Benedict KHOO, BPod (Hons.)
Mr. Benedict Khoo is a Singaporean Podiatrist who specialises in treating sports injuries as well as other types of common painful disorders arising from walking or running gait biomechanics. He graduated with honours in Podiatric Medicine from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He is based full-time at East Coast Podiatry, Novena branch.
As a combat medic in the Navy during his National Service, Mr. Khoo served as the board I.C. in the medical review committee, where he helped NSFs and servicemen prepare their cases for PES Status Review by the medical board. He has a special interest in biomechanics and sports podiatry, particularly in injuries sustained by servicemen during National Service.
Mr. Khoo’s experience as a medic in the Singapore Armed Forces, makes him keenly aware of the high incidence of lower limb injuries and numbers many National Servicemen among his patients today. He hopes to raise awareness of such injuries and the importance of preventative measures before these injuries develop.
Mr. Khoo is trained and certified in medical shockwave applications by the International Society of Medical Shockwave Treatment. He utilises medical shockwave in treating injuries and lower limb complications that are common to personnel among the military and everyday working professionals.
His clinical interest lies in optimising modern therapies that aid patient recovery processes, with a particular focus on non-surgical treatment options with the use of radial and focused type extracorporeal shockwave therapy. In the operating room, Mr. Khoo is often sought after by patients for his fast and clean surgical approach that leaves the best aesthetic outcome with no cuts to the skin.
Mr. Khoo is one of the pioneering clinicians of East Coast Podiatry, and widely recognised today as a well-established podiatrist in Singapore.
“I see many patients who have sustained injuries during sports who think they will recover with rest and stretching. As a result, the injury has often worsened by the time I see them. It’s always best to treat any injuries as soon as possible and not leave it until it’s too late.”Heel pain
“If you experience heel pain, it is likely that those around you have the same problem. Heel pain is a very common problem that can have multiple causes. Proper diagnosis is the key to treatment as it will only become worse if it is neglected.”Flat foot
“Flat foot is not a diagnosis for foot pain, but it is the underlying cause for many conditions. Being flat footed myself, I understand the sensation of shin splints, heel and knee pain. Flat feet cannot be treated through insoles. It can only support and prevent the underlying condition from worsening. Exercise, good footwear and therapies with insoles plays a huge part in managing flat feet.”
Podiatrist Benedict Khoo discusses on types of Heel Pain
Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) – While the most common cause of heel pain in Singapore is repetitive musculoskeletal injury, there exist uncommon serious conditions which can mimic the pain. It is advisable to see a Foot Doctor or Podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis.
- General treatments (incl. scalpel work for wound debridement)
- Shockwave Therapy (radial, focused)
- Prescription Shoe Insoles (foot orthotics)
- Prescription Ankle Foot Orthotics (for conditions such as drop foot)
- Nail Surgery (minimal invasive technique with phenolisation)
- Ultrasound Diagnostic Scanning
- Sports Taping
- Hons. Podiatry Medicine
- Advanced Medical Shockwave Application (Focused & Radial) ISMST
- Advanced Shockwave Application for fascia conditions
- Advanced clinical assessments for musculoskeletal conditions
- Advanced Applications of Super Inductive System for treatment of lower and upper body pains
- Treating drop foot and ankle deformity conditions with ankle foot orthoses
- Sport Taping for stabilisation and increasing mobile function
- Techniques on advance biomechanics assessment
- Diagnostic ultrasound imaging
- Sports Medicine
- Vascular Conditions of the lower extremity
- Orthopaedic related conditions
- Wound Healing
- Orthotics design