Our goal and primary mission is to inspire and restore your active working and sporting life. SPIRE stands by these values:-
2) Physical health
3) Intellectual engagement
4) Relational empathy
5) Emotional support
Dr. Ambrose Yung
Dr Ambrose Yung Wai Yin is an experienced Specialist Orthopaedic Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the field of orthopaedics. His area of interest extends includes complex operations such as revision knee arthroplasty, partial knee replacement and primary total knee replacement. His area of expertise also extends to minimally invasive shoulder, ankle and knee surgery as well as reconstruction of the upper and lower limbs.
Dr Ambrose Yung had travelled to Oxford University Hospital in the UK after being awarded a 1-year fellowship and trained at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hip Centre & Knee Division. During this period, he was at the forefront of technology by learning the latest in computer guided navigational partial and total knee replacement.
Dr. Ambrose Yung volunteered his medical services during the SARS epidemic in 2003, and was conferred a Merit Certificate of Honor by the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong. In Singapore , he was also involved in providing medical relief to the victims of the Indonesian earthquake in 2006. For this contribution, he was awarded the Minister for Health Award in Singapore.
On the academic front, Dr Ambrose Yung Wai Yin actively participates in nurturing and inspiring the next generation of doctors. He was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and Clinical Physician Faculty, Singhealth Residency.
In line with the vision of SPIRE Orthopaedics, Dr. Yung believes in walking the journey of recovery with his patients.
Our satisfaction comes when we see patients journey through their recovery and return to their active self.
Dr. Chee Kin Ghee
Dr Chee Kin Ghee is a specialist hand surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hand and orthopaedic surgery. His clinical expertise includes treatments for complex hand, wrist, and upper limbs injuries, wrist and finger joint replacement, minimally invasive hand and wrist surgery, and nerve compression release surgery.
After obtaining his specialist qualification in hand surgery, Dr Chee was awarded a 1-year fellowship (HMDP by MOH) and trained at the world-renowned Wrightington Hospital Upper Limb Unit in the UK.
During his fellowship, he was trained in the management of complex upper limb conditions, including complex joint replacement of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand, as well as the state-of-the-art minimally invasive upper limb surgery.
On the academic front, Dr Chee was the programme director for Hand Surgery Residency Programme at National Healthcare Group from 2016 to 2019, where he trained medical doctors to become hand surgeons.
He was also a clinical senior lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, as well as Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU, and contributed to educating medical students.
Dr Chee is currently practising at Gleneagles Hospital and was a visiting consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital to train the residents towards their specialisation in hand surgery.
Dr. Low Mun Hon
Dr Low Mun Hon has over 20 years of experience managing trauma and orthopaedic clinical care. Prior to this, he has been in private practise as a practitioner at Singapore Sports & Orthopaedic Clinic (SSOC).
Dr. Low graduated from Monash University Medical School (Melbourne). Thereafter, he pursued his internship at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.
He subsequently continued his practice of medicine at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). During this period, he was awarded the membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons at Glasgow in 2008 & Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery (National University of Singapore) in the same year.
Dr Low had previously worked as an orthopaedic trainee at various local teaching hospitals i.e. Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KK Hospital) and Singapore General Hospital (SGH).
He was an ex-Malaysian national swimmer & is currently an avid badminton player who participates and enjoys sparring with players such as Boonsak Ponsana (ex Olympic Silver Medalist) in international tournaments. He enjoys sports such as triathlon, running and tennis.
Justin Lim Xuan Li Physiotherapist
Justin is a skilled and experienced physiotherapist who specializes in the treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions - nerve, muscle and joint problems.
Over the years, he honed his clinical skills across all sectors of healthcare, allowing him to attain mastery of the sophisticated human body and address complex problems effectively, allowing him to successfully address complex neuro-musculoskeletal conditions at an accelerated pace.
Justin graduated from Trinity College Dublin and started his career in National Healthcare Group Polyclinics. His skills quickly gained recognition and was appointed as a clinical educator for physiotherapy students and even tasked to develop Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Subsequently, he continued his practice in community care settings such as Thye Hwa Kwan Rehabilitation Centres and Saint Andrew Community Hospital, where he focused on developing his skills for geriatric rehabilitation and improving quality of care in rehabilitation centres. He then moved on to private practice in Parkway East Hospital, specializing in post operative and outpatient rehabilitation.
His passion for physiotherapy stems from his belief in the self-healing potential of the human body. He constantly updates himself with scientific readings and research on the human body beyond the scope of a physiotherapist. He has even conducted continuing education courses in Singapore Institute of Technology to help other physiotherapist further develop their clinical reasoning and exercise prescription skills
Justin is an active individual who enjoys running, swimming and practicing martial arts such as Aikido and Wing Chun. As an active person who had his fair share of sports injuries, he understands the pain and suffering of not being able to enjoy physical activities freely. Fortunately, as a physiotherapist, he is able to rehabilitate any sports injury that he sustains with his clinical expertise - Clinical Pilates (DMA).
Zita Sham Physiotherapist
Zita graduated with a Diploma in Physiotherapy from Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore) in 2014 and started working in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital to serve her sponsorship bond. Later in 2015, she pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin, which was provided in Singapore Institute of Technology.
After completion of her studies, Zita worked in the Day Rehabilitation Centre in Jurong Community Hospital for 6 years, where she focused on community rehabilitation for a variety of patients. Patients that were mainly seen consisted of post-operative, geriatric and neurological conditions.
Zita also has a passion in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy and is looking to pursue that. She is also keen to provide home-based physiotherapy to reach out to those in need of her expertise.
Aside from being a physiotherapist, Zita is also a dancer since 2011, who dedicates herself to learning about the limits of the human body first hand. She also loves calisthenics training, gymming and hiking in her spare time. In the dance studio, dancers also often reach out to Zita for education on injury prevention or rehabilitation post injuries.
Yilin Yap Pilates Rehab Trainer
Having taught Zumba fitness for a few years, Yilin fell in love with Pilates and decided to pursue a teaching career in it. Being a dancer of 20 years, Yilin is very interested in strength and mobility of the body and is very passionate about imparting these knowledge and skills to others. Be it in dance or Pilates, she places strong value and emphasis in proper technique for a safe and effective practice.
Her dedication to helping clients achieve their physical goals through Pilates gives her a great sense of accomplishment, and she hopes to inspire more people to reap its benefits. She is keen to share her passion and assist clients in their wellness, fitness journey towards rehabilitation.
Joanna Lim Hand Occupational Therapy
Joanna obtained her Diploma in Occupational Therapy (Merit) from Nanyang Polytechnic in 2006. Under the MOH Health Science Scholarship, she graduated from La Trobe University, Australia, with a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy (1st class Honors) the following year. Upon graduation, she worked in Changi General Hospital and Sengkang General Hospital.
Joanna's primary specialization and passion is in hand therapy and upper limb rehabilitation, having more than 10 years of experience in this field. She has worked with hand and orthopedic surgeons in both inpatient and outpatient settings, providing quality therapy services for clients with a variety of hand and upper limb conditions, including fractures, sprains/strains, tendon injuries, nerve injuries, repetitive strain disorders and complex trauma injuries. During her tenures at CGH and SKGH, Joanna was a Senior Occupational Therapist and held the role of Hand Therapy and Upper Limb Rehabilitation Unit Leader. She was in charge of clinical supervision and management of staff, manpower planning, and daily operations of the unit.
In 2015, Joanna pursued her post-graduate studies in ergonomics and was awarded a Master of Science in Health Ergonomics (Merit) from University of Derby, UK. As the leader of the Ergonomics Workgroup in CGH, she has been extensively involved in the provision of ergonomics consultancy and workplace evaluation services, as well as the delivery of ergonomics talks, workshops and forums to corporate and public sectors.
Joanna is a firm believer in building good rapport with her clients and enjoys engaging with individuals from all walks of life. She is a proponent of client-centered care and advocacy, striving to ensure that her treatment plans are customised to the needs of each unique individual. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, reading and travelling.