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 »
Whilst growing up, a large part of my life involved sports and keeping active. Unfortunately, this paired well with a range of different injuries. Although frustrating, it meant that I spent a large amount of time working with different physiotherapists. I always admired how a physiotherapist’s treatment could contribute to a quicker and safer return to function. This sparked my interest in the field and later led to me attaining my Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago.
During my training, I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of working with people to not only achieve, but exceed their goals. I am excited to help people return to and reach their full potential. The team at Muscle People aim to achieve this through use of up-to-date and well-researched physiotherapy techniques that are tailored to each individual.
When I am not working you will find me close to a gym, touch field or on the golf course during summer and on the rugby pitch or on the slopes during the colder months. I find that being fit and active is the best way for me to keep a healthy work-life balance.
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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 »