Can you keep your promise?

1 Becoming a physiotherapist

My new year's resolution in 2012 is to study physiotherapy at university. Also, I want to break the habit of being late. My friends always get mad at me. I promise I can do it.

Dorothy Tsang

Friday, 6 January, 2012, 12:00am

Wanted: a pair of healing hands

Requirements: A physiotherapist has to talk to a lot of patients every day to find out what they need and provide suitable therapy, so good communication skills are essential.

It is also important to be observant because most initial diagnoses are made by observing a patient's movements.

19 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

A day in the life of a physiotherapist

Many clinics open from 9am to 8pm. Physiotherapists often work in shifts: the morning shift is from 9am 5pm and the afternoon shift is from 2pm to 8pm.

Patients' appointments usually last between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on the individual's need.

Many physiotherapists work alternate Saturdays - most clinics only close on Sundays.

19 Mar 2009 - 12:00am


1985: Started studying for the Professional Diploma in Physiotherapy at the Hong Kong Polytechnic - now known as

the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

1989: Graduated and joined Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital as a physiotherapist II

1991: Promoted to physiotherapist I

1997: Promoted to senior physiotherapist

11 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Crunch day for German

HONGKONG'S German rugby sevens squad member, Mathias Entenmann, hopes to receive the all-clear from a physiotherapist today for the Hongkong Sevens on March 27-28.

Entenmann hurt his left ankle during Hongkong's 29-7 defeat by Fiji in their first group game of the Canberra Sevens on Saturday and played no further part. The squad arrived back in Hongkong last night.

16 Mar 1993 - 12:00am