UPEKHA SENAWEERA

Areas of Expertise:

  • Manual therapy and rehabilitation from sports injuries, especially ankles and feet
  • Clinical Pilates

Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy.

After graduating, I started off working in a rehabilitation setting for the first 2 years where I worked in a variety of clinical settings including acute and sub acute orthopaedics, acquired brain injury and cardio-thoracic patients. I then moved into private practice and have definitely found my niche and preference in this field.

 

What are your interests?

Having been a competitive dancer and to a certain degree, still involved in shows and performing, I would definitely say dancing is a big interest of mine. It has certainly helped me become a better physiotherapist over the years. Food, travel, exercise, pretty much the usual enjoyable pursuits keeps me busy. I pretty much enjoy any opportunity that challenges me to learn and pushes me out of my comfort zone.

 

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

Falling in love with dancing would have to be top of my list of life-changing experiences. To realise what if feels like to be truly passionate, to live and breathe something you love to do, now that really changes you. The most recent interesting experience I’ve had was living inside a building right on ladies market in Mongkok when I first moved to Hong Kong. Don’t know if it gets any more adventurous than that!

 

What is your area of expertise?

I love working with sports injuries, especially ankles and feet (being a dancer you have a special affinity with feet), knees and shoulders. I also very much enjoy clinical Pilates.

 

What is the most fulfilling part of the job?

It would definitely have to be seeing people get better, especially with clinically challenging patients, it’s always very satisfactory to set goals and achieve them. I also enjoy assessing and adapting bio-mechanics to more efficiently load the body, for example stabilising a hyper-mobile foot can in turn drive more stability into the pelvis for clients with chronic lower back pain. Sometimes it only takes a moment to make a big change.

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