Caroline graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2013 from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. After spending a year working in rural clinics within South Africa she decided to take the opportunity to follow a long-time dream of travelling around the world, learning more about different cultures. She returned to South Africa and full-time private physiotherapy practice in 2016. Since then she has been working mainly in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, but has also gained experience working with children with various disabilities.
Caroline has completed numerous postgrad courses including dry needling, motor control, muscle activation and pain management courses. In 2017 she completed a postgraduate qualification in orthopaedic physiotherapy.
Hobbies & Interests: Caroline enjoys a very active lifestyle – running, cycling, swimming, volleyball, rowing, dancing, surfing and horse riding. This drives a keen interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports related injuries and general pain management in adults, as well as children.
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Danny is an Irish qualified physiotherapist, graduating from University College Dublin. Danny has developed his clinical skills working within both the private sector and sports physiotherapy. He has a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and likes to incorporate sports specific rehabilitation as well as a strong focus on exercise therapy. Danny has gained a wealth of experience working with a variety of elite and amateur sports teams including; Rugby, Football, Hockey, Hurling and Gaelic Football. His most recent role being with Auckland City FC as they won the National Youth League in December 19. In his free time Danny is a sports enthusiast; he has brought the love of his native Gaelic games with him and is currently an active member of Auckland Celtic GFC. Having moved to New Zealand in early 2018, Danny has really enjoyed travelling New Zealand’s North and South Island to date and plans to continue to do so while immersing himself in NewZealand’s rich history and culture. » View details
Fiona graduated from Otago University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She then went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports medicine in 2001 and a Certificate in Manual Therapy in 2002. Fiona has also continued to develop her skills in the area of biomechanics, muscle balance and pilates. Over 12 years, Fiona has worked in a diverse range of clinics treating a variety of conditions. She returned to New Zealand in 2011 after four years of working in Harley Street, London at a clinic specialising in sports and spinal injuries and rehabilitation.
Fiona has also worked as a physiotherapist for various sporting codes, ranging from Rugby league, netball, softball to the Xterra triathlon team who competed at the World Championships. She is herself a keen athlete and enjoys competing in triathlons, off road running, mountain biking, skiing, windsurfing and sailing. Fiona has a special interest in endurance athletes and the biomechanics and posture of athletes during sport.
Fiona has also completed her Pilates qualification through the Austrailan Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and enjoys teaching regular pilates classes at the clinic.
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Laura has spent the last 12 years polishing her skills as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and has worked in private practice in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. During this time, she has developed special interests in spinal and pelvic dysfunction, biomechanical imbalances, and sporting injuries. Laura feels taking time for a thorough assessment is important for an accurate diagnosis. She then uses a holistic approach including a variety of treatment modalities – breathing retraining, body awareness, core and postural strengthening through pilates rehabilitation, acupuncture & dry needling techniques, and manual therapy techniques.
Laura is a qualified PINC cancer rehabilitation therapist and this is a part of her job that she is extremely passionate about.
Hobbies & Interests: Travel, outdoor adventures, photography, the beach & summer, keeping fit with running, yoga, paddle boarding & swimming, nature, and socialising with family and friends.
Further Qualifications: Post Graduate Papers in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Breathing Mechanics) 2017; APPI Pilates Level 1, 2 & 3 (Qualified 2016) and AACP Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling (2013), PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Therapist (2017).
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Martina is a pro at establishing a specific diagnosis by thorough examination in both a patient’s story and physical examination. She ensures each patient understands what to expect with the progression of a condition. Martina applies the best evidence-based practice for management and rehabilitation. Her main background is in sport, though she has also worked in hospitals, nursing homes and out in the community.
Hobbies & Interests: Netball, basketball, yoga, art, travelling and saving the kakapos.
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Max graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy. Graduating from Salford University in England, Max gained a wealth of experience working in hospitals and private clinics in the UK before moving to New Zealand and joining Ponsonby Physio in early 2017. Max treats a diverse range of patients, conditions and injuries – from musculoskeletal and sports injuries, to pre-and post-operative orthopaedic surgeries, fractures, chronic pain, muscle imbalance, occupational injuries and more.
Max is a highly experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist who utilises a wide range of physiotherapy treatments to help his patients on their road to recovery. With a passion for exercise therapy and Strength and Conditioning, Max can design and implement exercise programmes to help rehabilitate and improve the performance of his patients. He is qualified in performing Functional Movement Screens which allow him to assess his client's movement and use the screen results to guide his decisions for corrective exercise programming and design.
Further Qualifications: AACP Foundation Acupuncture & Dry Needling, APPI level 1 Pilates, Mulligan's Manual Therapy level 1, ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning, McKenzie Institute – The Lumbar Spine Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy, Pinc & Steel - Steel Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist Certification, Functional Movement Systems – Functional Movement
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Having experience as an elite athlete herself (Toni represented NZ in cycling in the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games), Toni has a great empathy for the injured athlete as well as the everyday pains and strains she sees. Since her graduation in 1997 she has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine from Otago University, the PAANZ Introductory Acupuncture course as well as completing Level 1, 2 and Pre and post-natal APPI Pilates courses, all which help her to provide up to date treatment to ensure your recovery is as quick as possible.
Toni has a keen interest in Sports Biomechanics, particularly in cycling and running, and will combine an understanding of the biomechanics affecting your injury in combination with manual therapy and muscle balance to improve your general wellbeing. She is also certified as a Pinc Cancer Rehabilitation physiotherapist. Toni understands effective communication with your GP and/or specialist can be key to analysing and treating your problem.
Toni has a special interest in cycling injuries, bike set-ups/technique and coaching tips. As well as running injuries and helping to prevent injuries through biomechanical assessments and running technique.
Further Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine, Trish Wisbey-Roth Bike & Running Assessment, Athlete Life Coaching and courses in Strength and Conditioning. Pinc Cancer Rehabilitation Therapist, APPI Pilates Mat Work Level 1&2, Pre and Post-Natal. PAANZ Introductory Dry Needling & Acupuncture.
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