Scientific Track 1 - Others

Saturday 3rd July, 3.30pm to 5pm

Mr Ashton Neoh Eng Chuan, Senior Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Impact of Volunteerism in the Acute Setting: Guiding Rehabilitative Exercises in Patients after Total Knee Replacement (TKR).

Mr Ashton Neoh Eng Chuan is a senior physiotherapist from Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He has a Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy (manipulative therapy) from Curtin University, Australia and currently doing his NUS Masters in Clinical Investigation. He has been actively involved in clinical research and innovation project.


Ms Manisha Shrestha, Physiotherapy Officer, Dhulikhel Hospital- Kathmandu University Hospital, Nepal

Topic Title: Experiences in remote Nepal: The Experiences of Physiotherapy Students attending an Inter-professional Overseas Community Involvement Program (OCIP)

Ms Manisha Shrestha is a Physiotherapist working in the community outreach centers of Dhulikhel Hospital, Nepal. She is also a volunteer (orange belt) in content development for Physiopedia. She completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Nepal in 2018. Her work mainly focuses on strengthening health care delivery system in Nepal by advocating about need and role of physiotherapy to other health care providers in different level of health facilities and in community. She aims to improve health services in remote part of Nepal.


Associate Professor Benjamin Soon, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore

Topic Title: Potential of Omni-Directional Platform and Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation

Associate Professor Benjamin was the programme director for the honours degree in bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy programme at the Singapore Institute of Technology from 2016 to 2020. Currently, he is the programme lead for the Master of Clinical Research and Doctor of Clinical Research programme in SIT under the Health and Social Sciences cluster.


Scientific Track 2 - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Sunday 4th July, 1130am to 3pm

Mr Matthew Neo Ji Hui, Senior Physiotherapist, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Patient Satisfaction with Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in Singapore

Mr Matthew Neo Ji Hui is a Senior Physiotherapist in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, specializing in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. He also holds a concurrent portfolio in MOH as a Health Policy Analyst where he is involved in the regulation of healthcare services. His interests lie in finding ways to deliver optimal, cost-effective physiotherapy to post-operative patients. He is also interested in developing ways to educate new batches of physiotherapists.


Dr Alex Wirianski, Associate Professor, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore

Topic Title: Specific Resistance Exercises for the Jaw may change human Jaw movement and Electromyography Patterns

Dr Alex is an Australian Physiotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience in musculoskeletal and orthopaedics with particular interest in the management of the temporomandibular joint, cervical spine and headache. Alex's PhD investigated the effects of specific resistance exercise on jaw movement patterns and the recruitment patterns of the muscles of mastication. Facilitated by a Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Award (2010) Alex completed parts of his PhD at The University of Sydney, Tohoku University, Sendai and Tokyo Medical and  Dental University, Japan. Alex is currently Associate Professor in the Physiotherapy programme at Singapore Institute of Technology.


Ms Yap Yan Mei, Senior Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Inter-professional Knee Arthroplasty Pre-operative Educational Program

Ms Yap Yan Mei is a Senior Physiotherapist in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). She is the champion of arthroplasty conditions of TTSH Physiotherapy Department. She involves actively in improving the quality of care in knee replacement rehabilitation. In 2013, she and her multidisciplinary team members started knee replacement pre-operation education. Currently, she is also the key members of TTSH Enhance Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) team. She and her team members were awarded HMDP scholarship in 2019, visiting renowned hospitals in the United Kingdom. Admission of partial knee replacement patients to Day Surgery in TTSH becomes a reality with ERAS principles.


Scientific Track 3 - Neurological Physiotherapy

Sunday 4th July, 11.30am to 1pm

Associate Professor Li Khim Kwah, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore

Topic Title: Assessing Barriers to Physical activity in Stroke Survivors

Associate Professor Li Khim Kwah (or Khim Kwah) is an Associate Professor at Singapore Institute of Technology. She was trained in Sydney, Australia as a physiotherapist. Khim has been a physiotherapist since 2004 and completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Sydney. She has held senior academic and clinical positions at universities and hospitals in Sydney before returning home to Singapore in 2018. Her teaching areas include neurological physiotherapy, evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning, while her current research areas focus on predicting recovery, and improving physical activity in people with stroke/other mobility limitations. Khim is also the Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Physiotherapy Association.


Mr Tan Teck Chye, Physiotherapist, SingHealth Polyclinic, Singapore

Topic Title: Establishing the Reference Value For 'Timed Up-And-Go' Test in Healthy Adults of Singapore

Mr Tan Teck Chye is a Physiotherapist working under SingHealth Polyclinic. He is interested in musculoskeletal & neurological physiotherapy.


Ms Charissa Tan Si Lei, Senior Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Effect of Intensive Robotic Exoskeleton Gait training on Trunk control, Balance, Gait speed and Endurance in patients with Neurological conditions

Ms Charissa is a Senior Physiotherapist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) with Honours at Curtin University, Australia. As a senior physiotherapist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, she has wide experience in various acute settings. She has great interest in neurology rehabilitation, particularly, the domains of stroke or acquired brain injury. Charissa aims to provide patient-centred care by working closely with the multi-disciplinary team. Besides conventional therapy, Charissa has experience in using robotic assisted technology such as Lokomat and Ekso. Charissa emphasises the importance of evidence-based practice in clinical setting and is keen to explore emerging models of therapy.

Scientific Track 4 - Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy

Sunday 4th July, 11.30am to 1pm

Mr Saboor Rahman Iqbal, Senior Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Does a Two-day Capping Protocol Reduce time to Tracheostomy Decannulation without increasing failure rate?

Mr Saboor Rahman is a Senior Physiotherapist in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He has 13 years of working experience and has more than 9 years of experience in Intensive care units and high dependency settings. His special interest is in acute respiratory care for patients with neuromuscular diseases, critical care physiotherapy, tracheostomy care and decannulation.


Mr Dineshkumar, Physiotherapist Specialist, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Mr Syed Abdul Ansari Matharsa, Physiotherapist Specialist, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Topic Title: Early Mobilization of Cardiac Patients in Coronary Intensive Care Unit

Mr. Dineshkumar received his Bachelors and Masters degree from The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University in the year 2002 and 2005 respectively. He is currently working as a Physiotherapy Specialist in Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar. He is a Certified Cardiac Rehab Professional from ‘American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation’. He has more than 15 years of Clinical and Academic experience. He has presented five scientific papers in national and international conferences. He is author of four research papers in International Journals. He has presented posters in international conferences like “World Confederation of Physical Therapy”. He has also received star of excellence award from Hamad Medical Corporation in the year 2016.

Mr. Syed A Ansari Matharsa received his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree from “The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University”, India. He is a Certified Cardiac Rehab Professional from ‘American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation’ and Group Exercise Instructor from ‘American College of Sports Medicine’. He has 18 years of clinical experience in critical care physiotherapy predominantly in cardiac specialty. He is currently working as a Physiotherapy Specialist in Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar. He leads the Physiotherapy team and has prepared clinical protocols for activity and mobilization of cardiac patients. He has presented posters in international conferences like “World Confederation of Physical Therapy” and “Institute of Healthcare Improvement”.


Mr Keith Chua, Senior Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: To Improve the Timeliness of Inpatient Physiotherapy referrals for Patients after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

Mr Keith Chua is a Senior Physiotherapist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He has a keen interest and experience with cardiac patients across the continuum of care from intensive care to outpatient setting. Currently, he is involved in a hospital-wide multidisciplinary workgroup aimed at improving care for heart failure and post percutaneous intervention patients.


Ms Ng Yan Ying, Senior Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Physiotherapy-Led Early Rehabilitation from Critical Care to Hospital Discharge

Ms Ng Yan Ying is a Senior Physiotherapist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital for the past 5 years. She completed her Masters in Physiotherapy with Cardiff University in 2021 and have had extensive experience working in the acute intensive care setting for surgical patients. She has a special interest in evaluating and improving physiotherapy care for surgical patients in the intensive care units. 


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