Pamela is a graduate of the University of Sydney and has been practising as a physio for many years, continuing to do so with great passion.
Her love of sports injuries and all things musculoskeletal saw her pursue post graduate studies both in Australia and internationally. She holds a DipMDT, the highest level of attainment in MDT( Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy) from the McKenzie International Institute, which has lead to Pam working in the UK, Canada, the USA and the Middle East.
Amongst Pamela’s strengths is her ability to efficiently determine if physiotherapy management is indicated or not and then manage accordingly. This supports her philosophy of active patient involvement in care, with an emphasis on education and self management.
Pamela also holds an interest in Pelvic Health- improving pelvic floor muscle strength and function for both women and men in managing continence issues.
Outside of work Pam loves to get on her bike, go cycling, swimming and travelling. View details »
Originally from South Africa, Stella graduated from AUT in 2002 and has been practising physiotherapy ever since. She started out in paediatrics with the Waitemata DHB Child Development Service but gradually moved into full time private practice, eventually building up her own clinics in East Auckland. Stella moved to Taumarunui in 2016 with her husband and two children to be closer to her family, and to help her chef husband realise his dream of owning a café.
Stella has a strong competitive sporting background in mainly swimming and hockey and played underwater hockey for the South African Junior Springboks, and then the New Zealand Women’s team, for several years. She firmly believes in the importance of strengthening and conditioning to aid recovery from injury. Stella also has a passion for hands-on therapies, especially massage therapy, trigger point release therapy, and myofascial release therapy. “Human touch has such incredible healing power with research having proven that touch will lower blood pressure, increase endorphin levels, increase pain tolerance, and strengthen the immune system”.
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