Rehabilitation

 

The NUH Rehabilitation Centre, which consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and Speech Therapists, adopts a multi-disciplinary and integrative approach to patient care. Through individual and group therapy sessions, our therapists utilise their professional knowledge, therapeutic skills and resources to address the various needs of patients ranging from children to the elderly. 

 

Physiotherapy

 

Physiotherapists help people who are affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Cancer and its treatment can result in physical problems including, but not limited to pain, fatigue, weakness and decreased endurance. These may interfere with your life in physical, emotional and practical ways.

 

Throughout the continuum of cancer care, physiotherapists provide a wide range of therapies that can help you maintain your health, facilitate recovery, regain independence, reduce stress and maintain the energy you need to participate in the activities that are important to you.  

 

Our Services

 

Our services include (but not limited to):

 

  • Breast cancer exercise classes
  • Caregiver training and education
  • Chronic pain management
  • Falls prevention
  • Lymphoedema management
  • Management of functional decline
  • Management of musculoskeletal / orthopaedic conditions
    • Examples of such conditions are muscle weakness, joint stiffness, scar tissue adhesions, radiation fibrosis
  • Neuropathy management
  • Pelvic Floor retraining
  • Pre-operative Education
  • Talks and seminars to provide education to the public regarding physical activity and cancer
  • Weight Management Exercise Classes

 

Occupational Therapy

 

Occupational Therapy is a person-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through facilitating engagement in meaningful occupational roles and activities. Occupational therapy interventions aim to optimise participation in everyday activities including self-care, work and leisure. We achieve this by enhancing clients’ ability to engage, or by modifying activities or the environment to support their occupational engagement.


Occupational therapy can benefit individuals throughout the continuum of cancer care from diagnosis to survivorship or palliation. Some examples can include:

 

  • Management of activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and toileting
  • Prescription of assistive equipment (e.g. wheelchairs, commode)
  • Conducting home visits and providing recommendations for home modifications and task adaptation
  • Provision of caregiver education and training
  • Education on strategies to address memory and other cognitive deficits
  • Education on sleep and fatigue management to support participation in meaningful activities
  • Management of lymphedema with the use of customized pressure garments and patient education
  • Supporting clients in return to work

 

Contact Us

 

For any queries on our cancer rehabilitation services and programmes, please contact (+65) 6772 5168.

 

 

 

 

 

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