-Graduated Bachelor of Physiotherapy University of Otago 1998.
-Post Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Curtin University, Perth
-Worked hospitals & private practice NZ & UK, MET police, law firms & banks, Harley St.
-Trained in Pilates APPI London.
-Professional football team physio Belfast Northern Ireland, local rugby team physio.
-Numerous courses most recently Pelvic Health integrating with Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
Interests pre & post op rehabilitation.
Spare time: Gym, half marathons, skiing.
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Qualifications: BSc in Physiotherapy, 2012, Saxion University, Holland, MSc in Manual Therapy, 2018, SOMT University, Holland.
Biography: Born and raised in the Netherlands, I recently moved to New Zealand with my family. I have worked for 11+ years in a community private practice providing a wide range of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal injuries with special interest in shoulder complaints.
Hobbies/interests: I enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking and exploring all the beautiful places in NZ. I also love to draw and paint.
Why you love being a physio/part of the team: What I love most about my work as a physiotherapist is being able to work with people from all walks of life. I love interacting with many different personalities and I have always been fascinated by how the human body works. Now being able to help people achieve their goals whether it be returning to sport, work or daily life, is a satisfying way to spend my day.
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Biography: Originally from Wellington, I moved to Christchurch to begin working at You First Physio. Growing up I played many sports such as netball, rowing, and water polo. Prior to completing my physiotherapy degree I completed a Bachelor of science majoring in Nutrition. My drive and passion for becoming a physiotherapist comes from wanting to help people combined with my enjoyment of an active lifestyle.
Clinical interests: My interests include all sports related injuries and reformer pilates.
Hobbies/interests: I spend a lot of my free time being active whether it be running, pilates or strength training at the gym. On the weekends you’ll find me at the farmers markets for our Saturday morning ritual.
Why: I love getting to know new people and working with them to achieve their goals together. The You First Physio team are all so friendly and welcoming. View details »