What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy involves the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of pain, injury, or any other physical dysfunction, through the use of education, exercise, manual therapy, electro-physical agents, technology or any other treatment for those purposes (Allied Health Professions Act, 2011).
How can Physiotherapists Help?
- Teach the correct handling and positioning of your child so as to prevent contractures and joint deformities.
- Advise and prescribe the correct (Orthopaedic) orthotic, mobility equipment for your child.
- Facilitate motor development and enhance your child’s independence
- Advice on the use of walking aids for your child.
- Modify home environment to increase accessibility
- Physiotherapists, using in-depth knowledge of child development, motor training and movement science, can help facilitate and enhance your child’s ability to move and function as independently as possible.
- Individualised Therapy Management Programme: Intensive customised physiotherapy intervention
- Trans-Disciplinary Programme: Consultations provided on physiotherapy interventions in classroom and home environment
- Tough and Trim Programme: Programme to reduce or maintain weight for children who are overweight or are at risk of becoming overweight
- Hydrotherapy (if provided as a physiotherapy management): This programme utilises buoyancy and support of water to facilitate functional movement
- Horse-riding (Hippotherapy): This programme is run in conjunction with the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). Horse-riding helps improve balance and confidence
- Equipment Loan Programme: Therapy equipment is loaned out to caregivers to carry out the therapy at home
- Gymnasium Activity Programme: Programme focuses on the adults in the Goodwill, Rehabilitation, and Occupational Workshop (GROW) to improve and maintain physical status
- Day Activity Centre (DAC) Group Therapy: Programme focuses on the adults in the DAC to maintain physical status
- Home Management Programme: Customised physiotherapy services provided in collaboration with an Occupational Therapist for adult clients with Cerebral Palsy at their home to maintain physical status
Orthopaedic Clinic and Paediatric Neurology Clinic
Specialists from various hospitals carry out routine check-ups on children and offer advice to parents.
For more information, please contact:
Cerebral Palsy Centre
65 Pasir Ris Drive 1, Singapore 519529
Tel: 6585 5627/628/629
Fax: 6585 5603
Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.