Day Rehabilitation Centre

The rehabilitation programme at St Luke’s Hospital, with physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists, aims to help patients regain their ability to carry out activities of daily living, such as balance and walking, eating, speech and toileting. Rehabilitation helps to restore functional ability or delay deterioration due to disease and ageing, thereby improving quality of life.

Our “high tech, high touch” approach helps patients cope with functional changes, enable independence and reintegrate into the community.


Physiotherapists work with patients to manage their pain, improve their balance and physical mobility. This may be done through a variety of techniques such as exercise, stretching and massage. Our physiotherapists will develop an individualised care plan to best suit patients’ needs.


  • Physical and mobility training
  • Balance training
  • Aerobic conditioning
  • Strength training
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Fall prevention
  • Pain relief
  • Caregiver training
  • Exercise prescription
  • Complex maintenance patients who need monitoring and specialized skills (e.g. using of tilt table) 
  • Hydrotherapy*
*By referral only

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work with patients to achieve their goals to participate in the activities of daily living. These may include self-care, leisure and work activities. Occupational therapy may include activities or recommendations on environment modifications or assistive devices. Our occupational therapists will design an individualised care plan catered to individual patients’ lifestyles and activity preferences.


  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) re-training
  • Back to work training and evaluation
  • Return to school / work training and evaluation
  • Play/ Leisure engagement
  • Cognitive training
  • Low vision training
  • Community integration
  • Rest, sleep and energy conservation education
  • Caregiver training
  • Activity engagement for persons with dementia

Speech Therapy

Speech therapists help patients who have communication problems and speech disorders. They also help patients with swallowing difficulties. Speech therapy may include swallow exercise to strengthen the muscles involved in swallowing, breathing techniques to improve speech function and language and cognitive communication therapy exercises.


  • Swallowing assessment and management
  • Speech therapy (e.g. slurred speech)
  • Language therapy (e.g. aphasia)
  • Cognitive communication therapy
  • Language therapy
  • Cognitive communication therapy
  • Other communication impairment (e.g. voice and fluency)
  • Speech and swallowing preservation program (oncology rehab)
  • Head and neck management post radiotherapy (oncology rehab)
  • Tracheostomy management

Specialty Programmes

St Luke’s Hospital provides a variety of rehabiliation specialty programmes to help seniors extend their independence and functional years.

  1. Lymphedema Programme
    • Head and neck, upper limb and lower limb
  2. Rehab Enhanced Technology Programme
    • Ambulation training with robotic device: GEO System
    • Balance Tutor and Ceiling Track Harness
    • Upper limb robotics programmes
  3. Enhanced Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (eCIMT)
  4. Motorised Device Training (AIC certified)


St Luke’s Hospital is the first Community Hospital in Singapore to provide physiotherapy treatment in an aquatic environment.

Known for its ability to improve mobility, flexibility and overall well-being, Hydrotherapy leverages water’s natural properties like density, buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, and viscosity to facilitate physiotherapy treatments.

The programme runs every Saturday at St Joseph’s Home and is offered to our outpatients on a referral basis.

Operating Hours

Mon–Fri: 8.30 am–5.30 pm
Sat: 8.30 am–12.30 pm
Sun & PH: Closed

How To Get Here

Charges, Payment, Subsidies & Means Testing

Government subsidies are available for eligible patients. For more information, see Charges, Payment, Subsidies and Means Testing.