Our clinics are mostly based at the Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Medicine Centre. Apart from our general rehabilitation medicine specialist clinics, we have a number of specialty clinics.
Patients who suffer from spasticity as a result of stroke, spinal cord injury as well as traumatic brain injury may benefit from interventions such as botulinum toxin (Botox) injections, peripheral nerve blocks or motor-point block injections, followed by orthotic fitting such as splints. A multi-disciplinary management approach is taken to help patients minimise pain while maximising function and quality of life.
Patients with chronic migraines who may benefit from Botox injections (botulinum toxin). Patients will have to be seen and referred to this service by a neurologist.
Frail patients who are scheduled for elective cancer- related surgery are assessed and provided with individualised management plans. These plans can range from dietary interventions to exercise prescriptions, so as to reduce post-operative functional decline and complications.
This is a joint initiative between the Departments of Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics Surgery. Cross referrals of patients who require surgical interventions can occur seamlessly.
Patients with musculoskeletal complaints are assessed holistically by rehabilitation physicians so that a management plan can be implemented to reduce long term disability. Non-surgical interventions including musculoskeletal injections may be performed for appropriate patients, and those who may benefit from surgical interventions will be referred to our orthopaedics colleagues.
The bladder function of patients after a spinal cord injury are assessed such that prescription of individualised bladder management programmes can be prescribed.
Patients with suspected neuromuscular diseases undergo nerve conduction tests by rehabilitation physicians and neurologists.
Inpatient care is provided in the purpose-built rehabilitation wards at the Integrated Building. Patients can participate in comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation programmes, where the emphasis is on empowering independence in a safe environment.
By creating an enriched environment within the rehabilitation ward, patients are challenged to do more beyond their formal therapy sessions. Activities such as mahjong, karaoke, newspapers and magazines are available at the communal area. Patients can also express themselves through art (art therapy), or work on individual activity kits to promote self-directed therapeutic activities. To encourage more social interaction, suitable patients are encouraged to dine in the communal dining area as well.
Specialised equipment for therapy is available in the inpatient wards and Active Recovery and Therapy Centre for patients who are assessed to be suitable.
AlterG is a specialised treadmill system that combines weight support and video feedback to restore and build muscle strength, range of motion, balance, function and fitness.
This is a robotic device hat trains gait and balance in patients with walking or balance disabilities, caused by neurological, orthopaedic, muscular, cardiovascular or other conditions.
This device is intended for patients who have lost their function or have restricted function in their upper extremities due to neurological damage, muscular disorders or bone-related disorders. It trains the patient to increase muscle strength and range of motion in different joints, with the overall goal of improving motor function.
This device helps to improve the mobility of bedbound patients by applying a load to their lower limbs. It is suitable for those who are dependent and for more mobile patients who have difficulty maintaining blood pressure in upright position (orthostatic hypotension).
The GEO is a robotic gait trainer which helps patients with physical disabilities arising from stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and other neurological diseases to improve their walking. The device is able to simulate over ground walking and stairs climbing while a virtual scenario which changes as the patient walks is displayed on a screen.
The unit has been designed to simulate the living environment similar to a Housing Development Board (HDB) flat. There are two units available – each with equipped with the facilities available in a typical HDB unit. Each unit includes a sleeping area, a kitchen, toilet and a laundry area. It provides a safe environment for selected patients to practice their functional skills in preparation for discharge as they are able to carry out their daily activities in these areas.
Our team of occupational therapist will also bring patients into the units, to expose them and show them how to adapt to their regular activities. This includes even the little things like boiling of water and hanging of the laundry. The aim is to instill more confidence in the patients, for their self-management upon discharge. This is the first such unit to cater for a patient’s overnight stay in a simulated housing environment, before their eventual discharge.
Patients are given the opportunity to manage and take their own medications in hospital as part of the rehabilitation process. This programme provides a safe and structured environment for patients to be familiar with their own medications and start managing them prior to discharge, and is in line with the goal of enhancing independence and medication adherence.
Trained volunteers lead group or individual activities regularly using stimulating materials such as card/board games, Nintendo Wii and iPads to engage patients both physically and cognitively.
2 Simei Street 3,
(65) 6788 8833
(65) 6788 0933
Changi General Hospital (CGH)