Physiotherapy

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 Services

Inpatient physiotherapy services are available in the following areas:

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

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 @ 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.

Outpatient Services @ 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 proovides 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.

Cai Cong Cong

Head, Physiotherapy
Senior Principal Physiotherapist

Professional Qualifications

BHSc Physiotherapy (Aus), M Manual Therapy (Aus)

Areas of Interest

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Qiu Wenjing

Head, Physiotherapy (JCH)
Senior Principal Physiotherapist

Professional Qualifications

M Physiotherapy (Gerontology) (Aus)

Areas of Interest

Neurological Physiotherapy, Geriatric & Vestibular Physiotherapy

Jurong Community Hospital

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Lee Chiew Lan

Senior Principal Physiotherapist

Professional Qualifications

MSc Med (Pain Management) (Aus)

Areas of Interest

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Pain Management

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Koh Ang Hong

Principal Physiotherapist

Professional Qualifications

BSc (S'pore), BSc Physiotherapy (Aus), M Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy (Aus), Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist (ACSM) (US), Dip Physical Education (S'pore)

Areas of Interest

Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy, Physical Education

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Lim Kian Chong

Principal Physiotherapist

Professional Qualifications

MSc Preventive Cardiology (UK)

Areas of Interest

Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Rachel Kim

Principal Physiotherapist

Professional Qualifications

BSc Physiotherapy (Hons) (UK)

Areas of Interest

Orthopaedic Physiotherapy

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Emma Lawson

Senior Physiotherapist

Professional Qualifications

BSc Physiotherapy (Hons) (Ireland)

Areas of Interest

Critical Care Physiotherapy

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Ita Coffey

Senior Physiotherapist

Professional Qualifications

BSc Physiotherapy (Hons) (UK)

Areas of Interest

Neurological Physiotherapy

Jurong Community Hospital

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Kelly Chan

Senior Physiotherapist

Professional Qualifications

BSc Physiotherapy (Hons) (M'sia), MSc Physiotherapy (Dist) (HK)

Areas of Interest

Neurological, Geriatric & Vestibular Physiotherapy

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Nurzahidah Md Noor

Senior Physiotherapist

Professional Qualifications

Dip Physiotherapy (S’pore)

Areas of Interest

Neurological Physiotherapy

Jurong Community Hospital

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Pranav Chandorkar

Senior Physiotherapist

Professional Qualifications

B Physiotherapy (India), MSc in Sports & Exercise (UK)

Areas of Interest

Sports Rehabilitation, Spinal Physiotherapy

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Quek Yihui

Senior Physiotherapist

Professional Qualifications

BSc Physiotherapy (Hons)

Areas of Interest

Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Physiotherapy services are available at:

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

1 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609606

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ENQUIRIES

6716 2000
(24 hours)

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APPOINTMENT LINE

6716 2222
(Mon - Fri: 8am - 5.30pm; Sat: 8am - 12.30pm)

Jurong Community Hospital

1 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609606

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enquiries

ENQUIRIES

6716 2000
(24 hours)

appt

APPOINTMENT LINE

6716 2222
(Mon - Fri: 8am - 5.30pm; Sat: 8am - 12.30pm)

Jurong Medical Centre

60 Jurong West Central 3, Singapore 648346

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enquiries

ENQUIRIES

6716 2000
(24 hours)

appt

APPOINTMENT LINE

6716 2222
(Mon - Fri: 8am - 5.30pm; Sat: 8am - 12.30pm)

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