Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (Singapore)
The Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (Singapore) or SRMS is a not-for-profit professional organisation representing rehabilitation medicine physicians in Singapore.
The mission of the SRMS is to promote the development of rehabilitation medicine in Singapore and to improve education and research in all areas of this medical field. We also aim to unite and further the co-operation between rehabilitation physicians, allied health professionals, other related professionals, caregivers, and patients involved in rehabilitation.
International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (Singapore)
Prosthetics and orthotics services enable people with limb amputations or physical impairments of their limbs or spine to achieve greater function and independence to participate in society. ISPO a global, multidisciplinary, non-governmental organization aiming to improve the quality of life for persons who may benefit from prosthetic, orthotic, mobility and assistive devices. ISPO provides an effective platform for the exchange and communication on all aspects of the science, practice, and education associated with the provision of prosthetic and orthotic care, rehabilitation engineering and related areas.
Prosthetics and Orthotics in Singapore has a relatively recent history. The first department was located at the Singapore General Hospital in 1983 before being relocated to Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 1991. Since then, new departments in other hospitals including Khoo Teck Puat, KK Women's and Children’s Hospital and back at the Singapore General Hospital have emerged to meet the growing need.
With the increasing patient numbers due to the aging population and the increased incidence of diabetes and other chronic disabling conditions such as stroke, we can expect the role of the Prosthetist/Orthotist and associated Allied Health Professions to become even more important.
As a chapter society of ISPO, we have aligned our mission and vision and hope to reach out the larger community that either works directly with or is associated to persons with disabilities. In particular, we will be supportive of the Amputee Support Group (ASG) in Singapore. ASG provides educational and social activities for the Singapore amputee population.