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Lenis Phoa


BSc Physiotherapy (Hons)

Diploma in Physiotherapy

Level 1 ParaVolley Classifier

People will forget what was said and done, but people will never forget how they felt.

Lenis graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic in 2016 with a Diploma in Physiotherapy before obtaining an Honours Degree for Bachelor in Science (Physiotherapy) from Trinity College, Dublin in 2017.


She started her career in Yishun Health, working in various settings including the inpatient wards, outpatient clinics, and the community. Lenis has managed an extensive variety of clients in the rehabilitation hospital setting, including those with post-operative general and orthopaedic conditions, wounds, chronic disease, neurology and geriatric conditions.


Since her schooling days, Lenis has played volleyball and trained as a javelin thrower. As a former national volleyball player, she has had first-hand experiences on how injuries can be a major setback on sporting goals. She understands the significance of appropriate rehabilitation and injury prevention in getting an athlete back on track.


Over the years, she has found ways to integrate her passions together – transitioning clients back into the community through adaptive sports! After completing the Level 1 Sitting Volleyball Classifier course in 2018, Lenis founded PlayKaki, a volunteer-led adapted sport program for patients in Yishun Community Hospital. In her free time, she dives into the world of adapted sports as part of the core team for PlayBuddy (adapted sport program for children with mainly physical disabilities) and an avid volunteer with the National Wheelchair Rugby Team. She also keeps fit as a player and coach with her alumni volleyball team.


Her curiosity and dedication towards community care and adapted sports has led to success in numerous aspects, including receiving Client Experience Gold Award (Team) at the Community Care Excellence Awards 2022, for redesigning rehabilitation roles in COVID-19 Treatment Facility to support patient care. In 2022, Lenis was also nominated for Outstanding Physiotherapist in the Public/ILTC Sector as part of Singapore Physiotherapy Association’s Annual Physiotherapy Awards.


Lenis prioritizes her clients’ goals and empathizes with the challenges they face, understanding that each individual experiences a unique rehabilitation process. Beyond the disease, she values her clients and their personhood; because people will forget what was said and done, but people will never forget how they felt.

Lenis Phoa - Sport Physiotherapist
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