ABOUT OUR PRACTITIONERS

AT SPINALIVE,

YOUR SPINAL HEALTH IS OUR   PRIORITY.

AT SPINALIVE,YOUR SPINAL HEALTH IS OUR PRIORITY.

WHAT ARE WE?

Spinalive is a chiropractic and rehabilitation centre that provides professional and modern non-invasive spine, muscle and joint care. Our services are family-friendly, and cater to people of various backgrounds.

OUR PROCESS

1

IDENTIFY THE CAUSE

Prior to any treatment, our team of practitioners will identify the underlying cause of your condition through a series of thorough assessments and examinations.
2

DESIGN TREATMENT

After careful analysis, we will design an individualised treatment programme that will be suitable to the condition you are suffering from.
3

BEGIN TREATMENT

Once the personalised treatment programmed has been lay out, our team will begin the treatment accordingly to treat your condition.

MEET THE TEAM

The professional, yet dynamic team at Spinalive is always here to help keep your spine alive.

Ivan Sin D.C

Clinic Director

Growing up, Ivan Sin was actively involved in sports and martial arts, which made him susceptible to injuries. His recurring pain and injuries led him to give chiropractic a shot, which was fairly new in Malaysia at that time. To his surprise, the painless treatment helped him recovered from his persisting sports injuries. It was from these effective experiences that prompted Ivan to pursue chiropractic in International Medical University.

Although Ivan treats various chiropractic conditions ranging from arthritis to sciatica, he is particularly known for treating sports injuries and educating proper biomechanics to patients. His expertise and dedication have earned him the trust of many national athletes and professional fighters, as well as local celebrities such as Sarimah Ibrahim and Jack AhZhe.

When time permits, Ivan involves himself in voluntary work. In the past, he has volunteered in events such as Malaysia Ultimate Frisbee Open and Asian MMA. In addition, he had also travelled to Philippines to look after paralympics athletes. Ivan is also a recognised member of the Association of Chiropractic Malaysia.

Out of work, Ivan enjoys badminton and martial arts. Due to his love for sports, Ivan often finds himself subconsciously encouraging his patients to lead active lifestyles, which he believes is the key to great health.

Tuck Hoong D.C

Chiropractor

“I always believe the key to health is to be consistent in taking good care of ourselves; With the addition of a suitable treatment approach that is integrated with appropriate advice, we can help the body to adapt better to life. The ability and capability to improve our health lie in our very own hands!” - Dr. Yip Tuck Hoong, D.C.

Dr. Yip has a passion for taking care of the spine, where he specializes in overall postural correction, educating patients of all ages especially the elderly and those struggling with chronic pain. He is adamant about the importance of patient education in a person’s journey of recovery. His passionate and professional approach towards chiropractic care has helped many others to achieve their health goals. With that said, Dr. Yip used to project his passion by participating in various healthcare events to raise awareness of chiropractic care to the public.

Dr. Yip is an easily approachable, likable, and caring person. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his friends and family members. He always keeps himself active by participating in various activities such as badminton, swimming, HIIT training, and community yoga.

Elaine Teh D.C

Chiropractor

Teh Elaine specialises in providing gentle, safe and effective chiropractic treatment for diverse of patients including children (age 5-12 years) and senior citizens. With years of chiropractic training and education, Elaine has treated conditions ranging from back strains to scoliosis. When it comes to scoliosis, not only she targets on correcting the curvature, but also strengthening the patient’s muscular system.

Rather than just treating the symptoms of a condition, Elaine focuses on identifying the underlying cause of it. She is also a hard believer in fixing her patients’ postures before anything else. Graduated from International Medical University, Elaine is also the only chiropractor in our organisation whose journal is published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. During her time in university, Elaine also actively volunteered in blood drive campaigns by performing chiropractic check-up on participants.

In addition, Elaine also possesses qualification in Sacro-Occipital techniques (SOT) (Australia), Schroth Best Practices Program certification in conservative management of scoliosis and other spinal deformities by Dr Hans-Rudolf Weiss, MD (Germany), Spine and food orthotic course, kinesiotaping and radiography reading. Graduated from International Medical University, Elaine is also the only chiropractor in our organisation whose journal is published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. During her time in university, Elaine also actively volunteered in blood drive campaigns by performing chiropractic check-up on participants.

Kelvin Goh D.C

Chiropractor

A chiropractor is a caring individual whose treatment philosophy focuses heavily on patiently improving the knowledge of patients under his care. Kelvin is no stranger to this philosophy which ensures that patients under his care understands their condition in order to achieve the best possible results. Additionally, he aims to improve his patients performance both in active sports and overall quality of life.

Equipped with Bachelors of Science (Hons) Chiropractic from International Medical University (IMU) as well as being a certified kinesio taping technician (CKTT) Gonstead, Kelvin strives to provide top notch service to his patients. He has also published a paper titled Behaviour and perception of IMU alternative medicine students towards research.

The unique thing about Kelvin is that he was one of us, a patient many years ago who was also a sports enthusiast who represented MSSD Tennis, intravarsity dodgeball, and futsal. He had the misfortune of being involved in a futsal mishap that resulted in a severe neck injury resulting in several months of sleepless nights due to pain. In his search for a solution, he found that chiropractic treatments helped with most of his conditions.

After going through several treatments for his condition and finding himself returned to a full bill of health, Kelvin decided that he would like to pursue a career as a chiropractor as a way to help others learn about proper scientific alternative methods to seek relief from pain.

Wicky Yap D.C

Chiropractor

Meet Wicky, a graduate from the International Medical University with a Bachelors Degree in Chiropractic. Apart from being a chiropractor during the day he is also a sportsman and a well-known foodie among his colleagues.

As a chiropractitioner, Wicky believes that the best way to care for his patients is to understand their daily activities and the amount of strain they put on their bodies so that he can help advise and correct issues where necessary. His treatment methods are based on how his patients can create better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives. To top it off, Wicky has also attended a Gonstead Seminar in Melbourne (Essentials) as well as in Sydney (Technique) in the year 2019 to strengthen his chiropractor skills.

In the year 2017 and 2018, he was the Assistant Trainer and Coach for Selangor Volleyball team. It is obvious that Wicky’s inspiration to be a chiropractitioner stems for his love of sports. As an avid sportsman, he was always looking for ways to ensure that he and his team mates were always performing at their optimum. Thus it was only natural that he began to delve deeper into studying the motor functions of the human body which ultimately led him to become a chiropractitioner.

Today Wicky treats patients who go through various activities in their daily lives and helps not only treat them but choose a suitable and sustainable repertoire of activities and exercises in order to help them maintain and improve their quality of life.

Poh Ee D.C

Chiropractor

Poh Ee is a graduate from the Malaysia’s very own prestigious International Medical University in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. He is a licensed chiropractor with the Association of Chiropractic Malaysia, with experience in the fields of Physiotherapy and Physical Conditioning. Dr. Poh Ee practices the Gonstead technique of chiropractic, administering the hands-on and specific delivery of adjustments the technique advocates with the goal of helping his patients recover as best as possible, with as short a time frame as possible.

Nutrition and sports, as well as youth development are avid interests of his, having worked in a fitness meal-prep company and coaching a homeschool basketball team to a second-place finishing in their international student convention during his uni days. He also volunteers to cook for and to teach english tuition to the underprivileged on the weekends.

Having his own personal experience of numerous injuries during his days of competing in the sport of basketball at the district, state and national level, and undergoing an ACL replacement surgery, he values being part of his patients' recovery and rehabilitation process, helping them through the journey back to full functional capacity.

Julie Goh D.C

Chiropractor

Julie is a graduate from International Medical University. During her years in IMU, Julie familiarised herself with the human anatomy, learned about the brain, spinal cord & nervous system, and spent countless hours practising chiropractic adjusting skills.

Julie understands that the painful symptoms that bring patients to the clinic are often caused by seemingly unrelated imbalances in the spine. Hence, she takes the time to understand her patients’ concerns and performs thorough exams to customise treatment in addressing condition of each patient.

Her sociable character serves as an upper-hand, as she often finds herself sharing great conversation with her patients. She believes that patient education is beneficial in contributing to their own healing process. Julie educates on topics such as workplace ergonomics, improving poor posture and other everyday factors that often cause injuries.

Junior Staphie Khoo D.C

Chiropractor

As a chiropractor with an honors degree from the International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia by day ; and an ardent sportswoman in martial arts by night, Staphie places strong emphasis on her core values instilled to not rely solely on hard work and skills, but also the willingness to go the extra mile to understand the patient more before devising a personalised treatment plan. Besides, Staphie is a member of the Association of Chiropractic Malaysia (ACM), which her passion towards chiropractic is projected by participation in healthcare events to raise public awareness on the benefits of chiropractic care.

Her decision in becoming a chiropractor was driven largely from her exposure at the age of 4, when her mum received a month’s treatment for her slipped disc.

Despite all the hard work, Staphie always feels gratitude and is appreciative of her rewarding career, constantly being reminded the lifelong impact chiropractic treatment can have on her patients and their families.

Josiah Lim

Principal Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist Josiah Lim is committed in providing safe and careful treatments in issues regarding human movement system. Among the treatments that he practices are dry needling and deep tissue massage therapy paired with corrective exercises. All treatments by Josiah are tailored and personalised according to the patient’s needs. Although exercises and treatments are essential in aiding recovery, Josiah also dissects the factors of every condition to ensure permanent recovery, which include postures and lifestyles of patients.

A graduate of University of Information & Technology Rzeszow in Poland, Josiah is a strong adherent of pursuing education in bettering his career, being a certified personal trainer from the National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM), he is looking forward to being able to further advance his knowledge in the future regarding the human movement system

Apart from enjoying the experience in treating patients, Josiah has passion in active sports such as weightlifting, as it allows him to explore the mechanics of the muscles. He believes that his constant curiosity of the human muscular system will help him accelerate his knowledge and skills in treating every patient

Akmal Bin Ahmad

Senior Physiotherapist

Meet Akmal, the latest addition to our family here at Spinalive. Sporting a smile that puts you at ease and a “can do” attitude that prioritizes those around him first, this young man gives his all for the care of those he treats. His interest in physiotherapy is a result of his naturally energetic nature and interest in sports, which in turn piqued his interest in anatomical understanding.
When treating patients, Akmal observes his patients’ conditions and reaction to the treatments so that he is able to assess properly the correct path the patient should be taking during their care under him. When treating patients, Akmal observes his patients’ conditions and reaction to the treatments so that he is able to assess properly the correct path the patient should be taking during their care under him. He focuses mainly on ensuring that the patient is able to handle the regime set out and support them both mentally and physically.

Akmal possess qualification is instrumental assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). Hailing from KPJ University College, Akmal is still pursuing more knowledge and has his sights set on obtaining trigger point dry needling and Performance in Sports and Functional Movement Screening qualifications. He feels that by delving deeper into anatomical understanding, he will be able to make a bigger difference in the lives of those under his care.

Navreet Kaur

Physiotherapist

In 1992, a passionate child was brought to life. An adventurous individual who was full of life, loved to dance, and participated in sports is the kind of person Navreet is. Navreet graduated from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in the year 2017 with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy. During her bachelor years, she wrote a paper titled reliability and validity of new instruments for chest expansion measurement.

Navreet also actively participated in sports where she once represented SOAHS in athletics and basketball as well as being a basketball representative for her university.

She believes that Physiotherapy can be an effective way for her to serve others. Hence, she decided to be a skilled Physiotherapist and is currently serving her patients diligently and has successfully guided them to recovery.

Susie Sushaanthini

Physiotherapist

Prepare to have your world turned inside out with our upbeat and always energetic physiotherapist Susie. Coming from a family who have always had a strong belief in good medical practices, Susie was eager to make her mark in the world of medicine. She was however afraid of getting her hands covered in blood and thus opted to become a physiotherapist.

Susie graduated from the University of Information Technology and Management Rzeszow Poland in the year 2016 with a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy. While pursuing her degree, Susie began to develop an interest in dry needling. She was fascinated by the fact that a few punctures from a needle could alleviate so much stress from the human body and thus decided to specialize in it.

In her free time, Susie relaxes by swimming. She’s also an avid traveller so during long breaks you’ll definitely find her scouring our planet for new experiences. When asked whether she’d be scared of going to foreign places she simply replies that she just loves the new friendly faces she meets anywhere. Susie also believes in healthy practices and strongly advocates that to her patients. She believes that an organic and holistic approach to life eradicates the need for any form of drugs and leads to a happier and fulfilling lifestyle.

Kurtis Tan

Physiotherapist

Kurtis began his journey being a physiotherapist when he was deciding what he should do after graduating from highschool. During this time, he stumbled across physiotherapy. Being someone who always fancied himself as a caregiver, Kurtis naturally gravitated towards this field of supplementary medicine and carved a niche for himself there.

Now a graduate from AIMST University with a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy and skilled in Neuromuscular taping as well as GEMT Dry Needling, Kurtis is currently treating his patients with utmost care. On top of that, Kurtis has also published a paper titled Sensor Enhanced Rehabilitation for Knee Injuries and was the official MAD Marshall in the year 2017/18.

Kurtis uses his enthusiasm and hands-on therapy skills to effectively treat his patients on top of sharing whatever knowledge he has gathered as a means to further educate those he comes in contact with.

Dini Ganapathy

Physiotherapist

Dini is a certified physiotherapist who graduated from Ramsay Sime Darby. Since young, she has been giving shoulder rubs to her grandparents, which she was told she was good at. Seeing their relieved faces, the common practice at home then led her to pursue physiotherapy as a career.

At Spinalive, Dini performs deep tissue massage, which is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. She also operates the clinic’s facility such as Indiba, which helps accelerate the healing process of certain conditions.

An expert in human muscular system, Dini guides patients with stretches and exercises that will assist in healing and keep them out of pain. She also works collaboratively with Spinalive’s chiropractors to help patients reach their rehabilitation goals.

Dini is also highly interactive with her patients, as she can spend up to an hour with patients during treatment. If you have questions about how your muscles function of need some self-care advice, Dini is the person to go to.

Dedicated to continuing education, Dini also looks forward to receiving dry-needling and myofascial release qualifications. Her ultimate goal is to help patients to meet their overall health and lifestyle goals.

When not caring for patients, Dini enjoys being active by sweating out on the aerobic dancefloor.

Nicole Lau

Physiotherapist

Introducing Nicole Lau is one of our newest physiotherapists who’s a graduate hailing from University Tunku Abdul Rahman majoring in Physiotherapy. Nicole has always had a deep interest in dealing with musculoskeletal cases which has led her to deal with active sportsman especially martial artist.

Being an active person herself, Nicole is very passionate about running and joins marathon every year to challenge herself. For Nicole, seeing her patients feeling better is the greatest achievement throughout her whole physiotherapy journey and she hopes for a future where she is able to raise more awareness on the benefits of physiotherapy to others out there.

Juliana Tay

Physiotherapist

Since 2013, Juliana has been active in sports such as tennis, volleyball, and track and field. If you are looking for a talented, cheerful, and skillful physiotherapist, Juliana would be your favourite pick! Additionally, she graduated from Mahsa University and Anglia Ruskin University in the year of 2020 with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Hons). Juliana has also published a paper titled effects of massage therapy versus static stretching on dominant leg hamstring flexibility in novice runners.

A fun fact: Juliana was a committee member in the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Physiotherapy Student Scientific Conference (Add Life to Years) in the year of 2016, 2018, and 2019 respectively. She sharpened her skills and knowledge in physiotherapy by attending a Trainer, Strength & Conditioning Clinic and International Conference on Manual Therapy.

Juliana has this strong belief where physiotherapy could help many individuals to increase their quality of life. Hence, she decided to further study in the field of physiotherapy and become a skillful physiotherapist. Her passion has successfully aided her patients to recover gradually.

Shirley Choo

Physiotherapist

Introducing you to our skillful and cheerful physiotherapist, Shirley! For your information, she graduated from INTI International University with a first class in Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Hons) in 2020. Fun fact: she enjoys running, HIIT, and playing the piano during her free times.

A journal of hers ‘Awareness and Perception of Manual Therapy in Improving Women’s Fertility among Physiotherapists in Malaysia: A Cross-Sectional Study 2020’ was published. For Shirley, she has always been interested in helping others when they are in pain. She always finds different ways to assist in her patients’ recovery. Last but not least, Shirley hopes to spread the awareness of the benefits of physiotherapy in the future.

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