Phoenix Rehab Novena Clinic Launch

Dear doctors, patients and friends, we are going to launch Phoenix Rehab @ Novena tentatively on Monday, 8th January 2018 (see clinic location and details here), subject to finalizations related to renovations and pre-launch activities. There is lots more to do, including the completion and upgrading of this website, but we are very excited for this opportunity to serve you.

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Phoenix Rehab Group

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Outpatient Stroke Occupational Therapy

Outpatient Stroke Occupational Therapy

Stroke, or a neuro-vascular accident (NVA), is a debilitating condition that can cause temporary to permanent paralysis to one side (or more) of the body. It can also affect one’s balance, vision, memory, speech, and cognition, and even cause other complications such as muscle spasm and pain.

It’s because of reasons like these that stroke survivors have a lot of difficulties with performing their daily routine and activities (we call these activities “occupations”) across multiple areas:

  • Mobility: getting out of bed, getting around in the house for these occupations etc
  • Daily Living Activities: bathing, dressing, cooking, eating etc
  • Roles: being a parent, spouse, employee etc

What Outpatient Stroke Occupational Therapy Is

What Occupational Therapists (OT) does is that they address the physical, cognitive (mental) and psycho-social/emotional challenges that is brought about due to stroke, and stroke occupational therapists can help stroke survivors engage in the activities that is not only activities that is meaningful to them but also activities they need to do.

Once stroke patients returns home being discharged from the hospital, they need to continue stroke occupational therapy on an outpatient basis. Why do this is because outpatient stroke occupational therapy is much more intensive, integrative and interactive as compared to a pure home therapy – this translates to better clinical outcomes in terms of mobility, daily living activities and roles in their homes.  The focus is to bring stroke patients as close as possible to their previous level of function before stroke.

Occupational therapy helps you to relearn skills and activities so that you can lead a full and independent life, which can be things as simple as dressing, bathing, cooking on your own again independently…to more complex activities such as doing your finances, grocery shopping, preparing meals, driving and returning to work.

What the stroke OT will do is to help you set goals, with corresponding smaller “sub-goals” that are more manageable, and build up your abilities and skills and eventually, with outpatient stroke occupational therapy, you will gain as much mobility, function and independence again.

How Outpatient Stroke Occupational Therapy Starts

Occupational therapy begins with an initial assessment that will look at everything that you want and need to do, and identify the requirements (physical, mobility, mental etc) to achieve them. It starts with basic activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, eating, medication; if you can do it on your own, if not, who will help you, if your helpers are able to help etc.

Your stroke occupational therapist will also evaluate your hand, wrist, fingers and upper extremity function, looking for any weaknesses, loss of sensation, loss of coordination or loss of fine motor skills.

We will also find out about your daily routines, hobbies, as well as your home environment so that we can better understand how we can help by either modifying your home to suit you, or levelling up your skills and abilities to suit the home, or both. If you had been working before you had a stroke, we’d like to be able to get you back to your work. If that’s not possible, we’ll try to either modify your previous job for it to suit you, or work with you on skills so that you can get and excel at a different job.

During therapy, we may be working on a physical level of training strength, mobility, stability or stamina through exercises or activities; or we may be training activities-completion by breaking down activities into their sub-components - it all depends on the stroke OT, as well as your tolerance level.

We'll work with you to get you as close to function before stroke as we can.

Visit our Recovering From Stroke With Occupational Therapy Page from our outpatient stroke occupational therapy page

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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise

Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.

Areas of specialization

  • physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
  • hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
  • podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
  • read more on our specializations here

All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.

Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover. They then provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

To call for inquiries or appointments, please contact us at:

SMS/Call/Whatsapp: 96402670


Tell A Friend About Us

We appreciate you as a patient and want you to know that the #1 way we grow as a clinic is through word of mouth referrals from valued patients like yourself.

We do not rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients.

When you have the opportunity, please take the time to tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our clinic.

Thank you so much, and stay healthy!

Please Call/SMS/WhatsApp to
xx, thanks!


We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations.

As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth, but you can also make an appointment without seeing any doctors (that being said, if you do need a referral to a specialist orthopedic surgeon or sports GP, we will recommend you too as value added service at no additional costs to you).

The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver (we are proud to say that we try our best to only engage the most experienced and specialist therapists - which makes a big difference in clinical outcomes).

The information available on this site is for educational purposes only, if you need a full professional advise on physiotherapy, hand therapy and occupational therapy, please schedule an appointment with us by contacting our staff by Call/SMS/WhatsApp at xx or email, thanks!




You can also text or WhatsApp and we will call you back too =)


Physio, Rehab &  Insurance

Your physio, hand therapy and rehab with us may be covered under your medical insurance or cashless - find out more here.


Acupuncture TCM
Balance Physiotherapy
Biomechanics Physiotherapy
Chest Physiotherapy
Clinical Massage Physiotherapy
Clinical Pilates
Cold Therapy Physio
Complementary Physiotherapy
Cupping TCM
Deep Tissue Massage
Desensitisation Physiotherapy
Electrotherapy Physio
Ergonomics Physiotherapy
Exercise Physiotherapy
Gua Sha TCM
Falls Prevention Physiotherapy
Hand Physiotherapy
Heat Physiotherapy
Home Physiotherapy
Ice Physiotherapy
Interferential Physiotherapy
Manipulation Physiotherapy
Muscle Stimulation Physio
Musician Physiotherapy
Stroke/Neuro Physiotherapy
Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Hand Splinting Physiotherapy
Pain Management TCM
Pain Relief Physiotherapy
Post Amputee Physiotherapy
Post Surgery Physiotherapy
Postural Physiotherapy
Re-Education Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Singapore
Relaxation Physiotherapy
Sonophoresis Physiotherapy
Splinting Physiotherapy
Sports Physiotherapy Massage
Physiotherapy Stress Relief
Swelling Physiotherapy
TENS Physiotherapy
Tension Headaches Physiotherapy
Thermal Physiotherapy
Traction Back Physiotherapy
Trigger Point Physiotherapy
Ultrasound Physiotherapy
Wax Heat Physiotherapy


Finally I know what I have, my pain decreased and now I'm back to work!

Regional Sales Manager

OMG. The pain levels in my hands have dropped dramatically, about 60-70%


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