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 »
Movement is a part of life and I have always been interested in the way the body moves. It wasn't until I started studying physiotherapy that I got to truly appreciate the way people move and the small ways we all move differently. It is through physiotherapy that any negative change in movement can be corrected, and those who come to the clinic can expect to be pushed to improve their overall funtion and lifestyle.
I studied in Auckland, and received a Bachelor of Health Science, and a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. My first degree really helped me understand the wide variety of factors that can influence a person's health, such as their culture and income, while the second degree allowed me to have a more hands on influence on someone's health. Even if it is only a small difference, I truly find it rewarding helping to improve someone's life through improving their movement. I understand that people all have unique lives and a unique way of looking at their health. My aim is to work with all those who come to see me to work with them to improve their function and overall performance, with the focus on attaining their own personal goals 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 »