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 »
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 »
I discovered my fascination in the human body and movement through my background in dance and gymnastics. I was always amazed at all the different ways the body moved and how it changed and adapted with practice and training. Pushing the muscles and joints to the extremes with performance and elite level competition, I often found myself or my team mates injured and unable to perform. Most of my injuries required time away from performance and many sessions spent with the physio, trying to problem solve and get back to optimal function.
Through my own experiences and my passion for helping those around me, I decided I wanted to follow physiotherapy as a career. I studied a Bachelor of Health Science/ Master of Physiotherapy at Western Sydney University, Australia. After a sometime spent travelling New Zealand, I knew I wanted to live and work here, moving to Christchurch in early 2018 and started with the amazing team at The Muscle People. View details »