Education and Experience
Eddie graduated from the University of the Free State in South Africa in 1995 with a BSc Physio degree. He later did a part time study in Psychology also at the same institution.
He has worked in various hospitals and clinical settings in South Africa, the UK, the USA and New Zealand since graduation and did numerous courses in all these countries. He also owned or was share holder in private practices in South Africa and New Zealand.
In order to work in the USA, Eddie had to write and pass the USA State Board Exams.
He was also a part time lecturer at ETA (Exercise Teachers Academy) in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Professional Views and Special Interests
Most of Eddie’s experience and his main area of interest is musculoskeletal physiotherapy in private practice settings. He focuses on manual therapy, Myofascial release, dry needling and exercise prescription. He believes that forming good habits are integral to good health and injury prevention (daily attainable exercise routines and physical activities that people enjoy, postural focus and keeping supple and balanced nutrition)
He has worked with numerous University athletics teams, hockey and rugby teams and was part-owner and coach of a Triathlon Club in Bloemfontein, South Africa, working with children and adult athletes
¿Outside of work
Eddie comes from a multisport and triathlon/duathlon background where he was fortunate to be chosen to represent South Africa. He also did the Hawaiian Ironman in 1997 and qualified for Xterra World Champs on 3 occasions. (Age Group racer).
Over the years he has also completed numerous marathons (running and canoeing), ultra-distance races and multi-day adventure races.
Nowadays he prefers to spend time with his family and is learning to surf. View details »
Joel graduated from AUT in 2008 with a BHSc (Physio) degree. Since then he has also completed a number of courses to refine his skills and interests. These include: Dry needling plus and Bike setup (2012), as well as a Level 1 CrossFit coaches accreditation completed in Manchester, England (2013). Joel expanded his skill set in 2016 and completed his NeuroLink training in Melbourne and Sydney.
With a wide range of clinical roles held in both NZ and Australia, Joel has a passion for musckuloskeletal physio. He spent a year working in vocational rehabilitation, helping clients return to work following surgery, as well as looking after athletes and sports teams. For several years now Joel has had an active involvement in CrossFit. He has completed his coaching certification to better understand the sport but enjoys working in the box as a physio, helping athletes with their mobility and power. Some of the clients Joel has worked with include:
Runners Triathletes and Cyclists
Rugby teams and Rowers
Professional views and special interests
With a passion for people Joel enjoys helping individuals reach their goals. Whether your aim is to simply walk the dog without pain or to make a new PB lift, he is passionate about making this your reality. Joel prides himself on helping his clients to more thoroughly understand their bodies. In developing this understanding, improvement is more tangible and therefore drastically increased. This focus on education extends not only to your physical presentation, but also to the external factors contributing to the problem. Joel takes a holistic approach to the assessment and management of clients, he enjoys using all the tools he has available to create a clear picture of the problem, then illustrate this to you in a way which clearly links the site of pain or limitation to the root cause of the problem. With numerous different treatment modalities available to him Joel is able to pick and choose what will work best for you and will involve you in the plan.
Outside of work
Outside of a busy work and family life, Joel loves to surf and run. He completed the Paris Marathon in 2014 where he posted a time of 3h13. He actively keeps fit by running a few times a week and getting out for a surf whenever he can. View details »