Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy.
Since I was young, I always noticed my father coming home from work with a sore body, full of aches and pains. He worked tirelessly as a mechanic to support our family, at the cost of his own health. Seeing him in such a state urged me to become a ‘mechanic’ of the human body so that one day I can help relieve his burden.
Because of this, I decided to pursue my Degree in Physiotherapy at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and become a Registered Physiotherapist. After my graduation, to help those in need, I worked in community settings. This gave me a variety of case exposure, and ultimately affirmed my passion to treat people who are in need, just like my father. My goal is to provide high quality service to all my clients, the same quality that I would like my father to receive, so I can help them return pain-free to their daily lives. And that’s the reason I decided to join Prohealth Sports & Spinal.
What are your interests?
I see myself as an explorer, whose biggest excitement is to try out new things! Therefore, on weekends you can find me playing different sports like wake surfing, kayaking, rock climbing, tennis, etc. I workout frequently too as I am trying to build a healthier body and keep myself fit.
Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on.
I once went on a trekking trip in Nepal with my friend. It was our first overseas trekking trip and a fun opportunity to create training programmes for myself to prepare for the trip. When we were at an altitude of about 5,000m, getting close to on our destination, my companion got altitude sickness. It was a special ‘sports physiotherapist’ experience for me, from symptom management whiles finding the way back, reviewing her medical appointment follow-ups and eventually helping her return to playing sports. The trip reminds me of how we should always take care of our cardiopulmonary health.
What is your area of expertise?
Pain is complex and different for everyone. As such, I have been attending different courses to sharpen my techniques, so that I can give the best treatment to each client. I usually treat patients with acupuncture, soft tissue release and joint mobilisation techniques. However, health and rehabilitation are more than just solving the pain, which is why exercise is one of the essentials I prescribe to my clients. Not only should we aim to relieve pain, but also better body mechanics and mobility to help prevent injury from reoccurring.
What is the most fulfilling part of this job?
Seeing my clients leaving the clinic with improved health and telling me that they have returned to things they love to do.