Alternative treatments for conditions like back pain, knee pain or frozen shoulders are becoming more popular these days because of the limitations of painkillers or the risks of invasive procedures. Malaysia has seen a growth of alternative treatments like massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, or Chinese medicine.
Many of these conditions are also treated by physiotherapists. Physiotherapy is considered a part of mainstream healthcare,  and helps chronic pain sufferers through movement, exercise, manual therapy and education. There has also been a growth of physiotherapy centres in the country because of the large numbers of graduates being produced by the local colleges.
There have been some attempts at combining some of these treatments together, but too many of these centres are doing it in a gimmicky way because of the popularity of a fusion of Eastern and Western treatments without really thinking through how such a combination might work.
YAPCHANKOR Pain Treatment Centre started in 1979 as a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner but in recent years have pioneered the combination of physiotherapy with their Chinese medicine. They are one of the few centres which have thought clearly and carefully about the treatment protocols so that they can provide treatment that comprehensively address muscle and joint conditions. Certified physiotherapists at YAPCHANKOR use a mainly physiotherapy-based treatment together with a topical application of YAPCHANKOR’s proprietary herbal medicine patches, which are the key to speeding up healing rates. Many of the physiotherapists who have been trained in more mainstream hospitals are surprised at the improved recovery rates because of this combination.