Randel Siegfred Lapuz
Areas of Expertise :
- Manual Therapy
- Orthopedic Medicine
- Dry Needling
- Athletic Taping
- Sports Training and Recovery
Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy
I began my career as a Physiotherapist back in 2014. I started as a Team Physiotherapist handling NCAA athletes of a school. My interest as a sports PT began not until my internship at a Maroon University where I was assigned to handle their basketball team. Since I find the practice fun, I pursued my career in sports.
Fast forward, I have had the privilege to handle both universities, corporate and professional teams, but I must say that my career defining moment was being able to handle the national team of men’s volleyball last 2017 during the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia. This experience gave me professional maturity in the international arena both during our training camp in South Korea and competition in Kuala Lumpur. Which again happened in the recently concluded 30th Southeast Asian Games held here in the Philippines.
I also took post graduate courses and certifications like neuromuscular therapy, spinal manipulation, neuromuscular dry needling and kinesiotaping to improve my practice and to have more to offer my patients to help improve their quality of life. Currently, I am pursuing a Diploma Course in Orthopedic Medicine to gain better knowledge in handling sports and musculoskeletal injuries.
What are your interests?
I’ve always been a very outgoing person and am a thrill seeker. I am into scuba diving and hiking. I’ve always loved traveling both here and abroad sightseeing and beaching. Another thing I am into is singing. Not everyone knows about this except my family, closest and best friends.
Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on.
I am on a quest of educating people of what a Physiotherapist can do. That our practice can have autonomy and can work hand in hand with orthopedic doctors and surgeons like what have I done since. I am also influencing the upcoming PTs to do their best and teach them that not all is taught in school, but they should make an effort to improve themselves and the profession. This is why I continued on teaching both the already licensed and the students of the profession imploring them to offer more to the table because they have the ability to improve people’s lives if they do their best.
What is your area of expertise?
Manual therapy, sports strength and conditioning, injury prevention and recovery, biomechanics, taping and dry needling.
What is the most fulfilling part of the job?
To see that your patient’s life has improved. Seeing them pain free– being able to do what they like without any difficulty. To see your athletes gain recognition and medals here and abroad under my care, improving their performance in their respective events.
Those two are what’s very fulfilling for me.