THAT IS ONE item checked off my bucket list – doing a wheelchair wheelie. That means balancing on the rear wheels of a wheelchair. Over the course of the last week, we had the pleasure of hosting the good people from the Wheelchair Skills Program (WSP) as part of the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Healthcare […]

THE ISSUE WITH powered mobility is a complicated one. No doubt that the average powered wheelchair or scooter has the ability to transform lives of its users – an elderly man with osteoarthritic knees who has difficulty walking long-distance for medical appointments, the middle-aged housewife with poor endurance from a heart condition needs to go marketing, […]

AN OPEN access to AJOT’s latest publication. In my opinion, it is an easy read yet a reminder as to the possible expansion of the role of occupational therapy in reducing acute hospital readmissions. Too many a time have I witnessed the phenomenon at my workplace. Patients getting readmitted because of recurrent falls, because of […]

AW-KHUN, or simply thank you in the Khmer language of Cambodia.   Earlier this week, I went on a short five-day trip to Siem Reap with my (other) best friend. On our first day, like most other tourists, Angkor Wat was on our itinerary. Woke up at 4.30am and took the Tuk Tuk to catch […]

IT STARTED OUT as a session rendering my therapy training to provide in-water assessments for children. Ten sessions later, these children have graduated from the paracanoeing development programme. The programme is an initiative by Canoeing Cares, supported by the Singapore Canoe Federation (SCF) and Asian Women Welfare Association (AWWA) TEACH ME Services. The young participants […]

IT’S THE WORLD CUP season, and this Brazilian fan is experiencing it all in a unique way. As Carlos is both visually and hearing-impaired, his friend has creatively adapted the activity with the use of tactile cues and touch. Very impressive!

Some useful tips on safe gardening from AOTA to prevent unnecessary back aches and strains. Check it out here. Particularly like the tip sheet!

NOT ALL language barriers can be transcended with a translator.  Sometimes, you miss out on rapport building with a patient. I find much difficulty when I occasionally come across the elderly who do not speak English or are not capable of understanding neither my Malay or my minimal Mandarin (you won’t believe the number of […]

HERE’S WISHING all fellow occupational therapists out there a Happy Occupational Therapists’ Day! We celebrate this special occasion on the 11th of January annually, to commemorate the founding of our national association. The Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists (SAOT) was established on 11th January 1975. Since then, SAOT has also become a member of the World Federation of […]