Caryn kick started her career in 1994, graduating from the University of KwaZulu Natal with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Caryn furthered her studies by completing a postgraduate giving her academic and practical experience in a range of techniques, including dry needling and orthopedic manipulative therapy.
With over 25 years of experience working as a physiotherapist Caryn has found herself working in various clinics all over the world. Firstly, working in the USA for 2 years, then taking her practice to the UK where she worked with the National Health Services (NHS) for an additional 2 years. Caryn then returned to her home country of South Africa where she presided for a substantial portion of her career, opening her own practice at a local hospital. In early 2021 Caryn and her family made the decision to call New Zealand their new home, where she joined the Proactive team upon arrival.
Over the part 25 years Caryn has delt with a wide range of conditions including sports injury, chronic pain conditions, post-operation rehabilitation, headaches and more. Caryn also had the opportunity to work closely with maxilla-facial surgeons devising and implementing rehabilitation through physiotherapy treatment for orthognathic and TMJ (jaw) disorder patients.
Caryn has a special interest in neuromusculoskeletal conditions, treatment and management of headaches, TMJ (jaw) disorders, back, neck and chronic pain disorders, along with women’s health issues.
Caryn is excited to not only become a Kiwi in our beautiful country but to also be apart of the Proactive family, dedicating herself to improving health and wellbeing for those in need. View details »
After graduating from AUTs school of physiotherapy in 2018, Rowyn launched his career as a physiotherapist with Proactive in May of 2019. Rowyn has had experience as a student working in Tauranga hospital and various private clinics. He has worked with athletes and people of various ages and holds a keen interest in musculoskeletal injury rehab. As a local to Papamoa, Rowyn enjoys the easy-going lifestyle of Tauranga and has always loved playing all kinds of sports.
Rowyn now works out of our Papamoa and Tauranga clinics as well as servicing at the Harbourside Netball Courts and ACG School.
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Kimberley graduated from the Auckland University of Technology in 2015 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy). Following a year working in Auckland, the sunny Tauranga beckoned, prompting her move back to her hometown to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and be close to family.
Kimberley has previously worked in private practice in Tauranga with an interest in, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, sports injuries, gym rehabilitation and clinical Pilates. She has a range of sporting interests including netball, rugby, rowing, sailing, and swimming. Kimberley is passionate about the prevention and early management of injuries, to ensure that one can return to their full potential.
Kimberley has experience working as the physio for premier and age group representative teams in rugby and football and has also worked alongside NZ Rugby, looking after their referee team at various tournaments.
This year Kimberley steps into the role as Physiotherapist for Tauranga Netball Centre. This means she will be working with athletes of all ages and skill levels, including the Tauranga representative teams.
When not at work, you can find Kimberley hiking with friends or spending time with her family either out on the water sailing or paddle boarding. View details »