Singapore's first and only Swiss DolorClast Academy certified trainer.
Dr. Stakes was recruited to Singapore in 2001 to work for Humana Chiropractic and established Holistic Chiropractic in 2002 and left to establish Back II Life Pte Ltd in 2005, where he currently remains in a joint practice with his wife. During this time he has been involved in The Chiropractic Association (Singapore) serving on the Executive Committee and being a Past President as well.
He graduated from Technikon Natal (now DUT) where he moved from part-time assistant lecturer (Anatomy) to full time senior lecturer on completion of the Master's Degree:Chiropractic. He has lectured in areas such as spinal treatment and extremity treatment techniques, both of which requires an in depth knowledge of physiology and sports injury management. Dr Stakes worked with the junior national Men's Hockey team and accompanied the team on national and international tours where he received the Presidents award for service to Hockey South Africa. In addition, he has experience providing treatment to elite athletes of many disciplines at many national and provincial team tournaments like tennis, touch rugby and even surfing events to name a few.
His interest in sports injuries continues into the current practice that successfully deals with sports injuries alongside the traditional chiropractic specialties of back and neck pain, slipped discs and pinched nerves. His high work ethic and quest for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plans to facilitate rapid recovery and return to play for each patient has earned him a good reputation in his field. He regularly treats patients with different levels of activity from those that rarely if ever exercise to weekend warriors and semi-professional athletes as well as regular and irregular sports enthusiasts alike.
Over the years of practice and encountering difficult conditions, Dr Stakes became increasingly interested in new developments and blending these with chiropractic care. To this end he has armed himself with the latest techniques and the best technologies that money can buy like Swiss DolorClast and DuoClast, DTS decompression, Kinesiotaping and FAKTR certifications to compliment his chiropractic training. The evolution is ongoing and Dr Stakes is a life long learner committed to providing excellent care to his patients.
Incorporating a trained physical therapist and massage therapist to compliment the chiropractic services helps to ensure that conditions are treated from all angles within the practice as there is a growing need for integrated solutions. At Back II Life, Dr Lilly Leong is our resident homeopath also helps with mind-body connections in resolving deep-seated issues.
We had a fantastic experience with Dr Lily Leong at Back2Life clinic! She's patient, genuinely great with kids [and] my son's asthma has improved under her care. Highly recommend this clinic!
Dr Stakes cares more about your health and well-being than about making money. I knew he was a really trustworthy chiropractor because of what happened during my first few treatments with him.
I was suffering from shoulder pain for more than half a year and felt extremely frustrated and helpless. Dr Neil Stakes' treatment and advice helped me to heal the pain and gave me confidence that I could work towards living a pain-free lifestyle.
I was referred to Dr Stakes by a trusted friend. I shared with Dr Stakes why I finally came to see him and expressed my commitment to get well. And it was comforting and assuring when I hear him expressed his commitment to help me get well.
Dr Neil Stakes is amazing! Only a few sessions with him, my girl’s motor Tics reduced and after a few more sessions, her Tics is completely gone and she’s able to lead a happy typical life again. He’s really good with kids too, my 6 years old girl loves to visit him ????
I have been a patient of Back II Life since 2006 when I was pregnant with my last child. Dr Leong has been very crucial in helping my body deal with a challenging pregnancy, and then post labour, during and after cancer. Many underlying issues have resolved over time. I have less and less need for remedies as my health has slowly built up over the years with the help of Dr Leong, with only some basic maintenance needed. Back II LIfe truly helps people to get back their life!