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 »
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 »
Naomi graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Science – Physiology Major. She joined the team at Muscle People Physiotherapy in 2012 and works at our City clinic during the week and Bishopdale clinic on some Saturdays. Naomi’s areas of interest and expertise include: back and neck pain and injuries, Dynamic Spines, our spinal stability programme, dry needling, posture and movement assessments and screening including Functional Movement Screens and Y-Balance Testing, running technique assessment and correction and vocational rehabilitation
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