If this is your first Move Therapy session…

Why exercise matters in pain relief

Manual therapy and exercises are usually performed separately. You are given manual therapy to relieve the joint pain, followed by exercises, which are given to you as homework. It is up to you to follow-through with your exercises.

In contrast, in a Move Therapy session, manual therapy and exercises as seen as equally important for pain relief, and are performed in the same session. If you have a shoulder pain for example, we will palpate and loosen the knots and tension on the shoulder. The manual therapy is followed by exercise to stretch, strengthen and stabilise the muscles of the shoulder joint. You will feel like you are “waking up” muscles in your body that you haven’t used before. Feel better and stronger.

Our body has an incredible way of remembering. It is a phenomenon called muscle memory. When you teach your body a new skill, for example to ride a bike, swim or roller blade, the brain becomes involved and it remembers the action. The movement becomes easier the next time, and with more practice you become proficient. In the same way, if we practice good movement pattern, we have created a new blueprint for the body to move. The likelihood of a pain recurrence decreases when we re-train and strengthen our muscles. Discover the benefits:

An Active Approach to Pain Relief

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Knee Pain: What is Exercise plus Manual Therapy?

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When you have knee pain, you don’t want to move for fear it would worsen the pain. You are not alone. A study showed one in every two people with knee pain dropped out of prescribed exercises within two years because of exercise-induced pain.

Can manual therapy help you stay active? READ MORE

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Knee exercises and activities that I can continue on my own

Working overseas, I came back to Singapore for a short four week holiday and thought I should get some Pilates classes to further strengthen my weak knee due to a meniscus tear. I found Move Therapy by googling and signed up for my 1-to1 trial class. May went through my problem and what the doctors did for me. She then designed a set of exercises and activities which I could continue on my own when I go back to work, overseas. After my first trial lesson, I was just so amazed by the differences in my legs. When I arrived back in Singapore, although I’ve recuperated from the meniscus tear through physiotherapy and physical therapy at the hospital, my legs still felt swollen and stiff. I was not able to bend my knees. My attempts at swimming, which was recommended by the doctor, was hard, as I wasn't sure how to move anymore. After my first session with May, my leg muscles felt more relaxed and subsequent sessions continued to make me feel I’m near full recovery. The exercises and activities May prescribed were easy enough to continue at home and in a gym anywhere I go. Thanks!

Back Care class is fun, therapeutic

I have fun in the Back Care class. Who would have thought you could use foam roller, spike ball, exercise bands and even a tennis ball to loosen the lower back? The pain can be intense on the parts of the body where the muscles are tight. As I learn to relax into it, the painful sensation feels good. That is when I think my body gets pampered.  My lower back is stronger also with the exercises in class, and I get to iron out the knots in my body. So therapeutic. I hope classes will continue as long as possible.
Kwee Eng

Each session I see improvement

I was fortunate to connect with May at Move Therapy to heal my shoulder and back issues. On day one, she did a thorough assessment of my posture and range of motion. She made a great exercise plan for me. With each session I could see the improvement, and magically my pain went away. Still before starting each session, she would assess then adjust the exercises accordingly. Thank you May for relieving my pain and giving me a new understanding on how I can maintain my body balance and posture!! I strongly recommend Move Therapy to anybody who is in pain, and if you are not in pain, the sessions will let you gain a new understanding of the human body.


"I suffered from severe upper back pain and headache in 2012 - 2013.  At the same time, I was also suffering from back pain, leg cramps and weak ankles. I was introduced to May for manual therapy and exercise. She not only loosened but also showed me how to loosen the tight muscles on my own, using balls and rollers gradually, through a well thought-out program. She was always patient. She never forced me to do exercises which I thought that were quite beyond me. I learned good posture, and how to maintain good standing and sitting postures. I really appreciate May’s help in solving my chronic pain and correcting my bad posture."
Cheng Duan


"I was so worried about climbing Wutai Shan (Shanxi, China) because I'd knee pain. I wanted to  perform the Buddhist rite of walk, pray and kneel on every three steps up the 1,080 stairs of the sacred mountain. It was the main reason for going. It would be very difficult to do with my kneecap problem. My sister recommended Move Therapy to me. After one session, I was so surprised there was no more pain on my kneecap. I felt I was walking with very light steps. The relief was so immediate, it took me by surprise. Of course, I continued to roll after, using the foam roller. It wasn't just from one class at Move Therapy, but the class showed me how to and on which area of my legs I should focus on when I roll. I was able to walk, pray and kneel up Wutai Shan. A wish come true. No knee pain. Thank you."
Beng Lee


"自从参加这里的运动课,我对运动有了新的感触。 我开始用我从来没有用过的肢骨。我二十年前就该开始了。"


"I underwent surgery at the end of 2015 and upon recovery, I needed to look into rehabilitation. May has not only helped with the mobility of my shoulder and the building of my body’s muscle mass, but she has also vastly helped with the improvement of my posture. I not only feel better but look better! Surely there are many fitness trainers and gyms all over Singapore but what sets May apart from them is that she is someone who is not just constantly learning in the expertise of fitness and rehabilitation but she is one who is observant, listening and considerate to her clients’ physical conditions and their fitness aspirations. It is the progress in the process that leads to the results. I’m truly blessed to have May as my personal fitness trainer!"


"I’d persistent lower back pain after giving birth to my daughter. I saw many healthcare professionals, but my back didn’t get better. But since starting my private sessions, my pain has gone. Before I didn’t want to move out of fear my back would act up, but not anymore. I’ve started running, and recently completed a 5-km run. Thank you!"

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