Amanda Barr joins the team at Advance as a full-time Podiatrist after gaining valuable clinical experience in all aspects of podiatry over the past three years following her graduation from Auckland University.
Amanda enjoys helping people become pain-free and getting them back to activities they enjoyed doing prior to having podiatry issues. She is passionate about providing care for people across all walks of life by helping to create a better quality of life for them.
Having family members who have diabetes, Amanda has developed a special passion for diabetic foot care and has a good understanding of the best preventive measures and treatment options to ensure it’s properly managed. She knows first-hand how diabetes affects the person with the condition and also the entire family.
Amanda also enjoys the challenges of biomechanical conditions, and formulating treatment plans with other health professionals to create the best possible health outcomes for her clients.
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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
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
Phyllis was a registered Chinese Physician with the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board under the purview of the Ministry of Health, Singapore. In 2015, she came to New Zealand to study Midwifery and also acquired her acupuncture membership with The New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists (NZRA).
Phyllis has been providing acupuncture treatments in the following areas:
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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.
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Release the Stress!
Our NEW Massage Therapist, Sally Yen, brings both experience and qualifications in both Chinese and Western Massage Therapy. Sally delivers both Relaxation and Remedial options.
Sally is Taiman born but comes to us via Australia. Sally now calls Hamilton her home.
As an added bonus, Sally speaks both fluent English and Mandarin to assist with our Mandarin speaking clients.
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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
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