Isabel has always loved learning about the science of the human body. In 2013, she graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science. Subsequently, she moved to Australia to pursue a double Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and Applied Science (Osteopathy).
She has gained exposure to patients from a variety of ages and backgrounds. In 2018, she spent five weeks in India treating patients at a local hospital and advocating public health within the community. In 2019, she joined an osteopathic volunteering program in Bali. Whilst there, she treated children with physical and mental disabilities. Furthermore, she has training in geriatric care from a placement program at an aged care facility in Victoria.
Isabel has a keen interest in treating athletic injuries, stemming from years of experience as a competitive badminton player and assistant badminton coach. Moreover, she regularly volunteers as a sports science intern for the Philippine Olympic Committee where she works closely with elite athletes. As a result, this has enabled her to develop a deeper understanding of the physical and mental demands of top-level sport.
As part of her osteopathic treatment, Isabel uses a wide range of manual therapy techniques as well as dry needling. In addition, she puts a heavy emphasis on patient education regarding topics such as pain science, ergonomics, exercise rehabilitation, basic nutrition, stress management and lifestyle advice.
In her spare time, Isabel likes to keep physically fit by playing badminton, practicing yoga and going on scenic hikes. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family (virtually), watching Korean drama, and playing dungeons and dragons.