Today, we want to take the opportunity to welcome physiotherapist Liam McGinley to the PhysioActive team. Originally from Ireland, Liam graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physiology and Anatomy before going on to obtain his MSc in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
Before joining PhysioActive, Liam spent his last 2 years working in Singapore’s KK Women’s and Children’s hospital, working in both inpatients and outpatients treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and post-operative orthopaedic conditions. Now that he's here, we thought we ought to ask him a few questions so that you can get to know him more! Read on to see what Liam had to say...
How did you come to be in Singapore?
I'm originally from Ireland. I studied for my degree in Ireland before going on to complete my masters in the UK. I have been living in Singapore for the past two and a half years, having moved over with my girlfriend Maire, who is also a physiotherapist (shown above).
Where did you work before PhysioActive?
I spent two years working in Singapore’s KK Women’s and Children’s hospital.
What's your specialism?
My special interest in physiotherapy is in sports rehabilitation, especially knee and ankle injuries. I'm constantly trying to read up on and to further my knowledge in this area. I've gained experience working with footballers, runners, golfers, rugby players, and many other recreational sports players. I also spent time working with a professional soccer academy in the UK.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
I'm very passionate about my job and about caring for my patients’ needs. I'm also a very friendly person who really enjoys working as part of a team.
What do you like to do with your holiday time?
I love travelling and experiencing new cultures. So far, since moving to Singapore, I've visited Abu Dhabi, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
Do you have any hobbies?
In my free time I play Gaelic football with the Singapore Gaelic Lions club (shown below). In 2015, I represented Singapore in the Asian Games in Shanghai and also represented Asia in the World Games held in Abu Dhabi. I'm also a keen runner, and I enjoy attending yoga classes when I can squeeze some into my schedule.
Best of luck to Liam in his new role here at PhysioActive - if you'd look to book an applointment to see Liam or one of our other specialist physiotherapists, be sure to get get in touch.