Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy.
I graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2007 and have practiced in public as well as private settings in all areas of physiotherapy. After a few years of working, I continued my postgraduate training at the University of Otago in New Zealand and attained a Master of Physiotherapy endorsed in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy with Distinction. Shortly after returning to Hong Kong in 2013, I joined Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy Centre. Since graduating, I have also volunteered as an on-field physiotherapist in a few major sporting events such as the Hong Kong Sevens Rugby Tournament, International Handball Tournament, East Asian Games, Standard Chartered Marathon and the Oxfam Trailwalker events.
What are your interests?
To keep myself active, I love engaging in different types of sports activities since I was in school. I was previously trained and represented the Hong Kong Rhythmic Gymnastics Team. That’s why I’m particularly passionate about dancing after my “retirement” from being a gymnast. At the moment, I am having loads of fun learning pole dancing as a form of fitness training.
Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on.
I published an article written for my dissertation in an international journal. In the same year, the article as awarded the ‘Young Scientist Award’ for the contribution to the Journal of Acupuncture & Meridian Studies and was acknowledged with the highest honour. With the award came the opportunity to present my work during an international conference at the Showa University in Tokyo, Japan. It was the most exhilarating experience to share my review findings on the topic of using laser acupuncture for treating musculoskeletal pain, in-front of hundreds of international scholars and peers.
What is your area of expertise?
I believe that good manual techniques and clinical reasoning skills are essential tools for patients to obtain effective treatments. With my background, I have a better understanding of common injuries faced by gymnasts, dancers and sports athletes with hypermobile joints.
What is the most fulfilling part of the job?
I feel most rewarded when I’m able to help my patients lessen their pain, to lead them step-by-step through the recovery process, and back to their everyday life again.