Spotlight on a specialist: James Lee, Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Why did you choose your particular specialty?

I had a knee injury while playing football at school and sought help from a local sport physiotherapist, which ignited my passion for physiotherapy and rehabilitation.  Following this, subsequent rugby injuries led me back to physiotherapy and so my mind has always been set on helping people recover from injury!

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The best part about the job is supporting patients with a return to the activity or sport they love! 

What one thing do you wish every member of the public knew?

That there is always something that can be done to help you, whatever the problem. Ask someone or talk to someone!

What three traits define you?

Hard working

Who is your inspiration?

My parents. They have both worked very hard to support me to help me get to where I am today.

What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?

Achieving my Physiotherapy Masters degree from King’s College London.  I was completing a full-time degree while working to help fund it, a lot of hard work all paid off when graduating!

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

An astronaut

What advances in medicine are you most excited about?

People are using wearable technology to track activity more and more.  I believe that the more engaging we can make this the more physically active and furthermore, healthier, the general population will be!  Undoubtedly this technology will get smarter and more sophisticated to track all elements of health with the potential to save lives.

What (health) app would you most recommend?

For those who aren’t running or those looking to return to running following injury (once recommended by a health professional) it has to be the Couch to 5km App. It’s free, easy to use and allows a graded return to running! What better way than to start running under the guidance of Michael Johnson the former Olympic Sprinter!

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