I am from Auckland and while I completed my Physiotherapy studies at Auckland University of Technology, I have lived in the United States on and off. Not to mention from an Irish family. So you’ll hear a ‘funny’ accent!
I have worked in a variety of areas including: stroke rehabilitation, acute respiratory care and private musculoskeletal practice. Additionally, I worked with Bay Olympic Football Club, Mount Albert Ponsonby Football Club and am currently the first team physio for the Western Springs Women's Premier Football team and club physio for Te Atatu Football Club.
Through my own experimentation, work with clients and further education the approach I currently use centres around active involvement from the individual I am helping. This means I do my best to teach and guide clients through their rehab process with the end goal of independence from me post injury. My hope is that those I work with finish, having an understanding of their injury, how it may have happened and how the resolution of their injury integrates into their physical life presently and in the future.
My approach emphasises identification of specific patterns that may have been lost through injury. Once identified, resolution of injury focuses on reconnecting these patterns to the individuals desired goals through the use of specific manual therapy, dry needling, exercises and functional rehabilitation e.g. if you want to run again then we work on running!
Specific areas of interest include motor control assessment, gait analysis, neurological injuries, thoracic outlet syndrome, neuromuscular retraining, active flexibility development, strength and conditioning.
My long term goal is to develop a valid and reliable way of measuring across all populations the baseline capacity needed to independently mobilise.
If you bump into me on a day off you’re probably out hiking, rock climbing, at the gym experimenting or playing soccer!
Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ)
Member of Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand (SPENZ)
Neurokinetic Therapy – lvl 3 (Advanced) - - (currently the only physiotherapist in New Zealand to achieve this)
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Justin is the director and principal physiotherapist of Back to Your Feet Physiotherapy Ltd. He has over 17 years sports physiotherapy experience and holds a Masters of Health Science (Hons), a Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and a Post Graduate Certificate in Western Acupuncture. Justin is the Lead Physiotherapist for Western Springs AFC. He is on the executive of the Auckland Branch of Sports Medicine New Zealand and is on the National Executive and Education Committee of Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand.» View details
Katie graduated from AUT in 2013 and is interested in all sports especially football, having played and refereed the game. She completed a postgraduate sport psychology paper in 2016. Katie has been to four World Champs with the New Zealand Women’s Ice Hockey Team (The NZ Ice Fernz) three times, is working with WSAFC, and has worked with the New Zealand Crosswhites Football Team, the touring Hong Kong Youth (U21) Netball Team, and a range of football teams (Team Wellington FC, Auckland Utd NYL, Eastern Suburbs AFC).
Katie has a passion for all sports injuries, management and prevention, and has completed all of her Sport Physiotherapy New Zealand Level 1 courses and is currently working through the Level 2 courses. Katie has completed her Level 1 BradCliff Breathing Course and has a special interest in breathing pattern disorders and the holistic approach of client management.
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Silas graduated as a physiotherapist from Otago University in 2013. He has primarily worked in private practice over West Auckland and has gained experience working with different rugby league and football teams including Hamilton Wanderers Youth Team and Bay Olymic AFC.
Silas' interests lie in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries particularly football and is currently the first team and club physio for WSAFC. His approach involves a strong exercise component balanced with hands on manual therapy focusing on strength, mobility and biomechanics. He is currently completing the FIFA Sports Medicine Online Diploma and wishes to further his post graduate studies
Outside of work, Silas enjoys playing football, basketball and spending time with friends and family.» View details