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If your body is feeling achy lately, you’re certainly not alone. Muscle aches and joint pains can take a toll on anyone, whether you’re a sedentary professional, a weekend warrior, or a professional athlete.

Not sure who to call? We’ve asked around the health industry to compile a list of the best practitioners in Hong Kong to get you the best possible treatments (in no particular order)

Dr. Damien Mouellic

The Franco-Australian osteopath is trained and experienced in treating general musculoskeletal disorders, including neck and back pain, headaches, chronic conditions affecting shoulders, hip, knees and elbows, asthma, period pains, colic in babies and pregnant women. As the founder of Hong Kong Osteopathic Association and Stanley Wellness Centre, Damien places emphasis on a holistic approach to health and wellbeing for his patients.

Stanley Wellness Centre, G/F, 120 Stanley Main Street, Stanley​​, +852 2372 9700

Jenny Chan

Jenny is a registered sports and dance physiotherapist and the founder of Perfect Pointe Physiotherapy, who has over 10 years of experience treating dancers of Hong Kong Ballet and working on-field for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, Tennis Tournament and Hong Kong Arts Festival. She takes an East meets West approach to physiotherapy treatments, which range from new technology—such as shockwave therapy and a neck traction machine—to traditional Chinese acupuncture and fire cupping.

Perfect Pointe Physiotherapy, Room 701, Chuang's Tower, 30-32 Connaught Road, Central, +852 6080 5655

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Jean-Christophe Monnerville

Jean-Christophe is an experienced osteopath who specialises in treating sports injuries, newborns, pregnant women and musculoskeletal problems caused by posture, occupation or stress. His philosophy is to enhance the body’s self-healing mechanism through restoring the balance between the structure and function of the body in order to maintain health in the long run, rather than focusing solely on the injury itself. He pratices at the OT&P clinic in Central, but you can also find him at the Repulse Bay branch on Wednesday and Saturday.

OT&P, 5/F, Century Square, 1 D’Aguilar Street, Central, +852 2521 3181; G205, The Repulse Bay, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay, +852 2813 1978 

Colin Symmonds

As the CEO and founder of Joint Dynamics, Colin is a physiotherapist with over 27 years of clinical experience. He focuses on a multidisciplinary approach that encourages “intelligent movement”, in which he incorporates manual therapy and restorative personal training in his physio treatment plan to offer a cohesive musculoskeletal package for clients who suffer from movement impairments and injuries.  

Joint Dynamics, 5/F, Asia Standard Tower 59-65 Queens Road Central; 12/F Dorset House, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, +852 2762 0528

Michael Roper

As an active sportsman himself, Michael has a keen interest in sports-related conditions and the interplay between muscle balance and postural alignment. He specialises in a comprehensive physiotherapy approach that integrates manual therapy and functional training exercises. He is also the lead physio for the Hong Kong Women's National 15s rugby team.

SportsPerformance, 8/F, China Building, 29 Queen’s Road Central, +852 2521 6380

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Justin Faulkner 

Having worked with the Hong Kong Rugby Union as their head physiotherapist for 18 years, and as a physiotherapist for major sports events in Asia and worldwide, Justin is an experienced practitioner who has a keen interest in sports injuries, though his clients are not limited to athletes. He founded PhysioCentral in 2003, which offers a wide range of physical therapy services, from post-surgery rehabilitation to sports physiotherapy and workplace injuries.

PhysioCentral, Universal Trade Centre Unit 2104, 21/F 3-5A Arbuthnot Road, Central, +852 2801 4801

Elena Hobson

Elena is a physiotherapist with eight years of clinical experience and has travelled with the Hong Kong Netball team, Australian Masters Hockey and other Australian state teams as their team physio. She is currently based at Coastal Fitness with BodySHADOW Physio, providing professional manual therapy and rehabilitation services for CrossFitters and athletes.

Coastal Fitness Performance Training, G/F, Shop 3 Victoria Centre, 15 Watson Rood, North Point, +852 5935 9056

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Ruth Andrews

Ruth is a manual therapist who focuses on combining manual therapies with rehabilitative exercise and mobility work to help her clients maintain a consistent optimal state, protecting the body from big fluctuations in discomfort and release. As the sports therapist for Active Relief HK, Ruth specialises in treatments that involve hands-on manipulations and mobilisations to strengthen, stabilise and restore the body for long-term health results. She currently practices independently at Coastal Fitness, Connect Fitness & Physiotherapy and Goji Elite.

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Annie Wong

Annie is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who combines acupuncture with energy healing and herbal medicine to treat acute and chronic pain (some of our Tatler 500 Listers are her clients). She is experienced with using the dry needling technique to target myofascial trigger points for pain and spasm relief, or as tune ups to prevent minor ailments from becoming major problems.

Virtue Herbal Medication Health Centre, Room 1101, Baile Commercial Centre, 180 Causeway Bay Road, Tin Hau, +852 2836 6844

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