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 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 »
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 »