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Mr Christian Baldia

Mr Christian Baldia

Trainer

Christian has more than 10 years’experience in the PT industry. Christian has a passion in helping people achieve their goals and bringing awareness that physical training has a greater purpose. Trained in New Zealand, Christian completed his Personal Training course at the Institute of Health and Fitness. He believes in continuously expanding his knowledge by consulting with mentors from various disciplines, while also working alongside physiotherapists. His Specialties include movement and restoration training using original strength training systems; kettlebell, bodyweight, OOV and barbell training. » View details

Dr Judy Xu

Dr Judy Xu

Acupuncturist

Judy graduated from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 2006 with a bachelor degree of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Massage. Originally from China, she moved to NZ in 2016 with her husband and two children. Before that, she already had more than 10 years clinical experience and practiced in South Africa for 9 years. Judy's particular areas of special interest include Neurological conditions, Musculoskeletal disorders, Sporting injuries, Skin conditions, Gynaecological and obstetric disorders and Psychological conditions » View details

Mrs Kate Caetano

Mrs Kate Caetano

Podiatrist

Kate is enthusiastic about seeing people get back to doing what they love and reaching their goals. Kate has been through her own acute and chronic injuries and as a podiatrist she knows how important all-inclusive holistic healthcare is to anyone’s quality of life. She focuses on treating the whole body, so you get better and stay better with gait analysis and retraining, biomechanical assessment, pressure distribution therapy and muscle drill conditioning. Kate is also a Running Coach and takes regular running workshops to help those who are just starting out through to those that want to improve their technique and learn how to reduce risk of injury while running. » View details

Mr Kyle  Pennell

Mr Kyle Pennell

Occupational Therapist

Kyle is passionate about Occupational Therapy with over a decade of experience supporting people to live well and be equiped to perform their everyday activities of life; whether this is following an injury or a setback. Kyle is a client-centered pratitioner who has trained in mutliple practice settings including Community Aged Care, Acute Medical/Surgical, Mental Health and Addictions and Vocational Rehabilitation. Getting people 'life fit' involves the training of functional skills, delivering education, and provision of activity based interventions. An Occupational Therapy Session with Kyle would be of benefit if you expereince • Pain, Discomfort or Injury • Difficulty performing tasks at home or work • Decresed Motivation and/or Increased Anxiety • Changes in daily habits and routines. » View details

Miss Melissa Gillespie

Miss Melissa Gillespie

Physiotherapist

Melissa has come from a strong sporting background. It was receiving many injuries from various sports, and witnessing the recovery she had from physiotherapy, that lead her into the role she’s in today. Melissa completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours and has recently relocated to Hamilton to start her Physiotherapy career. She is living out her dream of being able to help people achieve their goals through Physiotherapy, as she was once helped. » View details

 Melody Dickinson

Melody Dickinson

Massage Therapist

Melody brings over 10 years experience as a qualified Massage Therapist with a degree in Therapeutic and Sports Massage and training in Dry Needling and Kineso taping. She has working internationally in Australia, the UK and Canada, in addition to NZ. Melody’s unique, strong skill-set means she can draw on specific massage techniques to better meet a client’s individual needs. These could include, but are not limited to Back, neck and shoulder release, Stress and muscular related headaches, Sports recovery massage and Pre and post-natal Pregnancy massage. Melody prides herself on delivering the most effective, client-centred individual treatment possible from a Massage Therapist. This means utilising all her skills to find the root of a problem rather than mere symptom relief and to ensure lasting results. Melody is passionate about helping her clients return to the most important things in their life that pain has taken away. When she is not helping to improve lives, Melody enjoys travelling the world, hiking, skiing and more recently on her travels has discovered the beauty of being under the ocean after learning to scuba dive. » View details

Mrs Rachael Street

Mrs Rachael Street

Physiotherapist

Rachael is one of our fantastic Senior Therapists and has worked in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy ever since she graduated from AUT in 2011. She has worked with rugby teams, in post-operative orthopaedic and cardio-respiratory settings and in private clinics both here in New Zealand and the UK. Rachael is passionate about what she does and loves nothing more than to see her clients achieve their full potential and beyond. She enjoys the challenge of figuring out why someone has injured themselves and correcting these imbalances to ensure the injury does not reoccur. She uses a combination of good education, hands on techniques, exercise prescription and is also skilled in dry needling. Rachael is a health and fitness fanatic herself, spending any spare time at the gym or running the Hakiramata’s and she also enjoys travelling. » View details

Mr Stephen Pollock

Mr Stephen Pollock

Physiotherapist

Stephen has special interest in treating back injuries and bio-mechanics – the way the body moves. His highlight in physiotherapy is seeing a client walk out functioning better than when they came in. He enjoys the fact that at Advance he can take the time to treat each client uniquely and then educate them on how to maintain the improvement they have made after their treatment is finished. » View details

Mr Tony ter Ellen

Mr Tony ter Ellen

Massage Therapist / Physiotherapist

Originally from the Bay of Plenty Tony has spent 10 years studying and working in Hamilton. A background of playing and coaching various sports has lead Tony into a diverse healthcare journey, with over 20 years experience in sports massage and yoga teaching and now physiotherapy. Tony combines exercise prescription and manual therapy to address his clients’ needs. He believes learning keeps us stimulated and alive and brings this approach into improving physical function. While his sporting days are largely over, he is still a keen follower of NZ sports people and teams. He enjoys staying active at the gym, yoga studio and great outdoors and is a slightly addicted record collector. » View details