Emily Fagan


Areas of Expertise:
Ankles and lower limb

Emily is a registered physiotherapist, graduating with Masters from Curtin University Western Australia in 2017. Prior to that she graduated from Melbourne University with Bachelor of Science with Honours in Human Anatomy and Biomedicine.

Upon graduating Emily worked in the hospital for a year in an acute orthopaedic setting. Since then has shifted her focus working extensively in private practice setting treating  musculoskeletal and sports injuries. This is where she developed her specialities in clinical pilates, dry needling therapy and running assessments.

Emily enjoys treating ankle, hip and tendon injuries such as achilles and gluteal tendinopathy. These skills have been honed from working alongside many triathlon and running clubs. As well as seeing many acute ankle injuries working as the physiotherapist for the Melbourne Rebels Womens rugby club.

Emily’s passion for a job in physiotherapy came from her own shoulder injuries sustained while kayaking at a national level. Through her long rehabilitation journey she came to admire the compassion and dedication that the physiotherapists showed her, therefore treats her patients the same way in their own rehabilitation journey.

Back home Emily is active in running and triathlon clubs and here in Singapore is part of the Australian Rules Football team the Wombats. Emily is planning to do her next half marathon along the Great Ocean Road next year… but is struggling getting the training in with the Singapore humidity!

Qualified from:

Science: (Hons) University of Melbourne
Physiotherapy: Curtin University, Western Australia

Past employment

Shinbone Medical, Melbourne
Back in Motion, Melbourne
City Baths, Sports and Spinal
Physiotherapist Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union

What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?

I’ve treated endurance sports team athletes and complex knee conditions for years in Melbourne. I like to clearly communicate a management plan and see exercise as medicine, and the correct prescription and dosage are crucial to success.

Favourite Conditions to Treat?

Knees, tendons of all types, shoulder instability, hips and endurance sports cycling/running injuries and post-op rehabilitation

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?

I’m in my happy place running and cycling. I love to travel and see different parts of the world. I’ve just started to learn to surf too!

What would be your personal motto?

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results – Albert Einstein

Who is someone you admire and why?

My mum and my brother both work in the climate change and environmental sectors. I hugely admire their passion and drive to change big picture issues.

Your most-outstanding achievement:

Finishing a half ironman in 35-degree heat. It’s probably common in Singapore, but it was tough for me coming from Melbourne!

What would you cook if I came round for dinner?

I’m a terrible cook but I can do good roast potatoes with duck fat.

Where should we go on holiday?

South to North trip up the coast of Vietnam.

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