Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to a patient affected by injury, illness or disability.
The initial focus of Physiotherapists is identifying and then resolving pain. Next is the restoring of strength, movement and function as much as possible. The goal is to enable patients to manage their own physical well-being for more independence and wellness.
Research has proven that the earlier the treatment, the shorter the recovery period.
The Department is an essential support unit providing services to the various disciplines in the hospital via a referral system, catering to both inpatients and outpatients.
Scope of Rehabilitation Services:
- Antenatal Fitness
- Postnatal Fitness
- Musculoskeletal (Gynaecology-related) Rehabilitation
- Slimming and Weight Loss Program
- Paediatric Chest Physiotherapy
- Paediatric Delay Developmental Skills
- Paediatric Neurology
- Paediatric Musculoskeletal Development
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Assistive Devices
The services include:
Electrotherapy utilises a wide range of tools to promote tissue healing, reduce pain and to improve function. The modalities are:
- Interferential Current Therapy, a mid-frequency current for treating muscular spasms and strains. The electrodes are often placed on the area of pain or at a pressure point, creating a circuit of electrical impulses that travels along nerve fibres.
- Ultrasound Therapy uses high-energy sound waves to help ease painful joints and muscles sprain, bursitis, and tendonitis.
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) uses electric currents to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes.
- Infrared Red Rays Therapy makes use of electromagnetic radiation to relieve muscle spasms and pain.
- Electrical Stimulation triggers muscle contractions. Useful for strengthening the pelvic floor muscle, and treating nerve injury and hypotonic muscles.
Therapeutic exercise requires active participation from the patient rather than relying on electrical and mechanical equipment. Includes individual exercise, postural training and advice.
Ideal for Musculoskeletal, Spinal and Sports Injuries, Stroke, Arthritis, post-surgical conditions as well as for Special Children and Geriatric Rehabilitation.
Manual therapy is conducted by hand and a combination of electrical mechanisms and treatments is used, such as: Ultrasonic, infrared rays, paraffin wax bath, interferential currents and more.
Chest physiotherapy is also provided for treatment of lung disease. Uses simple breathing exercises or equipment to make breathing easier and to help patients to clear their chests.
Home Education and Advice to best manage your condition as well as future prevention. Provided not only to patients, but caregivers too.
- Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment
- Bring along a valid Letter of Guarantee (if any). Patient is responsible for the request of their Letter of Guarantee and ensuring it has not expired.
- Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult
- During your first appointment you will be asked questions about your problem, medical history and current medication. You will also be examined and may be asked to expose part(s) of your body. If you have a leg or a back problem, please bring a pair of loose pants to wear during the examination. Do inform your physiotherapist if you are being treated elsewhere by an Osteopath, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist or another physiotherapist
- The first appointment will last approximately one and a half hours
- Subsequent appointments will last between 30 – 60 minutes. Please bring your appointment slip/booklet for appointments and registration.
- If you are late for an appointment, you will be registered for the next available slot. Otherwise, a new appointment date will be set.
- If treatment is defaulted for more than 3 months, a new referral is required to continue treatment
- All cases must be accompanied by a referral letter from a hospital or health clinic.
- All referrals are to follow department policy 7.1. Only completed request forms with Patient’s details, full description of required treatment, dated, signed and stamped with prescribing doctor’s name will be accepted.
- Monday to Thursday: 9am – 5pm
- Friday: 9am – 12.30pm | 2.30pm – 5pm
- Saturday: 9am – 1pm
- Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed