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, […]
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’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!
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 […]
Wow, so I have just discovered this amazing way of loading tweets onto WordPress. Learning new things everyday… and social media is such a great platform for sharing ideas! Mind me and my newfound obsession with my tweet-thoughts. This caught my attention today! How innovative (: How to make low cost adapted utensils w/ large […]
THE ABILITIES EXPO is in Singapore! The event is aimed for the community of persons with disabilities, and their caregivers. So assignments and exams aside, I managed to squeeze time to attend this morning events with a group of friends. There was a workshop on Aging in Place by Teresa Plummer, an Occupational Therapy assistant […]
WHAT IS DANCE? An activity that is socially engaging, physically challenging, creative, as well as culturally and mentally stimulating. The above extract is the definition of dance by Connor (2000), summing up its therapeutic potential. In Occupational Therapy, using dance as a leisure activity in rehabilitation is not equivalent to ‘Dance Therapy’. Professionally, there are […]