The Department of Physiotherapy provides a comprehensive range of services in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Each patient will have an individualised treatment plan based on thorough assessment and evidence-based practice.
Inpatient physiotherapy services are available in the following areas:
We provide acute rehabilitation in the above areas, including assessment, treatment and discharge planning. Treatment may include mobility practice, gait re-education, walking aid prescription, chest physiotherapy, strengthening exercises, balance tasks, patient education, etc.
Discharge planning may include ongoing referrals to outpatient physiotherapy and caregiver training to ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home, as well as to ensure safe re-integration to the community.
Outpatient referrals may be made at our Specialist Outpatient Clinics and wards, or via polyclinics, general practitioners, private specialists and the Singapore Armed Forces. Self-referrals for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Sports Physiotherapy are also welcomed.
This service manages patients with musculoskeletal conditions by optimising their movements and functions through therapeutic exercises, education, manual therapy and electrotherapy modalities. Other services available include clinical Pilates classes.
This service facilitates return to sports after injury through specialised rehabilitation and exercise therapy. Other services include Pilates classes, weight loss management programme and Fit-to-Run programmes.
The service assesses fall risk and conducts rehabilitation training for geriatric patients, especially those who are de-conditioned.
(Only available at NTFGH)
Vestibular Rehabilitation assesses the different types of vestibular problems and their severity. The service provides treatment to address vestibular issues.
The service renders follow-up treatment after orthopaedic surgery such as total knee replacement and hip surgery, to ensure movements of the joints are maintained and patients can return to function.
Pulmonary & Cardiac Rehabilitation (Only available at NTFGH)
The service aims to improve exercise tolerance, physical activity, self-management and quality of life through individualised exercise prescription to patients with lung and/or heart diseases.
This service optimises function through movement training. It also improves functional capacity and quality of life in patients with neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s Disease.
Diabetes Exercise Programme
This programme aims to improve blood glucose control through increasing physical activity participation, in patients who are newly diagnosed with diabetes or have been living with the condition for many years. Patients will be guided in monitoring blood glucose responses as they perform clinically recommended exercises. Through this group-based exercise programme, they will also receive psychosocial support as they meet people who share similar experiences while living with this diabetes.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme
This programme aims to optimise fitness and modifiable cardiovascular risk factors such as increasing physical activity participation in patients who have suffered a heart attack. This structured exercise programme involves close supervision by our Physiotherapists to ensure safety and restore confidence during exercise. Patients who have been diagnosed with heart failure may also be placed under electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring while exercising.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme
This programme aims to help patients with a range of respiratory conditions to improve activity tolerance and strength through exercising. Patients will be guided with strategies to pace themselves and techniques to improve breathing patterns and aid with sputum clearance. In this group-based programme, patients would also receive psychosocial support through the interaction with people who have similar experiences with their condition.
Osteoporosis Exercise Class Programme
This group-based exercise programme is a primary prevention programme for older adults in the community with low to very low bone mineral density. Patients will be supervised while they participate in clinically recommended exercises to maintain bone density and improve muscle strength. Patients would receive peer support as they learn along side people living with the same condition.
Located at Level 1 of Jurong Comunity Hospital, Outpatient Physiotherapy aims to provide care for patients who have experienced a decline in function as a result of injury, illness or after a prolonged stay in the hospital. The rehabilitation team provides a range of goal-specific individual and group therapy programmes to improve the quality of life for our patients.
A dedicated outpatient therapy gym with a comprehensive range of equipment and an outdoor Mobility Park will support patients on their rehabilitation journey and integration back into the community under the care of experienced therapists. The outdoor Mobility Park features a variety of ramps, steps, textured surfaces, a foot reflexology path, etc. It will simulate a public transport setting with an actual bus, taxi and MRT carriage. The aim is to offer patients a safe environment to learn how to take public transport among other daily tasks, how to go out on their own, etc. before they return to life in the real world.
The service conducts rehabilitation training for geriatric patients through therapeutic exercises, mobility, gait and balance re-training to improve the elderly patient's function level and reduce risk of falls.
This service aims to help patients with neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injury, etc. to regain functional independence through movement training, sensation stimulation, coordination, proprioception and strength training.
This service renders follow-up treatment after orthopaedic surgery such as total knee replacement and hip surgery to ensure the maintenance of joint movements so that patients can return to function.
Opening Hours Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 5:30pmSat: 8.30am to 12.30pmSun & PH: Closed
LocationNg Teng Fong General HospitalTower A - Specialist Outpatient Clinics
Opening Hours Mon - Fri: 8:30am to 5:30pmSat: 8.30am to 12.30pmSun & PH: Closed
LocationJurong Community HospitalTower C - Community HospitalLevel 1
Opening Hours Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 5:30pmSat, Sun & PH: Closed
LocationJurong Medical CentreLevel 3