Where does Singapore stand?

As Professor Tan mentioned in her welcome speech during the WCPT Congress, it was very significant that Singapore hosted the congress this year, in light of recent achievements. SPA has successfully pushed for more recognition for physiotherapy as a profession through its registration with the Ministry of Health.

In addition, the Singapore Institute of Technology will offer a four-year Bachelor of Science with Honours programme in physiotherapy starting 2016. This will complement the one-year degree-upgrading programme currently being offered to diploma-trained physiotherapists. 

The recent strides in public focus on physiotherapy, and the opportunity to host the WCPT Congress has propelled Singapore significantly as a growing player in the area of physiotherapy. A healthy nation is a wealthy one, and the emphasis on healthcare has played a big role in enriching the country, and will continue to do so into the future.