Dr Ng Chung Sien
Senior Staff Registrar
Changi Sports Medicine Centre
Changi General Hospital
Sports Medicine Overuse Injuries: Diagnosis and Management Principles
for the Family Physician
Date: 23 September 2017, Saturday
Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Synopsis: Overuse injuries are tissue damage which result from repetitive and cumulative trauma. They are activity and age specific accounting for up to 30-50% of all sports injuries. They form a significant proportion of the musculoskeletal complaints which physicians see in primary care. They range from chronic tendinopathies in adults to the stress fractures in adolescent athletes. Accurate diagnosis requires physicians to recognize the risk factors, anatomy and to employ relevant physical examination maneuvers. Management are often conservative with the use of physical therapy, orthotics and activity modification. Early recognition and treatment usually lead to a shorter course of the problem.
Dr Ng Chung Sien was an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) scholar from 1991 to 1992. He graduated in 1999 from the National University of Singapore. In 2012, he obtained his Masters of Sports Medicine from the University of Queensland Australia, graduating with high distinction. Dr Ng is the first physician in Singapore to complete the Sports Practitioner training program for sports medicine in Changi General Hospital. He currently practices sports medicine in Singapore Sports Medicine Centre and Changi Sports Medicine Centre. Dr Ng is also Visiting Physician for national athletes in Singapore Sports Institute at Singapore Sports Hub.
Dr Ng served as team physician for Team Singapore during the recent 2014 ASEAN Games in Incheon, South Korea. He was appointed by the Singapore National Olympic Council as Chief Medical Officer for Team Singapore in the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar. He was also Medical Director for Triathlon and games physician during the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games as well as the 2009 Asian Youth Olympic Games. Dr Ng has served as Medical Director for numerous international and local sporting events such as Singapore OSIM International Triathlon and Asian Mixed Martial Arts Competition. In the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix, Dr Ng served in the race track medical support team as extrication team leader and driver.
Currently, Dr Ng serves in the Football Association of Singapore Medical Committee as the Deputy Chairman of Football Workgroups. He is also the men’s and women’s rugby team physician for Singapore Rugby Union.
Dr Ng is the Training and Education Director for Exercise is Medicine Singapore (EIMS). As part of the credentialing of EIMS, Dr Ng has been certified by the American College of Sports Medicine for three certification programs: Clinical Exercise Specialist, Exercise is Medicine Credential Level 3 and Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist. Dr Ng has presented and shared EIMS initiatives and research papers in numerous international and regional conferences in countries like the USA, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Philippines. He is also part of the Sports Medicine teaching faculty of EIMS and SingHealth Family Medicine Residency program to train Family Physicians.