Helping patients get back on their feet

Senior physiotherapist Gladwin Prabhu, 39, helping along client Chang Phan Yong, 41, who is strapped into a newly installed ceiling hoist at The Salvation Army's Peacehaven Nursing Home, yesterday. Funds for the $10,000 hoist were donated by Nippon Paint Singapore as part of the company's corporate social responsibility initiatives. The hoist will help residents with mobility issues in their therapy sessions and improve the safety of rehabilitation exercises. Such devices are used in hospitals and can support a patient's weight, allowing patients to train their muscles even if they are unable to stand on their own.

Senior physiotherapist Gladwin Prabhu, 39, helping along client Chang Phan Yong, 41, who is strapped into a newly installed ceiling hoist at The Salvation Army's Peacehaven Nursing Home, yesterday. Funds for the $10,000 hoist were donated by Nippon P
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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 17, 2015, with the headline 'Helping patients get back on their feet'. Print Edition | Subscribe