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Rehabilitation Medicine

Our Care Team

Contact Information
 
 Changi General Hospital, Main Building, Level 1
 
(65) 6850 3333
 

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine started as a service with two rehabilitation physicians in 1998 and is the second oldest rehabilitation unit in Singapore. The department has seven rehabilitation physicians and provides a comprehensive suite of services as part of a multidisciplinary care team.

Rehabilitation Medicine involves the diagnosis, assessment and management of an individual with a disability due to illness or injury. Through therapeutic exercises, physical modalities (thermal, electrical, sound etc), medications and therapeutic procedures, we help patients regain an optimal level of motor strength, endurance and function, to improve their quality of life and reintegrate into the community.

Rehabilitation physician-led teams which include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, case managers, social workers, mental health practitioners and nurses with specialised training in rehabilitation are involved in the care of patients. The team also works with community organisations to facilitate the transition to the next level of care.

We work together to create an individualised rehabilitation plan that addresses the medical, physical, cognitive, behavioural and psychological effects associated with the patient’s disease or injury. Educating patients and their loved ones about their medical condition and care is an important part of rehabilitation.

We also provide care giver training for family members to assist with specific therapeutic activities, or management of activities for daily living after discharge.


Clinical Services

We offer the following rehabilitation programmes in inpatient and outpatient settings:

  • Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Medical Rehabilitation for functional decline post-acute illness
  • Musculoskeletal, Spine & Chronic Pain Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation (Parkinson’s disease, meningoencephalitis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, functional neurological disorders etc.)
  • Prehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Trauma Rehabilitation

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Our Care Team

Chief and Senior Consultant
Tan Kian Hian Dr

Clin Asst Prof Tay San San

​MBBS(S’pore), MMed(Internal Med)S’pore, MRCP(UK), FAMS​

Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine

Sub-specialty: Neuro Rehabilitation, Cancer Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management

Senior Consultant
Tan Kian Hian Dr

Dr Prasanna Kappaganthu Venkatesh

M.B.B.S, MRCS, FAMS

Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine

Sub-specialty: Spinal Cord Injury

Tan Kian Hian Dr

Dr Sherry Young Hsueh Yi

MD, U.S. Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Board Certified in Electrodiagnosis, FAMS

Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine

Sub-speciality: General Rehabilitation, Neuro Rehabilitation

Tan Kian Hian Dr

Dr Shrikant D. Pande

FRCP, FAMS, Fellow of European Board

Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine

Sub-speciality: Neuro-Rehabilitation

Tan Kian Hian Dr

Clin Asst Prof Wee Tze Chao

MBBS, GDFM, GDGM, GDA, FAFRM(RACP), FFPMANZCA, FAMS

Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine

Sub-specialty: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Medicine, Chronic Pain Management

Consultant
Tan Kian Hian Dr

Clin Asst Prof Kwok Kah Meng

MBBS, MRCP (UK), MMed

Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine

Associate Consultant
Tan Kian Hian Dr

Dr Tan Pei Ling

MD (S’pore), MRCP (UK), MMed (S’pore), FAMS, BSc. Pharm (2nd Upper Hon)

Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine

Sub-speciality: General Rehabilitation, Post-Amputee Rehabilitation

Tan Kian Hian Dr

Dr Li Yiding


Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine

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