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The Body Clinic

Postby Stevie_W » Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:57 am

Has anyone heard of this place?
Does anyone know about it?
Anyone had any treatment here?

I've had long term pains in my neck and shoulders for a long time, and i went over there yesterday just to have a consultation and see what they could do for me. Now i'm no medic, but some of the stuff the consultant told me about how i moved seemed to ring true and other stuff i just wasn't even aware of.
During the consultation he kept stressing how important it was to get treatment now as otherwise over time i'm going to be getting curvature of the spine (apparently i already have that a bit) and scoliosis, but he didn't really offer too much information on how the treatment worked. All i managed to find out was that it would be some form of therapy, like physio, but not exactly the same.
Well, his recommendation was to put me through a course of 80 treatments, each treatment being a half hour session and costing S$70, so a total of S$5600.

OK. So if something did happen to me, it would probably cost a lot more than this to get operated on without any of the rehab included. But having come from the UK and being used to free NHS treatment, and being a bit of a tight wad when it comes to stuff like this, i am a bit reluctant to pay this amount of money for something i don't know anything about. Plus, if it did just end up being like physio treatment, then it's going to be quite an expensive course of physio...................i think, as i don't really know how much physio costs here.

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Postby eastcoastsg » Tue, 15 Oct 2013 6:09 pm

80 treatments? And making it sound like you really need to sign up now or suffer and die a painful death. (made up that last bit, but you know where I'm heading) And no explanation of how the treatment is going to work. Sounds fantastic, I'll take two!

You might want to have a look at your insurance coverage (or consider signing up) Some cover physio, among other things, if you're concerned.

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Re: The Body Clinic

Postby taxico » Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:52 pm

Stevie_W wrote:...Well, his recommendation was to put me through a course of 80 treatments, each treatment being a half hour session and costing S$70, so a total of S$5600...


don't do it.

i googled and visited their site briefly - there's no mention on any credentials of anyone that works there.

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Postby Stevie_W » Wed, 16 Oct 2013 6:34 pm

Maybe i'll check with the GP as well.
Cheers.

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Postby Arsenal_fan » Tue, 22 Oct 2013 9:10 am

My wife had a bad backache, tried one of the chiropractor chains. The sessions used to provide temporary relief. They tried to sell her a package like the OP mentioned scaring her with some crap about spine loosing shape etc. well she did not fall for it.

One of her friends recommended Dr. david Aw at Emmanuel Physiotherapy, located at the orchard parade hotel. He did not insist on any package. he just recommended some exercise which were quite effective ( she did not have to go back again).

A couple of other friends who have seen him mentioned that he is good.

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Postby cupcake26 » Thu, 31 Oct 2013 9:56 am

Recomended one of the Osteopath from UK -Mr.Jan-Mark Smith. he based in Siglap and also Body with soul Buona Vista. Cheers

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Postby Barry Brendantara » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:08 pm

A friend of mine had similar chronic issues and apparently, there is a centre that can help. He gave me this link https://www.facebook.com/biontologysg. Perhaps you can try? Best of luck!

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Postby stevetheosteo » Tue, 05 Nov 2013 1:09 pm

I wouldn't sign up to anything long term especially when they're so vague about who they are and what they do. Who knows, they might be able to help, but you don't know that – a few treatments down the line you might still be wondering what you've signed up for!

I'm a British trained Osteopath. Myself and many of the other Osteopaths I know of are still registered with the General Osteopathic Council (from the UK - it'll be a different body if they trained eleswhere).
Although it's not regulated here, at least you know those that are still registered have undergone intensive training (currently 4-5 year integrated masters degree for UK trained) and commit to continuous professional training every year. You also have a regulatory body you can contact if you have any major issues with the practitioner.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 05 Nov 2013 1:54 pm

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You might want to have a read of the following sticky thread in the General Forum...

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Postby stevetheosteo » Wed, 06 Nov 2013 4:12 pm

Fair enough!

Just letting people know if you do have a question I'm happy to help (but has to be asked openly on the forum).

There are all sorts of weird and wonderful therapies out there with different claims. Some of them may work - I'm curious to know myself! but I also see people waste a lot of time, money and hope on different treatments.

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Re: The Body Clinic

Postby pisceangirl » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:41 pm

Stevie_W wrote:Has anyone heard of this place?
Does anyone know about it?
Anyone had any treatment here?

I've had long term pains in my neck and shoulders for a long time, and i went over there yesterday just to have a consultation and see what they could do for me. Now i'm no medic, but some of the stuff the consultant told me about how i moved seemed to ring true and other stuff i just wasn't even aware of.
During the consultation he kept stressing how important it was to get treatment now as otherwise over time i'm going to be getting curvature of the spine (apparently i already have that a bit) and scoliosis, but he didn't really offer too much information on how the treatment worked. All i managed to find out was that it would be some form of therapy, like physio, but not exactly the same.
Well, his recommendation was to put me through a course of 80 treatments, each treatment being a half hour session and costing S$70, so a total of S$5600.

OK. So if something did happen to me, it would probably cost a lot more than this to get operated on without any of the rehab included. But having come from the UK and being used to free NHS treatment, and being a bit of a tight wad when it comes to stuff like this, i am a bit reluctant to pay this amount of money for something i don't know anything about. Plus, if it did just end up being like physio treatment, then it's going to be quite an expensive course of physio...................i think, as i don't really know how much physio costs here.

Cheers


I have been reading articles on the damage and injury caused by chiropractors and other such to the spine because of "treatments" and I personally would not use any such services. Best to consult your GP and work with a qualified physiotherapist if needed.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 1:23 pm

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Postby Max Headroom » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 2:30 pm

They don't half love to sell packages here!

Last week I went into a spa to get a massage voucher for my wife for one exclusive treatment. I think the lady asked me 6 or 7 times if I wouldn't prefer a package. Damn annoying. I wonder if anyone ever says "yes please" after declining half a dozen times first.

Sorry, I digress.

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Postby pisceangirl » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 4:45 pm

Max Headroom wrote:They don't half love to sell packages here!

Last week I went into a spa to get a massage voucher for my wife for one exclusive treatment. I think the lady asked me 6 or 7 times if I wouldn't prefer a package. Damn annoying. I wonder if anyone ever says "yes please" after declining half a dozen times first.

Sorry, I digress.


Don't get me started on that! I go to a well known spa chain and I HAVE a (not cheap) package with them which I purchased 3 months ago. I go once a month and on EVERY single occasion they have tried to sell me another package or promotion after my treatment! The saleswomen are really pushy and I find dealing with them stressful! Defeats the purpose of going for a relaxation treatment.

Last time I just said "I'm not buying any more packages or products. Thank you." before the last woman had a chance to open her mouth. Will repeat this going forward. Really don't have it in me to listen to any more of their Sales pitches!


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