Steve Sheldon Bongcawel was born and raised in the Philippines and he is the third child among five siblings. His second elder brother is also a physical therapist based in London. Steve Sheldon obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at lligan Medical Center College, Philippines in 1999. He worked in the tertiary military hospital in Manila after passing his local Board Examination in physical therapy in 1999. He was tasked to be a coordinator in the cardiac rehabilitation program catering group of cardiac patients. He eventually became a lead physical therapist in the satellite military hospital catering a wide spectrum of cases including sport-related injuries. Because of his continuous pursuit of his interests, he took the National Physical Therapy Examination in Los Angeles, California in 2014 and successfully passed the United States examination.
He arrived in the United States in 2016 and was assigned as home health physical therapist for a short period of time before his designation as the Physical Therapy manager in Wheeler, Texas hospital. Due to other job opportunities and search for professional advancement, he was also a physical therapist at Hamlin Memorial Hospital before it was closed due to financial issues. In his designation as Director of Physical Therapy at Lillian M Hudspeth Memorial Hospital in Sonora, Texas, he further catered neuromuscular, orthopedic, geriatrics, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, sport-related injures to name a few for out-patients and/or in-patients/swing bed programs. Despite his busy schedule, he successfully finished his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Utica College in Utica, New York in 2019 with a 3.75 GPA. He got married to Janice Grace Bongcawel last March 28, 2020, a doctor of physical therapy based in UAE and she will be coming to the US soon as well. Before his physical therapist job in Llano, Texas, he had the opportunity to serve the patients for physical therapy in Pampa Regional Medical Center as well.
Moreover, with his humble beginning and experiences, he is deeply humbled to be part of the Mid Coast Health System family and the local community as well. He personally believes that education is a continuous process, and he will continue to enhance his knowledge and skills to better serve the physical therapy clients or patients in the community.