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Helping patients from all walks of life

TLM Foot-Knee-Back-Arm Orthotics Center specialises in treating foot, knee, back and arm pain arising from issues related to the musculoskeletal system.

It recommends appropriate orthotic insoles and orthotic shoes to treat pain according to each patient’s condition.

Ms Michelle Li Ming, an orthotist at TLM, said: “It is best for children to seek treatment before the age of 10. This prevents them from experiencing pain caused by issues related to the musculoskeletal system such as scoliosis, bow legs, knock knees, hammer toes and bunions when they reach adulthood.”

Footwear from TLM has been proven to effectively improve children’s participation in physical activities and their performance during physical education classes.

For adult patients, especially those aged 40 and above, an increase or decrease of the shoe size by two to four sizes indicates that the treatment has had a positive outcome. As a result, the patient’s body structure and posture will also be improved.

About TLM Foot-Knee-Back-Arm Orthotics Center

Since its inception, TLM has successfully helped more than 20,000 patients aged between two to 90 years old to find the right orthotic insoles and shoes.

After years of clinical research, the center has found a unique way to provide ideal care solutions to patients’ health issues.

From 2015 to 2017, TLM won several awards. These include the Singapore Consumers’ Choice Award, Singapore Enterprise Medal of Honour, Singapore Preferred Brand, Singapore Service Honouree, Singapore Industry Icon Award, and Promising SME 500 Industry Star Award 2017.

This year, it was awarded the Singapore Golden Bull Award.

What is an orthotist?

The Ministry of Health defines an orthotist as a specialist from a multidisciplinary healthcare team who cares for those who require mechanical devices (orthoses) to support or supplement abnormal joints.

Besides enabling the body to move more easily, orthoses also help to prevent or reduce pain. No medication or surgery is required during treatment, which can take the form of a brace, splint, orthotic insoles or shoes.

If there is a need to involve specialists from other departments during the treatment process, it is the orthotist’s responsibility to inform the patient.

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