REHABILITATION AND WELLNESS

Rehabilitation and Wellness 1

Rehabilitation is key to recovering from illness or injury. Rehabilitation and Wellness services may be suitable for you or your loved one if:

  • You have had a stroke/ traumatic brain injury /spinal cord injuries / Parkinson’s disease /Dementia
  • You just had surgery which affects your movement and activities of daily living
  • You suffer from joint pain eg: neck, back, shoulder, knee pain
  • You want to start being more active but you have some difficulties
  • You have fear of falling / previous falls
  • You have difficulties with daily activities of living

Therapy is offered in different locations, at the convenience of your home or at our Day Centres for Seniors.

OUR SERVICES

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DAY REHABILITATION SERVICES

Day Rehabilitation

We believe that those with physical disabilities and seniors suffering from physical impairment due to injuries or illnesses have the potential to improve their mobility and overall well-being.

That is why we have rehabilitation and wellness centres all over the island, equipped with a comprehensive range of equipment to support patients on their rehabilitation journey under the care and guidance of an experienced therapy team.

Our Day Rehabilitation Centres are located within NTUC Health’s Day Centres for Seniors excluding Henderson (May Wong), Jurong Central, Taman Jurong and Pasir Ris.

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HOME THERAPY SERVICES

We understand that it may be difficult or inconvenient for you or your loved ones to travel out of home for therapy. That’s why we offer home-based physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services.

By providing specialised therapy for your loved ones at home, we aid in the recovery of their functional abilities and help them regain confidence and independence at their convenience.

Depending on your needs, our qualified therapy team will visit your home to assess and assist your loved ones with rehabilitation.

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PREVENTIVE THERAPY
PROGRAMME

Gym Tonic

Frailty is one of the main conditions leading to the loss of independence. Increasingly, many seniors appreciate the need to remain fit and strong. To better cater to their needs, Tango, an active ageing programme by NTUC Health, runs preventive therapy programmes that are specially customised for seniors.

A scientifically-proven strength training programme for seniors, Gym Tonic involves a prescribed set of routine exercises using our elder-friendly gym machines. Under the guidance of our trained professionals, Gym Tonic helps seniors to maintain their agility, mobility, and strength for everyday tasks.

Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll is a fun way to learn how to protect yourself in the event of a fall.  Conducted by exercise trainers in small group settings, Rock and Roll comprises exercises to improve muscle strength, balance, and flexibility; and practising of rolling techniques to help seniors improve their agility and minimise the risk of serious injuries in the event of a fall.

Our preventive therapy programmes are available at the following locations: 

  • Braddell Heights Community Hub, 264 Serangoon Central #01-207 Singapore 550264 (Gym Tonic and Rock and Roll)  
  • NTUC Health Active Ageing Hub (Kampung Admiralty), 676 Woodlands Drive #06-01 Singapore 730676 (Gym Tonic only) 
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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF THERAPY?

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapy aims to help you regain mobility and functions to improve your quality of life. With this in mind, our physiotherapy sessions focus on hands-on exercises for different parts of the body to relieve pain, improve muscle strength, joint range and mobility.

Types of Physiotherapy

GERIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY – to promote rehabilitation and wellness for seniors.

NEUROLOGICAL PHYSIOTHERAPY – to help those with stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, spinal cord injury, and other neurological conditions to optimise functional independence.

MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY – to provide pain management and rehabilitation for conditions relating to bones, joints and muscles.

CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSIOTHERAPY – to provide chest therapy and cardiac rehabilitation for conditions such as asthma, chest infection, heart and lung disorders.

PHYSIOTHERAPY WITH EKSOSKELETON  an innovative robotic gait training for persons with neurological and gait disorders.

  • If you need to improve your physical function and mobility after a major illness, surgery and/or injury so you can perform your daily activities at home, at work or during recreational activities.
  • If you have balance issues/previous falls and want to prevent subsequent falls.
  • If you have joint pain or weakness that is limiting your daily activities.
  • If you want to improve your wellness through exercise.
Our Physiotherapists will conduct a comprehensive interview with you on your present concerns and rehabilitation goals.

Next, they will perform a physical assessment, comprising of palpation, range of motion, strength tests, clinical tests and functional assessments such as sitting balance, walking etc, to determine your problem list and diagnosis.

They will then provide treatment and advice on exercise, activity modifications and pain management where necessary.

Depending on your condition,  your treatment options may consist of either one or more of these:

  • Movement and balance training
  • Endurance training
  • Strength training
  • Falls prevention techniques and recovery
  • Health and wellness education
  • Pain management
  • Advice on posture and lifting techniques
  • Caregiver training

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Occupational therapy aims to promote recovery and independence by helping individuals regain their ability in performing day-to-day tasks so they can seamlessly reintegrate back into their homes, work and society.

Types of Occupational Therapy

GERIATRIC REHABILITATION – to help seniors remain independent in their homes and community

HAND AND UPPER LIMB REHABILITATION  – to promote recovery of hand and upper limb functions

NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION – to help those with stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, and spinal cord injury to regain independence through retraining in activities of daily living, home assessments and modifications

MOTORISED DEVICE TRAINING – to prescribe and advise on the use of assistive devices

  • If you need to recondition your mobility after a major illness and/or injury so you can perform daily activities (e.g. bathing, feeding, toileting, meal preparation, medicine consumption, etc.) at home or at work
  • If you want to know how to prevent falls within your home environment
  • If you want to learn how to use assistive equipment (e.g. crutches, frames, wheelchair, etc.)
  • If you want to make home modifications
Our occupational therapists will assess the types of activities you regularly engage in (e.g. going to work, getting around, socialising) and determine how you can continue to participate given your current condition.

They will also provide advice on how to adapt to the task or modify the environment to best suit your needs.

Depending on your condition, our occupational therapists will develop a set of treatment options that may consist of either one or more of these:

SPEECH THERAPY

Our speech therapy sessions are focused on managing the various conditions affecting the ability to communicate, eat and drink. By exercising the face, mouth and throat muscles, we help individuals improve swallowing, boost articulation and enhance understanding.
  • When you need to learn how to safely consume food and drink
  • When you need to better understand speech and articulate yourself e.g. during conversations
  • Training on swallowing of food and drinks
  • Training on how to converse, understand and engage in a conversation

OUR TESTIMONIALS

I feel that my muscle strength has improved after joining the Gym Tonic programme, which was why I decided to sign up for another 3 months.
5 out of 5 stars
Mdm Margaret Teo, 62, Tango Member
The Rock & Roll exercise programme is really interesting as our trainer would teach us new techniques every session! I enjoy every part of it. Besides, in a small-group setting, there’s close supervision and the trainer can ensure that I am doing the steps correctly.
5 out of 5 stars
Mr Lam Koh Lian, 65, Tango member

OUR AWARDS

Best Wellness Programme Award 2016

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