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MOTUS Amberley »

10 Anderson Street Amberley, 7410

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Miss Alexia Parker

Miss Alexia Parker

Physiotherapist

Alexia has joined the team at Motus Amberley with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Otago University. Alexia is one of the weekend Physiotherapists for post-surgical rehabilitation following Hip/Knee replacements and Cardiac surgery at St. George’s Hospital. Some Saturdays Alexia is involved with the netball in Rangiora as one of the physiotherapists. Alexia also runs one of the exercise classes at our local gym. In her spare time you might see her at the gym, at the ice skating rink, reading books or attempting to learn a second language. Alexia is looking forward to getting to know everyone. » View details

Mr Ashton Edwards

Mr Ashton Edwards

Physiotherapist

Ashton graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and has recently joined our team at Motus Amberley. He is looking forward to getting to know and working with the rural community of Amberley. Ashton has a keen interest in exercise-based rehabilitation and sports physiotherapy. He has worked with Saturday sports teams including football and rugby over the last couple of years. Ashton’s hobbies include snowboarding, water-skiing, tramping and he is involved in volunteer surf lifesaving. » View details

Mrs Bridget Ford

Mrs Bridget Ford

Senior Physio

Bridget graduated from Otago University in 2003 and has worked in a private practice in Southland and Canterbury since then. She is trained in trigger point dry needling and joint manipulation and has experience in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Bridget is passionate about helping people get back to their previous activity and helping them to remain active. Outside of work she loves to spend time with my young family, running and getting away into the hills. » View details

MOTUS Ashburton »

431 West Street, 7700

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Miss Bridget Sheed

Miss Bridget Sheed

Physiotherapist

Bridget is the newest member and is enjoying immersing herself into the Mid Canterbury Community and is a recent graduate from Otago University. She originates from Geraldine. Bridget has experience as a Sports medic. She is looking forward to treating our valued MOTUS Ashburton clients. » View details

Ms Deanne Brodie

Ms Deanne Brodie

Physiotherapist

Deedee Brodie joined the team at Motus Ashburton in August 2017. Deedee is available to help you live active and enjoy the life you want to live. This may be treating a musculoskeletal injury (muscle, tendon and ligament injuries), optimising sports performance, managing a chronic condition (arthritis, chronic back pain) or helping you rehabilitate either pre-or post surgery. Deedee originates from Scotland and has been living in Ashburton for the last year. Deedee studied Physiotherapy at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and worked in the NHS within a range of settings. She also worked in a private practice prior to moving out to New Zealand. Deedee also delivers our Falls Prevention Program. Deedee has a wide range of experience from children to elderly and is looking forward to continuing to work in the Ashburton area. » View details

Mrs Karla Poyner

Mrs Karla Poyner

Physiotherapist

Karla is a general musculoskeletal physiotherapist with over 13 years of clinical experience. Karla treats all injuries and conditions. and has special interests in acupuncture and inner ear, dizziness, balance and headache problems. Karla is passionate about supporting her clients and the community to be active and remain active. She likes to take a holistic view for her patients to consider their needs as a whole, not just in isolation. Karla has international experience, having worked in Australia, England and New Zealand. She is Mid Canterbury born and bred and outside of work loves to spend time with her young family, go to the gym and enter the odd fun fitness event. Karla holds a post graduate certificate in Physiotherapy endorsed in Acupuncture and is a registered physiotherapy acupuncturist and a Credentialed McKenzie Therapist. » View details

Miss Sarah Kerse

Miss Sarah Kerse

Physiotherapist

Sarah graduated from Otago University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. After growing up in rural South Canterbury she has now adapted to city life and at Motus Russley. Sarah is trained in Dry Needling Acupuncture and is interested in the treatment and management of sporting injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. During the winter, she also works with rugby teams on game day helping with acute injury management. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys wakeboarding, tramping, netball, running and rugby. » View details

MOTUS Eastcare »

285 Breezes Road, Aranui 8061

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Miss Louise Clemens

Miss Louise Clemens

Physiotherapist

Lou graduated from Otago University in 2016 with a Bachelors in Physiotherapy. She is excited by the large variety of people who visit rural community physiotherapy in Amberley, and wishes to expand her sports physiotherapy knowledge by continuing to work with Saturday sports teams. In the weekends she enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as camping and exploring North Canterbury's beautiful beaches, rivers, lakes and trails. » View details

Miss Nicole Meikle

Miss Nicole Meikle

Physiotherapist

Nicole graduated from the University of Otago in 2016 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She has a particular interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and enjoys working with various sports teams. Raised in rural North Otago, Nicole loves spending time in the outdoors. Outside of work she is also a keen netballer, enjoys waterskiing and spending time with friends and family. » View details

Mr Tom Williams

Mr Tom Williams

Physiotherapist

Tom graduated from the University of Otago in 2018 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He was born and raised in Christchurch, and is an old boy of Shirley Boys High. After five years of study at Otago, Tom is excited to be back in Christchurch with the MOTUS Eastcare Team. Tom has an interest in sports physiotherapy, exercise based rehab and helping others live an active lifestyle. In his spare time you will find Tom training for his next Triathlon event and making the most of the South Islands’ outdoors. » View details

MOTUS Lincoln »

Unit 7, 3 Vernon Drive, 7608

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Mr Chris Yoo

Mr Chris Yoo

Physiotherapist

Chris graduated from Otago University in 2015 and has worked in Rolleston since then. He is trained in trigger point dry needling and Pilates which allows him to incorporate a variety of techniques into his sessions. Chris loves treating all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions and being involved with sports team. Outside of work, he loves playing golf, weight training and drinking coffee on Monday morning. » View details

Mrs Kathryn Claridge

Mrs Kathryn Claridge

Physiotherapist

Kathryn has been actively involved in the Lincoln community since establishing the physiotherapy practice in 1989. Kathryn has years of experience in the management of musculoskeletal injuries or conditions that cause impaired function. Kathryn¿s current clinical areas of interest are manual therapy, postural analysis, pre-op and post-op rehabilitation, and gym-based rehabilitation. » View details

Miss Steph Foster

Miss Steph Foster

Physiotherapist

Stephanie graduated from the University of Otago in 2017. Originally from Auckland, she is enjoying exploring the South Island and everything it has to offer. Steph is interested in keeping people active and performing to the best level they can, and enjoys working with local sports teams. She has a keen interest in sports rehabilitation from her background in netball, running and martial arts. She also loves working with people post-operatively, and has an interest in learning more about neurorehabilitation, including spinal cord injury and stroke. » View details

Ms Vicky Hart

Ms Vicky Hart

Physiotherapist

Vicky recently moved to Lincoln following working in Nelson in a private practice for three years. She has a broad interest in all types of injuries. Vicky has an interest in biomechanics and prevention of recurring injury. Vicky also works within our pain team on the ACC Pain contract. Outside of work, Vicky is a keen horse rider getting involved in the local scene. Vicky also has a background in dance and an interest in dance injuries. » View details

MOTUS Nelson @ City Fitness (Quarantine Rd) »

Quarantine Road City Fitness Gym, Stoke 7011

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Mr Ash Lindup

Mr Ash Lindup

Physiotherapist

Ash graduated from University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Distinction) in 2016. Since then has been working in a sports/musculoskeletal private practice as well as working with sports teams over the last few years including Nelson Rugby Football Club Senior ‘A’ team, and Nelson Giants basketball team. Ash was born and raised in Nelson, has a high interest in sporting biomechanics and sports related rehabilitation - particularly rugby, basketball, touch, gym training and cricket. » View details

MOTUS Nelson @ Kinzett »

1 Kinzett Terrace, 7010

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Mr Ash Lindup

Mr Ash Lindup

Physiotherapist

Ash graduated from University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Distinction) in 2016. Since then has been working in a sports/musculoskeletal private practice as well as working with sports teams over the last few years including Nelson Rugby Football Club Senior ‘A’ team, and Nelson Giants basketball team. Ash was born and raised in Nelson, has a high interest in sporting biomechanics and sports related rehabilitation - particularly rugby, basketball, touch, gym training and cricket. » View details

Mrs Kelly Mabbett

Mrs Kelly Mabbett

Physiotherapist

Kelly completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy through AUT in 2012. Since then she has worked in sports and musculoskeletal private practices in New Zealand and England. Kelly is trained in Acupuncture, dry needling and is a Mulligan Concept Practitioner. She enjoys treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, both acute and persistent injuries. She has a special interest in biomechanics and injury prevention. In her spare time, she enjoys running, kayaking and mountain biking. » View details

MOTUS Nelson @ MiGym »

70 Bridge Street, 7010

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Mrs Kelly Mabbett

Mrs Kelly Mabbett

Physiotherapist

Kelly completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy through AUT in 2012. Since then she has worked in sports and musculoskeletal private practices in New Zealand and England. Kelly is trained in Acupuncture, dry needling and is a Mulligan Concept Practitioner. She enjoys treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, both acute and persistent injuries. She has a special interest in biomechanics and injury prevention. In her spare time, she enjoys running, kayaking and mountain biking. » View details

MOTUS Rangiora »

Motus Rangiora 215 King St, 7400

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Mr Hayden Thom

Mr Hayden Thom

Physiotherapist

Hayden trained at Otago University graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2012. He has a strong clinical interest in exercise prescription and sports rehabilitation especially in the areas of rugby, cricket and golf. Hayden is currently the physiotherapist for the University Division 1 rugby side and has had experience working within Canterbury Rugby and the Crusaders Academy. Hayden is currently a member of a golf club in Canterbury and plays on a regular basis. » View details

Miss Helena Graham

Miss Helena Graham

Physiotherapist

Heli graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2016 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She worked for a year and a half in the UK and found a passion for musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. She spent time travelling in 2018 and fell in love with New Zealand. She has a keen interest in sports physiotherapy and has experience working in rugby and with junior athletes. In her spare time she loves to snowboard, surf and go running and cycling. She is currently training for the Queenstown Marathon in November. » View details

Miss Katherine Neilson

Miss Katherine Neilson

Physiotherapist

Katherine has joined the team at Motus Rangiora with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Otago University. Katherine is one of the physios who worked with the Rangiora High School 1st XV Rugby in 2019. Katherine also runs the pilates classes at the Rangiora clinic. In her spare time, you'd most likely find her in the gym as she has recently qualified for weightlifting nationals in Auckland or scoping out the best baked goods and coffee. Katherine is interested in sports and post-operative rehab, and helping people remain active. » View details

Ms Mary Connors

Ms Mary Connors

Physiotherapist

Mary has interest in clinical management of complex injuries and recurring injuries. She manages post-surgical rehabilitation along with gym programmes to achieve return to work. Her special interests also include shoulder rehabilitation and cervicogenic headaches. » View details

Miss Tamiho Mitsuhashi

Miss Tamiho Mitsuhashi

Physiotherapist

Tamiho graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2017. She completed a physiotherapy qualifications in Japan 2004 and she has been working for 12 years. She received a license as a Bobath therapist in 2006 and her specialty is in neurological physiotherapy, in particular stroke, cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury for adults and children. In 2012 She was awarded a scholarship that saw her travel to Denmark, Sweden, England and Australia in 2013 to learn about physiotherapy for spinal cord injury. This experience has influenced her decision to become a physiotherapist overseas to develop her career and foster a strong passion to contribute to society abroad. Outside of work, she has been involved with wheelchair basketball as a classifier and Chair Ski as a staff member. She has an interest in teaching softball and enjoys going skiing and mountain biking. » View details

MOTUS Rolleston »

43 Shelley Street, 7614

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Miss Chantelle Shatford

Miss Chantelle Shatford

Physiotherapist

Chantelle graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Credit in 2016 where she was the first recipient of the Leadership and Community Engagement Award at the School of Physiotherapy for her work in Maori Health and on Executive. Since then she has enjoyed the challenges of working in a semi-rural clinic setting at both our Rangiora and Rolleston clinics. Chantelle has been a national-level Highland Dancer for 20 years and credits dancing to her appreciation of movement. With this she has a large interest in trying to get to the bottom of injury causes rather than only treating the current problem. Chantelle currently works with the Lincoln Div 1 Rugby Team over the winter months and enjoys assisting athletes and people of all ages and abilities to get back to what they enjoy doing. » View details

Mr Chris Yoo

Mr Chris Yoo

Physiotherapist

Chris graduated from Otago University in 2015 and has worked in Rolleston since then. He is trained in trigger point dry needling and Pilates which allows him to incorporate a variety of techniques into his sessions. Chris loves treating all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions and being involved with sports team. Outside of work, he loves playing golf, weight training and drinking coffee on Monday morning. » View details

Mr Doug Claridge

Mr Doug Claridge

Physiotherapist

Doug rejoined the Motus team in December 2017. He is based out of the Rolleston Clinic. He has been with Motus since it’s inception , previously working out of the Russley Clinic for many years. Doug has a Masters of Manipulative Therapy and a Post Graduate qualification in Health Science. He is one an experienced vocational physiotherapist and manual therapist. Doug has worked in a number of clinics across the Motus Network .He currently provides offsite physiotherapy services to Synlait , Rolleston Prison and Christchurch Men’s Prison. Doug has a keen interest in managing neck and back issues , enjoys providing rehabilitation services to help people return to the workforce. Outside work Doug is a keen golfer , and is always on a course on a Wednesday trying to maintain his handicap. » View details

Mr Eddie Hayes-Woods

Mr Eddie Hayes-Woods

Physiotherapist

Eddie graduated from Otago University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He has spent a year in Palmerston North working in the hospital setting before moving back home to Canterbury. He grew up in Christchurch and spent his final year of Physiotherapy School on placement here; filling his weekends as a sports medic for a country rugby team. He has an interest in sports rehabilitation and injury prevention after many years competing across a variety of sports. Eddie has experience in running 5km,10km, and half marathons which he uses to interpret biomechanical problems and manage training loads. His other sports interests include football, snowboarding and hiking. » View details

Mrs Jody Watson

Mrs Jody Watson

Physiotherapist

Jody has over 14 years experience as a physiotherapist. During this time she has predominantly worked in musculoskeletal private practice but with a stint in aged care in Canberra and Community Rehabilitation in Auckland she has seen it all. Jody utilises a variety of approaches throughout a course of treatment including dry needling, manual therapy and exercise based rehabilitation. She enjoys working with all ages and seeing a variety of injuries. Jody is involved in completing ACC vocational contracts. In her spare time you will find her out and about in the local community with her family which includes her young daughter and old golden retriever. » View details

Ms Kim Bond

Ms Kim Bond

Physiotherapist

Kim started working in Rolleston in 2010. She took off to the UK for two years on her O.E. where she predominantly worked in the NHS to fund her travels and returned to Rolleston in 2016. Kim is trained in acupuncture and is currently doing post-graduate study in musculoskeletal management. Kim likes to take a holistic approach to pain and injury management and enjoys treating a wide range of conditions including sports (and other) injuries, pre and post-operative rehabilitation and chronic pain. Kim is also involved in the ACC vocational contracts (doing worksite visits for people who are off work due to their injury) and the ACC pain management contracts. » View details

MOTUS Russley »

3/567 Wairakei Road, Russley

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Mr Ben Jowsey

Mr Ben Jowsey

Physiotherapist

Ben graduated from Otago University in 2015 with a bachelor of physiotherapy. After a stint working on acute inpatient wards at Christchurch Hospital, Ben has been working at Motus Russley and is enjoying being a part of the Russley team. He has worked alongside Premier and Colts level rugby over the past few years and has an interest in running, sporting injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. In his spare time, Ben enjoys running and is a keen musician. » View details

Mr Bryce Ebben

Mr Bryce Ebben

Physiotherapist

Bryce graduated from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) followed by a Post-Graduate Certificate in Western Acupuncture. Before joining the team at Motus Russley, Bryce worked at Sportsmed here in Christchurch (part of the Motus Health Network). Bryce has also worked in Auckland and Wellington gaining a vast range of private practice and sports physiotherapy experience. Bryce has been a New Zealand Team Physiotherapist at the World University Games, Youth Olympics and with the New Zealand Tall Blacks at the 2010 World Championships in Turkey. Bryce’s interests include sports injuries, pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, spinal injuries, sports taping, acupuncture, exercise prescription, muscle balance and bio-mechanical assessments. » View details

Miss Ellen Kelly

Miss Ellen Kelly

Physiotherapist

Ellen graduated from The University of Otago in 2018 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She was born and raised in Christchurch, and is an ex student of Burnside High School. After four years of study in Dunedin, she is delighted to be back in her home community at the MOTUS Russley Clinic. Ellen has an interest in sports massage, rehabilitation through exercise, taping for sports and pain relief, and is excited to be a part of each client’s individual journey. In her free time, Ellen enjoys exploring the great outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and is fond of arts and crafts. » View details

Miss Louise Blackburn

Miss Louise Blackburn

Physiotherapist

I am a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with 12 years’ experience gained from private practice clinics in New Zealand and Ireland. I obtained masters qualification of Health Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Western Acupuncture in New Zealand. I have worked with different sports teams including rugby, cricket and football at club, school and provincial levels. I have an interest in Manipulative therapy, acupuncture, running analysis, sports injury management, biomechanical assessment, exercise prescription and progression, orthopaedic pre and post-operative management and Clinical Pilates using Mat and Reformer. » View details

Mr Wei Bin Yeoh

Mr Wei Bin Yeoh

Physiotherapist

Wei graduated from Otago University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and has recently joined our team at Motus Russley. Wei was raised in Malaysia and took the 9000km journey to New Zealand to study physiotherapy. He enjoyed his time in New Zealand and decided to stay. Wei enjoys working with his clients by helping them to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. Wei has a keen interest in acute sport injuries and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Outside of work, Wei enjoys working out in the gym and spending time with family and friends. » View details

Motus Tasman @ Mapua »

62 Aranui Road, Best Island 7005

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Mr Garth Munro

Mr Garth Munro

Physiotherapist

Garth has over thirty years of experience in Physiotherapy, ranging from Private metropolitan and rural clinics to strategic and operational District Health Board environments. He has a Master of Health Science Degree (Rehabilitation) and post graduate Diplomas in Manual therapy and Rehabilitation. Garth also established one of NZ’s largest Interdisciplinary Clinics specialising in the management of Chronic Pain conditions has a keen interest in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of complex conditions. Garth also has a keen interest in the development of activity and fitness in both the Child and Adolescent, and the aging populations. He personally has a long history of participation in running, mountain biking, weight training and swimming and is motivated to guide his patients in there endeavours to develop and maintain a healthy and active life . » View details

Motus Tasman @ Motueka »

31 Wallace Street, 7120

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Mr Garth Munro

Mr Garth Munro

Physiotherapist

Garth has over thirty years of experience in Physiotherapy, ranging from Private metropolitan and rural clinics to strategic and operational District Health Board environments. He has a Master of Health Science Degree (Rehabilitation) and post graduate Diplomas in Manual therapy and Rehabilitation. Garth also established one of NZ’s largest Interdisciplinary Clinics specialising in the management of Chronic Pain conditions has a keen interest in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of complex conditions. Garth also has a keen interest in the development of activity and fitness in both the Child and Adolescent, and the aging populations. He personally has a long history of participation in running, mountain biking, weight training and swimming and is motivated to guide his patients in there endeavours to develop and maintain a healthy and active life . » View details

Motus Timaru »

276 Wai-iti Road, Glenwood 7910

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Mr Geoff Thompson

Mr Geoff Thompson

Physiotherapist

Geoff has been a physiotherapist for 11 years, working over a range of roles in New Zealand and the UK. He has completed his post-graduate hand and upper limb training in 2014 and continues to pursue his post-graduate training. Geoff is currently the physiotherapist for South Canterbury Rugby and has a special interest in sports, orthopaedic rehabilitation, occupational health and biomechanical physiotherapy while also completing breathing and respiratory assessment and retraining. » View details

Mr Matthew Joubert

Mr Matthew Joubert

Physiotherapist

Matthew graduated from AUT in 2017. He enjoys the outdoors and is a keen martial artist and snowboarder. Matt is keen on being active and promoting a healthy life style. He has a keen interest in musculoskeletal and neuro physiotherapy. » View details