Category: Sports

You are damaged.

Do words matter? Does how a physician or provider gives you information make a difference in how you interpret it? I spent 4 years in medical school, 4 years in internship/residency, and 1 year in fellowship to learn how to diagnose and manage musculoskeletal injuries.

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The Grim Reaper Only Finds What It Can Catch!

I posted this video (or see below) after I came across one of my favorite articles. This study by de Britto et. al. looked at people (51–80 yo) who could perform this movement (sitting rising test) from the floor without losing balance or needing support. They found those who could complete this movement tended to live longer compared to those who could not!

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We need to learn to be kids again

I posted this video after I came across one of my favorite articles. Basically in this article, the authors found that people (51-80 yo) who could perform this movement (sit to rise) from the floor without losing balance or needing support tended to live longer (de Brito et al. 2012). Such a simple test!

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WORK HISTORY

April 2016 – Current

Director of Sports Medicine

EVMS MEDICAL GROUP, NORFOLK, VA

I currently work in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. I also serve as assistant professor at EVMS working with residents and medical students.


August 2012 – March 2016

CLinician and managing Partner

REBOUND ORTHOPEDICS & NEUROSURGERY, VANCOUVER, WA

I loved living in the Pacific Northwest! Aside from clinical care, I was involved in holding monthly spine conferences and helping develop a multidisciplinary spine center.


EDUCATION

2011 – 2012

Spine and Sports Medicine Fellowship

SPINE AND SPORTS PHYSIATRISTS, ELMHURST, IL

A year dedicated to diagnosing and managing a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. I also had the opportunity to give a variety of lectures to various residents in the Chicagoland area.


2008 – 2011

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY / REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, CHICAGO, IL

Outside of residency, I became very involved within the field at a national level serving as president of the Resident Physician Council for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Helping develop the largest and longest running physiatric medical student programs in the country is one of my proudest achievements.


2003 – 2007

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

ARIZONA COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE, GLENDALE, AZ

A challenging yet exciting part of my life. This is where I started to create my vision of musculoskeletal medicine. My skills as an osteopathic physician have truly complemented my sports medicine practice.


1997 – 2001

B.S. Biology

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

Aside from studying, I became very involved in the Filipino-American community on campus. This is where I realized my passion for leadership and mentoring.

NAVIGATION