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Mr Lim Hanniel

Mr Lim Hanniel

Principal Physiotherapist


Hanniel graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2009, subsequently obtaining his postgraduate Masters with a major in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2017. At SingHealth Polyclinics, Hanniel’s interests have been towards evidence-based physiotherapy management options for common musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions in the community. Novel innovation particularly in the area of biomechanics and virtual reality are potential rehabilitation tools that Hanniel is interested in. As a junior researcher, Hanniel has been working on psychometric assessment and validation of patient reported outcome measures in the area of physiotherapy rehabilitation. It provided for a standard measure for comparisons among different populations and allows the exchange of information across linguistic and cultural barriers.    


• 2017 Curtin University, Australia. Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal Major)
• 2009 University of Queensland, Australia, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


​• Mar 2020 - Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Gold)
• Aug 2019 - SingHealth Polyclinics Learning Award – Doctor of Physical Therapy
• Mar 2019 - SingHealth Health Manpower Development Award – Management of Musculoskeletal Pain in Primary Care (Team-Based)

Research Interests

​• Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
• Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
• Biomechanics
• Chronic Pain


​• Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the Malay version of the Neck Disability Index, HHR Lim, Tan ST, Tang ZY, Yang MX, EYL Koh, Koh KH (2020).  Disability and Rehabilitation, DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1758225. PMID: 32374189.
• Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Reliability, Validity, and Responsiveness of the Simplified-Chinese Version of Neck Disability Index. HHR Lim, ZY Tang, MABM Hashim, MX Yang, EYL Koh, KH Koh.  SPINE 2020 Apr. Volume 45, Number 8, pp 541-548. DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003325. PMID: 31770333

Research Trials

​• Translation, Validation, and Cross Cultural Adaptation of the Malay Version of the Neck Disability Index in patients with neck pain
• Normative Data of Timed Up and Go test (TUG) in Community-dwelling elderly
• Cross-cultural adaptation, reliability, and validity of the Simplified-Chinese version of neck disability index in patients with neck pain

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