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
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
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
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
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
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
Craig graduated from the University of Otago in 2001. Prior to joining the team at SportsMed and Motus Health Craig traveled extensively working in England, Sweden and British Columbia Canada. Craig has interests include sports injuries, pre and post-surgical management, spinal injuries, sports taping, acupuncture, exercise prescription and muscle balance assessments/bio mechanics with particular interest ion Lower Limb biomechanics.» View details
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
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
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
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
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
Craig is passionate about rehabilitation - whether it be the elite athlete or the weekend warrior. He has experience and training in a number of disciplines, including the use of soft tissue techniques, joint manipulation, exercise prescription and acupuncture to treat a wide variety of conditions. Craig has worked both in New Zealand and the UK in varied settings, and has a clinical interest in a wide variety of sporting injuries. He enjoys an active lifestyle including kitesurfing, mountain biking, trail running and touch rugby.» View details
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
Kirsty graduated from Otago University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She has been working in a Private Practice in Feilding for the past two years and is excited to be back in Christchurch and joining the Motus Rangiroa team. She has an interest in sports physiotherapy for both youth and adults as well as dry-needling. Kirsty enjoys partner dancing and water skiing in her spare time.» View details
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
Tamiho graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2017. She completed a physiotherapy course in Japan 2004 and she has been working for 12 years. She received a license of 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 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 to teach softball and enjoys going skiing and mountain biking. » View details
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pei has recently joined the team at Motus Russley after practicing as a Physiotherapist in Singapore for five years. Pei has worked with multi trauma clients, managed pre/post operative orthopaedic cases, chronic pain and sports injuries.
Pei is particularly interested in sport-specific injuries, clinical pilates, exercise rehabilitation and believes in end-to-end care. An advocate of physical activity, Pei strongly believes that exercise is medicine; and that proper rehabilitation and conditioning can enable any individual to enjoy activities that are meaningful to them.
Pei has a keen interest in mountaineering; and enjoys rockclimbing, kayaking, cycling and running in her free time.» View details
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
Daniel graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy early 2016. Daniel was raised in Malaysia and has spent the last 8 years in Dunedin. He enjoys, and is still exploring all things New Zealand. Daniel has a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and working with athletes. Outside of work, Daniel enjoys playing music and attends the gym. » View details
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
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
Monica was born and bred up in Auckland and moved to Dunedin to study at the University of Otago.
Before Monica started studying physiotherapy she completed a Bachelor’s degree in human functional biology. Then she graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago in 2015.
Monica has worked in a Musculoskeletal private practice down in Dunedin and up in Rolleston. She enjoys working with sports teams, and she has a keen interest in Acupuncture and dry needling techniques.
She has recently moved down to join the Motus Team here in Timaru.
Outside of the clinic she enjoys the outdoors, netball, travelling and spending time with friends and family. » View details