- B.AppSc in Physiotherapy (AUS, USYD)
- Registered Physiotherapist (HK & AUS)
Area of Expertise
- Acute & chronic spinal conditions (back and neck pain)
- Musculoskeletal and neurological conditions
- Postural analysis and muscle imbalance
- Manual therapy (e.g. trigger point release, joint mobilisation)
- Workplace injuries & accidents (e.g. lifting injuries, repetitive strain injuries (RSI), falls, getting hit, twisted ankles etc.)
- Car accident injuries
- Sports related injuries
Tell us about your background in physiotherapy:
My physio journey started with acquiring my own lower back pain at the age of 15 during the high school soccer training. My back rehabilitation with the physio at the time had reached the plateau and the pain had not been fully resolved. Hence, I had decided to know more about the condition and was hoping for finding a cure to it.
I had then been trained and practiced as a physiotherapist in Sydney, Australia. I had been working mostly in musculoskeletal outpatient settings e.g. clinics, medical centres & hospitals. With my experience as both a physiotherapist and patient, I have been able to help a wide range of patients especially people with acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, workplace injuries, car accident injuries and sports related injuries.
What are your interests?
I enjoy different outdoor activities e.g. hiking, tree top trekking, playing badminton, surfing, and swimming. After returning to Hong Kong, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and my dog. I also enjoy playing piano and have been picking up meditation in recent times.
Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on.
It must be my lower back recovering journey. I had hundreds of nights not been able to sleep and was not able to return to sports. It had even affected my concentration and emotion.
“Evolving” from a patient to a physiotherapist helps me to understand more about patients’ frustrations and needs. This assists me to be able to support the patients physically and psychologically more effectively.
What is your area of expertise?
I believe good clinical reasoning is the key to a “true and complete” recovery. We physios must find the origin or reasons of the injury in order to provide valuable treatment and opinions. There is no “one treatment treats all” and patients will require different types of care throughout different stages.
I treat patients with trigger point release, joint mobilisation, exercise prescription and education.
My biggest passion in physiotherapy is treating spinal conditions. Spinal pain, especially chronic situations, is not easy to fully resolve and I loved to assist my patients to stop being frustrated. I am also a strong believer in postural correction as good posture provides the base for us to move and sustain for the long term.
What is the most fulfilling part of this job?
Seeing patients to be free from pain, recover fully from their injuries and return to their sports, activities, work as “easy, simple, and soon” as possible.
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