Today, we want to take the opportunity to welcome physiotherapist Zara Goodier to the PhysioActive team. Originally from the UK, Zara graduated with a B.Sc Management degree before going on to complete a B.Sc Physiotherapy degree from Keele University. Following graduation Zara completed rotations within the NHS as well as working at Manchester City Football Club academy alongside the ladies team.
Prior to joining PhysioActive, Zara worked in Singapore in a private practice, gaining great experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries and post-operative conditions. Zara is registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK) and the Allied Health Professions Council (Singapore). In her spare time Zara enjoys travel and photography as well as keeping fit by joining every exercise class going. Read on to see what Zara had to say...
How did you come to be in Singapore?
I visited a friend who was living in Singapore in 2007. I completely fell in love with the vibrant city. There seemed to be so much to see and do, a diversity of colour and culture and a hop skip and a jump away from some fantastic Asia adventures. It took me a few years to finally make the move, but in 2014 I did!
Where did you work before PhyisioActive?
I have worked for the past two years at another private clinic in Singapore. Prior to this I was working within the UK NHS, specialising in musculoskeletal injuries in inpatient and outpatient settings. I also provided physiotherapy and pitch side support at the Manchester City Ladies Team games.
What is your specialism?
I am particularly interested in the back, pelvis and lower limbs. Whether a condition or injury has developed traumatically or gradually, I particularly enjoy assessing and discovering the key things the client needs to work on. I find it extremely rewarding guiding someone through the rehabilitation process so that they can achieve their goals. It is hugely rewarding seeing someone leave the clinic stronger, more confident and pain-free.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Not much! I'm definitely a night owl. However, if anything gets me moving before dawn it's the prospect of far off travel, captivating photographs to snap or just a good old sweaty bootcamp!
What do you do with your holiday time?
I know its a cliche to say this living out in Asia, but travel, travel, travel. I love to see all the different cultures and beautiful landscapes that exist. I take an "always say yes" attitude when on my travels; this has resulted in some interesting experiences, terrifying foods, crazy activities and lifetime memories. It also means that I have climbed Africa's biggest mountain, shook hands with the Dalai Lama and skied, scubaed, biked and hitchhiked my way around Asia and beyond.
Do you have any hobbies?
Photography is probably my biggest hobby at present. I find street photography fascinating when visiting different parts of the region. It is a fantastic way to preserve memories. I also enjoy fitness and wellness classes. I have a fantastic membership which allows me to drop into classes all over the island, keeping it fun and varied. It might be yoga one day, zumba the next or morning bootcamp in one of the parks.
Best of luck to Zara in her new role here at PhysioActive - if you'd look to book an appointment to see Zara or one of our other specialist physiotherapists, be sure to get get in touch.