Q & A
For those who don’t know you, please introduce yourself…..
I’m Mandy, born in Toronto but raised in Hong Kong. I attended an international school in Hong Kong and returned to Canada for my first degree. I graduated from McGill University (Canada) with a Bachelor of Science. Shortly after, I went to Australia to obtain my second degree – Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne.
During my studies, I was active within the sports field, working as an on-field sports therapist for several amaeteur football clubs along side other big events such as the Oxfam Trailwalker. After graduating, I moved back to Hong Kong and worked in private practice. Despite being Chinese and having lived in Hong Kong for the majority of my life, I don’t like dim sum.
What inspired you to become a physiotherapist?
Initially, I wanted to be a medical doctor but over time I came to realize that I really value and love the time I get to spend with every individual I see. As a physiotherapist, I have the privilege of building long term relationships with patients and being a part of their road to recovery. In addition, I’ve always had a passion for all kinds of sports (running, swimming, cycling, basketball, volleyball, golf) as well as how the body moves, behaves, operates etc. So being a physiotherapist tied all that together for me!
What is most satisfying about being a physiotherapist
Seeing a smile at the end of a session because they’re able to move more or without pain 🙂
Do you have any special interests?
I love to exercise – you name it and I’m in. I do a lot of running on a regular basis (haven’t missed a day for years now!) and have completed a few 10k runs, half marathons and full marathons. Completing a triathlon is next on my list. I also don’t like to sit.
Do you have a number one tip for your patients?
Don’t be lazy. Do your exercises. I promise they’ll help.