As an active kid I had my fair share of physiotherapy treatments and orthopaedic injuries. Thankfully, this exposed me to the amazing profession of physiotherapy!
I realised that physiotherapy would be the perfect blend for my love of sports and all things medical. So that is what I did.
As an adult, I started by studying Exercise Science and became a Certified Athletic Trainer at the University of Illinois. Somewhat ironically, I was a physical wreck after a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). I gained several kilograms due to the inactivity and a healthy diet of pizza and beer.
And while it may not be the usual career highlight for someone in exercise, I think it gives me a unique insight. I know what it’s like to come back from a major injury and a big change in diet, exercise and body shape!