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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy practitioners ask, "What matters to you?" not, "Whats the matter with you?"

Occupational Therapy is a health care profession concerned with people of all ages whose everyday life has been affected by physical, cognitive, and/or mental health problems. Occupational therapists use everyday activities (occupations) in a purposeful and therapeutic manner, and a variety of treatment methods to obtain a desired level of functioning to perform their roles and tasks in daily living such as productivity (work/education), self-care, play and leisure.

The SGH Occupational Therapy Department has been a provider of rehabilitation services since 1954. Our dynamic approach to rehabilitation reflects the changing needs of our society over time. It is now one of the largest occupational therapy departments in Singapore offering rehabilitation services in areas of specialties such as upper limb and hand rehabilitation, burns and plastics, neurology, orthopaedics, oncology, vascular and lymphoedema rehabilitation.

Traditionally, the department has provided services to people with disabilities/ injuries in a clinical setting. As the need arose, our services expanded. New services such as low vision assessment and rehabilitation have been established to address the changing needs of our population. Our team of occupational therapists, with their skills and knowledge of health management, ensure that we continue to provide a high standard of service to people with diverse needs. We hope that the provision of these quality services would help our clients reduce the cost of injuries and disabilities and lead to a better quality of life.

The services are provided in the following specialty areas:

  • Burns and Plastic Rehabilitation 
  • Community Outing
  • Ergonomics and Occupational Health
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation 
  • Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation 
  • Home Assessment
  • Home Therapy
  • Low Vision Rehabilitation 
  • Lymphoedema Rehabilitation 
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Oncology Rehabilitation 
  • Orthopaedics Rehabilitation 
  • Paediatrics Rehabilitation 
  • Post-mastectomy Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology Clinic 

Head of Department


Leila Ilmami Binte Nasron
Master of Clinical Science (Gerontology),
Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)
Areas of Specialisation: Adult Neurological Rehabilitation,
Home Therapy, Stress Management

Senior Principal Occupational Therapists


Ho Meng Jang
Diploma in Occupational Therapy
Area of Specialisation: Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation

Patrick Ker Thye San

Master of Science & Technology (Ergonomics),
Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)

Area of specialisation: Ergonomics and Occupational Health

Therma Cheung Wai Chun
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy,
Master of Science (Occupational Therapy),
Post graduate Diploma in Hands and Upper Limb Rehabilitation,
Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)
Area of Specialisation: Hands and Upper Limb Rehabilitation

Anna Tan Chew Na
Master of Occupational Therapy,
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Health Sciences (Occupational Therapy)

Area of Specialisation: Burns and Plastics Rehabilitation

Ang Nancy
Master of Applied Science,
Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) (Hons)

Certified in Dr Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy
Area of Specialisation: Lymphoedema Management

Natalie Chew Jin Lin
Master of Advanced Occupational Therapy,
Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)
NDT Trained (Adult)
Advanced Bobath Certification
Theraband Academy Speaker - Green level
Handwriting Without Tears Level 1 Certification
TDF Award in Stroke Rehabilitation of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, United States of America
Area of Specialisation: Adult Neurological Rehabilitation

Jeyamany Ruth Jacob

Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)
Area of Specialisation: Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation

Lydia Choo Hai Chih
Master of Health Science
Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)
Area of Specialisation: Geriatric Rehabilitation

Florence Chiang Su-Mei
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
HMDP Award (Team) in Eating Disorders, United States of America
Area of specialisation: Burns and Plastics Rehabilitation, Mental Health

Principal Occupational Therapists

Lee Hong Rui
Master of Science Occupational Therapy (with Distinction)
Bachelor of Science Occupational Therapy
Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
Certificate in Physical Work Performance Evaluation
Area of Specialisation: Hands and Upper Limb Rehabilitation


Michelle Lim Hui Xian
Master of Science (Occupational Therapy)
HMDP Award in Solid Organ Transplant, Toronto General Hospital and St John's Rehabilitation Hospital, Canada, Toronto
Certified Specialist in Assessment of Motor and Process Skills

Peggy Lim Poh Hoon
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy)
HMDP Award (Team) in Integrated Care Programme for Hip Fracture Patients, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria and Royal United Hospital Bath, United Kingdom

Silvana Choo Xinyi
Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
Basic Bobath Certification
HMDP Award (Team) Observational Fellowship in Spasticity Management, The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR), Texas, United States of America (USA) and Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems (VCUHS), Virginia, USA.
Area of Specialisation: Adult Neurological Rehabilitation,
Spasticity Management, Research

Yetta Chan Wai Yin
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy,
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Occupational Therapy
Area of specialization: Research

Yang Zixian
Master of Ergonomics, Safety & Health,
Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)
Certified Ergonomics Evaluation Specialist (CEES)
Certificate in Physical Work Performance Evaluation
Area of Specialisation: Hands and Upper Limb Rehabilitation,
Ergonomics and Occupational Health

Senior Occupational Therapists


Dorene Low Siew Lian

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Basic Bobath Certification
Area of Specialisation: Adult Neurological Rehabilitation


Elisa Arumugam
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons)
Area of Specialisation: Community Rehabilitation, Research

Gladys Teng Yu Hui
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Certified in Dr Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy
Area of Specialisation: Lymphoedema Management

Julia Chong Khyuk Ing
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Certified Specialist in Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS)
Area of Specialisation: Geriatric Rehabilitation


Lin Yingying
Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
HMDP Award (Team) in Arthritis Rehabilitation, Royal Derby Hospital, Bath Royal National Hospital of Rheumatic Diseases, United Kingdom
Area of Specialisation: Rehabilitation of Rheumatology conditions

Ng Shi Ying
Diploma in Occupational Therapy
Area of Specialisation: Home Therapy, Community Rehabilitation

Pamela Ng Zhenqi
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Certificate in Physical Work Performance Evaluation
Area of Specialisation: Burns and Plastics Rehabilitation

Sheela James
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
HMDP Award in Occupational Therapy in Emergency Medicine, Canada

Vanessa Kwek Hui Min
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
HMDP Award (Team) Observational Fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR), Texas, United States of America
Area of Specialisation: Community Rehabilitation

Appointments

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Location

Occupational Therapy Department:

National Heart Centre Building Level 7
SGH Rehabilitation Centre

Last Modified Date :02 Mar 2017