Dr Neil Stakes is a Registered Chiropractor and is a member of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA). He has worked with the South African National Field Hockey Team and served on the academic staff at the Technikon Natal before being recruited to Singapore in 2001.

Since then he has joined The Singapore Chiropractic Association and has held various positions on the executive committee, including President, Vice-President, Secretary and Hon Treasurer. He is actively involved in promoting the profession through talks and is a firm believer in exercise and fitness.


Dr Lilly Leong received her Masters’ Degree: Homeopathy after having completed 6 years academic study and a 1-year internship. She also conducted a placebo controlled double blind clinical research on the management of post-operative pain using homeopathy. It was pioneering move in the integrative approach for the medical community in South Africa.

She relocated to Singapore in 2001 and has since expanded her practice. She often contributes articles for the health section (1 Ailments 3 approaches) in TODAY and was also featured in Channel News Asia, Channel U and Channel 5.

DR JUDE OSCAR, B.Chiro / M.Chiro Science, MQ University

Dr Jude Oscar holds over eight years of experience, treating patients with back, neck and other joint and muscle pain across all ages, and across the world.

Dr Oscar’s journey with Chiropractic began when he felt the healing power of Chiropractic that changed his life!  After just one treatment, 14 years of childhood back pain was relieved – he woke up the next day and decided to start a new path. He knew it would be his own mission to help others experience the healing benefit that Chiropractic offered.

Now based again in Singapore after gaining international experience, he strives for excellence in evidence-based practice – where patients receive the best care, backed by evidence, with long term results.  Dr. Oscar wants you to get out of pain and help you on your journey feeling strong and energised as fast as possible!

With a strong mix of experience across specialist private practices and as a consultant in aged care pain management, he is renowned for his empathetic and sound approach. His unique portfolio of hands-on work has proven that pain can be treated for long-term results, whether you’re 9 days or 90 years old!

Dr. Oscar’s philosophy is to continually exceed the highest standards clinical practice, and he is looking forward to blending technology at Back II Life with his approach. In his spare time, he enjoys getting outdoors and maintaining an active lifestyle with his wife and daughter.


Well-known physician, William Osler, said,"The good physician treats the disease but the great physician treats the patient who has the disease." Anyone would be lucky to meet even one such great physician. For me, I'm blessed to have met great physicians in both Dr Neil Stakes and Dr Lily Leong. I first went to Back to Life in September 2016 with a numbness in the right side of my body and other weird sensations in my overall being. I had a nagging feeling that my body wasn't in the right place, but I couldn't quite pinpoint what the issue was. I first started on the chiropractic treatment by Dr Stakes. Within the first few sessions, I could feel a significant improvement in my physical body but some of the unexplainable symptoms that I was feeling (like anxiety, brain fog and dizziness) persisted. I was seeing other medical professionals during that time, but all they could do was prescribe me with medication to mask my symptoms. It was then that Dr Stakes recommended me to Dr Leong for homeopathic treatment. Meeting Dr Leong has been instrumental in my road to recovery. In her, I have found a doctor who is supportive, caring and committed to both my physical and emotional healing. My consultation sessions with her are always comforting and cathartic because she creates a safe and non-judgemental environment for patients. Her deep knowledge in homeopathy has also enlightened me to the fact that holistic health can be achieved with the right remedies administered by a skilful and intuitive doctor who takes time to hear and understand her patients. Dr Leong is truly a great physician who exhibits genuine care and empathy for her patients. To date, my condition has improved by leaps and bounds. I am still on my way to making a full recovery, but I know I am in good hands with Dr Stakes and Dr Leong's continual help in this journey. Thank you, Dr Stakes and Dr Leong for having taken me so far. I am deeply grateful for the care both of you have poured into my life. I look forward to reaching many more milestones in my health with Back to Life.
Susanne Liu-Lim
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 chronic lower back pain and went to Dr Stakes for treatment. I always felt a lot better after a session with him, but the ache would return after a few days. Dr Stakes treated me three times, and on the third session, told me that he had adjusted me, and that now I needed to retrain my muscles to work correctly. He told me to visit a Pilates instructor for a few sessions and was very specific with what I should ask for. He could just as easily have convinced me to take a big package with him, but he genuinely cares for his patients' well-being. With him, you can trust that you are being attended to by someone with your best interest at heart.
Wee Tze Yi
My son and I started Homeopathy treatment with Dr Lilly Leong two years back. He was troubled with Eczema since childhood. With Dr Leong's knowledge and treatment, my son is well and good now. Thanks Dr Leong.
Amelda Ng