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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

Miss Heidi van Loon

Miss Heidi van Loon

Physiotherapist

It was a strong passion for sports and being active that led Heidi to studying at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and ultimately taking up Physiotherapy as a career. Heidi believes that it is not only the rehabilitation of the injury that is important but injury (or re-injury, as the case may be) prevention is key too. This belief is central to her methods of practice. Heidi enjoys hands on methods and working alongside her clients to help them achieve their goals. » View details

Mr John Appel

Mr John Appel

Physiotherapist

Originally from the USA, John graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy in Dayton, Ohio. Before this, he studied and gained a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and Athletic Training degree. As a Myofascial Release therapist John has worked with a wide range of clients from professional athletes to chronic fibromyalgia clients. John will assess your whole body for fascial restrictions by observing your posture and alignment. John F. Barnes Myofascial Release treats the whole person and looks beyond diagnosis. Fascia is a very important system in our body that is not well understood by our traditional healthcare system. John has over 10 years working on the fascial system and returns to the States on a regular basis to keep his skills at the highest level. » 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. Original from China, she moved to NZ in 2016 with her husband and two children. Before that, She already has more than 10 years clinical experience and practiced in South Africa for 9 years. Judy's particular areas of special interest include 1 Neurological conditions 2 Musculoskeletal disorders 3 Sporting injuries 4 Skin conditions 5 Gynaecological and obstetric disorders 6 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

Mrs Megan Spooner

Mrs Megan Spooner

Massage Therapist

Myofascial release grabbed my attention the first time I saw it mentioned in one of the local newspapers, I was hooked immediately when I read JF Barnes “Healing Ancient Wounds – the Renegades Wisdom”. As a client, Myofascial Release Therapy quietly changed my life, helping me to truly take up the reins of my own healing. My trip to Sedona, Arizona where I attended the John F Barnes training where I qualified in Myofascial Release Therapy 1 and Myofascial Release 2 was both challenging and amazing as well as truly inspiring. Myofascial Release with the John F Barnes approach opens up exciting possibilities for the restoration of health and mobility and I look forward to being an inspiration to my patients through Myofascial Release Therapy. » View details

Mrs Rachael Street

Mrs Rachael Street

Physiotherapist

Rachael has spent many years working in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. During this time she has been able to experience working with rugby teams and many post-orthopaedic surgeries. She particularly enjoys treating back and neck injuries. This is done by using a combination of manual techniques, exercises and, most importantly, education to ensure injuries are resolved and further injuries prevented. Rachael is a positive and friendly health and fitness fanatic. She loves nothing more than to see her clients achieve their full potential. » 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

Mrs Therese Hogan

Mrs Therese Hogan

Physiotherapist

Therese has been a registered Physiotherapist for over 15 years as, having graduated from Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Therese has a special interest in hands-on therapy, yoga-inspired therapeutic exercises and has a big emphasis in stress reduction. Therese uses a holistic approach to address the core of the condition. She has had a varied career including yoga teaching, meditation instruction, massage therapy and registered nursing in addition to her work as a physiotherapist. » View details