Sometimes it helps to go back to basics in order to grow your business and efficacy as a therapist. Physiotherapist Ong Lip Qin was working with patients using manual therapy techniques, but was dissatisfied with the results. The passive modalities he was using didn’t solve the puzzle of long-term medical conditions or chronic pain. “I realized that I needed an active rehabilitation approach combined with manual therapy,” he says.
Lip Qin was first introduced to STOTT PILATES® in 2013 by his teacher and co-founder of LTC Pilatique Pilates Malaysia and Singapore, Melissa Wong. In 2014, he furthered his Pilates training and got his ICCB certification under STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer Kanako Funabashi of Sky Pilates Tokyo. In 2015, he completed his RM1, RM2, RR1 and RR2 under STOTT PILATES Master Instructor Trainer Wayne Seeto during his Asia tour to Singapore, and he is currently preparing to take his Rehab Pilates exam. Since he first started studying Pilates, it’s made a “drastic change in my treatment approach,” he says.
“As a manager and senior physiotherapist, this course provided me with insight into rehab-integrated Pilates, a detailed program design which included a series of deep posture analysis and assessment,” says Lip Qin. Furthering his studies under Wayne Seeto taught him how to integrate Pilates with manual techniques in a more effective and efficient way. “This course enlightened me as to how to use the principles of Pilates to identify dysfunctional movement patterns and design a customized rehab treatment program using the Pilates method.”
Lip Qin’s patients noticed the difference his training made. “Lip Qin has taught me that it is not all about strength, and how everything works as one unit,” says 27-year-old Nicholas Mak. Mak, who works in the fashion industry, suffered from wrist and back injuries from intensive Muay Thai training and running marathons. “After a few rehab Pilates sessions and a series of manual treatment sessions, my pain has subsided. He fixed my bad posture, and has tremendously improved my flexibility.”
Lip Qin believes STOTT PILATES Rehabilitation Program is one of the best neuromuscular strength training programs for using as treatment modalities in medical settings. “I highly recommend this course for people working in the medical profession,” he says. “Especially physiotherapists.”