Benedict KHOO, BPod (Hons.)
Honorary Treasurer, Association of Podiatric Medicine (Singapore)
Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Nationality: Singaporean | Languages: English, Mandarin, Hokkien
Related Experience: Combat Medic in the Singapore Navy
Clinical Interests: Sports injuries / Plantar Fasciitis / Achilles Tendonitis
Benedict is a clinical specialist who focuses on utilising medical shockwave treatment for sports injuries as well as treating the injuries and lower limb complications that are common to personnel among the military, civil defence and law enforcement agencies of Singapore.
He has a special interest in biomechanics and sports podiatry, particularly in injuries sustained by servicemen during National Service. Due to his experience as a medic in the Singapore Armed Forces, Benedict is 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.
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, Benedict 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.
Benedict graduated with honours in Podiatric Medicine from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He is also trained and certified in medical shockwave applications by the International Society of Medical Shockwave Treatments.
“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.”
“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 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.”
Benedict has a special interest in biomechanics and sports podiatry, particularly in injuries sustained by servicemen during National Service due to his experience as a medic in the Singapore Armed Forces. He is keenly aware of the high incidence of lower limb injuries as he 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.
Benedict enjoys having a meal at the local coffee shop. He jogs and does sports regularly and has a personal interest in archery and badminton.
Benedict remains a licensed clinician with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and registered with the Ministry of Health of Singapore.
Peroneal tendonitis, or peroneal tendinopathy, is a condition that is characterised by pain or tenderness on the outside or back of the ankle. While usually caused by the overuse of the tendon, it is sometimes caused by an acute injury…
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.
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