Areas of Expertise :
- Manual therapy
- Spinal mobilization
- Exercise therapy
Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy.
I started practicing as a Registered Physiotherapist in 2014. I’ve always had an interest in sports, and it made sense to enter the Sports Physiotherapy realm to jumpstart my career. I’ve been working in a Sports-setting clinic ever since I started working and have had the privilege of working side by side renowned Physiotherapists and Orthopedic Surgeons in the Philippines. They have definitely influenced me and helped become the Physiotherapist I am today. Alongside having a clinic job, I’ve handled mostly Women’s teams at High School, Collegiate, and at National level.
Since I started my job, I have handled both athletes and the average joes who have an interest in sports and fitness—most of their conditions being Orthopedic in nature. Handling these motivated individuals has challenged me to do my job in the most efficient method/s in order to get them back to play or back to sport as soon as possible.
What are your interests?
Sleep is definitely my favorite past time. Besides that, I’ve loved playing basketball since I was 10 years old. I’ve recently joined a women’s basketball team; we’re all now working and are at the post-collegiate stage of our lives, but still want to continue playing ball at a slightly more competitive level. In any free time that I can find, I like to read self-help and business books (mostly the ones that Vinh Pham and Nick Lo suggest, anyway!).
Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on.
I’ve programmed myself since elementary that I will not be staying in the Philippines forever. It was only in early 2018 that I decided to stay in the Philippines to hopefully help improve the quality of Physiotherapy care in the country. I know I will not be able to do this on my own and that it will be a long road from here. This has created a big shift in my perspective of my career and my life as well.
What is your area of expertise?
Manual therapy and exercise therapy for individuals with orthopedic and sport-related injuries.
What is the most fulfilling part of the job?
Assess, treat, and re-assess is a routine for me. Seeing no pain or close to minimal pain at the re-assessment stage is what the job’s all about.