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 »
Helping people through their injuries and getting them back doing what they love most is what attracted me to become a physiotherapist. The excellent facilities, exercise classes and emphasis on evidence base practice here at Muscle People gives patients the best opportunity to do just that.
Growing up in Northern Ireland I competed in a number of different sports including rugby, cricket and swimming, unfortunately sustaining my fair share of injuries along the way. This further fueled my ambitions to work in the field of rehabilitation and recovery. I later studied at the Ulster University Belfast earning my Bachelor of Physiotherapy and have since spent two years working in a wide range of specialist areas for the National Health Service. I am excited about this chapter of my career here in Christchurch with a clinic as well established as Muscle People. A practice which is well known for putting its clients first, helping them to not only to meet their goals but further surpass them.
In my free time I enjoy keeping fit by continuing to play rugby and weightlifting. I look forward to further exploring everything that New Zealand has to offer as I aim to progress both as a physiotherapist and as a person during my time here.
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