Preet Singh, Director + Physiotherapist of Embrace Physiotherapy
“Creating a safe environment for women going through bodily changes is always extremely important,” notes judge Tiffany Okumu, when scoring Preet Singh’s award application. And that’s exactly what Preet set out to do when she established Embrace Physiotherapy here in 2019. Specifically, the clinic assists with women’s issues and conditions many regular physiotherapists may not be able to treat – such as recovery from childbirth, pelvic pain, urinary or bowel incontinence and dysfunction, and prolapse – filling a need within the community.
Having lived in Singapore for 10 years, and becoming a permanent resident in 2013, Preet is indeed part of the Lion City’s community. When asked what she likes about running a business here, the mum of three says, “Given Singapore is a small island, it is easy to meet like-minded people with whom you can share your trials and tribulations and learn from one another’s experiences, too.”
Her clinic is located along Joo Chiat Road, and when Preet has a free moment, she says she enjoys having a quiet moment with a cup of coffee on the East Coast. But as with so many brick-and-mortar businesses, its SOPs had to change with
the onset of the Covid outbreak. Preet has begun offering telehealth consultations with patients. The decision has paid off. “Following the circuit breaker,” she says, “we’ve come out stronger than i thought was possible.”
Started in 2017 by The Finder, the Expatpreneur Awards are intended to honour hard-working, successful, community-minded foreign-born business owners in Singapore. All winners must exhibit how their businesses help people “live well in Singapore” – The Finder’s own mission. This year, marks the fifth annual awards. Find out more here.
By Jasia Shamdasani