I have always been interested in Healthcare and providing help to people who need it. I graduated from the University of Otago in 2010 from my first Bachelor degree in Anatomy and I decided to pursue a career in Physiotherapy wanting to further my understanding of human movement and musculoskeletal pathology. Since I've started working, I found my true passion to be manual therapy for relieving pain and other musculoskeletal symptoms.
With a postgraduate qualification in Occupational Health and working for 3 years in this specialised area, this has helped me understand my patient's needs when returning to normal daily activities. This includes working in different industries following a severe injury. Knowledge of manual therapy, exercise prescription and occupational health has enabled me to tailor treatment plans for each of my patients so they will achieve their goals.
Currently I am working towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Manual therapy which will help me provide the best and most recent evidence based treatments. I also believe in a multidisciplinary approach to helping people recover from injuries. This may include referrals to other healthcare professionals including GPs, acupuncturists, podiatrists, musculoskeletal specialists, Orthopaedic surgeons and other professions. View details »
I discovered my passion for physiotherapy at a young age. I was amazed at how the teamwork between the physiotherapist and client helped restore the ability to carry out purposeful and meaningful movements again. This inspired me to complete my Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago. As a physiotherapist I find my job very rewarding. One of the most rewarding parts is when clients understand how the way they were moving beforehand contributed towards their current injury, and how through these exercises they are able to be in control of their own rehab.
When you see me, you can expect me to take a holistic approach to your healthcare. This means that I will treat the entire body, as well as other contributing factors rather than just your injury. Our body is all connected therefore if one joint or muscle is slightly out of time when we move, it can affect other parts of our body too.
Outside of work I love getting amongst the outdoors. Some of my hobbies include running, tramping, tennis, skiing and baking. I am originally from the North Island so every chance I get I am exploring the beautiful scenery here in the South Island. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to develop a rehab plan customised to your needs. View details »
The human body is capable of amazing feats of movement, recovery and adaptation. Whether going about your daily activities or training for a marathon, we love to put ourselves to the test. However, sometimes our bodies cannot keep up and an injury can occur.
Growing up, I was hungry for sporting success with rowing. I would push myself too hard which unfortunately lead me down this path and I quickly became a local face at my physiotherapy clinic. Going through my own rehab journey sparked my love for the profession and my passion for helping others. This lead to me to obtaining my Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago
Throughout my time I have enjoyed guiding individuals with a range of injuries to reach goals they once thought were impossible. I am excited to be working at Muscle People as our aim is to tailor treatments with a holistic approach to match the specific ability and needs of the patient.
In my own time I enjoy keeping active by going to the gym, falling off my snowboard at Mt Hutt, or getting out on the golf course for a hit around. View details »