Get to know Shane
I usually spend my spare time working out in the gym. I used to be a personal trainer prior to pursuing my Masters in Physiotherapy and it has since been a habit to sweat it out at the gym. I mainly do resistance based training but also incorporate functional training to my regime as well. I also enjoy playing basketball and did win the University of Queensland social league once during my time there. I grew up playing music, namely the piano, violin and the Suona (a Chinese instrument) and currently still enjoy playing the piano from time to time. Family is very important to me and I make an effort to spend time with them every week. We usually go for movie nights on Thursdays and gather at my Grandma’s house on Sundays after church.
What inspired you to become a physiotherapist?
My dream when I was a kid was to play in the NBA. As I got older, that dream got slightly further away from me. But going into sports has always been something I was keen in. Hence I did my bachelors in Sports and Exercise Science. Midway through, I witnessed my brother tearing his ACL during a basketball game and how that injury derailed his entire season. I was then exposed to physiotherapy and saw how important physiotherapy is in prolonging the careers of athletes. The more I was exposed to physiotherapy, the more I started to understand how important it can be to anyone, be it a runner, a teacher or a doctor. It then sparked my conviction to want to be able to reach out and touch the lives of as many people as I can through improving the quality of life of those I interact with.
If you could take one week off, what would you do?
If I had 1 week off, I will probably be spending time with my family. We would probably take a trip back to Japan where my 2 brothers and I spent a very memorable period of our childhood in.
If you had to choose – would you rather go without your phone or your wallet for one day?
I definitely would need my phone more than my wallet. Nowadays with technology, you can even pay for things with your phone!
You can find Shane at Harbourfront Centre and Novena Square!
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