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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Originally from Northamptonshire (UK), Mais graduated in 2015 from University of Brighton with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours Degree).
She has since worked in Orthopaedics as well as for an Occupational Health, helping people return to work, sport and function, before moving to New Zealand in 2017.
Mais enjoys travelling and favourite destinations include Philippines and Portugal as she is a keen diver and a Surf Instructor. She is excited about exploring New Zealand View details »