Scientific Track 1 - Others

Assistant Professor Yeh Ting-Ting, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Topic Title: The impact of fall history on attentional focus and postural control in healthy older adults: A preliminary study

Dr. Yeh Ting-Ting is an Assistant Professor with the Master Degree Program in Healthcare Industry of Chang Gung University (CGU) in Taiwan. Prior to joining CGU, she was an Assistant Professor in Health & Social Sciences Cluster at Singapore Institute of Technology. She is a trained Physiotherapist specialized in neurorehabilitation. Ting-Ting spent 4 years worked as a full-time post-doctoral fellow at National Taiwan University (School of Occupational Therapy) and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute in Canada. Her research interests are in the areas of robotic technologies in neurorehabilitation, wearable sensors, healthcare technologies, and stroke rehabilitation. Her teaching experience includes biomechanics in physiotherapy and engineering and technology for healthcare solutions in occupational therapy.


Ms Siti Khalijah Binte Abdul Aziz, Acting Principal Physiotherapist, AWWA, Singapore

Topic Title: Feasibility and effect of adapted Otago Exercise Program for older adults in a nursing home in Singapore: a case series.

Ms Siti is working actively in the ILTC setting with geriatric clients and adults with disabilities. Additionally, she has experience as a students' and junior therapists' supervisor, as her passion is towards teaching, learning and mentoring. She has a keen interest in clinical research relating to community practice. Currently, her research focuses on older adults’ adherence to home exercise programme and how language barriers affect quality of care.


Ms Jessica Law, Senior Physiotherapist, National University Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Clinical Awareness And Knowledge Amongst Doctors, Nurses And Allied Health Professionals Of Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema In Singapore – A Survey

Ms Jessica Law is a Senior Physiotherapist at National University Hospital. She was awarded the Ministry of Health Holdings Healthcare & Nursing Scholarship in 2010 and graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Physiotherapy) with First Class Honours. She is currently specialising in Vestibular, Neurological and Geriatric Rehabilitation and has a keen interest in research in these fields.


Ms Clara Wong Xiu Qing, Principal Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Effectiveness of a new emergency on call practice in TTSH Physiotherapy department

Ms Wong is a Principal Physiotherapist and has worked in TTSH since 2009. Her clinical interest is in amputee rehabilitation and orthopaedic care. Over the years, she is actively involved in improvement work and has been involved in many clinical and system improvement projects to optimise resources and bring about better patient care. She has worked through many system changes within the department and constantly seeking ways to improve the department's night on call and weekend/public holiday work coverage.


Ms Chan Mei Fei, Physiotherapist, The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home, Singapore

Topic Title: Piloting a community reintegration programme led by non-healthcare facilitators in Singapore: A pilot study

Ms Chan Mei Fei is a Physiotherapist at The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home, where she works with the geriatric population. She graduated from the Singapore Institute of Technology, with an honours degree in Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy as the pioneer batch. Having an avid interest in the geriatric population, Mei Fei believes that having strong community support for older adults is essential in Singapore's ageing population.


Ms Cammy Chia Chi Tsai, Principal Physiotherapist, National University Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: The impact of a "customised" smartphone intervention on the physical activity of Singaporean mothers with recent gestational diabetes.

Ms Cammy has been working in the women's health area for more than 15 years.  She has a special interest in pelvic floor rehabilitation and lymphedema management. She has presented in various symposium and public talks to help raise the awareness for pelvic floor rehabilitation in the management of lower urinary symptoms.


Ms Leong Yi Lin, Physiotherapist, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: The functional capacity of children with haemophilia in a single centre: a retrospective cross-sectional study

Ms Yi Lin is a physiotherapy working in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She primarily provides clinical and rehabilitation services for individuals and their caregivers in the neonatal and paediatric settings. Ms Yi Lin graduated from University of South Australia with a degree in Physiotherapy. She obtained her Masters in Advanced Physiotherapy Practice in Paediatrics with Distinction from the University College of London. She is currently involved with the Early Childhood Holistic Outcomes (ECHO) implementation team and has been working with the EIPIC centres in Singapore.


Scientific Track 2 - Musculoskeletal Phsiotherapy

Mr Lee Zhao Qin, Physiotherapist, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Effectiveness of a class-based education and exercise program for patients with low back pain: A research protocol

Mr Zhao-Qin graduated from Curtin University in 2016. He has since been working in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital with is main interest being in musculoskeletal conditions. Zhao Qin is also passionate about education and is actively involved in outreach programs and developing educational materials for patients


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

Topic Title: Tele-rehabilitation in the treatment of adhesive capsulitis

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.


Mr John Tay, Physiotherapist, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Beyond Healthcare to health through physical activity: A cross-sectional survey exploring physical activity knowledge and promotion among Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists in Singapore.

Mr Tay is a physiotherapist at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. He recently graduated from the Singapore Institute of Technology. His interest includes health promotion and exercise therapy.


Ms Hannah Wong, Senior Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Impact of mobilisation on surgery day in total knee replacement patients

After completing her studies at La Trobe University under MOHH's Healthcare Merit Scholarship, Hannah returned to Singapore to work at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.  Since then, she has had the chance to explore different areas of Physiotherapy in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.


Ms Ivy Ho Wei Fang, Senior Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Knowledge and attitudes regarding pain management amongst entry-level physiotherapists in an outpatient physiotherapy clinic of an acute hospital in Singapore: a preliminary finding

Ivy graduated with a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2009 after receiving a physiotherapy scholarship award from the Ministry of Health, Singapore. She furthered her studies in 2015 and obtained a master’s degree in pain management from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. She is currently practicing as a senior physiotherapist at the physiotherapy outpatients and geriatric mobility clinic, as well as, the pain management clinic in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.  She works extensively with patients with a range of musculoskeletal pain and chronic pain conditions and has a keen interest in the area of geriatric pain. She is also active as a clinical mentor for the training of students and junior physiotherapists, a member of the Singapore Physiotherapy Association and is currently leading the pain clinic services within the physiotherapy team.


Scientific Track 3 - Neurological Physiotherapy

Associate Professor Wee Seng Kwee, Senior Principal Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Relationship between energy expenditure and walking endurance post intensive robotic exoskeleton gait training

Associate Professor Wee Seng Kwee is a Senior Principal Physiotherapist who has been working in Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, Singapore, for the past 27 years. He graduated from King’s College London with BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy in 1994 and obtained his PhD in Neurorehabilitation from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 2015. Currently, he holds the joint appointment as Associate Professor at the Singapore Institute of Technology. Seng Kwee is a Research Scientist at the Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore (RRIS), a joint research institute by NHG, NTU and A*STAR. Being a passionate clinical educator, he is an active member of the Education Group of the International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART); contributing to the cause of educating and creating awareness of clinical application of rehabilitation technology. Seng Kwee is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and a Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapist who manages patients with acquired brain injury, balance and vestibular dysfunction. He has been sharing his expertise in neurorehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation and robot-assisted therapy via workshops conducted in Asia-Pacific and Europe since 1999. He has published numerous papers on vestibular rehabilitation, brain injury, stroke and rehabilitation technology in high-impact scientific journals. Seng Kwee has been active in international volunteer work for numerous years since graduation as a physiotherapist. These works include teaching physiotherapy skills and knowledge to Laos physiotherapists, occupational therapists, doctors and nurses; training community lay volunteers post Aceh earthquake relief work; working with children with disabilities in orphanages in India and Romania; and working in a lepers’ colony in India.


Ms Amelia Ho Chiu Yi, Senior Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Energy expenditure of walking after intensive robotic exoskeleton gait training

Ms Amelia Ho is a Physiotherapist who has been working in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) since 2015.She specializes in Neurological Rehabilitation, with sub-specialization in Traumatic Brain Injury. Having been trained to operate the Lokomat and Exoskeleton EksoGT, Ms Amelia has been actively integrating technology into rehabilitation. Spearheading the clinical programme of EksoGT in TTSH Rehabilitation Centre, she has had the opportunity to work with various patients and share her knowledge on the clinical applications of EksoGT with physiotherapists and doctors. In 2019, she presented at the Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress. Additionally, she has conducted training on EksoGT to physiotherapists and support staff.


Mrs Nurul Syafiqah Binte Mohamed Idris, Physiotherapist, Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Mobility scale for acute stroke (msas) as a predictor of discharge destination in an acute hospital setting in singapore

Nurul Syafiqah is a registered physiotherapist from Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) since 2016. Prior to working at SKH, she completed her BSc in Physiotherapy at the Singapore Institute of Technology-Trinity College Dublin in 2016. Syafiqah is currently providing healthcare services in the Rehab Clinic - Outpatient settings, specialising in geriatric, neurological and vestibular disorders. Her interest is to promote physical activity in the geriatric and stroke population.


Mr Simon Lau Wing Tai, Senior Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: An investigation into the predictive ability of clinical outcome measures on functional outcome after inpatient stroke rehabilitation in different severities of ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke

Mr Simon Lau is a Senior Physiotherapist working in Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Centre (TTSH Rehab Centre). He has 11 years of clinical experience in rehabilitation and is currently specialising in neurological conditions including stroke, acquired brain injury (ABI) and spinal cord injury in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Simon has significantly involved in various neurological rehabilitation programs which included “Stroke Walking Skllis Lab”, it is the centre first structured rehab program guided by evidence-based practice on enhancing walking ability for people with stroke. Furthermore, “ABI Circuit Training”, an evidence-based exercise program which promoted neurological recovery. Currently, he is actively co-leading the clinical development of the Ventilatory Rehabilitation Unit, a first unit in Singapore providing rehabilitation with people with ventilatory support, in the future Integrated Care Hub. 


Ms Annuradhaa Ravi, Senior Physiotherapist, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: Effectiveness of Therapy Assistant (TA) led group therapy in Acute stroke patients at Acute Stroke Unit (ASU)

Annuradhaa Ravi is working in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for the last 11 years. she has obtained her masters degree in Neurological Physiotherapy, Coventry University, UK. She has special interest in treating spinal cord injuries and Traumatic brain injury. she is actively involved in the Quality Improvements projects.


Scientific Track 4 - Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy

Mr Lester Jones, Senior Lecturer, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore

Topic Title: The Pain and Movement Reasoning Model: a tool for clinical reasoning on post-surgical wards

Mr Lester Jones is a Senior Lecturer at the Singapore Institute of Technology. He is a physiotherapist with post-graduate training in psychology and pain. He recently completed his PhD with the Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University, Australia. His research interests revolve around improving pain literacy in health professionals covering areas including education, clinical reasoning, musculoskeletal pain, pain in survivors of torture, and pain experienced by women - labour pain, breastfeeding pain, and pelvic pain.


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

Topic Title: Early mobilisation program for patients with sub-arachnoid hemorrhage (SAH): Protocol testing for its safety and feasibility.

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.

Ms Sarah Leong, Physiotherapist, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore

Mr Bejamin Ong, Physiotherapist, Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore

Ms Johanna Soon Li En, Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Topic Title: The Incremental Shuttle Walk Test: Normative Reference Values in a Healthy Singaporean Population

Ms Sarah Leong is a graduate from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. She is currently working in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital as a conditional registered physiotherapist. Her current interest includes rehabilitation for the geriatric population.

Mr Benjamin Ong graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Physiotherapy from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD). He is currently working as a physiotherapist at Sengkang General Hospital. He has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings, and looks forward to be exposed to various areas of physiotherapy where he can continue to learn and grow to be a better physiotherapist.

Ms Johanna is currently working in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She graduated from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy. Her current areas of interests include cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and physiotherapy for the geriatric population.


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