- Diploma in Modern Acupuncture
- MSc Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CUHK)
- MSc Physical Therapy (Canada)
- BSc Kinesiology and Psychology Summa Cum Laude (Canada)
Areas of Expertise:
- Sports injuries and rehabilitation such as ankle sprain, rotator cuff injury, jumper's knee and runner's knee
- Pre & post-operative rehabilitation (Orthopedic surgery)
- Neck and spinal pain
- Active and exercise based treatment
Tell us about your background in physiotherapy.
After completing my undergraduate double major in kinesiology (which is the study of biomechanics and body movement) and psychology, I went on to complete my Master of Physiotherapy degree in University of Toronto. I then returned to Hong Kong after my graduation and began my practice in a rehabilitation hospital in the public sector. I used to work with geriatrics and patients with a wide range of medical and neurological conditions.
While keeping myself up to date with the scientific literature, I found myself fascinated by the research in pain science, musculoskeletal conditions and sports injury. When an opportunity finally came to me where I can finally treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions, I just know this is where I want to be and what I want to do.
What are your interests/areas of expertise in physiotherapy?
I treat all musculoskeletal conditions but because of my past shoulder, knee and back injuries. I’m particularly interested in these areas of the body.
What is the most fulfilling part of this job?
Seeing my patients being more confident and comfortable with movements and being able to return to do what they love without pain.
Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on.
Like many people who play sports, I’ve suffered multiple injuries. I injured my shoulder and knee in my teenage years while I was playing basketball. I also injured my back while I was jumping off a diving board during swimming as well. I remembered how fearful I was when the pain didn’t go away after months, thinking that I was experiencing some sort of degeneration early in my life. I’ve done my online research, had my imaging done, debated between surgery options and non–surgical options and been told that my body was “out-of-place”. My journey through these injuries enabled me to understand the frustration of not feeling better and it has definitely made an impact on me on how I treat and communicate with my patients.
What are your personal interests?
In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and exploring new restaurants. I’m a big advocate of staying active and I’ve exposed myself to strength training, calisthenics, bouldering and basketball. An interesting hobby of mine is that I love playing the drums as well.