Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy.
I initially completed my Undergraduate Degree in Sports Science from the University of Sydney. From there, the knowledge I gain on exercise and healthy habits motivated me to further my education and complete a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy, which allowed me to work with more clinical clients with injuries and pains.
I have worked in a variety of physiotherapy settings in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. This includes primarily private clinics, focusing on sports injuries and corporate desk job pains. I have also been the head physiotherapist for a local Australian Football team, providing pre-match strapping as well as on-field support and injury assessments.
I have since completed the APPI Pilates Course and Dry Needling Certification, both of which have enhanced my scope of practice and allowed me to provide alternative treatment methods for my clients.
What are your interests?
I am a keen football player, but due to covid-related restrictions, I’ve picked up trail running in the past year! I also love travelling and all water sports, including scuba diving and surfing.
Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on.
In 2013, I did a volunteer trip to Cambodia, where I was working as a Physiotherapist/ English Teacher for disadvantaged children. During this time I looked after children with cerebral palsy and other congenital diseases. The biggest take home lesson was that the children weren’t expecting a magical cure, but rather wanted someone to show empathy and care for them and their conditions!
Solo backpacking and riding motorbike through the world heritage of Angkor Wat were some of the weekend adventures that made my volunteer trip in Cambodia even more fruitful.
What is your area of expertise?
My area of physiotherapy expertise lies in my individualised treatment plan for all clients. My practice belief is that every client is unique. It is only through a thorough and extensive assessment, will I be able to use my professional knowledge to develop the best tailored approach to help my patients recover from their injuries and pains. Not all lower back pains are the same!
What is the most fulfilling part of this job?
Building a professional yet personal relationship with clients, being able to improve their physical conditions, returning them to normal function, as well as sharing banters and laughs when appropriate!