TERENCE K.H. CHAU
Terence is a Registered Physiotherapist, registered in both Hong Kong and Australia. He obtained his BSc. in Physio in Hong Kong, Master’s in Sports Physio in Australia and Diploma in Acupuncture in China. He is also a Certified Rowing Coach and Resistance Training Instructor. Terence is currently serving as the CEO / Program Director and Principal Lecturer for the Asian Academy for Sports and Fitness Professionals (AASFP) and the Sports Physiotherapy Consultant for the Asian Fitness Therapy Center (AFTC). He has been an Honorable Advisor of SCOPE of the City University of Hong Kong since 2006 and a Board Member of the Physiotherapists Board of Hong Kong since 2008.
Terence has had extensive experience in sports physiotherapy and sports management. He specializes in orthopedics and sporting injuries and has engaged in research studies on knee rehabilitation and therapeutic exercises. He is known for treating a variety of conditions and sports injuries by adopting a holistic approach to treatment. He has worked with local and international fitness/sporting organizations and has successfully launched a wide range of education and training programs in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand. He has held various management and professional positions in the field in the past years. His prior appointments include Physiotherapy Manager at the Matilda International Hospital, Visiting Lecturer on the Undergraduate Physiotherapy program at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Committee Member of the Hong Kong Physiotherapists’ Union (HKPU) and Education Officer for the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association’s Sports Specialty Group (HKPA).
Over the years, Terence has been invited to be the Team Physiotherapist for the Hong Kong Team in numerous sporting events such as the East Asian Games (2001) and All China Games (2001). Apart from providing sports physiotherapy and on field services to athletes, Terence has played an active role in educating health and fitness professionals throughout the Asian region such as the Physiotherapist of Chiva-Som International Resort in Thailand and “The House of Dancing Water” in Macau. He is also dedicated to nurturing future physiotherapists and fitness professionals through part-time lecturing at local tertiary institutions and medical sectors such as the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong University, SPACE of the Hong Kong University, SCOPE of the City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Hospital Authority.
Since 1999, Terence has been invited to present in various international fitness conferences such as Asian Fitness Education Expo - AFEEX in Hong Kong and Beijing, AsiaFit, Fitness China, IHRSA Asia-Pacific Forum in Sydney, Asia Fitness Convention in Thailand and IDEA World in Los Angeles. He has also been extensively interviewed in TV programs, magazines and newspapers for his expert advice on health and fitness issues. Outside of work, Terence is an avid sports enthusiast and he won the first place at the 1996 Hong Kong Doubles Rowing Tournament (Lightweight Category). Combining together his experiences as a specialist in sports physiotherapist, a lecturer, a trainer as well as an athlete, Terence has a series of publication including ‘Steps to Fitness’, ‘Self Help Guide Series 1, 2 and 3-Knee rehabilitation, Back rehabilitation and Neck & shoulder rehabilitation.