a slipped disc, and I am grateful for the outstanding care and dedication he has received over the past few months, all thanks to Jiajie, his physiotherapist. Jiajie's patience is really commendable, especially considering the challenges of communicating with my dad at his age. She consistently goes above and beyond to understand and address his unique needs. Not only do we leave each session with clear, easy-to-follow exercises, but she also provides invaluable tips on adjusting daily lifestyle habits to promote his overall well-being. There’s no package or hard selling tactics here, so you really feel that they have patients’ best interests at heart!
Wei Ting
Wei Ting
i feel much more comfortable and confident with weightlifting after working with the excellent physiotherapists at Essential Physiotherapy for just a month. i really like that i was given homework so that i can progress at my own pace.
Chris Ng
Chris Ng

Our Team

Dr Marvin Cheng

Principal Physiotherapist, Co-founder

Marvin, a highly qualified professional, holds an honours degree from Cardiff University (UK) and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. Specializing in musculoskeletal and sports therapy, he excels in conservative management and post-operative rehabilitation for knee, ankle, spinal, and shoulder injuries. He spearheaded the establishment of advanced shoulder services for sports return at SGH and served as a Team Physio for SEA games 2021. He co-founded Essential Physiotherapy in 2020 with Jiajie.

Jiajie Tan

Principal Physiotherapist, Co-founder

Having worked as a physiotherapist since 2010, Jiajie is a veteran physiotherapist who specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.  After graduating with a Master’s degree at Curtin University, Australia in 2017, Jiajie founded Essential Physiotherapy with Marvin, and is now acting as the resident expert in sports injuries and post orthopaedic surgeries. She is also an Associate Faculty Member at Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), educating the next generation of physiotherapists in Singapore.

Daryl Lim

Senior Physiotherapist

Daryl graduated from the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy programme in 2015, and has worked as a physiotherapist since then. He has helped numerous clients with neurological conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and motor neuron disorders.

Daryl’s passion lies in geriatrics and neurology. His goal is to care for the elderly and help them attain the best quality of life possible.


Our Services

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions, relating to bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. We focus on managing your pains and aches to regain your independent and active lifestyle.

Pre/Post Ops Rehab

Pre & Post Operation Rehabilitation is crucial to maximise your joint movement and muscle functions before and after your orthopaedic surgery. We provide effective care for you to return to daily activities, work and even sports timely.

Sports Physiotherapy

We manage injuries resulting from your sport and exercise participation. We optimise your movement and functions during the session and provide holistic management plan for you to return to sports safely.

Neuro Physio

Neuro Physiotherapy

Neurological diseases and injury often leads to motor dysfunction and pain that could affect your ability to walk or control your limbs. We offer customised neurological rehabilitation plan to restore your quality of life.

Home Physiotherapy

Recover from injuries, strokes, or other neurological issues at the comfort of your own home. Get support from your family members, and recover while being in a familiar surrounding.


Exercise Prescription

Soft Tissue Massage

Spinal Manipulation

Dry Needling

Ultrasound Therapy

Interferential Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

Sports Taping

Conditions We Treat

Neck Pain
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Blade Pain
Back Pain
Lower Back Pain
Elbow Pain
Hip Pain
Knee Pain
Ankle Pain
Wrist Pain
Foot Pain

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