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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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 enjoyed fixing things, and love working with people, which is why I chose the career path of physiotherapy! I enjoy the problem solving aspect of using assessment to identify patients main problems, and then working with the patient to form a treatment pathway and goals to get them back to what they enjoy doing most! You can expect a high quality of holistic healthcare from me, which means I will address the injury as well as other biomechanical and contributing factors as the body works as a whole.
I studied at the University of Otago gaining a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Throughout my years in Dunedin my favourite part was the excitement of seeing patients for the first time, and the praise that I got from the patients following instant changes in their injuries which had positive effects on my practice. I knew then the impact we have on people in their day to day lives!
In my spare time I like to play sport. playing cricket, touch and golf in the summer, and snowboarding and basketball in the winter. I also physio on the weekends for my old school Christchurch boys' high which keeps my occupied. I have a passion for music as well, playing he piano in my spare time and love old school rap music.
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