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Rehabilitation Services

  • Rehabilitation Services

    The Unit provides occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy and homecare services for patients of all age groups, with the focus on improving patients impairments and functional limitations consequent to certain medical conditions and trauma.

    Occupational Therapy

    Occupational therapy includes:

    • Hand therapy: This will enhance the range of motion and strength for patients who have experienced upper limb fractures, nerve/ tendon injuries, repetitive strain injuries e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tendonitis, congenital deformities, etc through the use of modalities and orthosis. Activity modification for relapse prevention of repetitive strain injuries is advised where appropriate.
    • Splints and orthosis provides customized splints for upper and lower limbs and off the shelf braces for the neck and back.
    • Neuro-rehabilitation programme: A comprehensive team approach with the view of holism is implemented to enhance functional independence in our patients. This programme which comprises of upper limb ranging, sitting balance training, training in activities of daily living skills is suitable for patients with stroke, head or spinal cord injuries, Guillain-Barre syndrome, etc. Caregiver training is also provided as part of this programme to equip the caregiver with skills to ensure the patient lead a rich and functional life.
    • Home evaluation/modifications: to help overcome physical barriers within and outside the home, including use of off-the-shelf or customized ramps. Grab-bars are installed for fall prevention based on assessment of the patient’s dynamic standing balance.
    • Aids/appliances prescription: to provide the most suitable aids or appliances such as wheelchairs, commode, shower chair, raised toilet seats or long-handled reacher for maximum independence at home with consideration of the patient’s functional ability.
    • Stress management and anxiety management: techniques for our busy professionals with difficulties in achieving work- life balance and will benefit from learning specific coping skills.

    Physiotherapy

    Physiotherapists help patients with physical symptoms and movement impairments due to injuries or diseases to regain their health.

    Physiotherapy includes:

    • Back/neck Rehabilitation: to help you manage your acute or chronic pain. Pain management, manual techniques, postural and ergonomics assessment and advice, core strengthening and exercises are but some of the techniques that may be used to empower you to reduce and manage your symptoms in your daily life.
    • Sports injuries: which may include acute joint/ligament sprains, muscle strains and overuse injuries. Pain management, activity modification and assessment/correction of sporting technique to shorten your recovery time and ensuring you can continue to participate in your sports.
    • Postoperative rehabilitation:e.g., after ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair or total knee/hip replacement, is crucial to return to complete and normal function. Proper guidance and exercise prescription to rehabilitate you back to pre-injury activity and sports.
    • Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy: Rehabilitation after cardiothoracic surgeries like bypass surgery and valve replacement surgery & lung/abdominal surgeries etc to ensure patient safety and optimise
    • Neuro-rehabilitation: Comprehensive exercise regimen to limbs and trunk to help maximise and regain normal muscle movement and function after Stroke, Spinal cord injury, Head injury etc
    • Vestibular (balance) rehabilitation, an exercise-based rehabilitation programme to treat patients with vertigo and imbalance resulting from inner ear deficits or central nervous system disorders.
    • Other Services:
      1. Craniosacral therapy: A gentle light touch therapy that works on the central nervous and fascial system to manage both acute and chronic pain. It promotes overall health, wellbeing and manages stress.
      2. Post natal Exercises: The most important exercises in the first few days after birth are the pelvic floor exercises. The physiotherapists can guide you with exercises for after-birth recovery.
      3. Pilates exercises: Exercises planned and executed to restore natural spinal curvature in conjunction with re-establishing muscular control around the joints. Benefits include increase in core activation, and control of joint movements and peripheral mobility.
      4. Onco rehabilitation: Physiotherapists will design an exercise programme so that patients can function at a minimum level of dependency & optimize their quality of life.
      5. Podiatry Services :
      6. Prosthetist and Orthotist Services:

    Speech-Language Therapy

    Speech Therapists are allied health professionals who specialise in the evaluation and treatment of communication deficits and swallowing disorders for both adults and children. Speech therapists assist individuals who have the following type of problem:

    Area of services includes:

    ADULT SERVICES

    • Management of Dysphagia

      The Speech Therapist will perform a clinical assessment of patient’s swallowing difficulties. When appropriate, further objective assessments are recommended. Objective assessments:

      • Videofluoroscopy(VFS) which is performed together with Radiologist
      • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) which is performed together with Otolaryngologist.
    • Rehabilitation for communication difficulties
      • Aphasia therapy
      • Dysarthria therapy
    • Management of Voice Disorders
    • Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation

     

    PAEDIATRIC SERVICES

    • Articulation Therapy
    • Early Language Intervention
    • Group Therapy
    • Hanen It Takes Two to talk
    • Hanen More Than Words
    • Higher Level Language Skills i.e verbal reasoning and problem solving
    • Literacy and Dyslexia Therapy
    • Oromotor Therapy
    • School Visits
    • Social Skills Training
    • Special Needs Support
    • Therapy for Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies
    • Fluency Therapy

     

    HOME THERAPY

    For patients who have difficulty travelling to the hospital (e.g. patients who are bedridden).