At the ABLE Rehabilitation Centre, we believe in working in close partnership with our clients to optimise their independence. Day rehabilitation and return-to-work programmes are customised to the needs of our clients.

‘Movement Strategies’ workshop with Elizabeth Larkam, with case reviews for selected ABLE Rehabilitation clients.

Day Rehabilitation Programme

The Day Rehabilitation Programme is targeted at clients whose primary programme goal is to improve their functional capacity and independence. Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy services are available under the Day Rehabilitation Programme. ABLE Rehabilitation Centre is a forerunner in offering Pilates rehabilitation techniques alongside Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy services. Our Pilates instructors are trained by Pilates Master Instructor Elizabeth Larkam, creator of The Moving Body programme.

Return to Work (RTW) Programme

Work is considered therapeutic and essential for both the physiological survival and psychological wellbeing of people in contemporary societies.  Our Return to Work Programme aims to support the vocational goals of clients aged between 18 and 67 to facilitate opportunities for suitable and sustained employment when medically appropriate.  Upon acceptance into the programme, an individualised and client-centric intervention programme will be created in consultation with the client.
The Return to Work Programme consists of three main domains:

  1. Physical rehabilitation to optimise functional capacity
  2. Case management to improve psychosocial well-being
  3. Vocational rehabilitation to facilitate suitable and sustained employment

RTW Programme MODEL
3 Fold Strategy approach

Under the Return to Work Programme, clients may receive vocational training or work hardening to equip them with specific skills for reintegration into the workforce. Clients will receive rehabilitation, work hardening training, as well as employment placement and support from our multi-disciplinary team of therapists, social workers and return to work coordinators. Vocational pre- and post-placement support will be provided to ensure that clients who secure employment receive support in the initial period to settle into their work environments.

Prospective clients must be certified “Fit for Rehab” by a Singapore-registered medical practitioner before they undergo an initial assessment to identify the gaps between their current and optimal functional levels. Upon acceptance into the Return to Work Programme, our rehabilitation team will develop an individual care plan in consultation with the client. Through goal-setting, active rehabilitation and regular reviews, we aim to support our clients in their journey towards gainful employment.

Case manager session with client and family caregiver

ABLE takes reference from Ministry of Health (MOH) per capita household means testing to determine the applicant’s eligibility for subsidies for the rehabilitation services.  Please contact our office for specific charges.

Financial assistance is available to those in financial need.  Applicants will be required to provide supporting financial documents.

Our rehabilitation centre operates from Monday to Friday, 0830 hrs to 1700 hrs, except public holidays.
Therapy sessions typically start at 0900 hrs, with the last session of the day starting at 1600 hrs.

To apply for ABLE’s rehabilitation services, please submit the completed application form by email to [email protected].  You may also contact us for clarifications or view more information from the FAQs .

Volunteering Opportunities at the Rehabilitation Centre
We have skills-based volunteer opportunities (e.g. Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Pilates instructor and Speech Therapy) at the Rehabilitation Centre. If you are keen to volunteer with us, please drop us an email at [email protected] or complete and email the Volunteer Registration Form to us.

Sharing their stories…

She was optimistic about returning to work after her stroke. - Stephanie Yip

Stephanie Yip had been suffering from diabetes before her stroke in May 2015. Stephanie in her early 60s, recalls how she awoke in the morning and felt weakness in her legs. Despite getting the all clear after an initial hospital consultation, she subsequently experienced discomfort the following evening. She suffered a stroke and was hospitalised for one month.

The stroke led to weakness in Stephanie’s left arm and stiffness in her fingers, which impeded her ability to carry out daily activities, such as bathing and eating independently in the initial months after her stroke. Nonetheless, she was optimistic about returning to work after her stroke, where she was previously an accounts assistant. After coming to know about ABLE from St Andrew’s Community Hospital, she joined ABLE’s Return-to-Work programme in September 2016. In addition to the weekly therapy sessions, Stephanie has also attended a career fair with ABLE’s case manager where she had the opportunity to be interviewed for a couple of jobs in the hospitality and printing industry.

Stephanie at a Physiotherapy session
Stephanie was successfully emplaced as a full-time staff at ABLE SEAS in December 2016, where she is employed as a full-time accounts assistant. She is looking forward to attend further certification training arranged at ABLE and is happy to be able to continue with her rehabilitation therapy sessions as the same time.
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