NHS / Care Homes

NHS Care Homes

Health 2U provides physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech & language therapists that can come and see you in your care home.

What is care home occupational therapy?

Occupational therapists can help people continue with activities of daily living and routines that give a person their identity. Often people in care homes are not stimulated enough and left with minimal things to do if suffering from health care complications. Occupational therapists can help with assistive technology, cognitive stimulation, dementia and providing a safe environment within the care home..

Why do I need physiotherapy in home care?

Staff often are incredibly busy in care homes and therefore may not have the time to encourage mobility in older people as much as would be beneficial to them. This can lead to people becoming stiff, weak, less mobile and at worst bed bound.

How does care home physiotherapy help?

Physiotherapists can help regain and improve mobility again, provide walking aids, improve strength and flexibility with exercise, prevention of falls, coordination and improving daily function. When people are in care homes they often become less mobile and weaker. Care home staff are often very busy therefore not having the time to encourage walking and moving around. Our physiotherapists can help to keep mobility and strength at its maximum and regain any that may have already been lost. Physiotherapists can also visit you at the carehome after an operation or fall and get your rehabilitation going and get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.

How can care home occupational therapy help me?

An occupational therapist can help with providing tools that help make it possible and easier to carry out activities of daily living. This may mean sorting grab rails, ramps, devices to help dress and wash. They can also help with and advise on the best wheelchairs and fit them to you.

How can care home speech and language therapy help me?

A speech and language therapist can help people who are having difficulty swallowing or speaking. They can also advise on devices that help communication and other ways of communication if speaking not possible.

Your Therapists

Laura O'ByrneSpecialist Senior Physiotherapist
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Laura owns and runs Health2u with Bex Aldridge. She has worked in various clinical settings in both the United Kingdom and Singapore, where she spent three years at Jurong Health hospitals working in neuro-rehabilitation, geriatric, acute orthopaedic and musculo-skeletal departments. Laura has a very fun and lively manner which helps to motivate clients to exercise and participate in their physiotherapy. She is also a certified dry needling practitioner. Laura is one of our experts in pre and postnatal physiotherapy to relieve low back pain, sacroiliac pain and other pains associated with pregnancy. She also is experienced in correcting a Diastasis Recti and helping restore bladder control with pelvic floor exercises. She specialises in designing and putting programmes of physiotherapy into practice: therapeutic exercise; manipulations; massage; education; the use of electro-therapeutic and other modalities, with a focus on being active. She is also an experienced ergonomics assessor, on which subject she oversees set-ups and delivers talks. In her spare time, Laura enjoys Pilates, going to the gym and exploring South East Asia

Services

baby massage
breastfeeding relief
fit mama exercise and nutrition
pre and post natal massage
pre and post natal physio
diastasis recti correction
care of the older
neurological physiotherapy
older person's therapy
women's health physiotherapy
services for pain and injury
acupuncture
bone conditioning programme
business
care homes
deep tissue massage
sports massage
musculoskeletal and sports
exercise and rehab programmes
kinesiology taping
osteoporosis programmes
rheumatology physiotherapy
sports physiotherapy
neurological services
falls prevention programmes
physio after surgery
physio for pain
post surgery
cardiac rehab
oncology physiotherapy
massage
pilates
workstation assessment
ergonomic presentations
womens health physiotherapy
womens health & paediatric
shockwave therapy for pain
chest physiotherapy
golf fitness assessments
Mok Ying RongAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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Ying Rong graduated from Queen Margaret University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, and is a certified physiotherapist with 4 years of experience in acute hospital and clinic setting, specializing in post-surgery, sports injury, elderly and clients in pain. While at Farrer Park Hospital she provided quality care for both inpatient and outpatients of all age groups and diverse conditions including joint trauma, degenerative conditions, spinal infections, nerve injuries, fractures and amputations. Ying Rong is passionate about rehabilitating patients with musculoskeletal and neurological issues back to pain-free status and currently sees a mixture of post-surgery and musculoskeletal patients in the comfort of their own homes. Ying Rong is a National distance runner and holds the record for the Singapore Half Marathon. With a keen interest in running she has spearheaded a running gait analysis program.

Services

care of the older
neurological physiotherapy
older person's therapy
services for pain and injury
acupuncture
bone conditioning programme
care homes
musculoskeletal and sports
exercise and rehab programmes
kinesiology taping
osteoporosis programmes
rheumatology physiotherapy
sports physiotherapy
neurological services
falls prevention programmes
hold back parkinsons exercise
physio after surgery
physio for pain
post surgery
amputees
cardiac rehab
oncology physiotherapy
pilates
personal training
chest physiotherapy
golf fitness assessments
Sharmala PillayAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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Sharmala has been working as a physiotherapist for 14 years. She started out in community rehabilitation before moving to the sports and musculoskeletal field. She has work experience in sports and musculoskeletal field since 2008 when she was practising at the Singapore Sports School. Since 2010, she started working private physiotherapy and doctors clinics. She has a passion for treating Athletes and dancers as well as conducting talks and workshops on injury prevention and management as well as proper office ergonomics.

Services

care of the older
neurological physiotherapy
patient feedback
services for pain and injury
acupuncture
bone conditioning programme
business
care homes
musculoskeletal and sports
exercise and rehab programmes
kinesiology taping
osteoporosis programmes
rheumatology physiotherapy
sports physiotherapy
neurological services
falls prevention programmes
hold back parkinsons exercise
physio after surgery
physio for pain
post surgery
oncology physiotherapy
massage
pilates
workstation assessment
ergonomic presentations
chest physiotherapy
golf fitness assessments
Dr Aruna Vijaya RatnamAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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Dr Aruna Vijaya Ratnam was awarded the Mid-term scholarship in 2012 and graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with her Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She then went on to complete her Clinical Doctorate in Physical therapy with Nova Southeastern University in 2018. She is also a certified lymphodema and wound management therapist by the International Lymphodema and Wound Training Institute. Dr Aruna joined Juronghealth Services in 2014 where she has been specializing in rehabilitation. Having managed the Day Rehabilitation centre at Jurong Community Hospital for 1.5 years she is well versed in managing patients requiring rehabilitation for orthopaedic, neurological, geriatric and women’s health conditions. Moreover while persuing her bachelor’s degree Dr Aruna had the opportunity to work with and learn from the women’s health physiotherapists at the Mater Women’s and children’s hospital where she gained experience and knowledge working with pre-natal and post-natal mums, baby massage and healing of the diastesis recti and developed a love with working with these mums. Dr Aruna is passionate about rehabilitating patients with an orthopaedic condition and has been co-leading the Jurong Community Hospital’s inpatient orthopaedic team. She is a certified Clinical Educator with the Singapore Institute of Technology and provides regular teaching and training sessions for both student physiotherapists and junior physiotherapists. She has given regular continuing medical education (CME) talks on hip fracture and rehabilitation and she was part of the Hip integrated care pathway team that was awarded the NUHS-MOCHTAR RIADY PINNACLE AWARDS in 2019. She has also initiated Total knee replacement classes in both the acute and community settings that patients have enjoyed. Dr Aruna is a passionate, dedicated and personable physiotherapist who always seeks to give her best to helping her patients achieve their desired outcomes.

Services

breastfeeding relief
fit mama exercise and nutrition
pre and post natal massage
pre and post natal physio
diastasis recti correction
care of the older
neurological physiotherapy
older person's therapy
patient feedback
services for pain and injury
care homes
deep tissue massage
sports massage
musculoskeletal and sports
exercise and rehab programmes
kinesiology taping
osteoporosis programmes
rheumatology physiotherapy
sports physiotherapy
neurological services
falls prevention programmes
hold back parkinsons exercise
physio after surgery
physio for pain
post surgery
amputees
massage
swedish massage
womens health physiotherapy
womens health & paediatric
Jing-Yi YapAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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Jing Yi graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic in 2012 and attained her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (Hons) from Trinity College Dublin in 2013. She has been working with JurongHealth since 2012, specializing in musculoskeletal physiotherapy including work-related and post-operative conditions. She is also certified in Dry Needling and Kinesio Taping 1 & 2. Jing Yi has a keen interest in spinal and lower limb conditions, with a particular focus on active rehabilitation and injury prevention. She is also part of the medical team providing physiotherapy service at the Games Medical Centre for the recent 28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 and 8th ASEAN Para Games 2015. In her free time, Jing Yi enjoys gymming, yoga and traveling.

Services

care of the older
neurological physiotherapy
older person's therapy
services for pain and injury
acupuncture
bone conditioning programme
care homes
sports massage
musculoskeletal and sports
exercise and rehab programmes
kinesiology taping
osteoporosis programmes
rheumatology physiotherapy
sports physiotherapy
neurological services
falls prevention programmes
hold back parkinsons exercise
physio after surgery
physio for pain
post surgery
amputees
cardiac rehab
oncology physiotherapy
massage
Ezora WongAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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Ezora is a Certified physiotherapist since 2012.  She first worked with Jurong Health establishing the rehab protocols and workflow for the critically ill patients of ICU.  Ezora then became a certified clinical educator training students in both (musculokskeletal) pain relief and sports physio over the years at Jurong Health.  She decided to pursue her interest in the musculoskeletal and sports side of physiotherapy by becoming a physio for the student athletes during the Annual University Games from 2015-2019 & Singapore Male and Female football teams whilst working privately for a clinic. Throughout the years of rehabilitating clients she developed a strong interest in using a number of her combined skills as a musculoskeletal physio and sports physio to treat pain that has developed in any area of the body and also during pregnancy and after birth; she is great at prescribing exercises that effectively build strength in the core and throughout the body. She also has a great reputation for her massage techniques and hands on manual therapy treatments. Through her experience with sports teams she developed a lot of practice in Kinesiology taping, rehab techniques and strengthening and she is also undertaking regular courses with the Australia Physiotherapy Association (APA) to continuously upgrade her skills in treating women at different life stages. Ezora can speak fluid English and Cantonese and as a person Ezora is well liked being kind, considerate and very dedicated to her clients.

Services

breastfeeding relief
fit mama exercise and nutrition
pre and post natal massage
pre and post natal physio
diastasis recti correction
care of the older
neurological physiotherapy
older person's therapy
patient feedback
services for pain and injury
acupuncture
bone conditioning programme
business
care homes
sports massage
musculoskeletal and sports
exercise and rehab programmes
kinesiology taping
osteoporosis programmes
rheumatology physiotherapy
sports physiotherapy
neurological services
falls prevention programmes
hold back parkinsons exercise
physio after surgery
physio for pain
post surgery
oncology physiotherapy
massage
pilates
womens health physiotherapy
womens health & paediatric
Qian Xin OhAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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Qian Xin is qualified with an Honors Degree in Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin. She previously worked in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital for over 4 years before moving on to private practice. Qian Xin has invaluable experience in working with patients in various areas such as neurological, geriatrics, cardiopulmonary, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation. In her third year, she then went on to specialize in musculoskeletal physiotherapy for 2 years. Qian Xin speaks fluent English and Hokkien. With her strong belief in a holistic approach towards her treatment approaches, Qian Xin develops a keen interest in the analysis of the entire body movement system. She is also certified in Dry Needling. Integrating her knowledge in the entire body movement system with her skills in manual therapy, she develops an individualized rehabilitation program for her clients. She believes that empowering people with the knowledge in understanding how their body works and the skills in managing their injuries is key to ensuring effective treatment, hence positive results in the treatment outcomes. Apart from clinical work, Qian Xin also enjoys people-watching and/or reading books while enjoying a cup of coffee at cafes.

Services

care of the older
neurological physiotherapy
older person's therapy
patient feedback
services for pain and injury
acupuncture
bone conditioning programme
business
care homes
deep tissue massage
sports massage
musculoskeletal and sports
exercise and rehab programmes
kinesiology taping
osteoporosis programmes
rheumatology physiotherapy
sports physiotherapy
neurological services
falls prevention programmes
hold back parkinsons exercise
physio after surgery
physio for pain
post surgery
amputees
cardiac rehab