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Muscle People B/dale »

13A Bishopdale Court, 8053

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Mr Alex Mohai

Mr Alex Mohai

Physiotherapist

I have always been interested in Healthcare and providing help to people who need it. I graduated from the University of Otago in 2010 from my first Bachelor degree in Anatomy and I decided to pursue a career in Physiotherapy wanting to further my understanding of human movement and musculoskeletal pathology. Since I've started working, I found my true passion to be manual therapy for relieving pain and other musculoskeletal symptoms. With a postgraduate qualification in Occupational Health and working for 3 years in this specialised area, this has helped me understand my patient's needs when returning to normal daily activities. This includes working in different industries following a severe injury. Knowledge of manual therapy, exercise prescription and occupational health has enabled me to tailor treatment plans for each of my patients so they will achieve their goals. Currently I am working towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Manual therapy which will help me provide the best and most recent evidence based treatments. I also believe in a multidisciplinary approach to helping people recover from injuries. This may include referrals to other healthcare professionals including GPs, acupuncturists, podiatrists, musculoskeletal specialists, Orthopaedic surgeons and other professions. » View details

Mrs Clare Brandrick

Mrs Clare Brandrick

Physiotherapist

With over 20 years experience as a Physiotherapist both here and in the UK, Clare is one of our two Directors and heads up our City Clinic. Clare is highly experienced in treating complex injuries, head injuries, Vestibular disorders and Headaches and Migraines. She is a PD Warrior Instuctor and both assesses and treats people with Parkinsons. She leads our PD Warrior Circuit class and previously managed a rheumatology ward in the UK. Clare has completed a pain management programme and post graduate papers in musculoskeletal conditions. Clare's other areas of interest are back and neck pain, sports and musculoskeletal injuries, posture and movement assessment and screening, Dynamic Spines- our Spinal Stability programme, vocational rehabilitation and rheumatological conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, SLE and Ankylosing Spondylitis. » View details

Miss Diana Chen

Miss Diana Chen

Physiotherapist

I have always had a passion for helping people. I believe that everyone deserves a chance to live a happy and healthy lifestyle, without being slowed down or affected by injuries. Working at Muscle People has helped me realise just how much more there is to a simple movement, and how much physiotherapy can achieve. Aiding recovery from injury is the main role of a physiotherapist, however, just as important as that is preventing this or a related compensatory injury from reoccuring » View details

Mrs Laurie Moore

Mrs Laurie Moore

Physiotherapist

Based at our Bishopdale clinic, Laurie has more than 29 years of experience as a Physiotherapist and is Muscle People's founding Director. Laurie is highly experienced in the physiotherapy treatment of complex musculoskeletal conditions, headaches and migraines, acute sports injuries, pain management, vocational rehabilitation, our Parkinson's PD Warrior programme, Dynamic Spines, our Spinal Stability Programme and has also been an acupuncture practitioner for many years. She has experience in sports injuries having worked closely with many teams and individual athletes, however, she also enjoys working with clients of all ages and abilities. Laurie’s areas of interest and expertise include: Sports and Musculoskeletal injuries, Back and neck injuries, particularly working on strengthening and stability, Complex injuries and pain management, Headache and Migraine treatment, Posture and Movement assessment, Acupuncture and dry needling, Kinesio taping, and she has extensive experience in treating head injuries » View details

Mr Peter Ellis

Mr Peter Ellis

Trainer

I have always been heavily involved in sport and physical fitness. I have grown up playing rugby union in the winter and competing in athletic competitions at the now demolished QE2 stadium in the summer. I now play European Handball for Canterbury and spend a lot of weekends travelling to Wellington and Auckland to compete. I have always taken a very meticulous approach to playing sport, which has led to a drive to constantly be better, and to find the knowledge of how to be better. I am now passionate in working with others, and helping them to simply be better, stronger and fitter. Since graduating from Otago University I have been working in the health and fitness industry for 5 years. I have lived and worked overseas in Australia and Europe training with people ranging from your 9-5 office workers to high performance athletes. Highlights of my time overseas includes being the head trainer for a rugby union team in Southern England, and running my own personal training business in central London. Since being back in Christchurch I have been working within the clinical population and have recently attained a post-graduate certificate in rehabilitation. I have been working with our physiotherapists to provide functional rehabilitation, injury prevention and strength and conditioning to all our clients. These services enhances our client’s journey, enabling us to lift people to the best of their abilities, from running after the kids to running a marathon. » View details

Muscle People City »

12 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central 8013

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Mrs Clare Brandrick

Mrs Clare Brandrick

Physiotherapist

With over 20 years experience as a Physiotherapist both here and in the UK, Clare is one of our two Directors and heads up our City Clinic. Clare is highly experienced in treating complex injuries, head injuries, Vestibular disorders and Headaches and Migraines. She is a PD Warrior Instuctor and both assesses and treats people with Parkinsons. She leads our PD Warrior Circuit class and previously managed a rheumatology ward in the UK. Clare has completed a pain management programme and post graduate papers in musculoskeletal conditions. Clare's other areas of interest are back and neck pain, sports and musculoskeletal injuries, posture and movement assessment and screening, Dynamic Spines- our Spinal Stability programme, vocational rehabilitation and rheumatological conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, SLE and Ankylosing Spondylitis. » View details

Ms Naomi Douglas

Ms Naomi Douglas

Physiotherapist

Naomi graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Science – Physiology Major. She joined the team at Muscle People Physiotherapy in 2012 and works at our City clinic during the week and Bishopdale clinic on some Saturdays. Naomi’s areas of interest and expertise include: back and neck pain and injuries, Dynamic Spines, our spinal stability programme, dry needling, posture and movement assessments and screening including Functional Movement Screens and Y-Balance Testing, running technique assessment and correction and vocational rehabilitation » View details

Mr Peter Ellis

Mr Peter Ellis

Trainer

I have always been heavily involved in sport and physical fitness. I have grown up playing rugby union in the winter and competing in athletic competitions at the now demolished QE2 stadium in the summer. I now play European Handball for Canterbury and spend a lot of weekends travelling to Wellington and Auckland to compete. I have always taken a very meticulous approach to playing sport, which has led to a drive to constantly be better, and to find the knowledge of how to be better. I am now passionate in working with others, and helping them to simply be better, stronger and fitter. Since graduating from Otago University I have been working in the health and fitness industry for 5 years. I have lived and worked overseas in Australia and Europe training with people ranging from your 9-5 office workers to high performance athletes. Highlights of my time overseas includes being the head trainer for a rugby union team in Southern England, and running my own personal training business in central London. Since being back in Christchurch I have been working within the clinical population and have recently attained a post-graduate certificate in rehabilitation. I have been working with our physiotherapists to provide functional rehabilitation, injury prevention and strength and conditioning to all our clients. These services enhances our client’s journey, enabling us to lift people to the best of their abilities, from running after the kids to running a marathon. » View details

Miss Rene Askew

Miss Rene Askew

Physiotherapist

Movement is a part of life and I have always been interested in the way the body moves. It wasn't until I started studying physiotherapy that I got to truly appreciate the way people move and the small ways we all move differently. It is through physiotherapy that any negative change in movement can be corrected, and those who come to the clinic can expect to be pushed to improve their overall funtion and lifestyle. I studied in Auckland, and received a Bachelor of Health Science, and a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. My first degree really helped me understand the wide variety of factors that can influence a person's health, such as their culture and income, while the second degree allowed me to have a more hands on influence on someone's health. Even if it is only a small difference, I truly find it rewarding helping to improve someone's life through improving their movement. I understand that people all have unique lives and a unique way of looking at their health. My aim is to work with all those who come to see me to work with them to improve their function and overall performance, with the focus on attaining their own personal goals » View details

Muscle People Wigram »

67 Skyhawk Rd , Wigram Skies 8042

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Ms Jaclyn Parker

Ms Jaclyn Parker

Physiotherapist

Having played handball at a national and international level for five years she is proud to wear the silver fern as captain of the New Zealand Women’s Handball team. Jaclyn worked with Muscle People Physio as a new graduate and then went to work in the UK for 3 years, returning to New Zealand in 2016 to head up the team at our new Wigram Skies clinic. She enjoys the variety of clients we see at Wigram from the weekend warriors to athletes and every-day people. At Wigram we work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with GPs, a Podiatrist and Traditional Chinese Medicine on site as well as full service Radiology and Radiologists upstairs. Jaclyn's areas of interest and expertise include musculoskeletal injuries, acute sports injuries, posture and movement assessment and screening including the Functional Movement Screen and Y-Balance testing, running biomechanics and correction, post-surgery rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation and functional training. » View details

Mrs Jo Dowle

Mrs Jo Dowle

Physiotherapist

I have always wanted to work with people, I didn't want to do a desk job and I love the outdoors but didn't know what I wanted to do when I left school. Then, in my 7th form year I went tramping with a group of people including two physios. A boy fell and injured himself and I watched with fascination as the physios assessed him and worked out a plan for his evacuation. From that moment on I knew that that is what I wanted to do for my career. I graduated from AUT in 2003, and have never looked back. I really enjoy trying to help people achieve their goals in life whether it be playing with their children, staying fit an active in older age or elite sport. I have worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings including two years working in Nepal mainly helping rural villagers keep their bodies active so they were able to harvest their crops for their family. I have a real passion for women’s health; helping women that are having a lot of pain during pregnancy, have concerns about getting back into their desired exercise or activities after pregnancy or are having issues with prolapse or incontinence as well as treating people with ongoing lumbar spine, pelvic or hip conditions. I always desire to reduce someone’s pain but also treat any ongoing faulty biomechanics to prevent ongoing injury. I really enjoy using pilates and OOV exercises to help with ongoing maintenance. » View details