Mr Steven Qin graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an Honours Degree in Physiotherapy. He specialises in the rehabilitation of chronic musculoskeletal problems ranging from back, neck and spine, to sports injuries, occupational overuse syndromes, and chronic pain.
1. What piqued your interest in physiotherapy?
My interest in this field stemmed from working in rehabilitation departments of various rehabilitation centres such as St James Hospital (Ireland) as well as renowned private clinics in Singapore. That was where I gained experience dealing with complex musculoskeletal conditions and learnt that the road to recovery is not just about relieving pain, but also centred around restoring and improving the everyday lives of our patients.
2. What is the most interesting part of your job?
The most interesting part of my job and what provides me joy at the end of a busy day involves interaction with my patients.
Being able to explain and understand, choosing the language to fit each patient, is not taught in medical school. By explaining it in simple terms for the patient’s understanding breaks down the doctor-patient barrier, and that by itself constitutes good treatment for patients’ ailments and a good starting point for confronting their worries and pain.
3. What attracted you to set up your practice at SBF Center?
Its location in the CBD is centrally positioned and accessible. The building’s proximity to my clients, who are mostly made up of professionals working in the CBD area, is a plus as it means I am close and accessible to them. This is an important factor should the need for urgent attention arises. Moreover, some of the treatments we provide take only about 30-45 minutes, which is ideal for office workers who need quick ‘adjustments’ during their lunch break.
4. What is your advice to fellow health professionals in Singapore looking for medical space?
The main challenge is that there are a lot more physiotherapy options for clients now, and that means we need to differentiate through our location and service. As a start, know how much space you need. Some practices budget for about 1,000 sq ft for every four to six employees. Secondly, review your target audience and research the area where you intend to set up your practice. Identify gaps and potential opportunities such as whether there are similar practices in the area or how near you are to public transport links. If the location is easy for both your employees and clients to travel to on a regular basis, you have a win-win situation – happy employees to serve your clients, and a stress-free travel experience for your clients.
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