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 »
With a love for science, human anatomy, people engagement and rehabilitation, physiotherapy has always been the career for me. I enjoy working with people to help achieve their goals post injury and be a part of their success story. Whether it be a goal as simple as maneuvering freely within your home, reducing pain or returning to performance sport, the rehabilitation journey is different for everyone. Being a part of this process requires a passionate and knowledgeable therapist who will help guide you along your path with a holistic approach.
Since graduating in 2014, I have mainly practised in neurological rehabilitation. This involves more slow stream rehab with often complex issues. Much of my knowledge is around normal movement patterns, biomechanics, orthotics and assistive equipment, exercise prescription and hydrotherapy. Moving to Muscle People has allowed me to further my knowledge in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and ignite more passions in areas such as shoulder rehabilitation and the dynamic spine.
Outside of my physiotherapy career I have been an adventure tour guide leading two week trips around the south island involving multi-day tramping, biking and kayaking adventures. I am a keen rock climber, trail runner and also volunteer for a local Rescue and Technical Support team that specializes in high angle rescue. View details »
With over 20 years experience as a Physiotherapist both here and in the UK, Clare is one of our two Directors and heads up our City Clinic. Clare is highly experienced in treating complex injuries, head injuries, Vestibular disorders and Headaches and Migraines. She is a PD Warrior Instuctor and both assesses and treats people with Parkinsons. She leads our PD Warrior Circuit class and previously managed a rheumatology ward in the UK. Clare has completed a pain management programme and post graduate papers in musculoskeletal conditions. Clare's other areas of interest are back and neck pain, sports and musculoskeletal injuries, posture and movement assessment and screening, Dynamic Spines- our Spinal Stability programme, vocational rehabilitation and rheumatological conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, SLE and Ankylosing Spondylitis. View details »