I have always been heavily involved in sport and physical fitness. I have grown up playing rugby union in the winter and competing in athletic competitions at the now demolished QE2 stadium in the summer. I now play European Handball for Canterbury and spend a lot of weekends travelling to Wellington and Auckland to compete. I have always taken a very meticulous approach to playing sport, which has led to a drive to constantly be better, and to find the knowledge of how to be better. I am now passionate in working with others, and helping them to simply be better, stronger and fitter.
Since graduating from Otago University I have been working in the health and fitness industry for 5 years. I have lived and worked overseas in Australia and Europe training with people ranging from your 9-5 office workers to high performance athletes. Highlights of my time overseas includes being the head trainer for a rugby union team in Southern England, and running my own personal training business in central London.
Since being back in Christchurch I have been working within the clinical population and have recently attained a post-graduate certificate in rehabilitation. I have been working with our physiotherapists to provide functional rehabilitation, injury prevention and strength and conditioning to all our clients. These services enhances our client’s journey, enabling us to lift people to the best of their abilities, from running after the kids to running a marathon. View details »
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 »