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SPI ProHealth provides specialised physical therapy services at world sports championships, tournaments, and private therapy to elite athletes and teams.
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    • Originally from Vietnam and Australia
    • Registered Physiotherapist in SPI ProHealth International Team


    • Travelling all year round to cover major sporting events and tours, our international physiotherapy team is led by long-time business partners Philippa Stewart and Sheilagh Anderson.
    • Supporting a growing number of tournaments we attend each year, our world-travelling physiotherapists not only come from a vast number of countries, but they bring together with them an adventurous spin to physiotherapy services as they go on-the-road.

1.Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy.

I graduated from The University of Melbourne, in Australia. My experience in physiotherapy is predominantly musculoskeletal and sports management. I’ve been very fortunate to learn under great physiotherapists, from being a junior physiotherapist for Melbourne Victory to learning a lot about the hip and foot from the Australian ballet physiotherapists.


2. What are your interests?

I have so many loves, one of which is photography. I love shooting the everyday- ritualising routine, I call it, shooting in film and digital format. Connected to that is my love for time-lapses and video-making, I could spend hours hiking up on a freezing mountain capturing stars and cloud movements and be happy with a 10 second video and feeling like a master of time.

I also love painting, I will come up with a theme and spend months and months painting a series and then write poems and draw comics about it.

Another one of my loves is weightlifting, there is something magic about stepping onto a platform and performing a deadlift. The fluidity and strength combined. Wonderful.


3. Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventure you’ve been on. 

I was in Iceland for just under a month on my own, I decided I’d do a great solo camper van trip. I was feeling ecstatic, independent and very scared about it all. I had never camped alone and my orienteering skills were terrible. With a map in hand, I felt invincible. The first night, I tried to start up the gas stove, it took a lot of screaming as the whole thing lit on fire. Figuring out everything on my own, I was able to orientate myself around the country, as I hiked up high mountains on my own and cried at the top of every single one of them, not-to-mention having witnessed the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets and met some incredible people.


4. What is your area of expertise?

Treating lower back pain and associated leg pain, I spent a few years running a clinical Pilates programme with a strong focus on rehabilitation on lumbar spine dysfunctions and had a variety of clients who were recovering from spinal surgery to those wanting to improve on their sports performance.


5. What is the most fulfilling part of the job?

The joy I receive from helping patients recover is a remarkable elation, almost ineffable to describe. I absolutely love the process of recovery and the end results. All this fulfilment in addition to working with an excellent team.