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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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 »