What we do
TLM Foot-Knee-Back-Arm Orthotics Center is an award winning medical centre providing revolutionary full-body orthotic treatments for patients of all ages with musculoskeletal pain.
Musculoskeletal pain could arise due to deformities, sports-related injuries, degenerative diseases and traumatic events. These conditions affect the muscles, bones, joints and associated tissues such as tendons and ligaments. They are typically characterised by pain – often persistent and chronic – due to inflammation, and severely limits the mobility, dexterity and functional ability of those afflicted.
In the long run, musculoskeletal pain cause the body to loses its balance as joints in the body slowly shift from their original positions. The body’s alignment changes and results in pronounced and visible deformities in the feet, knees, hips and back. Over time, other degenerative diseases may develop as well, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart diseases, autoimmune diseases and accelerated aging.
The center uses bio-mechanical principles to produce orthoses (medical braces) to treat patients with these musculoskeletal conditions. Orthoses can take the form of a brace, splint, orthotic insoles and orthotic footwear and no medication or surgery is required during treatment. Our orthotist is responsible for the prescription, manufacture and management of orthoses and has treated more than 20,000 patients in the past 20 years with no complaints. TLM Foot-Knee-Back-Arm Orthotics Center's products and services can be applied to the following categories.
1) Sports Medicine
2) Rehabilitation Medicine
6) Orthopaedic Surgery
7) Hand Surgery
8) Pain Management
9) Family Medicine and Continuing Care
TLM Foot-Knee-Back-Arm Orthotics Center manufactures orthotic insoles and orthotic footwear to treat foot, knee and back pain arising from issues related to the musculoskeletal system. Each pair of orthotic insole and orthotic footwear is individually designed and produced based on the analysis of each patient's foot and body condition. This will help the patient's body find its ideal balancing position and correcting body alignment to relieve and cure foot, knee and back pain.
Other medical conditions will also see improvement as the body restores its balance and recovers its ability to heal and regenerate. This can help alleviate the symptoms of various degenerative and autoimmune diseases or prevent their onset. For example, medical conditions related to blood circulation and the immune system, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, will also improve as the uneven pressure in the body (resulting from twisted or misaligned blood vessels and lymphatic drainage system) is eliminated. Similarly, nervous system health will also improve as conditions where bones and muscles are pressing onto nerves are alleviated. This can help in the prevention of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
Every patient will go through a consultation session during his/her first visit. Our orthotist will examine the patient's pain area and analyse their X-rays and MRI results to have a better understanding of their condition and advise a suitable treatment. For example, a patient claims having severe pain at the bottom of the foot. Normally, pain at the bottom of the foot is due to plantar faciitis. However, ankylosing spondylitis or rheumatic diseases could also cause similar symptom. Thus, we will cooperate with orthopaedic specialists to ensure accurate diagnosis. Our orthotist will also explain the different conditions that affect the human musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles and other connective tissues) which cause such problems. TLM Foot-Knee-Back-Arm Orthotics Center's orthotist has clinical experience in various medical disciplines, including hand surgery, neurology, orthopaedics, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and is able to analyse X-rays and MRI results.
Who we are
TLM's founder and orthotist, Mdm Li Ming, believes that the design of medical braces can be improved so they can be used as a form of non-invasive medical treatment for patients suffering from musculoskeletal conditions. Drawing from years of experience working in various hospitals as well as working under Gary R. Bledsoe, founder of Bledsoe Brace Systems USA, she developed the center's unique orthotic shoes and insoles system to treat musculoskeletal conditions.
As such, TLM Foot-Knee-Back-Arm Orthotics Center and footwear factory was setup at A'POSH BIZHUB in September, 2014. This is the first and only orthotics centre in Singapore which uses bio-mechanical principles to provide musculoskeletal treatments for patients with foot pain, knee pain and back pain.
TLM Foot-Knee-Back-Arm Orthotics Center also produces footwear and footcare products to pair with orthotic insoles for a painless and comfortable walking experience.
TLM Foot-Knee-Back-Arm Orthotics Center concentrates on providing quality products and exceptional services for patients with spine, hip, knee and foot problems.
TLM Foot-Knee-Back-Arm Orthotics Center's mission is to relieve pain and discomfort in the human musculoskeletal system, as well as setting the highest standard in the orthotics industry.
TLM Foot-Knee-Back-Arm Orthotics Center will be recognized as a model organization for service excellence and maintains a reputation for improving people’s health and their quality of life.