The Philippine team at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, had impressive victories, in Taekwondo, Gymnastics, Squash, Soft Tennis, and Pole Vault. Another standout achievement was the Philippine Women’s Football Team U17, who secured their first-ever spot in the AFC Championship with a 1-0 win over Vietnam. Key to these successes were the contributions of two dedicated professionals, Dominique Abayon and Jamie Lou Trespicio, both BS Physical Therapy alumni from the Class of 2016 at Riverside College.
They brought their expertise in two key areas:
1. Injury Prevention: With a keen understanding of the physical demands of the sport, both devised comprehensive injury prevention strategies that kept the players in peak condition throughout the tournament.
2. Injury Rehabilitation: When injuries occurred, they provided unparalleled rehabilitation services, facilitating a swift and full recovery for injured players, ensuring they returned to the field stronger than ever.
Both Dominique Abayon and Jamie Lou Trespicio expressed their deep appreciation for the opportunity to contribute to the victory of the Philippines. Dominique stated, “It has been an incredible journey working with this exceptional group of athletes. I’m honored to have played a role in their success, and I look forward to helping more athletes achieve their best potential.” Similarly, Jamie Trespicio shared her sentiments, saying, “Being part of this journey with our athletes has been truly rewarding. Their hard work and dedication inspire us every day, and we’re committed to continuing to support them in reaching their highest level of performance.”
The victories of the Philippine Team in various events are a powerful reminder that sports success is not solely determined by what transpires on the field but is also shaped by the unwavering dedication and tireless efforts of professionals like Dominique and Jamie, who work diligently behind the scenes to ensure that athletes are primed to perform at their very best.