Ng Hong Kai graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise and Sports Science in 2012 and subsequently attained a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2014. His passion for physiotherapy started during his polytechnic days where he sustained several knee injuries from competitive tennis. Hong Kai had to undergo Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery and a meniscus repair as a result. These, however, were integral in shaping his understanding and belief in physiotherapy for musculoskeletal conditions.
Hong Kai first worked at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, where he was exposed to a variety of cardiopulmonary, orthopaedic and neurological conditions. He was eventually relocated to Mount Elizabeth Rehabilitation Centre at Paragon Medical Centre to focus on his key interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. A firm believer that ‘exercise is medicine’, Hong Kai adopts a holistic and evidence-based approach in managing his patients, blending his exercise science and physiotherapy knowledge in achieving patient-centred outcomes.
Besides clinical work, Hong Kai is also a firm advocate of lifelong education. He equips himself regularly with the latest developments in scientific research and continually attends additional physiotherapy courses so as to upgrade his knowledge and skills. He was also a guest speaker at the Parkway Shenton GP’s Continuing Medical Education event, where he underlined the importance of a multi-modal approach in managing patients with musculoskeletal conditions; where patient, therapist and doctor form a therapeutic alliance in achieving the best possible patient outcomes. Hong Kai was also a participating physiotherapist at the recent Straits Times Run in 2017, educating the public about the profile and strategies in managing common running injuries.
In his leisure time, Hong Kai also enjoys swimming, working out in the gym and spending quality time with his family. He is also an avid coffee drinker and finds joy from visiting different local and international cafes for a good cup of coffee.
Hong Kai practises at Jurong.