CHARMAINE TAM

Areas of Expertise:

  • Manipulative therapy
  • Combination of manual therapy, evidence based exercises and trigger point needling
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Mechanical back and neck pain
  • Postural muscular pain
  • Overuse injuries from muscle imbalance problems or biomechanics error

Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy.

I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Hong Kong and then a Masters degree in Sports physiotherapy from Perth, Australia. Before joining Sports and Spinal, I worked at one of the leading hospitals in Singapore and then at the Hong Kong Sports Institute helping professional athletes. In terms of sporting events experience, I have worked at the Davis Cup, China Open (golf), Oxfam Trailwalker Hong Kong events, World Championship for Fencing and for the Valley Black Ladies Rugby team.

 

What are your interests?

I’m a keen Thai boxer, and I also enjoy swimming, running, and Pilates.

 

Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on.

This trip was out of my comfort zone because I’m a first-time trekker, but I was so glad I took up the challenge and did a 4-day trekking trip in Nepal up to 3900m. Every step was difficult but once I overcame the physical and mental obstacles, they were yet another reason to be proud and I got to rejoice and enjoy the fruits of my hard work at the peak.

 

What is your area of expertise?

It’s a combination of manual therapy, evidence based exercises and trigger point needling in my practice.

I also manage patients with various musculoskeletal problems such as sports-related injures, mechanical back and neck pain, postural muscular pain and overuse injuries as a result of muscle imbalance problems or biomechanical error.

 

What is the most fulfilling part of the job?

Increasing the awareness of the benefits of an active lifestyle, building rapport with my patients and their family are just some of the rewarding returns of this profession. Seeing them get back to their pre-injury physical levels or even beyond that, is just a great feeling that cannot be measured.

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