Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy – University of Otago (2019)
Biography: I am a proud Cantabrian through and through, and was present for all of the earthquakes, floods and fires. Since graduating I have worked in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and have taught Mat Pilates classes for the last couple of years. I have joined the team at You First Physio in 2022.
Clinical interest: Mat and Reformer Pilates, Pelvic health, post-operative rehabilitation, return-to -work planning, management of hypermobility.
Hobbies/interests: I enjoy clocking some hours at the gym or running on the Porthills. Coffee is a bit of a passion and I will happily discuss all the best places to buy coffee in town. You will also find me involved in my local church community.
Why you love being a physio/part of the team: Restoring hope through restoring movement is a powerful part of being a Physio. I love that the values of You First Physio reflect my own. The team is super friendly across all sites, driven to be update-to-date on best practice and all about empowering people.
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Qualifications: Diploma of Physiotherapy, Otago School of Physiotherapy Post Graduate Certificate Manipulation, Post Graduate Certificate Acupuncture
Biography: For the last 16 years I have worked in Private Practice in Lincoln (Lincoln-Sportsmed-Motus) and joined the team at You First Physio at their Longhurst site in February 2020. Being a senior Physiotherapist, I have completed many post graduate courses on muscle and joint injuries. If appropriate, I can manipulate and use acupuncture as part of my treatment.
Clinical interests: I enjoy treating all types of injuries and am experienced in diagnosing and treating with a “Hands On” approach plus exercises.
Hobbies/interests: Outside work, I enjoy biking, netball and keeping busy on our 10-acre block.
Why you love being a physio/part of the team: There is a great team environment at Longhurst. Also being able to work alongside Podiatry and Hand Therapy gives us the benefit of their skills if needed View details »
Qualifications: Diploma of Physiotherapy 1988 ATI School of Physiotherapy Post Graduate Diploma of Manipulative Physiotherapy 1995 – University of Otago
Biography/ Experience: I have enjoyed working in musculoskeletal physiotherapy for 30 years. I initially worked at Christchurch Hospital then spent 3 years in the UK working in various musculoskeletal settings. On returning to NZ I completed a year of post grad study in Dunedin and worked over a period of 15 years at SportsMed in Christchurch where I gained a lot of sports physio experience and worked with various national and regional teams including: NZ Womens Academy and U18 Girls Hockey; Canterbury Mens and Womens Hockey; Netball World Cup and NZ Womens Cricket. Following that I worked in a London sports physiotherapy clinic which specialised in running. On my return to Christchurch I worked in an occupational health physiotherapy role before joining the fantastic team at You First Physio in 2011. Over this time I have continued my professional development by attending numerous courses and conferences
Clinical interests: I have experience in, and enjoy, treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. My areas of special interest include: sports injuries, back and neck pain/ injuries, pregnancy and post-natal related back pain, hip pain, and rehabilitation including Pilates. I take Pilates Mat classes at our Longhurst site.
Why you love being a physio/part of the team: You First Physio is a fantastic place to work and I love being part of a team of people who are motivated and passionate about doing the best for their clients. We are committed to treating every client as an individual and providing the best evidence-based care. The most rewarding part of being a physio for me is connecting with people and helping them achieve their goals. View details »