Areas of Expertise :
- Pitch side support, sports rehabilitation and manual techniques.
Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy.
I was initially studying to become a doctor and I chose physiotherapy as my pre-med course. I decided to take the board exams after graduation and thought I would just be practicing for a couple of years before I pursue med school, but I fell in love with my practice. During that time, I focused on sports physio because I thought it was exciting. I liked the pace and it exposed me to different cases, which challenged me to become innovative in my approach. I worked with some of the local football teams before eventually becoming the Head Physiotherapist of our national rugby team. My involvement in the sport led to me being an educator for World Rugby, teaching some of the first aid courses in Asia.
What are your interests?
I love travelling! I don’t get to do it as much as I would like, but whenever I get the chance, I usually head to a place that either has a spectacular beach or dive spot. I’ve gotten into freediving the last couple of years and it actually made me enjoy the ocean in a richer way. I’m also a big fan of food (I visit new restaurants regularly), coffee and whisky.
Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on.
I must say that this would be the first freediving session I had in open water. I had a bit of trouble holding my breath on land but the moment I jumped into the water, it gave me a sense of peace and I was able to hold my breath 3x longer than what I could on land. I love doing this because it relaxes me and allows me to refocus and rebalance my thoughts, giving me that clear mind and perspective that I need to do better at work.
What is your area of expertise?
I’ve always been involved in sports physio so it would be pitch side support, sports rehabilitation and manual techniques.
What is the most fulfilling part of the job?
It gives me so much pride to see the injured athletes I treat get better and come out stronger than how they were before they were injured. My clients eventually become my friends, too, so they still consult me as they progress in their career and it makes me happy to know that I’ve played a part in getting them wherethey are now.