Tell us about your background in physiotherapy
After an in depth study of human physiology in my first degree in Edinburgh, I wanted to apply these scientific concepts in the area rehabilitation and performance enhancement. Therefore, I pursued my second degree in physiotherapy.
I started my career in a public hospital, it provided me opportunity to assist patients with various conditions in different departments including medical and orthopaedic. After that, I took the opportunity in working with elderly as I wanted to understand more about their health and living conditions in this ageing population. However, early in my career I knew that apart from treating everyday patients, I wanted to help athletes recover from injuries and enhance performance. Therefore, I worked as a physiotherapist for a professional HK premier league football team. I treated both professional athletes and office workers both on and off the field.
I have also had a keen interest in the traditional Chinese methods of rehabilitation and therapy. Being in the multicultural city of Hong Kong, I have been able to follow and learn from various traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and take an east meets west approach to therapy. My methods include both western and eastern mobilization and manipulation techniques, and fascia mobilization as well as exercise prescription along with other conventional methods.
What are your interests?
Being a mother, my current interest is making sure my 5 year old son runs around, but not run around too much! Been playing golf since I was a child and was coached by a professional golf player. Nowadays, still plays golf but spend most of my spare time swimming, jogging and yoga.
Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on
In 2012, my achilles tendon was torn in a volleyball game and I had to go under surgery. Having been through the journey of recovering, I understand emotional support is as important as physical support in a rehabilitation process.
What is your area of expertise?
Using East Meets West, ancient to modern approach to orthopaedic conditions such as neck and back pain, sports injuries. Also, prescribing appropriate exercises to people with musculoskeletal conditions in order to help them going back to normal daily life as well as sports.
What is the most fulfilling part of this job?
Seeing people getting better with their conditions and leaving the clinic with smiles.