Tam Wing Fan Rehabilitation Service Centre
Tam Wing Fan Rehabilitation Service Centre (Occupational Therapy), the first-ever university-based OT clinic in Hong Kong, was officially opened on 18 November 2020. The Centre, named after its donor Mr Tam Wing Fan, a distinguished Hong Kong architect and philanthropist who generously supported education, research and community service, is the second rehabilitation centre operated by the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (RS) on the PolyU campus. With state-of-the-art equipment, veteran academic researchers and experienced occupational therapists, this new Centre provides comprehensive OT services for people of all age groups, including treatments for musculoskeletal, neurological and mental health dysfunctions. In view of the ageing population and the rising needs for primary healthcare services in the community, the Centre will become a service point for the public, with an emphasis on elderly care and offering treatments for common neurological diseases, elderly falls and fractures, and mental health conditions.
Located in W210 and W211, Ho Iu Kwong Building at PolyU, the Centre boasts cutting-edge equipment including rehabilitation robots such as end-effectors and exoskeletons for upper-limb training of patients with hemiparesis after stroke and cerebral palsy, as well as social robots, immersive virtual reality equipment, a brain-computer interface (BCI) system, and neurofeedback and biofeedback devices. The Centre’s occupational therapists are experts in providing evidence-based practice for patients, such as constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) and neurodevelopmental treatment for improving arm motor impairment resulting from neurological challenges, cognitive rehabilitation of stroke or brain injury victims, and stress management for people with emotional disorders.