If your physical movement is impaired due to trauma or illnesses, it is best that you consult with a physiotherapist. The Singapore Physiotherapy Association (SPA) is an association of physiotherapists in Singapore and they will have all the information you’ll need to learn more about the practice in the country. Nevertheless, below is a brief description of the services you can expect by consulting a physiotherapist.
In general, physiotherapists help patients regain a portion or complete physical mobility that was lost due to certain circumstances such as trauma or a wide variety of illnesses. They work closely with a team of doctors to ensure that the treatment method is in accordance with the needs and abilities of the patient.
Physiotherapists in Singapore use the following methods for treatment. Depending on the needs of the patient, one or a combination of these methods can be used: Thermotherapy, Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasonic Therapy, Chest Therapy and Therapeutic Exercises.
Physiotherapists in Singapore also have specializations. There are those who specialize in the treatment of the elderly, children, and sports related injuries. There are also specialists in the treatment of head injuries, or who have neurological disabilities due to a stroke or other illnesses.
It is important for a patient to trust a physiotherapist fully, as doing so will greatly improve treatment results. Ask for a recommendation from friends or relatives. Else, you can check online databases or with the SPA and inquire with a listed physiotherapist. You should also see if your doctor could recommend one for you.