10 Feb '12, 2am

Rehabilitation medicine to play bigger role

SINGAPORE: Rehabilitation medicine will play a greater role in Singapore with the ageing population and increasing prevalence of chronic conditions such as stroke, hip fracture, heart failure, and traumatic brain or spinal cord injury. Speaking at the first national conference on rehabilitation, Minister of State for Health Amy Khor said rehabilitation plays a critical role in improving the functional outcomes and the quality of life of affected patients. Rehabilitation devices -- such as a robotic prosthesis to help stroke patients move around -- were exhibited at the State-of-the-Art Advances in Clinical Rehabilitation. Rehabilitation helps to reduce patients' dependence and enables their re-integration into the community. So it is timely that two hospitals here have organised the first national conference on rehabilitation for healthcare professionals to learn more abou...

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