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    Rehabilitation Medicine Overview

    The department provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary medical rehabilitation for patients with disabilities resulting from illness or accident. The goal is towards optimal functional ability and mobility, enabling a discharge home, reintegration into the family and society.

    Candidates for Rehabilitation Medicine include:

    • Neurologic
      Stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, neural infections and degeneration, Parkinson's, motor neuron diseases, myopathies
    • Orthopaedic
      Fractures, joint-replacements, musculoskeletal injuries, amputations, back surgeries
    • Medical
      Cardiac, pulmonary, arthritis and connective tissue diseases, cancer, general deconditioning, chronic pain
    • Surgical
      Amputations, general deconditioning/debility

    Subspecialty Clinics

    Referral criteria:

    • Functional deficits, need for therapeutic modalities or equipment/assistive device such as braces/prosthesis
    • Medically stable
    • Adequate cognition and motivation

    Clinic schedule: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon

    Staff MembersSub-Specialty
    Head & Senior Consultant
    Dr Ng Yee Sien MBBS, MRCP (UK), FAMSNeuro-Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management
    Senior Consultant
    Dr Bok Chek Wai MBBS, M Med (Int Med), MRCP (UK), FAMSGeneral Rehabilitation
    Assoc Prof Peter A C Lim MBBS, FAAPMR, FAMS, FRCP (Edin)Spinal Cord Injury, Arthritis-Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
    Dr Ashfaq Ahmed Larik MOBS (Karachi), MRCS (Edin)General Rehabilitation
    Dr Chiong Yi MBBS, MRCP (UK)General Rehabilitation
    Associate Consultant
    Dr Joyce Lui Siew Kwaon MRCP, MBBSGeneral Rehabilitation
    Dr Saw Hay Mar MBBS (Myanmar), MRCP (UK)General Rehabilitation
    Dr Tan Yeow Leng Advanced Specialty Training
    Dr Lee Chooi Lynn MB BCh BAO (Dublin), MRCP (Ireland)Advanced Specialty Training
    Associate Consultant
    Dr Geoffrey Sithamparapillai Samuel MBBS (S'pore)Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Medicine


    To make or change an appointment, please call: 6321 4377


    Department Office:

    Academia, Level 4
    Tel: 6326 6667
    Fax: 6222 5391
    (for departmental matters only)

    Last Modified Date :12 Jul 2013