Esther Dorcas Doroteo-Surio
BSc Physical Therapy (PH),
Registered Physiotherapist with Special Interest in Women’s Health
Areas of Expertise :
- Manual Therapy
- Sports Rehabilitation
- Specializes in Women’s Health Practice
- Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Care
- Yoga in Physiotherapy
- Clinical Pilates (Polestar Rehabilitation)
Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy.
I graduated and became a registered physiotherapist in the Philippines in 2013. I had a couple of setbacks before finally finding my place in the field of sports. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to work at a sports clinic and became a team physiotherapist for volleyball. I’ve handled the men and women’s volleyball team of Mapua Institute of Technology for two years and still handling the Champion Supra Volleyball Team (formerly known as Sta. Elena Construction and Development Volleyball Team), a club team that joins semi-pro volleyball leagues. I’ve also had the chance to cover other sports events such as judo, cheerleading and rugby as a part of the sports medic.
What are your interests?
I see myself as an adventure seeker and a risk taker. Whenever there is an opportunity to travel, I grab it. When time permits, I make sure that I travel to local destinations, do lots of firsts and take a grasp of the culture and its rich heritage. I love coffee and look for new places to eat and write.
Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on.
It would probably be the first time that I travelled. I have been living in the city all my life and never been to a beach. Since then, my passion for travelling and pushing myself out of my comfort zone became stronger. I want to feel the thrill of a good hike or the serenity of the sea whenever I am sad or stressed.
When I graduated from college, the only thing that’s on my mind was finding a stable job at the expense of not pursuing my passion. And because of that, I have also been able to go out of my comfort zone with regards to my profession. I wanted to practice and pursue my career in the field of sports since college, and so I did it.
What is your area of expertise?
Treating knee and ankle injuries are my expertise. I always come across a painful knee and a sprained ankle being a team physiotherapist for volleyball teams.
What is the most fulfilling part of the job?
When you see your patients get better, they appreciate you for helping them. It’s a satisfactory feeling to see that I am a channel of their recovery. The most rewarding feeling is that when they tell me they feel well and they recommend you to others.