The Rehabilitation department is where a group of Allied Health Professionals namely the Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists conduct rehabilitative care to patients with a variety of physical conditions associated with neuromuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory or developmental conditions.
Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy is important after major surgeries like open-heart surgery, brain surgery, joint replacements, tendon repairs, fractures of the bones, and many others. Chest physiotherapy is required right after major surgeries to prevent respiratory complications and retention of secretions.
Under the expertise and guidance of the Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, an individualized rehabilitation plan is drawn up to meet the patient’s needs such as pain relief, improve physical functioning or learning of new skills to compensate any permanent impairment/disabilities.
Physiotherapy can help patients with physical symptoms and movement impairments due to injuries or diseases.
We specialize in:
This form of therapy helps to promote the recovery of spinal conditions such as disc prolapse (slipped disc), spondylosis and spondylolisthesis. It decreases the chances of acute pain becoming chronic.
Treatment techniques include:
- Manual therapy
- Manipulation therapy
- Core muscle strengthening
- Postural correction
- Ergonomic advice
- Soft tissue Manipulation
- Traction and other electrotherapeutic modalities
The effectiveness of these techniques is well-established internationally in treating both acute and chronic lower back pain and neck pain conditions.
Rehabilitation is often recommended for individuals of all ages suffering from sports injury, including:
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Meniscus injury
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
- Patellar tendonitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ankle sprain
- Hamstring strain
- Rotator cuff injury
- Joint dislocation
The aim of this programme is to regain pre-injury levels in all aspects of physical fitness. It also helps individuals who wish to enhance their performance in their preferred sports. Special emphasis is given to injury prevention. Supplementary treatment like shockwave therapy (SWT) can be used to enhance recovery.
Rehabilitation is a crucial component to regain full function after surgical procedures. It reduces the risk of re-injury and further complications. It also helps you to gradually return to your work, recreation, and competitive sports more successfully. In this programme, our therapist will provide one-to-one guidance and exercise prescription to each patient.
We provide post-operation rehabilitation for common orthopaedic procedures including:
- Rotator cuff repair
- Total joint replacement (shoulder, hip, knee)
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
- Arthroscopic knee surgery (meniscectomy and meniscal repairs)
- Arthroscopic hip surgery (labral repairs)
- Achilles tendon repair
- Neck and back surgery (fusion, laminectomy, decompression)
- Nerve release (cubital tunnel, radial tunnel, carpal tunnel, tarsal tunnel)
- Surgical fixation of fractures of the arms and legs
Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation is suitable for patients with heart and lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia and cardiac arrest (myocardial ischemia). In this programme, we also provide pre- and post-operative rehabilitation for patients who have undergone surgical procedures such as coronary artery bypass, valve replacement, lung resection, angioplasty, cardiothoracic surgery and various abdominal surgeries. Its primary goal is to help clear lung secretions, improve endurance and regain functional independence through individualized exercise programmes which include breathing techniques, chest expansion exercises, postural drainage, chest physiotherapy and energy conservation techniques.
This comprehensive rehabilitation regimen can help the patient to maximise and regain normal muscle movement and function after a stroke or for neurological conditions such as:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spinal cord injury
- Head injury
- Balance dysfunction
- Bell’s palsy
This form of therapy aims to help patients relearn motor skills which have been affected due to brain lesions. Stroke patients can move towards recovery with appropriate intervention in the form of a multidisciplinary approach which includes:
- Exercises to improve the patient’s muscle strength and coordination.
- Mobility/gait training, which involves learning to move with assistive aids, such as a walker or quad stick, or an orthosis (dynamic AFO) to stabilise and assist the ankle. Early standing is facilitated by the tilt table. A body-weight harness support treadmill is used to help improve the patient’s walking ability. This can help the patient to relearn motor skills in a safe and effective manner.
- Electrical Muscle stimulation (EMS) helps to stimulate weakened or partially paralyzed muscles to facilitate muscle contraction and muscle re-education.
- Caregiver training and home therapy that will help expedite a smooth transition for the patient from hospital to home. Therapists will train caregivers on how to transfer or walk the patient safely with the use walking aids.
This is a specialized form of therapy designed to alleviate symptoms of vestibular disorders. The elderly population commonly experiences dizziness and loss of balance, which may be problems linked to inner ear disorders. We have an exercise-based programme that can help the patient to improve balance and prevent falls. Techniques like the canalith repositioning treatment (CRT), otherwise known as the Epley manoeuvre, are effective in patients suffering from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
Other physiotherapy services available include:
Pre & Postnatal rehabilitation is most important right after delivery, and special emphasis is given towards pelvic floor exercises. In this programme, the physiotherapist will guide you through exercises for post-delivery recovery and to reduce the risk of women’s health complications such as stress incontinence, and pelvic girdle and lower-back pain. We will advise you how to set up your baby’s crib ergonomically, how to care for your back and the correct carrying techniques when taking care of your newborn baby.
Craniosacral therapy works on the central nervous and fascial system to manage both acute and chronic pain. It can help promote overall health, improve well-being and manage stress.
Occupational therapy is concerned with helping people of all ages whose everyday life has been affected by physical, cognitive and/or mental health problems. Occupational therapists assess the 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.
The types of occupational therapies we offer are listed below:
This is for patients who have experienced upper limb fractures, nerve/tendon injuries, repetitive strain injuries, eg. Carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tendonitis, congenital deformities, etc. Treatments include heat treatment such as wax therapy, hot packs, etc.
This is the prescribing and making of customised splints for the upper and lower limbs, neck or spine. Some splints that we make are: elbow splint, munster splint, radial/ulnar block splint, wrist cock-up splint, anti-spastic hand splint, dynamic splint, extension through splint, intrinsic plus splint, finger gutter splint, anti-mallet splint, Kleinert splint, Capener splint, etc.
The neuro-rehabilitation programme helps to improve the functional independence of patients in their daily activities. This programme may prove beneficial to patients with stroke, head injuries or spinal cord injuries, and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
We train caregivers to equip them with the basic knowledge and skills to care for patients at home. This can help many types of patients, such as stroke patients who will need stroke rehabilitation at home.
We can assess and prescribe appropriate aids or appliances for the patient, such as wheelchair, commode chair, shower chair or raised toilet seat to maximise the patient’s independence at home.
Occupational Therapy in kids provides focused therapies for children with special needs, behavioral problems, or developmental delays. We combine sensory integration techniques and state of-the-art family counseling with traditional occupational therapy that is specifically tailored to your child’s individual needs.