Farha completed her studies at Curtin University (Australia) before beginning her career at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, where she was first exposed to a variety of cardiopulmonary, oncology, neurological and orthopaedic conditions. She then went on to specialise in treating musculoskeletal conditions in infants, children, adolescents and women. She has therefore worked with a wide range of age groups : from infants with torticollis, to adolescents with sporting injuries, to women ante/postnatally and even with older osteoporotic ladies.
Farha strongly believes that the understanding of a patient’s condition plays the biggest role in recovery. Together with patient education, she employs exercise training, myofascial release, dry needling, manual therapy and taping when necessary to aid in rehabilitation. Overall, she is confident that a holistic individualised treatment addressing the person as a whole will improve his or her quality of life.
Farha’s specific area of interest lies in treating scoliosis patients. At KKH, she championed for active conservative treatment and was a pioneer therapist in conducting scoliosis specific exercises. This is contrary to the traditional approach for scoliosis management, which only offers the option of bracing. She understands that exercise is an important component for scoliotic patients of all ages to help improve the scoliotic posture and to be pain free. Having been trained by scoliosis specialists overseas while on courses in the United States and Netherlands, Farha is inspired to work with doctors and other professionals locally to improve how scoliosis is managed in Singapore.