About the Speaker

Ms Rinku Devi D/O Shukul Brendra Kumar

Department of Physiotherapy
Singapore General Hospital

Rinku Devi is full time Physiotherapist in Singapore General Hospital. Rinku has extensive clinical experience having spent considerable time in neurology, cardipulnomary, orthopaedics,woman’s health, neonates and musculoskeletal teams. She is currently working in the inpatient orthopaedics team. After realising how amputee patient were being short-changed due to the lack of proper pathways and management, Rinku decided to take charge and improve the management of amputees. She is the lead amputee therapist in Singapore General Hospital and manages both traumatic and vascular related amputees in both inpatient and outpatient. She has spent much time improving amputee rehabilitation services in Singhealth and recently organised a HMDP for clinicians to attend and improve their clinical expertise in the management of amputees. She is currently part of the Amputee Multidisciplinary team which she co-founded in the orthopaedics unit. A firm believer in education and research, Rinku spends much time supervising and teaching clinical undergraduate students. She is also representing the department in service culture and organises and promotes activities to improve the service standards in the department. Apart from them, she is in-charge of support staff in her department and helps to oversee their learning needs regularly. She has also participated in ASM to present research findings and has been a regular speaker in Singapore General Hospital as well as in her department in sharing on Amputee rehabilitation and ethics.


Track 2: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation: Amputee and Hip Fractures
Physiotherapy Advances in Amputee Rehabilitation
Date :  Thursday, 7 September 2017
Time  :   1000
Venue  :   L1-S3
Abstract  :  Rehabilitation is effective in a variety of contexts, including post-stroke to improve functional state, and after falls to reduce recurrence. Moreover, therapy can reduce down line costs such as repeat A&E visits and acute hospitalization. However, patients who may benefit often do not accept rehabilitation therapy when recommended – implying that they do not perceive therapy to be a good value for money. In this presentation, we will review the key concepts in economic evaluation of rehabilitation, evidence that can indeed be a good value, and consider how this information can be used to promote more informed decision making by policy makers, clinicians, and patients.