It is to enable well-being, and well-being is about the reasons one wishes to be alive.”
Being Mortal, Atul Gawande.
As an athlete in school growing up, Diyanah played semi-pro football and saw how sporting injuries could arise with her peers and had her fair share of injuries herself. That was when she realised that even though everyone knew the importance of rehabilitation, following through on the exercises was not as easy as it seemed. This led her to developing an interest in understanding and treating these injuries, which set her off to a career which she pursues to this day.
Diyanah continues to expose herself to different sports, even outdoor ones, because she believes that physiotherapists must be athletes too to understand the needs of their clients, not just in rehabilitation, but in how injury prevention can aid performance.
During her time at Khoo Teck Phuat hospital, Diyanah was given the opportunity to hone her skills in sports physiotherapy, and developed an interest in geriatric care and neuro-rehabilitation as well.
Helping people return to what they love to do, be it their sporting activities or individual roles through empowering them with the right knowledge is what makes Diyanah tick because she knows that this will add more quality years to their lives.