Philip Yap | Physiotherapy Penang

Reclaim your life with evidence-based clinical physiotherapy Penang. Philip Yap specialises in Dry needling, Stroke, Post-surgery rehab, and Elderly rehabilitation.

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Certified Dry Needling Advanced Practitioner (Aus)

BSc Physiotherapy

National Taiwan University

About Philip Yap Physiotherapy Penang

Philip Yap is a physical therapist who specialises in Dry Needling, Stroke rehabilitation, Muscle pain, Spine and Joint pain, Sports injuries, Post-operation rehab, and Elderly rehabilitation.

  • BSc Physiotherapy (National Taiwan University)
  • Licensed Physiotherapist under MOH
  • Certified Dry Needling Advanced Practitioner (Aus)
  • Member of Malaysian Physiotherapist Association

Frequently Asked Questions

Dry Needling (Western Acupuncture) involves multiple advances of an acupuncture-type needle into the ‘trigger point’ of the muscle. The aim is to achieve a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain.

Dry Needling helps to reduce pressure on the nerve by releasing muscle shortening. It is now well researched that the ‘twitch’ response in the muscle during dry needling is associated with the muscle relaxing and stopping the pull on adjacent areas. Consult Philip Yap Physiotherapy Penang today!

Physiotherapy enables people to relearn lost abilities, regain independence and reduce the risk of further strokes. From 24 hours after a stroke, physiotherapists begin rehabilitation in short frequent spells, focused on getting out of bed, standing and walking. This repetitive task training helps people regain movement and relearn everyday activities.

Rehabilitative therapy typically begins in the acute-care hospital once the condition has stabilized, often within 48 hours after the stroke. The first steps often involve promoting independent movement to overcome any paralysis or weakness. A therapist will help with assisted or self-performed range of motion exercises to strengthen and increase mobility in stroke-impaired limbs.

Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the healthcare professions. Physical therapy is provided by physical therapists who promote, maintain, or restore health through physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, patient education, physical intervention, rehabilitation, disease prevention and health promotion.

Yes, we do provide house call physiotherapy services. Do contact us to check if your location is within coverage.

Common Conditions We Treat

Below are some of the common conditions we treat among many others. Contact us today for a free consultation of physiotherapy Penang!

Frozen Shoulder

This progressive condition often starts with pain in the shoulder joint during movements.

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Herniated Disc

A herniated disc refers to a problem with the disk between two vertebrae bones that stack up as your spine.

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Neck Pain

Commonly caused by poor posture or injury from sudden movements. We help improve mobility, reduce pain.

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Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common issues affecting many. Getting to the root cause is the key!

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Muscle Stiffness & Pain

Myofascial pain syndrome is a disease of the muscle that produces local and referred pain — a Trigger Point.

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Neurological Rehab

Conditions affecting brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves. E.g, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s.

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My Specialities

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Stroke Rehabilitation

Rehabilitative therapy aims to regain independence, typically begins within 48 hours after the stroke.

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Dry Needling Therapy

Dry needling (Western Acupuncture) uses small filament type needles to release tight muscles and relax nerves.

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Elderly Rehabilitation

Geriatric physiotherapy focuses on physical training to get seniors in shape by strengthening them.


Philip’s Dry Needling is a must have – highly recommended!
– Puan Aliah
I was suffering from lower back pain due to the nature of my occupation, but after dry needle therapy and that satisfying spine manipulation, I’m able to work in pain-free state now. thanks! definitely will come back for my spine maintenance.
– Ms Ooi
Thanks so much for helping my grandfather regained mobility after stroke in just 3 months time! Highly recommended!
– Timothy Law
Nice experience with reasonable charges. Just tried the dry needling and it feels great!
Arthur Teoh

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