Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy.
I trained and qualified as a physiotherapist in Bristol, the United Kingdom. I began my physiotherapy career working in musculoskeletal outpatients, mental health and orthopaedics before I specialised in sports and spinal injuries. I also worked in specialist branches in rheumatology and chronic pain. During this time in the UK, I worked alongside sports teams including rugby and football, and private musculoskeletal clinics. Since moving to Hong Kong 3 years ago, my practice has revolved around acute and chronic spinal injuries, running and sports related strains and sprains, as well as post and prenatal care.
I have had the opportunity of working with the premiere A Valley Rugby team and the women’s valley rugby team. I strive to maintain a high level of continued professional development and have qualified as a clinical Pilates instructor and in acupuncture, alongside numerous electro therapy and manual therapy masterclasses.
What are your interests?
I am a keen runner and continue to compete in races. I play golf and ski annually. I have a particular interest in travel and learning new skills and experiencing different cultures.
Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on.
I have had numerous life changing experiences and it would be hard to choose one but travelling all over the world has really broadened my horizons and that life experience has helped to develop my communication skills in so many ways.
In early 2016 I had the opportunity of a lifetime to volunteer as a physiotherapist in Nepal. Alongside working on local musculoskeletal and orthopaedic problems, I also trained local physiotherapists in manual therapy, hygiene and communication. Living in a developing country reinforces the high demand for medical care and physiotherapy and it was rewarding to help reduce workloads and treat patients that need help that don’t have the money to pay for it. In addition, I had the opportunity to help with disaster relief from the earthquake of April 2015 and cared for children with HIV. All these opportunities have reinforced my passion for healthcare and has continued to challenge me mentally and physically with complex cases and devastating situations.
What is your area of expertise?
I believe I am particularly strong in treating the sacroiliac joint and managing pelvic problems. I am also particularly interested in working with pre and post natal clients. I have a special interest in chronic pain and working with clients holistically.
What is the most fulfilling part of the job?
Meeting such wonderful clients every day and learning from them.