Karyn has completed her Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at La Trobe University and obtained her Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) from the University of Sydney. She is an APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.
She is also trained in dry needling, Mulligan technique, hydrotherapy and Clinical Pilates. She believes in lifelong learning and constantly upgrade her clinical skills with external short courses conducted by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and regular in-house professional development with Specialist Physiotherapist, Dr Max Lim.
Karyn has more than ten years of clinical experience in physiotherapy with earlier experience in Singapore acute hospital and has experiences in neurological rehabilitation, outpatient physiotherapy services, orthopedics, geriatric and vestibular rehabilitation.
The interest in sports physiotherapy arises when she was involved as a team physiotherapist for a rugby club in Singapore. She was also appointed as a medical officer for the Singapore Team in the FESPIC games and the ASEAN games between 2005-2007.
On top of clinical work, Karyn loves to think out of the box for work processes and for patient care and management. She had participated actively in Singapore’s innovative practice award between 2007-2009 and received multiple prestigious awards for her projects.
After relocating to the most liveable city in the world – Melbourne, Karyn has worked in both private practice and in aged care setting. She has gained a great range of experience in the management of musculoskeletal conditions like neck and spinal pain, headache, tennis elbow, hip and gluteal pathologies, OA knees, low back pain, knee meniscal and sports related injuries. She also has great interest in chronic pain management. She incorporate a holistic approach with pain education, “hands on” treatment, self management strategies, hydrotherapy and exercise therapy.
Karyn is also actively involved in the clinical training and mentoring of physiotherapists.
Karyn believes that prevention is better than cure and empowerment of self efficacy with pain and injury management is paramount. Maximising one’s potential to live a happy and healthy life is extremely rewarding.
Recreationally, Karyn enjoys the nature and outdoor activities like bushwalking, travelling and photography.
Karyn is fluent in English and Mandarin.