Callum Chia

Special Interest:

Post-operative rehab, ankle/knee/hip/lower back problems, movement dysfunction and corrective exercise.

Physio Philosophy:

Move well, before you move often. Fundamental movement dysfunctions will catch up to you at some point in your life. Learning how to move well is key in exposing and treating the source of injury rather than just the symptoms. Callum brings experience from working with elite level athletes in performance environments to severely disabled individuals in public health care, tailoring rehab programs according to patient needs. He uses a combined approach of manual therapy and a structured corrective exercise program to resolve the issues that are giving patients grief.  Ultimately to move more efficiently, effectively and more importantly – pain free!

Training and background:

MPT Physiotherapy – Hong Kong Polytechnic University
MS Kinesiology – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BS Athletic Training – University of Michigan
Physiotherapist – Hong Kong National Men’s XVs Rugby
Strength and Conditioning Specialist – Hong Kong Judo Association/HK Poly U
Seasonal Athletic Trainer – New York Knicks (NBA Basketball)
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer – Illinois Fighting Illini (NCAA Division 1 Football)

Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM)
FMS Certified
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Physio belief:

Self-maintenance is important no matter how active or in-active you are. We need to take ownership of our own bodies and learn how to appropriately take are of them. We only get one chance at this!

Best physio story:

While on the road with the Knicks, night before a game in Philadelphia. After the evening treatment session, Amare Stoudemire turns to us and says “wanna go get some Philly cheese steaks?”. So we end up in a local diner, a 6’10 basketball player, 2 Brits and myself. We definitely got some confused looks. Needless to say he had a big game the next day and we got the win. Take home message: eat good, feel good, play good!

Last music download:

Tribe Called Quest – “We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service”

30 mins is best spent:

Rolling on a lacrosse ball – you can always find a knot somewhere that needs some love!