The Rehabilitation Centre at Regency Specialist Hospital provides an all-round, comprehensive rehabilitative care for patients who have Neuromuscular, Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Developmental Conditions.
Major surgical procedures like Open Heart Surgery, Tendon Repairs and Brain Surgery require extensive Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, in addition to the implementation of Chest Physiotherapy to prevent respiratory complications and secretion retention.
Under the expertise and guidance of the Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, a custom 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.
- Spinal rehabilitation
- Sports rehabilitation
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.
- 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
- Post-operation rehabilitation
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
- Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy
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 specific 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
- Stroke rehabilitation
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 will help expedite a smooth transition for the patient from hospital to home where therapists will train caregivers on how to transfer or walk the patient safely with the use of walking aids
- Vestibular rehabilitation
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).
- Hand therapy
Recommended for patients who have experienced upper limb fractures, nerve/tendon injuries, repetitive strain injuries, for example, Carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tendonitis, congenital deformities and more. Treatments include heat treatment such as wax therapy, hot packs and more.
- Splints and orthoses
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.
- Neuro-rehabilitation programme
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.
- Caregiver training
Caregivers are trained 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.
- AIDS / appliances prescription
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.
- Pediatric occupational therapy
Occupational Therapy in kids provides focused therapies for children with special needs, behavioral problems, or developmental delays. A combination of sensory integration techniques and state of-the-art family counseling with traditional occupational therapy that is specifically tailored to your child’s individual needs.
- Pre & postnatal rehabilitation
Pre & Postnatal rehabilitation is the 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. You’ll also learn 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
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.