Sin­ga­pore hospi­tal to pro­vide ex­er­cise ther­apy cen­tres

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - Regulatory News -

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.

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