Physiotherapy in Kuala Lumpur – How does physiotherapy compare with YAPCHANKOR treatment?

People are always asking – which is the best physiotherapy in Kuala Lumpur? Or where is the best chiropractic in Malaysia? In this post, we give you our perspective.

In Kuala Lumpur, more and more physiotherapy centres are popping up. Alongside the ubiquity of chiropractic practices in Malaysia, the growth of both these practices is a direct result of the numerous diploma and degree programmes that have emerged in Malaysia recently, which is, in turn, a result of the growth of private education businesses in the country. For example, in 2005, there were 3 physiotherapy programmes in Malaysia. By 2015, there were 20.

So is there a best physiotherapy centre in Malaysia or best chiropractic centre in Kuala Lumpur? The answer depends on who you ask, but we at YAPCHANKOR have a unique perspective because of our fusion treatment.

Most people will answer that the physiotherapist they use or know is the best, and usually they will also name the individual physiotherapist or chiropractor, instead of the centre where the individual is employed. This is probably because of the personal interaction all physiotherapists will have with their patients. Session after session of exercise, massage and other physiotherapy modalities with the patient will cause some familiar bonds to form.

However there are hundreds of thousands of physiotherapists and chiropractors in the world today. Each and every one of them will likely claim they are the best. And some of their patients will agree with that assessment. But can each be the best? Of course not. So what is going on here? Why is it so difficult to choose the best physiotherapy in Kuala Lumpur or the best chiropractic in Malaysia?

Treatment Bubble That Needs To Be Popped

There are two levels to answer this question. The first level is the one that most people, consumers and medical professionals, consider. This level imagines that the only options of treating joint and muscle conditions are physiotherapy and chiropractic, alongside other standard of care modalities such as drugs, NSAIDs, orthopaedic surgery. Within this bubble, people chase after the answer of “the best physiotherapy” because they can’t imagine anything else that could work better. However, all physiotherapists are trained in the same methods and modalities, and most centres are equipped with the same equipment. Even if you’re the best physiotherapist that ever lived in the world, how much better can you be than the average physiotherapist in terms of achieving faster results and better recovery for a person suffering from chronic pain? We at YAPCHANKOR believe that the improvement a patient can experience going from an average physiotherapist or chiropractor to the ‘best’ physiotherapist or chiropractor is only going to be a marginal improvement. At best, the experience and result is 20% to 30% better.

Why can we say this? Because the best and the average physiotherapist or chiropractor will still be using the same techniques, and the same machines. The only difference is the level of commitment, personal care or service. Perhaps the best may also have a few tricks up his sleeve, more novel techniques or equipment, but eventually everyone will know these tricks, and the patient will still only experience a marginal improvement. This has been happening for decades all over the world in the pain relief space and there has been no fundamentally drastic change in recovery rates of patients who move from one physiotherapist or chiropractor to another.

Physiotherapy at YAPCHANKORPhysiotherapy at YAPCHANKOR
Physiotherapy at YAPCHANKOR

The second level to the answer involves expanding the universe of treatment options. Now it is possible to talk about an improvement in recovery rates that is not just marginal i.e. in the low tens of percent, but rather an order of magnitude better i.e. 10x better. These are in fact the improvement rates that patients at YAPCHANKOR see compared to just seeing a physiotherapist or chiropractor, including the best. Why? Because we bring a completely new item into the treatment mix. This item affects the body’s healing in a more fundamental way than physical manipulation does. What is the item? It’s a drug, but a drug that was developed by Chinese physicians hundreds of years ago.

To give our readers an example of how medicine can make a significant impact on patient welfare, consider the world before Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. In the early 20th century, the average life expectancy at birth was 47 years in the industrialised world. The discovery of penicillin led to what medical historians call the antibiotic age. A revolution in treatment for communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, cholera, smallpox, and typhoid fever happened with the discovery of new antibiotics from the 1950s to the 1970s. Average life expectancy rose to 78 in the US after antibiotics. In other words, life expectancy rose from what we today call middle age to old age. People in the 1900-1930s did not expect to live beyond their 40s or 50s, but antibiotics changed that expectation, not by a small or marginal difference, but by a pretty significant amount.

Sir Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin
Sir Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin

The idea is similar with our treatment at YAPCHANKOR. The best physiotherapy or chiropractic in Malaysia or even the world can only achieve so much. However, when an effective medicine for chronic joint and muscle pain is included in the therapy, the results achieved are on a different level. We have measured the reduction in pain levels and functional improvements of patients with back pain, knee pain or stiff shoulders, and on average they achieve improvements of about 70-80% within 2 weeks compared to 24 weeks (6 months) with standard physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment.

We won’t regurgitate details of our fusion treatment since we have written about this elsewhere. What we wanted to emphasise in this post is that people looking for a significant difference in treatment results should not keep looking in the same pot of physiotherapists or chiropractic, but instead should widen their horizons and explore the impact that proven traditional Chinese medicine can make to their recovery.