Monday, September 20, 2010

Meet RIF Physical Therapist - Belinda Ting

Belinda Ting, Doctorate PT, FAAOMPT, Certified Pilates instructor  

Belinda is one of only 462 fellows belonging to the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy committed to advance orthopedic manual therapy worldwide. She graduated in 2003 with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University and has been an Orthopedic Certified Specialist since 2006. Belinda’s interest in sports began at an early age with her participation in competitive tennis and gymnastics. With 13 years of movement science experience, Belinda began her journey of promoting health through fitness as a Personal Trainer in Singapore. Belinda worked for almost 4 years at a Sports/Orthopedic Physical Therapy Clinic in Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

In addition to working as a Physical Therapist, Belinda has also been teaching Pilates in a studio for the past 4 years. She combines fitness and rehabilitation through core strengthening and dynamic stretching from Pilates. Her background in gymnastics combined with her recent research in this field gives her a very well rounded understanding towards these athletes.

Belinda’s Philosophy
Belinda believes strongly that ‘Our body’s dysfunction is an accumulation of our lifetime of sports and daily activities. It is movement that brought us to this dysfunction and I believe that movement through rehabilitation can bring back function but only through manual therapy can we expedite this process’.

• Doctorate / Licensed in Physical Therapy
• Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
• Board Certified Orthopedic Certified Specialist
• National Strength and Conditioning Association-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
• American College of Sports Medicine-Health Fitness Instructor
• Certified Pilates Instructor from Power Pilates (Classical)