What is your role at the GSSMC?
Do you hold any positions outside the clinic?
On some mornings, I can be found inside University Alberta Hospital or Children’s Stollery Hospital seeing patients of all ages and all conditions including: the Orthopedic Unit, General Medicine Unit, and any of the Children’s Units inpatient/outpatient areas.
What is your main area of practice?
I enjoy treating all types of musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries, however, I have a keen interest in rock climbing and dance-related injuries. While I have participated in some multidisciplinary Knee Injury clinics in the past, currently, I am increasing my involvement with the Shoulder Team multidisciplinary clinics. I am also fluent in Cantonese and have a working knowledge of Mandarin and French.
What did you study and where?
Some may say that I’m a collector of Bachelors (paper, that is). I’m lucky to say that I received my Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from Queen’s University, followed by a Bachelor of Education from University of Toronto, OISE. After some life experience and a long hiatus from academia, I embarked on a journey toward Western Canada to complete my Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta.
Do you work specific days/hours?
Monday to Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. and some Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Are you affiliated with any teams?
Currently, I’m not affiliated with any teams, but I have had the opportunity to volunteer as a member of the on-site medical team for a variety of events, tournaments, and championships including: 2014 National Wrestling Championships (Edmonton, AB), 2014 CIS Track and Field Championships (Edmonton, AB), 2010 Men’s Wheelchair Basketball America’s Cup (Richmond, BC), and the 2009 World Police and Fire Games (Burnaby, BC). As a PT student, I was a novice coxswain for the U of A Rowing Team. As you can see, I do enjoy learning and being involved with a lot of different sports and activities. If you have an injury from any activity, from wheelchair sports, climbing, lawn bowling, to slack lining, I’d like to work with you, to help you return to your activities and achieve your goals.
What is your favourite way to stay active?
I enjoy many genres of activities outside of work. In my spare time, I can be found scaling the University Climbing Wall, rippin’ up some fresh lines on my sweet backcountry skis, burnin’ the salsa/cha-cha dance floor, or diggin’ some fancy hits on a volleyball court. To quench my thirst for a more relaxing break, I love discovering warm surfing and diving spots around the world.