Love love love this initiative! Totally screams occupational therapy too! While meals-on-wheels services mean well to make things simpler for the single elderly by having their daily meals delivered to them… they also have a flipside. By keeping them in their homes, there is an increased risk of social isolation and the loss of community roles […]

I FIRST READ about the #toylikeme campaign in the news last year, highlighting the lacking representation of disabled people by the global toy industry. With big toymaker LEGO launching its wheelchair mini figure, I see it as a progression in inclusive play – something the disabled rights movement would be supportive of. For children who are wheelchair-users, […]

THERE ARE DAYS when I stop to reflect about life, and of the choices I have made. My decision to pursue occupational therapy has always been and is still one of the best choices I have made in my 26 years.  Yesterday echoes the heartwarming sentiment I feel whenever I speak of my profession. A […]

MY TEN-MINUTE of so-called fame on television was probably the highlight of my weekend.  I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity for an interview by the malay primetime news Berita on Suria channel (only because I was malay-speaking haha). It has come to the attention of the reporter about the rising incident of accidents […]

The population is ageing and already it is not uncommon to see your average wheelchair or motorised scooter being used in public. Lovely how JurongHealth has recently launched a mobility park to help patients learn how to use public transport confidently. I think it is an excellent initiative, particularly so within the grounds of the rehabilitation facility – […]

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, […]