Aoife is a physiotherapy graduate from University College Dublin. She first developed an interest in private practice physiotherapy playing multiple sports growing up. Her interactions with the physiotherapists that assisted her along the way is what inspired her to pursue it as a career.
Aoife first came to Queenstown in 2017 and has been working in private practice since. She has worked with a variety of sports teams including rugby and soccer. Aoife works hard to show her people what they are capable of, striving for the best possible outcomes and returning people to their vocations and hobbies. During her treatment sessions she focuses strength and conditioning, education, and manual therapy.
Aoife was drawn to Queenstown because of the rich outdoor lifestyle. Outside of work, Aoife can be found riding her bike, running, playing Gaelic football, and training for mixed martial arts.
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Nick is an ex-Wakatipu High School student and long-time Queenstown local. He graduated with a Master in Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2009. Since graduating, Nick has worked in orthopaedic and sports injury clinics in both New Zealand and Canada, most recently in Banff. He is driven to provide an exceptional standard of care, which led to completing a Master in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2016.
Nick has a strong evidence-based approach to his clinical practice, remaining up to date with current orthopaedic and sports injury research. He utilizes a range of skills, depending on your condition – manual therapy/manipulation, dry needling, acupuncture and exercise prescription, combined with a strong focus on empowering the patient through education. Nick has additional training in managing vestibular/balance disorders, as well as a special interest in disorders affecting the jaw and climbing related injuries.
Outside of the clinic, Nick can be found in the mountains with his wife and two daughters – climbing rock and ice, skiing, tramping, white water kayaking and mountain biking.
• Master in Physiotherapy (Orthopaedic manipulative therapy)
• Master in Physiotherapy Studies
• Manipulation and Dry needling certified
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