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Rehabilitation Services

  • Rehabilitation Services

    Rehabilitation Services

    Gleneagles Hospital provides rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and homecare services for patients of all ages.

    Our focus is on managing, and improving, our patients' impairments and functional limitations as a result of certain medical conditions or trauma.

    For appointments and enquiries, please call the Gleneagles Hospital Rehabilitation unit at +65 6470 5715.

  • Occupational Therapy

    Occupational therapy is concerned with helping patients whose everyday life has been affected by physical, cognitive and/or mental health problems. Occupational therapists will first assess a patient's functional status and use meaningful activities and a variety of treatment methods to maximise the patient's functional potential in work, self-care and play.

    Occupational Therapy consists of services such as:

    Hand Therapy

    Hand Therapy

    
This is for patients who have experienced upper limb fractures, nerve/tendon injuries, repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tendonitis, and congenital deformities, among others. Examples of treatments include behavioural modification, instruction of the right movement techniques and the use of supporting devices.

    Splints and Orthosis

    
Customisation of splints for upper and lower limbs, as well as off-the-shelf braces for the neck and back.


    Neuro-rehabilitation Programme


    
A broad team approach is carried out to improve functional independence in patients. Our programme includes upper limb ranging, sitting balance training, training in activities of daily living skills, and 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 caregivers with skills to ensure that the patient is able to lead a fulfilling and functional life.


    Home Evaluation/Modifications


    We can help patients overcome physical barriers within and outside the home, and enhance safety and mobility through the installation of off-the-shelf or customised ramps. Home visits can be conducted before or after the patient is discharged from the hospital. The therapist will assess and advise the patient and their family members on home modifications and safety to best accommodate the patient's needs.

    Aids/Appliances Prescription

    We can assess and prescribe the appropriate aids or appliances for the patient to live at home as safely and independently as possible. Examples of these aids and appliances include wheelchairs, commode chair, shower chair, or raised toilet seats.

  • Physiotherapy

    Physiotherapy can help patients with physical symptoms and movement impairments due to injuries or diseases.

    Physiotherapy consists of services such as:


    Back/Neck Rehabilitation


    This form of therapy helps in the management of acute or chronic pain and can reduce or ease symptoms. This can be achieved through a range of treatments which include pain management techniques, manual therapy, postural and ergonomics assessment and advice, core strengthening and exercises.

    Sports Rehabilitation

    Sports Rehabilitation


    
Rehabilitation is often prescribed for individuals of all ages coping with a sports injury. Examples of such injuries include acute joint/ligament sprains, muscle strains and overuse injuries. The programme includes pain management, activity modification and assessment/correction of sporting technique to shorten recovery time and ensure the continuation of the sporting activity.

    Post-operation Rehabilitation


    Rehabilitation is an important step in enabling a patient to return to complete and normal physical function. Especially following surgeries such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repair or total knee/hip replacement. Through guidance and exercise, patients will be able to return to pre-injury activity and participate in sports.


    Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy

    This supports the recuperation of patients who have just had cardiothoracic surgeries such as a heart bypass surgery, valve replacement surgery and lung/abdominal surgery.

    Neuro-rehabilitation

    Neuro-rehabilitation


    
This involves a broad exercise routine developed to help patients regain normal muscle movement and function after sustaining conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury or head injury.

    Vestibular (balance) Rehabilitation

    
This is an exercise-based rehabilitation programme to treat patients with vertigo (dizziness) and imbalance resulting from inner ear deficits or central nervous system disorders.


    Pilates Exercises

    
Our therapists are trained in Pilates, which is planned and carried out to restore natural spinal curvature and muscular control around the joints. Benefits include increase in core activation, and control of joint movements and peripheral mobility.


    Onco Rehabilitation

    
Our physiotherapists will design an exercise programme so that patients can function at a minimum level of dependency and optimise their quality of life.


    Podiatry services

    Our therapists can support the treatment of a series of foot conditions experienced by children, adults, sportsmen and the elderly.


    Prosthetist and Orthotist Services

    
We offer the design, fabrication and fitting of devices that provide external support or aid weak or abnormal joints, back problems, musculoskeletal disorders, and/or muscle groups.

  • Speech Therapy

    Speech Therapy

    Speech therapists are allied health professionals who specialise in the evaluation and treatment of communication difficulties and swallowing disorders for both adults and children.

    Speech Therapy consists of services such as:

    Adult services

    • Management of dysphagia

      Clinical assessment of a patient’s swallowing difficulties will be conducted by a speech therapist. Examples of objective assessments include videofluoroscopy (VFS) which is carried out with a radiologist and fibreoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) which is carried out with an otolaryngologist (ears, nose and throat specialist).
    • Rehabilitation for communication difficulties through therapy such as Aphasia therapy and 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 ie. 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

    Homecare Services

    Many of us prefer the comfort of our own home when recovering from an illness. However, the reality is that our loved ones often have to leave their familiar, cosy home environment, or extend their hospital stay because the family is unable to provide the needed care or get help to manage at home.

    Our rehabilitation and home care services give you the choice to keep your loved ones by your side while they receive quality care, advice and support that will allow them to remain comfortable and safely independent at home.

    Our friendly team is well-trained and qualified to provide you and your family with caregiver training, home safety assessment, home equipment supply, training for daily activities, family and maid training, ambulation (walking) training, chest therapy, and swallowing evaluation and management.

    Our home care services can provide a wide range of equipment and supplies to ensure your optimal functionality at home. We can arrange for delivery at your home or the hospital prior to your discharge.

    For appointments and enquiries, please call the Gleneagles Hospital Rehabilitation unit at +65 6470 5715.

  • Our Rehabilitation Therapists

    • Joanne Shaw

      Joanne Shaw
      Principal Physiotherapist

      Joanne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy and has Postgraduate training in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Falls Prevention. She is also a skilled clinical Pilates instructor and is a qualified postural stability instructor with advanced skills in balance rehabilitation.

      A passionate advocate of exercise and activity, Joanne strives to identify and address client goals with experience and knowledge spanning a variety of skillsets including neurology, FES and rehab technology, vestibular therapy and chronic disease management.

    • Sahayog Sahay

      Sahayog Sahay
      Principal Physiotherapist

      Sahayog holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Manipulation and Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy.

      His clinical interests include musculoskeletal physiotherapy, the rehabilitation of sports injuries and management of chronic pain.

    • Vincent Leow

      Vincent Leow
      Principal Occupational Therapist

      Vincent holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) with a specialisation in hand and upper limb rehabilitation.

      Vincent’s main clinical specialty involves the rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremities, as well as orthosis fabrication. A career spanning both the public and private sector has seen him pick up experience across various disciplines, and manage a rehabilitation team focused on long-term geriatric care.

    • Elizabeth Chen

      Elizabeth Chen
      Senior Speech Therapist

      Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Therapy. She also holds specialist certifications in the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program (MDTP), Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), and Estill Voice Training (EVT).

      Elizabeth’s special interests are in the management of dysphagia in adults and the elderly. She is also experienced in looking after the needs of patients in both the acute and community care settings.