Steph has always been an avid athlete; it was as the result of a childhood injury that she realised the importance of Physiotherapy in the prevention and rehabilitation of injury. Now, she still is passionate about being active whether on the netball court, a spartan race or hiking up a mountain.
Stephanie has played netball and Basketball in Kuwait and the UAE and incorporates movement into every day. She is currently the Physio for the New Zealand Men’s Handball team.
With her clients, she is dedicated to perfecting movement patterns, correcting imbalances and reducing pain. She has had particular success with dry needling and joint mobilisation to provide immediate and lasting relief, and has worked on a range of patients from recreational gym users to professional athletes. Her real aim is to ensure her patients leave with the knowledge of how to move safely and prevent reoccurrence.
Stephanie studied Physiotherapy at the University of Otago before starting her career in the Alexandra Physiotherapy and Fitness centre. It was here that she gained a broad experience of clientele; she treated musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions, and developed her special rapport with all her patients. In 2014, Stephanie made the leap to the Middle East and has never looked back. She has had six years of invaluable experience as a Physiotherapist in Kuwait, focussing predominantly on sports injury, as well providing client-specific personal training and rehabilitation to a range of ages and abilities.
Stephanie is looking forward to building strong relationships with her clients in Muscle People’s World class facilities, and continuing to reduce pain and improve movement.
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At 16, I had the opportunity to attend a fulltime ballet school in Christchurch, to pursue a career in classical ballet and contemporary dance. Training 40 hours a week, including Pilates and theory sessions studying the mechanics of the human body, my fascination with the how our bodies move and adapts, grew. The prevalence of injury in the dancing profession is extremely high and I would often see myself and those around me developing various injuries. This in turn led me to my studies at the University of Otago, graduating in 2019 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
In my spare time I enjoy all forms of physical activity with a particular interest in strength and resistance training. Helping others to achieve or exceed their health and wellness goals and return to the activities they love and enjoy is hugely rewarding. The excellent facilities, exercise classes and emphasis on evidence-based practice here at Muscle People gives patients the best opportunity to achieve this, and is a great environment for personal and professional development. View details »
I am a passionate physiotherapist and I am excited to have joined the vibrant Muscle People Physiotherapy team. I love my job for a number of reasons; meeting new people, problem solving, continuous learning and helping people in their pursuit of excellence. I believe that your health is your wealth and enjoy working with people to achieve their activity goals.
I studied at Otago University to achieve a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. After graduating I worked as a physiotherapist in Christchurch for a couple years before travelling overseas. I had a fantastic time exploring many new places through Europe and North America, and have now returned to Christchurch.
My hobbies outside of work include sailing, skiing, going to the gym, swimming and surfing. I enjoy embracing the outdoors rain or shine and have completed an Outward Bound course. I am a keen underwater hockey player and am proud to have represented New Zealand nationally and internationally. View details »