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 »
I have always enjoyed fixing things, and love working with people, which is why I chose the career path of physiotherapy! I enjoy the problem solving aspect of using assessment to identify patients main problems, and then working with the patient to form a treatment pathway and goals to get them back to what they enjoy doing most! You can expect a high quality of holistic healthcare from me, which means I will address the injury as well as other biomechanical and contributing factors as the body works as a whole.
I studied at the University of Otago gaining a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Throughout my years in Dunedin my favourite part was the excitement of seeing patients for the first time, and the praise that I got from the patients following instant changes in their injuries which had positive effects on my practice. I knew then the impact we have on people in their day to day lives!
In my spare time I like to play sport. playing cricket, touch and golf in the summer, and snowboarding and basketball in the winter. I also physio on the weekends for my old school Christchurch boys' high which keeps my occupied. I have a passion for music as well, playing he piano in my spare time and love old school rap music.
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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 »