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Our Staff

Rachel Chan

Registered Physiotherapist

Rachel is committed to provide the best physiotherapy care to the clients. And she believes strongly in early intervention and prevention, with holistic and lifespan approach. As she realizes most of the problems in adulthood have the root cause from childhood or the past. Rachel has over 20 years of experience working with children in various settings where she have gained extensive experience in working with infants, children and teenagers with different developmental, neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.

   

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Physiotherapy (Paediatrics) (Qld) (Aust) with Dean’s Commendation for High achievement
  • BSc in Physiotherapy (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • Certified Craniosacral Therapist at Apprentice Level (USA)
  • Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests Certified (USA)
  • Certified in TheraSuit® Method and Intensive physical therapy (USA)
  • Qualified Children Fitness Instructor (CHISM) (Aust)
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor (USA)
  • Craniosacral Therapy (level VI)
  • Courses on Developmental Coordination Disorder (Aust)
  • Course on Vestibular Rehabilitation (USA)
  • Course on Vestibular Activation (USA)
  • Courses on Bloomberg Rhythmic Movement Therapy

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Has over 18 years of experience working with infants, children and adolescents in various settings, including special school for children with physical disability, Tuen Mun Hospital, early education centre and private settings.
  • Worked in paediatric out patient unit of Tuen Mun Hosital for 8 years and had been the deputy from 2003 to 2009.
  • Gained valuable experience in managing children with Cerebral Palsy from infant to teenagers, and familiar in physiotherapy management for children who has received procedures such as Botox injection, Rhizotomy and various orthopaedic interventions.
  • Worked together with Dr Pauline Watter who is very experienced and renowned in treating children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD associated with motor problems.
  • Being a co-investigator and collaborated with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) to conduct a research for children with DCD.
  • Conducted clinical trials for children with DCD with various oral and paper presentations in Hospital Convention, HKPA Annual Conference, Hong Kong Society of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics - Annual Scientific Meeting CNDP.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • An executive member and health promotion group leader of Paediatric Specialty Group, Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association from 2008-2012.
  • Visiting Clinical Associate of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, supervise the clinical placement of physiotherapy students from Sichuan University, China (2012).
  • Visiting Lecturer of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Master of Physiotherapy Program in Sichuan University, China (2013).
  • Giving talks or seminars to professionals or publics on topics of Paediatric Physiotherapy:
          Child Rehabilitation Center, Huaian Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, Huai'an City, China
          Hospital Authority
          Hong Kong Rehabilitation Society
          Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association
          Hong Kong Association of Specific Learning Disabilities
          SAHK

 



Dinisha Daswani

Registered Physiotherapist (HK)

Dinisha trained as a physiotherapist in Hong Kong after graduating in 2010. She gained her experience in paediatrics whilst working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) from 2010- 2015. During her time at the hospital Dinisha worked in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), paediatric intensive care unit (PICU), paediatric medical, neurosurgical, surgical, oncology and orthopaedic wards.

   

In the out-patient setting, Dinisha worked with children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental conditions such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, hemiplegia, delayed development. She also worked with infants with orthopaedic conditions such as club foot, trigger thumb and torticollis in the out-patient setting.

During her time at QEH Dinisha was able to oversee a child’s development, especially of those who were born premature from their time in the NICU through to their toddler days. Her experience allowed her to recognize the importance of early intervention in the primary health care.

Dinisha recently completed her master degree in Sports Medicine and Health Science (2015) and researched on sport injuries in children. Dinisha is affiliated with the Sports Medicine team in the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong where she continues to promote primary health care on sport injury prevention for children.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • MSc Sport Medicine & Health Science (CUHK)
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (HKPU)
  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology (King’s College London, UK)
  • Acupuncture accreditation (HKPA)
  • Diploma in Clinical Acupuncture (HKUSPACE)
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor (USA)
  • Children and Adolescent Fitness Trainer (HK)
  • Tai Chi instructor (HK)
  • Exercise Ball Instructor (HK)
  • Certificate course in Hand Physiotherapy (HKPA)
  • Certificate course on Assessment & Management of Constipation & Fecal Incontinence
  • Course on DIR Floortime in physiotherapy
  • Course on Sensory Processing Problem in Children with ASD
  • Enhanced specialty training for physiotherapist on Neurological Conditions for Paediatric Specialty

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Over 11 years of experience working with children in various settings including schools for the physically handicapped and private clinics.
  • Worked in Queen Elizabeth Hospital from 2010- 2015.
  • In-patient service including working in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), paediatric intensive care unit (PICU), paediatric medical, neurosurgical, surgical, oncology and orthopaedic wards.
  • Out-patient setting assisting infants and children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, hemiplegia, autism, pre-maturity, delayed development, mucopolysaccharidosis, club foot, scoliosis and torticollis.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • An executive member of the Paediatric Specialty Group of the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association from 2016 onwards
  • A volunteer at the Healthy Children Competitions 2014 onwards

 

 

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