Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy.
I graduated from Curtin University in Western Australia in 1998, and worked in hospitals and private practices in Australia and England before settling in Hong Kong in 2001.
As a sports enthusiast, I have worked at several international sporting events including the Hong Kong Rugby 7’s and 10’s, Champions Tour Men’s Tennis, Women’s Tennis Champions Challenge, and travelled frequently around Southeast Asia with the Asian Golf Tour tournaments. Having worked extensively with local rugby teams here in Hong Kong, I was the Physiotherapist for the Hong Kong Rugby 15’s team for the 2003/04 season.
What are your interests?
I’m a very keen trail and road runner, and have competed in many 10kms races, and half and full marathons, but my passion is the ultra distance events such as the Oxfam Trailwalker . I also play netball for the Hong Kong Cricket Club and love training and playing with a great bunch of girls.
Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on.
Competing in the Oxfam Trailwalker has been life changing for me both times. Training solidly for 6 months during the hottest and wettest months in HK was not only taxing physically but pushed my mental limits above and beyond what I thought was possible. I felt after both races that I could achieve anything I set my mind to, and the bonds that have been formed between the team members will remain unbreakable.
What is your area of expertise?
I am a very ‘hands-on’ physiotherapist who uses a very individualised approach to assess and treat my patients. I also have post graduate training in Pilates and Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, and regularly update my knowledge and skills, which allows me to treat with the latest research based techniques . I treat a wide variety of patients but I have a specific passion for the treatment and prevention of running related injuries, and perform running-gait assessments using specialised software and equipment within the clinic.
As a mother of two, I also have a keen interest in treating women pre-and-post pregnancy, and other related women’s health issues. Over the past 20 years, I have also seen a vast number of patients with neck and back pain, mostly due to poor office ergonomics, and have gained a lot of expertise in dealing with these issues and their prevention.
What is the most fulfilling part of the job?
Seeing patients come in with pain and leaving pain free.