Hello, my name is Zoe, I am new to Lifestyle in 2023, after graduating from WINTEC.
I have grown up under the Pirongia mountain and have loved what living in the rural community encompases. My family whakapapa back to the Hokianga region in Northland.
I have always enjoyed sports but primarily played netball which led me playing at a representative level. With this came many injuries and I had my first physio appointment at a young age, I felt like I grew up at my local clinic. My physios not only helped me with my injury recovery but with the emotional side of growing up and coping with my injuries and I am so excited to be able to now provide the same care and respect for others.
I always love a good chat and getting to know new people, I am so excited to start this journey with Lifestyle
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He uri teenei noo Ngati Koroki Kahukura o roto o Waikato-Tainui,
Rongowhakaata Te Aitanga-aa-Maahaki ki te Tairawhiti,
Ngati Haka Patuheuheu ki te whaarua o Tuhoe ki Waiohau,
Mai i te Moutere o Rarotonga ki Takuvaine, Kia orana, Meitaki,
Ko Karaitiana Ripaki-Tamatea ahau.
Fluent in Te Reo Maaori me oona tikanga, I grew up in Kirikiriroa fully immersed in Maatauranga Maaori through Kura Kaupapa and Wharekura. I graduated from AUT in 2014 and throughout my studies I was involved in the Tuakana-Teina mentoring program, and the Kia Ora Hauora Program focused on Maaori workforce development. I spent time in public health working as a physiotherapist at North Shore, Waitakere and Waikato Hospital delivering rehabilitation for Orthopaedic post-surgery; Musculoskeletal conditions, and Chronic Pain services.
I was privileged to play basketball nationally for Waikato and represent New Zealand in Waka Ama. I’m a full-time partner and father that is passionate about Kaupapa Maaori and Maaori Health Development in all shapes and forms. I have a strong interest in engaging with rangatahi Maaori through sports, performing arts, and career choices working in health. In addition to my clinical capacity in Ngaruawaahia, I work for Aki Innovations in delivering ACC rehabilitation in the community under the Training for Independence program.
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Hi my name is Catherine and I have been working at Lifestyle Physio since 2015
I’ve always wanted to work in a profession where I can help people and get to know them at the same time. After graduating from Otago University, I worked in Dunedin providing rehabilitation in a gym and in a hydrotherapy setting My particular interest is elderly care-related rehabilitation and the management of injury.
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