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
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
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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
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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.
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