Singapore hospital to provide exercise therapy centres
In September next year, an Active Centre will open at Alexandra Hospital in Singapore. The centre, in partnership with the National University Health System, will provide exercise therapy for patients from its chronic and metabolic disease clinics to complement the usual medical treatment.
At the centre, clinicians, exercise physicians and trainers will conduct the risk and assessment tests for patients to see what physical activity will benefit them. They will also be monitored by doctors. Also in the works is a similar centre by the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics. The new facility, whose completion date is not confirmed, will be at the upcoming Sembawang Sports and Community Hub, which will also house Sembawang Polyclinic.
NHGP’s healthcare team, including doctors, nurses, health promoters and allied health professionals such as dietitians and physiotherapists. The move to integrate exercise as part of regular medical treatment is timely, given the ageing population and rise in chronic diseases such as diabetes.