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 »
Exercising and staying active are essential parts of maintaining a healthy and functional lifestyle, however, sometimes injures do occur. I myself have had a number of injuries which I believe helps me understand where clients are coming from when they talk about how restricting and frustrating injuries can be. Therefore, I have made it my goal to help prevent this restriction and help aid recovery any way that I can. I take a holistic approach to healthcare meaning I look at the bigger picture and how this injury may affect your everyday life. Recovery involves more than just getting back to baseline function it includes creating proactive strategies to help prevent future injuries.
I studied at Otago University and obtained a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Throughout my four years of training my favourite part was the look on a client’s face and their excitement when I was able to make instant changes to pain that they had been suffering from for long periods of time. This is a very rewarding job and I enjoy every minute of it.
In my spare time I like to keep myself active and enjoy the weather. In the warmer months I enjoy surfing, skating and running. In the colder months I often go snowboarding and I also regularly go to the gym to help keep myself busy and active. Throughout my years I have been involved in a number of sports including rugby, football, athletics, squash and touch. I always enjoy getting out and doing activities with my day. View details »
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 »