Xin chào (Hello in Vietnamese) I am Daniel Nguyen, and I have been working with Absolute Balance for 4 years, predominantly in the exercise rehabilitation team. I grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney and moved to Perth in 2003 with my parents when we started to realise that Sydney was getting too chaotic.
Growing up as an only child, the best way to entertain myself was to get involved with as many sporting teams and clubs as I could in school, including swimming, martial arts, baseball, soccer, and basketball just list a few. I aspired to become a professional swimmer or basketball player until I stopped breaking records in the pool and stopped growing in height. I soon realised that to continue my passion for sport, I needed to broaden my horizons. I decided to study a Bachelor of Science majoring in Exercise Physiology at Murdoch University. This provided numerous opportunities to work with a wide variety of industries ranging from conditioning elite athletes to assist people with sub-acute, chronic medical conditions and injuries.
During my short-lived basketball career, I sustained a serious knee injury which resulted in an ACL reconstruction. During my recovery and rehabilitation period, I got to implement the theory which I learned in my degree and put it into practice. From this experience, I discovered my drive and motivation to assist people who have sustained various musculoskeletal injuries. Working with Absolute Balance has provided me a great platform for me to not only grow my clinical skills but to also educate my clients and all stakeholders the benefits of exercise both mentally and physically. Over the years, I grew interests in knee and lower back injuries. This was mainly due to sustaining a knee injury myself but also due to my dad who sustained a lower back injury at his workplace that forced him to change job roles. From these experiences, I am able to Empower, Empathise and Encourage my clients through their recovery journey.
Outside of work I love spending time outdoors with my family and friends whether it is hiking, going to the beach, camping, fishing, or going for long bike rides along the coast. I am a bit of a foodie; I love trying new food at different restaurants, local cafes, and food trucks. This interest lead to another interest in traveling around the world to experience different authentic cuisines. I have traveled to Vietnam, USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, and Bali.
Over the years of my career, I have had the opportunity to work and help many different people with a wide range of injuries and conditions. It gives me great satisfaction knowing that I have impacted their lives for the better whether it is improving their quality of life, return to work or return to sport.
Daniel Nguyen (B.Sc. Exercise Physiology)
Senior Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AES, AEP) (ESSAM)