Our Services

Physiotherapy

2023/12/13

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.

Services
Inpatient Services

Inpatient physiotherapy services are available in the following areas:

  • 24-hour On-call Service (only available at NTFGH)
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Day Surgery (only available at NTFGH)
  • General Medical (only available at NTFGH)
  • General Surgery (only available at NTFGH)
  • Geriatrics
  • Intensive Care and High Dependency (only available at NTFGH)
  • Neurology
  • Orthopaedics/Musculoskeletal
  • Rehabilitation Medicine (only available at NTFGH)
  • Vestibular

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 Services at NTFGH & JMC

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.

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

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.

Sports Physiotherapy

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.

Geriatric Physiotherapy

The service assesses fall risk and conducts rehabilitation training for geriatric patients, especially those who are de-conditioned.

Vestibular Rehabilitation
(Only available at NTFGH)

Vestibular Rehabilitation assesses the different types of vestibular problems and their severity. The service provides treatment to address vestibular issues.

Orthopaedics

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.

Neurological Rehabilitation

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.

Rehabilitation Programmes & Classes at NTFGH
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.

Outpatient Services at JCH

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.

Services include:

Geriatric Physiotherapy

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.

Neurological Rehabilitation

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.

Orthopaedics

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.

Clinic Location
Clinic A61 & A62 Rehabilitation
Clinic A61 & A62 Rehabilitation
Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 5:30pm
Sat: 8.30am to 12.30pm
Sun & PH: Closed

Location

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Tower A - Specialist Outpatient Clinics
Level 6

Floor Map
Clinic C12 Outpatient Rehabilitation
Clinic C12 Outpatient Rehabilitation
Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sat: 8.30am to 12.30pm
Sun & PH: Closed

Location

Jurong Community Hospital
Tower C - Community Hospital
Level 1

Floor Map
Clinic G
Clinic G
Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 5:30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: Closed

Location

Jurong Medical Centre
Level 3


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