Meet Embrace Physiotherapist Brenda lee
Brenda graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy. She has spent the last 6 years working at Changi General Hospital where she was a team lead in the musculoskeletal outpatient department.
It was a chance encounter with a pregnant patient suffering from back pain and urinary incontinence that ignited her interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy. Apart from the underlying musculoskeletal problems, she had to navigate the intricate world of human relations and build trust with her patients to understand more about their pelvic health issues –made more difficult as these issues are still regarded as highly sensitive in Singapore’s culture today. She believes knowledge in women’s health empowers her patients to manage these conditions better and as such, aims to put the comfort of her patients first and to develop a two-way therapeutic relationship.
She is undergoing further training and professional development in the area of pelvic floor dysfunction, and pre and postnatal rehabilitation with the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Brenda is also a certified pre and postnatal yoga teacher and FMT (Functional Movement Training) rock taping practitioner.
In her spare time, Brenda tries to stay active with yoga to maintain both physical and mental health. She is also an avid tea lover.
Brenda speaks fluent English and Mandarin.
AHPC Singapore registered Physiotherapist
- BSc (1st Class Hons) in Physiotherapy, Glasgow Caledonian University
- Level 1 Introductory Women’s Health Physiotherapy Pathway, Australian Physiotherapy Association
- Pre and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training
- Certified Hydrotherapist – Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) Aquatic Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions (Lumbar spine and Lower Limb)
- Functional Movement Training Rock Taping certified
Best thing about being a physio?
Being able to help people feel different: giving them the confidence to try something that has been too painful or frightening to do; to move more freely and take control of their lives. I wouldn’t dare say I transform people’s lives but being a physio allows me to care for people not just their illness. Being a part of their recovery journey during rehabilitation is the best thing a physio can ask for.
One great thing is also while making sure my patients have the right technique during their exercises, I’m also achieving my daily exercise goals by doing exercises with them!
How do you Embrace Life?
Love fully, laugh daily, be silly. Embrace new ways of thinking as every interaction is a path to growth!
Late night supper with my husband while binge watching Netflix. Online shopping and adding loads of stuff to my favorites list.