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.
ABOUT OUR PRACTITIONERS
YOUR SPINAL HEALTH IS OUR PRIORITY.
AT SPINALIVE,YOUR SPINAL HEALTH IS OUR PRIORITY.
WHAT ARE WE?
MEET THE TEAM
The professional, yet dynamic team at Spinalive is always here to help keep your spine alive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.