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CA in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Spine)

Attachment Duration

2 - 4 weeks


Only for practising and/or registered physiotherapists.

Note: Each request is subject to Department's review and approval


To provide clinical environment for the training and development of advanced knowledge and clinical skills in orthopaedic physiotherapy for spine. The participant will develop knowledge and skills in:

  • Clinical reasoning
  • Manual therapy (predominantly Maitland)
  • Exercise prescription (including Pilates exercise)
  • Ergonomics
  • Cognitive Behavioural therapy
  • Management of a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal spinal conditions, include:
    • Prolapsed intervertebral discs
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Spondylosis
    • Non-specific back/neck conditions
    • Post surgical spinal rehabilitation


The specific duration and area of attachment will be individualized to meet the participant’s need. The attachment may also include individual or group discussion session with the mentor, participation in team in-services, spinal ward rounds and/or opportunity to observe and interact with other health care professionals in the clinical setting.


  • Observation or practical hands on sessions (depending on Singapore Allied Health Professional Council licensure requirement)
  • Case discussion session
  • Outpatient Musculoskeletal team in-services
  • Inter-disciplinary Spine Rounds
  • On-line reading materials

Attachment Fees

1. Training Fee (5-day work week) depending on the nature of attachment


At least SGD $535* per applicant per week

From 1 Apr 2020

At least SGD $642* per applicant per week

For enquiries, please email

2. Administrative Fee Upon Acceptance (non-refundable)


Singaporeans: SGD $74.90*

Non-Singaporeans & Overseas Applicants: SGD $214*

From 1 Apr 2020

Singaporeans: SGD $128.40*

Non-Singaporeans & Overseas Applicants: SGD $214*

3. Miscellaneous Fees for Overseas Applicants (Non-Singaporeans) [non-refundable]

a. Training Employment Pass (TEP)

  • One time application fee: SGD $105
  • Issuance Fee: SGD $225

b. Multiple Journey visa (if applicable): SGD $30

* Inclusive of 7% GST