FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Take care of your body. It is the only place you have to live. - Jim Rohn
Do I need to make an appointment? How do I make one?
Physiotherapy sessions are available on appointment basis only. Please call or WhatsApp at (65) 8051 2112 to schedule an appointment. I am committed to getting you better; if you are experiencing acute pain and/or an urgent clinical need for emergency physiotherapy treatment, please indicate your condition/needs to when scheduling for an appointment.
If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please reach out with 2 days advance notice.
Please arrive at least 10 mins before your appointment time for registration. Patients who are late for appointments would be seen at the clinic's discretion and may be required to reschedule.
Physio Jonathan delivers personalized physio care plans that effectively relieves pain, restores strength and enhances mobility while preventing further injuries. The sooner you begin your therapy post injury, the sooner is your recovery.
Do I need a doctor referral for physiotherapy?
No, a medical referral is not required to visit a physiotherapist if you are self-paying. However, to facilitate insurance claims or reimbursements for your sessions from your health care provider or your employer, you may be required to furnish a doctor’s referral for physiotherapy. It is recommended that you verify the criteria for claims with your insurer or employer.
Do I need to see doctor prior to physiotherapy for a diagnosis and prescription of physiotherapy treatments?
You do not need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist in Singapore, unless claiming for insurance purposes.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists are trained and skilled to perform an assessment on your health concerns, provide a diagnosis, and then give appropriate treatment care options. In the case of persisting and worsening pain, you will be referred to the medical team for further investigation. Physio Jonathan partners with Singapore's leading orthopaedic and pain specialists to expedite patient recovery.
How long does a physiotherapy appointment last?
Depending on the complexity of your condition, initial sessions typically take 45 to 60 minutes. On your first visit, a thorough examination of your condition will be undertaken. A detailed explanation as to the cause of your condition will follow this examination, including its implications and recovery expectations.
Subsequent follow up sessions are usually held for 30 minutes but may be extended depending on the severity and complexity of the conditions experienced by each patient. For example, a patient suffering from more than one injury or condition may benefit from an extended treatment time (60minutes). Please inform the clinic reception when making an appointment so that they may more accurately advise the treatment duration that best address your needs.
How many treatments will I need?
Physio Jonathan aims to deliver the swiftest recovery route. As part of your treatment plan, Physio Jonathan will discuss with you about your condition, it’s severity, healing stages, recovery barriers, and provide you with an approximate number of visits needed to get you back to full health.
Do you offer home therapy?
Yes, home physiotherapy sessions can be arranged for patients facing mobility issues, such as patients experiencing conditions that involve difficulties associated with movement because of disability, trauma or illness, such as learning how to walk again after a stroke. Home based physiotherapy sessions are however subject to availability. Additional charges apply for home therapy.
Fees & Billing Arrangements
Fees are payable on the day of consultation. A receipt will be issued to you on the day of treatment which you may utilize for insurance claim purposes. The clinic accepts all major credit and debit cards.
How do I prepare and what can I expect at my first appointment?
Please bring along relevant medical records and laboratory test results from your doctors or the hospital(s), including X-rays, MRI’s and any other lab results.
For physio assessments and treatments, it will be helpful to be in appropriate attire such as shorts (for hip & knee conditions) and singlet (back, neck & shoulder conditions)
What is the difference between Physiotherapy, Chiropractor and Osteopath?
There are similarities in all three allied health professionals when treating musculoskeletal pain conditions. The techniques we use can be similar, but have differences as well.
Physiotherapy uses evidenced based assessments and treatment options such as joint and soft tissue, nerve mobilizations and manipulation, as well as exercise therapy to help you be on the mend from most musculoskeletal pain disorders. Physiotherapy focuses on patient empowerment for the long term through awareness, education and positive dispositions.
Getting to the Clinic
Royal Square Medical Centre is accessible through this exit between Toast Box and KFC from Novena Square
Side Entrance to Royal Square Mall / Medical Centre
This is the Entry Point to Royal Square Medical Centre, at its Drop-Off Area, Closest to the Medical Centre Lift Lobby.
This is the Entry Point to Royal Square Medical Centre, from within Royal Square Mall, right in front of the Carpark Lifts on Level 1
Royal Square Carpark, accessible from Irrawaddy Road;
Entrance to carpark will be on your left, right after the carpark entrance to Novena Square 2
Alternative parking is available at Novena Square 2, within walking distance of Royal Square Medical Centre; Entrance to carpark to Novena Square 2 is located right before Royal Square
This is the Entry Point to Paragon Shopping Centre, via 22 Bideford Road Carpark Link Bridge on Level 3
Royal Square Medical Centre
MRT: Alight at Novena MRT Station NS20
Take Exit B. Walk towards Novena Square/Velocity > Walk down corridor between Toastbox and KFC > Exit glass door > Enter via side entrance of Royal Square > Royal Square Medical Centre Lift Lobby
Alight at bus stop outside Novena Church, Orchard (Bus Stop Number: 50037, Opposite Mandarin Orchard) Bus Services available: 5, 54, 143, 162, 162M, 167
Alight at the bus stop outside Novena Square (Bus Stop Number 50038). Bus Services available: 721, 56, 57, 131, 141, 166, 851, 980
GrabCar or Taxi:
Alight at Royal Square Medical Centre walk towards Royal Square Medical Centre Lift Lobby
Car (Self Drive):
Royal Square Carpark, accessible from Irrawaddy Road, entrance to carpark will be on your left, right after the carpark entrance to Novena Square 2.
Alternative parking is available at Novena Square 2, within walking distance of Royal Square Medical Centre