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At PhysioMotion, we have fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin speaking Physiotherapists, When making an appointment, please request this service at the time of booking.



Panda Li - Physiotherapist & Partner

Panda is an Australian / Chinese Physiotherapist who came back to Hong Kong & China in 1998 to further her Mandarin studies. She graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (La Trobe University) from Melbourne, Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics and Injury Prevention (University of Queensland) Australia in 2004. In addition, she has completed multiple post graduate courses to ensure the most recent and relevant physiotherapy techniques and advances including core rehabilitation.

Since then, Panda has worked in private practice treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions initially specializing in sports and spinal injuries. This basis formed an integral part in her success with her role as Hong Kong physiotherapist to elite level athletes at a variety of sporting events including Sydney Olympics 2000, South East Asian Swimming Championships 1999, Watson's Women's Tennis Challenge and Hong Kong Rugby 7's. She has also been team physiotherapist for the Hong Kong 'A' Men's 7' & 15's and Women's 7's rugby teams, and Hong Kong Football Club division 1 men's rugby team.

Over the years, she has developed a special interest in the lumbo-pelvic area and the role of this in relation to other orthopaedic conditions such as knee pain, hip pain, lower back pain and re-current muscular strains, and women's health (pre / post partum). More recently, her interest lies in how the thoracic spine and rib cage; the biomechanics of the feet; and cranio-cervical spine work together with the lumbo-pelvic area to enable pain free movement of the entire musculoskeletal system. Such an approach, based on the Integrated Systems Model©™ and Connect Therapy©™ has been extremely effective in treating a large spectrum of physical issues and enabling superior athletic performance.

Another area of interest to Panda is the use of real time ultrasound imaging (RTUI) to objectively measure and view the effectiveness of 'core muscle' exercise rehabilitation. In particular, the assessment of abdominal rectus diastasis (for post-partum women, but also men who suffer this condition) and the functional importance of these findings in developing an effective exercise program to ensure optimal trunk stability. Panda works closely with her team on developing the most effective treatment protocols.

At PhysioMotion, Panda treats the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions from women's health through to elite level athletes looking for improved performance.

To make an appointment with Panda, contact us at 2525 8168.

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Abby Yek Cheung - Physiotherapist & Partner

Abby is a British trained Physiotherapist (BSc (Hons) Physio) and Hong Kong trained acupuncturist (Dip. Clinical Acupuncture) who is fluent in both English and Cantonese.

After working in the United Kingdom, she moved to Hong Kong in 1998 and has worked in private practice treating a variety of clinical cases specializing in mainly musculoskeletal conditions. Her role as team physiotherapist for the Hong Kong Rugby Under 19's team and senior physiotherapist at events such as the Hong Kong Rugby 7's, Watson's Water Tennis Challenge and the Hong Kong Golf Open highlights her abilities to treat elite athletes with expertise.fter working in the United Kingdom, she moved to Hong Kong in 1998 and has worked in private practice treating a variety of clinical cases specializing in mainly musculoskeletal conditions. Her role as team physiotherapist for the Hong Kong Rugby Under 19's team and senior physiotherapist at events such as the Hong Kong Rugby 7's, Watson's Water Tennis Challenge and the Hong Kong Golf Open highlights her abilities to treat elite athletes with expertise.

Dedicated to treating her patients skillfully, Abby uses a more holistic biomechanical approach based on the Integrated Systems Model©™ and Connect Therapy©™, which involves assessing clients from the cranium-cervical spine, thoracic and rib cage and lumbo-pelvic complex down to the feet. This approach allows her to identify the primary cause of the musculoskeletal problem, where treatment using strong manual therapy techniques, will then be focused. In addition, Abby will integrate her expertise of acupuncture in her treatment plan for pain relief and to promote a balanced musculoskeletal system. Using these scientifically based techniques and many years of experience, Abby welcomes challenging cases including chronic pain syndromes, spinal dysfunction particularly arising from the pelvis and hips, cervical headaches, acute post-surgical problems and pre / post-natal issues.

Women's health has always been a keen area of interest to Abby and she understands the changes that a woman's body undergoes from early adulthood through to more senior years. She understands the demands placed on a woman's body from pregnancy / childbirth and that full recovery often requires specialist knowledge in women's health, but also expertise in manual therapy for optimal biomechanical alignment, and exercise prescription to develop strength. This unique skill set allows her to skillfully assess treat conditions including: chronic pelvic girdle pain, dyspareunia, urinary incontinence, bladder dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis rectus abdominus and pelvic floor muscle retraining.

To make an appointment with Abby, contact us at 2525 8168.


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Emma Piachaud - Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Emma returned 'home' to Hong Kong in 2011 after having spent her childhood here before attending boarding school in the United Kingdom. In 2004, Emma attained her Bachelor's Degree (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Nottingham. She started her career in the National Health Service in London where she gained extensive experience in treating a wide spectrum of neuro-musculoskeletal and sports injuries including acute post-surgical cases. Her Physiotherapy career also involved working at private hospitals and clinics both in the United Kingdom and France.

Being a keen sportswoman, Emma has competed at elite level in hockey and is also a keen skier. This has led to a natural interest in sports injury rehabilitation and exercise-based therapy where she has completed many post graduate courses specializing in manual therapy techniques and core stability retraining. These have been in areas such as the lumbo-pelvic complex and thoracic rib cage and their combined effects on the musculoskeletal system. She has used this knowledge when treating clients from elite athletes with chronic overuse injuries to ante and post natal women returning to sport. Emma is fully trained in using real time ultrasound imaging to assess non-optimal muscular function and is then able to integrate these findings into a treatment plan consisting of both manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation. More recently, she has developed a particular interest in specific problems related to post-partum women returning to sport such as abdominal rectus diastasis, weakness in core musculature and sport specific fitness.

At PhysioMotion, Emma is available to assess and manage musculoskeletal conditions including spinal and lumbo-pelvic dysfunctions, thoracic and rib cage issues, sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, pre-natal and post-partum conditions, and core stability retraining.


To make an appointment with Emma, contact us at 2525 8168.

 
Lucy Baker - Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Lucy Baker is an experienced Physiotherapist from the United Kingdom having graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2007. She also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Neuromuscular Physiotherapy and is a qualified acupuncturist.

She started her career working in the National Health Service (NHS) and in private practice where she gained invaluable experience in medical and orthopaedic related physiotherapy care in a hospital setting. As part of her private practice work, she was the Team Physiotherapist for the National 7’s Rugby Team. This role encompassed the management of elite level athletes in an acute on-field environment, injury rehabilitation with a full return to sport and a pro-active role in injury prevention.

This exposure to the management of elite athletes combined with her own athletic abilities, having played field hockey at national league level and having a national ranking in tennis, lead her to define her career path towards physiotherapy in a private setting both in a hospital and clinic. In these roles, she focused in musculoskeletal conditions especially spinal issues, orthopaedic post-operative care and sports rehabilitation. She also had the privilege to work exclusively for an Olympic Medical Team both in London and abroad for the London Olympics in 2012.

Lucy is a strong manual therapist and diagnostician who likes to treat sport related musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain issues, spinal pain and exercise rehabilitation in all patient groups including core rehabilitation exercises. She is also able to conduct a comprehensive analysis of muscular function using real-time ultrasound.

To make an appointment with Lucy, contact us at 2525 8168.

 
Melanie Miers – Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor


Melanie is a British Physiotherapist who was born and raised in Hong Kong. In 1996, she completed her Bsc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in the United Kingdom and worked briefly there before returning to Hong Kong where she has embarked on an accomplished career in Physiotherapy.

Melanie is a keen athlete and has represented Hong Kong in hockey at an international level. This has given her personal in depth knowledge about the demands of high level sport and the role that injury management plays. She maximized these experiences when she was the team Physiotherapist to the Hong Kong Women's and under 16's Rugby teams; at international events such as the Hong Kong 7's Rugby & Hong Kong Football Club 10's Rugby Tournament, The Maclehose Trailwalker, Watson's Water Tennis Challenge and the Hong Kong Squash Open.

Having worked predominantly in private practice, Melanie has extensive experience in dealing with orthopaedic sports and spinal issues whether with amateurs or elite level athletes. She is able to use her strong diagnostic skills based on sound biomechanical models to assess and treat acute injuries, chronic overuse problems, lumbo-pelvic related issues and post-surgical cases. Melanie is also a certified Clinical Pilates instructor who focuses on specific individually targeted core stabilization exercise programs for clients including post-partum mothers.

Melanie personally knows what is needed to recover from pregnancy having had three children. As a Physiotherapist, she understands that a woman's body changes dramatically from this experience and full recovery often requires the expertise that she is able to provide. Melanie is able to provide the manual therapy needed for optimal biomechanical alignment, exercise prescription to develop strength and also specialist knowledge as a lactation pain specialist Physiotherapist. This specialty assists breast feeding mothers who are suffering from mastalgia (breast pain) or mastitis (inflammation / infection of breast tissue) to continue breast feeding naturally. Early detection and treatment of mastalgia can provide immediate relief through provision of massage and lymphatic drainage enhancing taping and expert advice regarding methods on how to return to pain-free breast feeding..

As with all staff at PhysioMotion, Melanie has extensive post graduate training and practices the best treatment techniques in order to give the highest standard of patient care.

To make an appointment with Melanie, contact us at 2525 8168



Nathan Bridgeman –
Lymphedaema Specialist & Vestibular Rehabilitation Physiotherapist


Nathan Bridgeman is an American trained Physiotherapist having graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1998. From early on, he chose to specialize in the areas of Lymphedaema management and vestibular rehabilitation. He was trained as a certified Lymphedaema Therapist by Gunter Klose, whilst also completing advanced studies in vestibular rehabilitation, both in 2005. In 2010, he when on to further specialize by receiving advanced training at the Foeldiklinik in Germany, currently the world leader in lymphedaema care. He is a member of the (USA) National Lymphedema Network and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in the Lymphology Association of North America.

As a Lymphedaema Physiotherapist, he is able to treat the full spectrum of lymphedaema from early onset of the disease process to the more severe cases including lymphedaema secondary to cancer treatment and radiation. Using the technique of Complete Decongestive Therapy, he is able to effectively treat all regions of the body from the head and neck, lower limbs, upper limbs and torso by prescribing properly fit compression garments. As part of his management protocol, Nathan is also able to prescribe an exercise program that will specifically target swollen areas especially with post breast cancer patients.

More recently, he has focused his skills in musculoskeletal and orthopedic Vestibular rehabilitation involves the treatment of vertigo, dizziness or imbalance arising from: benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s Disease, neurological disorders, ear infections, age related issues or other disease processes that affect the inner ear or brain. He has had excellent results and has helped many patients often in extreme distress from these often-debilitating illnesses.

In addition, Nathan is also experienced in treating patients with neurological deficits such as stroke patients, neuromuscular disorders, and head injuries. He is able to provide acute physiotherapy care and rehabilitation with the aim to return to full function.

To make an appointment with Nathan, contact us at 2525 8168.

 

Olivia Catry – Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Olivia Catry is a South African trained Physiotherapist having started her studies initially at the University of Quinnipiac in Connecticut before completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town in 2012. She is also a qualified acupuncturist (Hong Kong University Space). During her studies, she gained invaluable experience working with the medical teams at the Cape Town Rugby 7’s, University of Cape Town’s Men’s Division 1 Rugby Team and Cape Argus Cycle Race. Her responsibilities included on field management of elite athletes from acute injuries to prescribing a rehabilitation and fitness program for a full return to sport. Such exposure to high performance athletes and her own sporting pursuits both as a provincial representative for hockey and tennis, developed her keen interest in the specialty of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

She started her career in a tertiary hospital in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa where she worked in a variety of areas including paediatrics, burns, respiratory care, neurology and orthopaedics. Soon after, she moved into private practice where she has remained since pursuing excellence in the treatment of sporting injuries, exercise and fitness training including Pilates based programs, spinal dysfunctions, and post-surgical rehabilitation. She is a highly skilled manual therapist combining the best manipulative techniques and acupuncture to achieve optimal results with patients.  Olivia is also extensively trained in using real time ultrasound to assess muscular dysfunction and weakness for all population groups from elite level athletes to post-partum mothers.

To make an appointment with Olivia, contact us at 2525 8168.

 

Wendy Shum – Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Wendy Shum joined PhysioMotion in 2015. She is a British trained Physiotherapist who completed her Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiotherapy at King’s College (London) in 2005. Upon graduation, she returned to Hong Kong and began her career in private practice, but also spent four years gaining invaluable experience working in Hong Kong’s public hospital. During this time, she realised that she wanted to specialise in sports and musculoskeletal injuries. In 2011, she successfully completed her Master’s Degree in Manual Therapy (University of Western Australia) giving her the expertise to treat the full spectrum of spinal and sports injuries from acute sport’s injuries, chronic repetitive overuse problems to biomechanical analysis for performance enhancement. She has also been the team Physiotherapist for rugby at the Hong Kong Football Club; the Hong Kong Orienteering Team at the Asian Orienteering Championships in 2014; and part of the physiotherapy team at the ITU Triathlon Asian Cup in 2013. To further advance her skills in sports rehabilitation, she attained a Certificate in Advance Sports Rehabilitation with Manual Concepts (Perth, Australia) in 2014. Wendy is also qualified to practice acupuncture having completed her Diploma in Clinical Acupuncture (HKU SPACE), which she uses to compliment her strong manual therapy skills in providing effective treatment regimes.


Evidenced by Wendy’s further advanced training and education, she uses a very manual therapy based approach in the management of her patients from initial assessment to advanced level rehabilitation. She has a keen interest in spinal related dysfunction and the effects of poor biomechanics on the peripheral joints including shoulders, hip, knees and feet. To complement this, Wendy uses ‘core’ training principals to formulate the most effective rehabilitation and strengthening program based on her specialised knowledge for injuries ranging from post-partum women returning to exercise, to the elite level athlete. Her own passion for sport such as hiking, wake boarding and golfing allow her to fully appreciate the demands required during sport.


Another area of special interest and expertise that Wendy has developed is in the field of orthopaedic paediatric physiotherapy (birth to 18 years of age). During Wendy’s hospital based work and subsequently in private practice, she treated cases from torticollis (wry neck) in babies, fractures and acute injuries, as well as physical developmental delay problems. Such developmental problems may be related to premature births, neurological pathology, or any medical condition that leads to physical deconditioning.


In line with PhysioMotion’s ethos of holistic treatment, Wendy is also has specialist knowledge as a lactation pain specialist Physiotherapist. This specialty assists breast feeding mothers who are suffering from mastalgia (breast pain) or mastitis (inflammation / infection of breast tissue) to continue breast feeding naturally. Early detection and treatment of mastalgia can provide immediate relief through provision of massage and lymphatic drainage enhancing taping and expert advice regarding methods on how to return to pain-free breast feeding.


At PhysioMotion, Wendy is available to treat any musculoskeletal injury given her expertise and specialised training, but she is also able to treat patients requiring respiratory physiotherapy; cardiac rehabilitation; women’s health and paediatrics. Wendy is also fluent in Cantonese and proficient in Mandarin.


To make an appointment with Wendy, contact us at 2525 8168.




Gordana Vignjevic – Massage Therapist

Gordana Vignjevic came to Hong Kong fifteen years ago and joined PhysioMotion in 2011 as our Massage Therapist. She is originally from Serbia, but lived in South Africa for many years. She studied Anatomy and Physiology, in addition to Sports Massage through the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) in London in 2002 and 2003 respectively. Her career as a massage therapist has included treating elite level athletes in ironman triathlons, marathon runners, rugby players and she also was the official massage therapist for the Cirque Du Soleil Quidam performance in 2005.

Her treatment methods are based on a strong knowledge of biomechanics, but also a very intuitive feel for the client's needs from performance directed goals to stress relief and relaxation. Gordana is able to help alleviate any issues arising from soft tissue problems. Her passion for her work drives Gordana to continuously study different techniques of massage including: Thai Massage, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Total Body Balance, Muscle Energy Technique, Integrated Healing, Kinergetics (Kinesiology and Healing Energy). Such knowledge allows her to achieve results more efficiently.

In addition to stress management and the athletic population, Gordana also treats pre-natal and post-partum women for lymphodaema and other problems relating to the muscular system. She has extensive experience in this area and is also able to advise on appropriate compression garments to assist in improved lymphatic circulation.

To make an appointment with Gordana, contact us at 2525 8168.



Petra Rauszen – Massage Therapist

Petra Rauszen started her massage therapy training in 1994. After five years of extensive training, she specialized in sports massage. Her career as a sport's massage therapist began at the Hong Kong Football Club where she worked on a variety of people ranging from higher level athletes to amateur sport's people, for a wide range of sports including football, soccer, tennis, rugby, squash, triathlons, iron man, cricket and adventure racing. During her time at the Hong Kong Football Club she treated both amateurs and professionals in events, such as the Soccer 7s.

She has always enjoyed working closely with her patients, assisting them in injury management, prevention and recovery. Her natural ability to feel patient's areas of tension has allowed her to excel in soft tissue related issues. Her scope of treatment over the years has developed from sports massage, deep tissue, trigger point, Swedish massage, shiatsu and manual lymphatic drainage. In addition, she is able to apply safe and appropriate techniques for pre-natal mothers, treating lymphedema and enhancing general well-being. Petra`s diverse skill set and experience also allowed her to teach. She has been an active massage trainer for several years and taught for ITEC Diploma level: Lymphatic Drainage, Anatomy, Physiology and Swedish Body Massage, Sports Massage, as well Deep Tissue and Thai Massage at certificate level in Hong Kong.

After over a decade practicing massage therapy Petra realized that to promote a healthy lifestyle, she wanted to provide a more holistic treatment choice. Petra therefor went on study Systemic Kinesiology, from 2005 to 2007, in England. From 2007 – 2013 Petra has been active as Kinesiologist in her practice in Germany. She is now specialized in identifying Food Intolerance and Allergies, and providing relevant lifestyle advice and offering a variety of treatment choices.

To make an appointment with Petra, contact us at 2525 8168.




Alexandra Duff – Podiatrist

Alex is a Podiatrist trained in the United Kingdom who arrived in Hong Kong in 2007. She graduated from Leicester University in 1996 with a BSc (Hons) Podiatry. In 1999, she completed postgraduate qualifications in Education (University of Wolverhampton) and in 2006; she attained a MSc in Diabetes (Roehampton University). Alex continues to be a registrant of the Health and Care Professions Council, United Kingdom to ensure that her clients have confidence and security in her care. Since graduating, Alex has had an accomplished career in all facets of Podiatric Medicine and has worked in the National Health Service including the post of Chief Podiatrist at Darent Valley Hospital in the United Kingdom. She has also had her work published in the Diabetic Foot Journal.

As a Podiatrist, Alex has also taught biomechanics and orthotic manufacture, which proves invaluable when dealing with biomechanical problems relating not only to the lower leg, but also the lumbo-pelvic complex, the cranio cervical spine and the thorax / rib cage. This level of knowledge is important in managing acute problems of the lower limb, but also for other musculoskeletal issues that may exist elsewhere in the body. Such insight and strong focus on injury prevention, ensures application of current evidence based practice. Alex applies this approach to gait analysis and running assessments to ensure that optimal strategies are adopted for improved technique and injury prevention throughout the musculoskeletal system. This is further enhanced by Alex's commitment to working with a full team of Physiotherapist's to ensure best outcomes for clients.

In addition to the athletic population, Alex has a special interest in paediatric conditions particularly working with children with special needs. She provides a screening service to ensure appropriate developmental milestones are reached. This can also assist in early detection of potential musculoskeletal problems related to the lower leg. Expert advice is given relating to the ideal footwear specific to the child and their developmental stage.

At PhysioMotion, Alex treats the full spectrum of Podiatric conditions, including paediatrics, gait analysis, biomechanics of the lower limb, sports injuries, orthotic management, nail surgery, diabetic foot care including wound management, and the management of corns and callus' and nail care.

To make an appointment with Alex, contact us at 2525 8168.