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 […]

I FIND MYSELF having varicose veins as of late, and coming home with a terribly sore feet. Working in the acute hospital, it is no surprise that I am on my feet for at least 8 hours each day. Then off I go having to stand in the crowded trains and bus for another 1.5 hours, […]

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 […]

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 […]

ONE OF THE great happenings this past November was that we have officially graduated from university in a ceremony held locally. And the class of 32 occupational therapy graduates were the pioneer batch of the TCD-SIT degree conversion programme. None of us flew back to Ireland, we had to graduate in absentia for this SIT […]

SO I SPENT my Sunday afternoon wandering about IKEA looking for fabrics when I came across a panel showcasing products to keep the home safe. PATRULL Anti-slip strip $4.90/5m roll These anti-slip strips can be placed onto the tips of staircases, or kerbs in bathrooms. The top has a textured grainy surface and a sticky backing. […]

OT4OT – Virtual Exchange 2013 Featuring speakers and presentations on a variety of topics on OT practice from around the world! This 24-hour virtual exchange starts off at GMT 1700hrs on October 25th (GMT+8 0100hrs October 26th, here in SG).