Raffles Rehabilitation Centre

At Raffles Rehabilitation Centre, we work with you to achieve your unique physical goals and enable daily activities to be carried out symptom-free and independently.

Our friendly team of therapists, including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists and Speech Therapists, bring knowledge and expertise to patients with pain conditions and disabilities. They will support you with individualised treatment plans.

Therapeutic Treatment Methods

Ultrasound refers to mechanical vibrations, which are essentially the same  as  sound waves but of a higher frequency. These vibrations cause an increase in blood flow as well as a micro-massage to the deeper tissues.

Therapeutic ultrasound is beneficial in the following conditions:

  • Acute/ Sub-acute Inflammatory
  • Chronic Rheumatoid
  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Scar and Excessive Fibrous Tissue
  • Pain

Heat is applied with hot packs or electrical hot pads. It has the following effects:

  • Relaxes the muscles
  • Relieves pain
  • Resolution of tissue injuries as heat increases the blood flow
  • Decreases joint stiffness

You  should  only  feel  a  mild  comfortable  warmth  and  it should  not cause  any burn injuries to the skin.

Cold is applied to the affected area using icepacks. It has the following effects:

  • Decreases bleeding
  • Decreases swelling
  • Reduces muscle spasm
  • Reduces the acute inflammatory reaction
  • Reduces pain

You usually feel a gradual increase in coldness, followed by a period of discomfort. The area should feel numb without pain.

Traction is a pulling force on the spine that creates either a stretch, distraction or gapping effect on the vertebral column.

​Effects on the body:

  • Reduces pain
  • Reduces joint compression and stiffness
  • Decreases joint swelling
  • Manages disc pathologies
  • Releases nerve root impingement and numbness

You will feel a pulling sensation during the treatment. You might experience  some muscle stiffness for a short duration of time after the traction.

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)

TENS is a non-invasive technique in which a low-voltage electrical current is delivered through wires from a small power unit to electrodes located on the skin. The main effect of TENS is pain relief and is especially effective in the following conditions:

    • Low back pain
    • Arthritic pain
    • Muscle pain
    • Nerve pain

Therapeutic effects of Interferential current:

This machine produces electrical currents (~4000HZ) that pass through the affected area. The current tends to penetrate deeper than other electrical modalities and is used for the following conditions:

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Oedema
  • Inflammation
  • Low muscle tone

Electrical stimulation causes a sensation of pins and needles to the skin and, depending on the frequency, cause muscle contraction. These sensations should be at a comfortable level to each individual to prevent electric burns.


Workplace Health Ergonomics

Raffles Rehabilitation Centre can provide a comprehensive review of your office ergonomics to promote good employee health.
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Sports Programme

  • Sports injury management
  • Sport specific rehabilitation
  • Sports-related foot conditions

Women and Children’s Programme

  • Antenatal class
  • Pelvic floor exercise
  • Paediatric musculoskeletal conditions
  • Breast Engorgement


  • Diabetic foot management (diabetic footwear and foot care advice)
  • Callus reduction
  • Corn enucleation
  • Management of nail conditions
  • Ulcer debridement and dressing
  • Fabrication, dispensal and fitting of custom Orthoses and simple insoles
  • Gait analysis / biomechanical assessment
  • Footwear advice
  • Paediatric foot conditions

Occupational Therapy

  • Hand and upper limb rehabilitation
  • Design and fabrication of splints
  • Prescription of adaptive equipment
  • Scar management
  • ADL Training
  • Motor/sensory/functional retraining
  • Psychological Rehabilitation
  • Home visits

Musculoskeletal Programme

  • Neck and back pain management
  • Peripheral conditions management
  • Treatment for arthritic conditions
    e.g. osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
    e.g. arthroscopy, total knee replacement, total hip replacement, laminectomy, artificial disc replacement
  • Core stability exercise

Speech Therapy

  • Speech Therapy Assessment & Discretion
  • Swallowing Assessment & Therapy
  • Adult Speech and Language Assessment & Treatment
  • Voice Therapy
  • Tracheostomy Management