Nigel Chua

Principal Hand Therapist & Director
  • BHSc in Occupational Therapy, University of Sydney (Australia)
  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore)
  • AHPC Certified & Registered

I graduated with a Diploma in Occupational Therapy from Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore), and I had a very good time learning about life, life development, movement, meaning and independence. The lecturers were amazing teachers.

During this time, I secured a bursary scholarship from Changi General Hospital, which I'm grateful for that tided me through the 3 years of NYP studies. After I graduated in 2005, I got to work almost immediately.

In 2007, I decided to level up where I went for night classes to pursue and increase my knowledge through a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Sydney (UniSyd).

During my time of work in Changi General Hospital in orthopedic and musculoskeletal inpatient occupational therapy, followed by years in outpatient finger, hand, wrist, forearm and elbow hand occupational therapy led me to find satisfaction and joy in treating hand injuries.

It's still fascinating and amazing when I can get a patient from 15% to 97+%, little to no pain and near-full (best is full!) strength, stamina and stability.

I started to want to do more and have more time with my hand injury patients, so I took it to the next level: going private practice.

Over time, I develop my own hand therapy treatment style, approach and philosophy, distilling the best practices coupled with thousands of finger, wrist, forearm and elbow injury treatments experiences. I factor in your emotional, aspirational and psychosocial hopes too.

During my free time, or at least time outside of hand therapy and managing Phoenix Rehab, I enjoy:

  • spending time with my wife, my kids and family
  • pursuing and discussing about Jesus, stoicism, personal development with friends and loved ones
  • working out (I still dream of that six pack!)
  • reading and writing
  • preparing meals for my family and eating together (this is awesome)

Stuff I treat best in the fingers, hand, wrist, forearm and elbows:

  • Hard tissue: bony fractures
  • Soft tissues: tendons, ligaments, cartilage, muscle
  • Joint stiffness post injuries or infections
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65 8800 1830 |
10 Sinaran Drive, Novena Medical Centre #10-09, Singapore 307506
88924121 |
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65 8780 9608 |
9 Tampines Grande, #01-20, Singapore 528735

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