GARY K.W. NG
Areas of Expertise:
- Spinal condition (Back and neck pain) – acute and chronic
- Musculoskeletal and neurological condition
- Postural Analysis and muscle imbalance
- Manual therapy (e.g. trigger point release, joint mobilisation)
- Workplace injuries (e.g. hurting in lifting, RSI, falling off ladder, being hit, twisting ankle etc.)
- Car accident injuries
- Sports related injuries
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.
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.
My 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 field is treating spinal condition. Spinal pain is not easy to be resolved for good especially in chronic situation and I loved to assist my patients to get out of frustration. I am also a strong believer in postural correction as good posture provide the base for us to move and sustain for long.
What is the most fulfilling part of the job?
Seeing patients to be free from pain, recover fully from the injury and return to their sports, activities, work as “easy, simple, and soon” as possible.