I discovered my fascination in the human body and movement through my background in dance and gymnastics. I was always amazed at all the different ways the body moved and how it changed and adapted with practice and training. Pushing the muscles and joints to the extremes with performance and elite level competition, I often found myself or my team mates injured and unable to perform. Most of my injuries required time away from performance and many sessions spent with the physio, trying to problem solve and get back to optimal function.
Through my own experiences and my passion for helping those around me, I decided I wanted to follow physiotherapy as a career. I studied a Bachelor of Health Science/ Master of Physiotherapy at Western Sydney University, Australia. After a sometime spent travelling New Zealand, I knew I wanted to live and work here, moving to Christchurch in early 2018 and started with the amazing team at The Muscle People. View details »
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 an enthusiastic physiotherapist who enjoys working with people to help them reach their full potential. I enjoy working with patients to help them to restore their movement and guide them in reaching and exceeding their goals. At Muscle People we use an approach that priorotizes the patient's goals, beliefs and values first and work with them to help provide the best opportunities in order to allow them to thrive and reach their goals. Being a physiotherapist is not just helping people’s physical health but positively impacting their well-being as a whole for us.
I have a passion for movement and know first-hand the positive benefits of movement on physical, emotional and mental well-being. In my personal life, I use movement as my medicine and as part of my treatment I help patients with pain, dysfunction or an injury re-introduce functional movement. In my spare time, I play competitive netball and basketball and enjoy strength training. View details »