Rachal Quinlan - Senior Physiotherapist

Bukit Timah (Guthrie House)

(Only for patients under the age of 16)

Registered Physiotherapist (Allied Health Professions Council)

• Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy (University of Sydney)
• Master of Research in Paediatric Physiotherapy (Macquarie University)

Paediatric Physiotherapy


Rachal Quinlan | Physiotherapy at City Osteopathy and Physiotherapy | Physiotherapy at City Osteopathy and Physiotherapy

Rachal is a Paediatric Physiotherapist with more than 12 years of experience working with children and adolescents aged 0 to 16. She is deeply committed to collaborating with families in order to help each child reach their full potential.

Rachal earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from The University of Sydney in Australia. Rachal was certified as a Paediatric Physiotherapist by The Australian Physiotherapy Association in 2019. Rachal was inspired to pursue her Masters’s degree through research after volunteering with children with clubfoot in India. She is currently working on her project with Macquarie University and The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network in Sydney. Rachal has spoken at universities and international conferences, most recently at the Spina Bifida World Congress in San Diego, California.

Rachal’s career highlight was spending ten years working in multidisciplinary teams at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Australia’s largest children’s hospital. Before moving to Singapore, Rachal ran her own paediatric physiotherapy practice in Sydney.
Rachal specializes in developmental, orthopaedic, and neurological physiotherapy.

She has experience with;

  • Plagiocephaly
  • Torticollis
  • Musculoskeletal variants include: flat feet, knock knees, intoeing
  • Developmental delay
  • Coordination disorders
  • Toe walking
  • Hypermobility and Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Paediatric Incontinence
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Paediatric Brain and Spinal Cord injuries
  • Paediatric Spinal cord conditions, including Spina bifida
  • Rehabilitation following fracture and orthopaedic surgery
  • Rehabilitation following cancer treatment
  • Respiratory physiotherapy, including care of children with tracheostomies
  • Paediatric sports injuries

Specialist skills include;

  • Developmental assessment
  • Casting and splinting
  • Gait retraining
  • Recommendation of footwear and orthotics
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Home and school visits.