S3 Programmes

Stroke Rehabilitation in Singapore


After suffering a stroke, survivors face many physical impairments. They lose their abilities and functions such as eating and writing. They lose confidence in themselves and feel isolated and depressed.

A stroke survivor undergoing stroke therapy

(Mdm Nancy Loh, a stroke survivor who lost the ability to go to the toilet independently)

S3’s Re-learn and Enjoy Active Living (R.E.A.L) programme help stroke survivors and caregivers recover physically, mentally and emotionally. Every stroke patient is unique and we seek to understand each of their needs and aspirations before tailoring the most suitable activities. Our programme combine both conventional and assistive technologies to ease the post stroke recovery process. 

assistive technology to help stroke patient

(Mr Lee Chee How using the Anti Gravity Treadmill, a rehabilitation machine that lightens the weight of a stroke survivor, allowing many exercises to be performed.)

R.E.A.L Care:

Due to their disability, stroke survivors face many emotional challenges such as:

  • Depression: A stroke causes sufferers to lose many things in their lives such as their functions, connections and even their jobs. Stroke survivors feel dejected due to their sense of loss.
  • Anxiety: The first goal of any stroke survivor is to recover fast so that they can regain their functions. Not being able to achieve this causes them to feel distressed.
  • Anger: At times, stroke survivors cannot express themselves well due to their speech or mental impairments. They can only express themselves through their frustration. 
  • Fear: " How can I cope with my medical fees? Will I be able to take care of my children? " Stroke survivors constantly worry about their finances, family and health conditions. Even the fear of falling can be burdensome.
  • Low self-esteem: Unable to lead their lives normally, stroke survivors are often negatively judged by their communities, resulting in their lack of self-worth.


Caregivers also share similar emotional turmoil as they handle the additional stress and pressure of providing care. They are constantly worried about the health of their loved ones who had suffered a stroke. In addition to their caregiving responsibilities, they have to shoulder other duties too such as raising a child or taking care of their parents.   

S3's R.E.A.L Care programme provides a voice for stroke survivors and caregivers. Stroke survivors and caregivers have a shoulder to lean on as they express their concerns and needs. Check out S3's care and support services here.


R.E.A.L Therapy:

S3 offers physiotherapy and occupational therapy services to help stroke survivors recover physically. With better health, stroke survivors are equipped with coping skills to regain their independence and reintegrate into community life.

S3’s therapists are licensed by the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and stroke survivors are all assessed before they are recommended customised one-on-one and / or group sessions.

Our therapy sessions include:

1) Walk@S3: 

assistive device in stroke rehabilitation

Using specialised training equipment such as the Anti Gravity Treadmill, Robo-Walk and Exoskeleton, stroke survivors can practise walking independently.

With precise data feedback from these equipment, therapists and trainers monitor key lower limb mobility indicators such as walking pattern, speed and distance. Based on these data, our therapists and trainers provide accurate guidance. 

2) Conventional Therapy

physical therapy for a stroke survivor

Conventional therapy treats the physical effects of a stroke and also prevents the deterioation of physical impairments. By improving their physical state, stroke survivors can avoid a stroke recurrence and improve their general well-being as they gradually regain their functions such as walking. 

3) Group Therapy: 

group therapy for stroke patients

Exercising together as a group helps stroke survivors  to socialise better and develop self expression as they share similar experiences. Currently, we cater three types of group activities namely dynamic standing balance, cognitive programme and upper limb sessions. Therapists and volunteers work together to support stroke survivors. 

R.E.A.L Wellness:

S3’s wellness classes complement therapy services to facilitate the stroke recovery process.  Wellness classes comprise of both physical and non-physical activities such as music, art and tachi which stimulate creativity and enhance general fitness. These sessions focus on a stroke survivor’s socio-emotional and cognitive rehabilitation.

health and wellness sessions for mental health and cognitive health

(Stroke survivors and caregivers attended a virtual music therapy session. Practising music such as singing helps stroke survivors to improve their speech capability.)

With an emphasis on group training, stroke survivors, especially those who feel isolated and lonely, can strengthen their social bonds by interacting with their family members, caregivers, S3’s volunteers and other stroke survivors, who encourage and support each other. 


R.E.A.L Outreach:

We reach out to corporates, partners and the public through educational programmes, workshops, talks, events and Corporate Social Responsibility projects. Participants learn more about stroke through interactive activities. Stroke survivors are better supported by a knowledgeable and caring community.

Read more about S3's outreach efforts here.


Here's what stroke survivors have to say about our signature R.E.A.L programme: 

Mr Lee Chee How:

service review

"S3's structured programme helps me to regain a sense of normal life before stroke"

Karen Koh:

service review

"The Walk@S3 programme improved my walking stability and leg strength. I can change direction while walking more easily now."

Our post stroke therapy services help you to recover with a peace of mind. To sign up* for our programmes, contact us here

*We will conduct an assessment for stroke survivors and caregivers in our centres before recommending suitable programmes and services to help you. 


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  • A Stroke Support Station, 20 Lengkok Bahru, #01-04, Singapore 159053

  • T +65 6473 3500

  • E info@s3.org.sg

  • Opening Hours Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:00pm