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Wakatipu Med Centre

Wakatipu Medical Centre 4 Thirteenth Avenue, Lower Shotover, Queenstown, Otago

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Miss Sonya Anderson

Miss Sonya Anderson

Physiotherapist

Over 20 years of experience working as a full time Physiotherapist, 7 years spent working in UK teaching hospitals and over 12 years working in private practice. Early on in her career Sonya spent time working closely with Orthopaedic Surgeons & Rheumatologists and went on to complete a Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine & then a Diploma in Injection Therapy. After competing for many years in rowing, Sonya developed a passion for analysing the biomechanics of sports injuries. Sonya presently specialises in rugby and golf injuries & rehabilitation & has been working with Arrowtown Rugby Club for the last 11 years as well as working on development with Wakatipu Junior Golf. Her passion for analysis of movement has also led to the development of our Golf Analysis service which now uses high speed video analysis of the swing & body motor patterns, to improve your game from any standard. Sonya enjoys analytical assessment of the whole body and progressing clients from hands on treatments to gym rehabilitation & function. View details »

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Mrs Sarah Benson

Mrs Sarah Benson

Physiotherapist

Sarah graduated from the University of Sydney in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. She worked in a large hospital in Sydney before moving to the UK for 2 years working as a physiotherapist there. Upon return to Sydney she then commenced working with sports teams and injuries and orthopaedic rehabilitation with a special interest in soccer, surfing, ballet and rugby. Sarah’s professional development and further training has focused on around orthopaedic manual therapy and body mechanics including kinesio taping, muscle energy for the pelvis, spine and neck, clinical Pilates and shoulder rehabilitation. Additionally she is a pain management and lymphoedema therapist and utilises her skills in these areas for orthopaedic rehabilitation and swelling management. Sarah has an holistic approach to the body using methods from a range of sub-specialties. Sarah then owned and managed a large clinic and hospital department in Sydney for 7 years before relocating to Queenstown in 2017. She worked alongside 20 orthopaedic surgeons and was involved in the acute and long term management of sports and orthopaedic injuries / surgery as well as significant injuries including amputation and those from motor vehicle accidents and trauma. Sarah has a young family and enjoys an active lifestyle with plenty of skiing in the winter. View details »

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