Qualifications: Physiotherapist, University of Heidelberg 1995
Biography: I grew up in Germany and after graduating worked at the University Nurnberg, in a Rehab hospital in the Black Forest and in private practice. In 1999 I moved to New Zealand and worked at Timaru Hospital and Older Persons Health in Christchurch before joining You First Physio in 2007. In 2019 I completed my Yoga Therapy Teacher training. Over my years working in Germany and NZ I have worked in orthopaedics, neurology, psychiatry, older person’s health, amputee care and an acute care/rehab hospital
Clinical interest: Back and Upper Limb/Shoulder/elbow injuries with focus on hands-on techniques, especially myofascial release and trigger point treatments and exercise prescription
Hobbies/interests: yoga, reading, music, dance, travel, hiking, walking and riding my bike,
Why you love being a physio/part of the team: I enjoy being part of a dynamic, dedicated team. I have worked out at the Longhurst site for the past 5 years and love the team approach there. We have a multidisciplinary team that have gelled into great friends as well as work colleagues. View details »
Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Otago 2017
Biography: after graduating I worked at the School of Physiotherapy Clinics in Dunedin as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and as a Clinical Educator, supervising physiotherapy students on their clinical placements. In those 3 years working in an acute sports injury clinic I treated a variety of injuries from rugby, basketball, netball and football. I returned back home to Christchurch in 2020 and brought with me a wealth of knowledge. I currently work at the Riccarton and University of Canterbury sites. I have worked for the last 2 years as the physio for the NZ under17 Mens Basketball team
Clinical interests: Return to sport/fitness rehab, Strength &Conditioning, Knee and ankle injuries. With my experience with National level basketball teams I know how important it is to fully rehabilitate injuries to return to top level performance. I take this attitude with all my patients.
Hobbies/interests: Basketball, gym, travel, spending time with friends and family
Why you love being a physio/part of the team: Love meeting new people from all walks of life and having the opportunity to help people return to function and reach their goals. Working alongside the university students gives me the opportunity to assist young adults on their journey – from top level sports people to those just wanting to get fit for the first time. View details »
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science, Physiotherapy, AUT 2017; Introductory Women’s Health Physio level 1 certificate, APA, 2020; Introduction Certificate to Physiotherapy Management of Female Urinary Incontinence 2020
Biography: I developed a love of movement as a dancer from a young age. I have a National Diploma in Dance Performance that I gained while studying at the New Zealand School of Dance in 2004. Since that time, I have worked as a contemporary dancer, teacher and choreographer before moving into the field of health and fitness. I have worked in NZ and further afield in London and Edinburgh as a personal trainer helping people rehabilitate in the gym before returning to NZ to study as a physiotherapist.
Clinical interests: I have a special interest in women’s health and am completing ongoing study in this field to help women throughout their life span from young female athletes, to pre and postnatal physio and beyond. With my dancing background I have an affinity with them and can understand movement patterns and love to see them return to the floor to perform at their best.
Hobbies/ interests: Being a mum to my 2 young daughters
Why I love being a physio/part of the team: I enjoy being able to incorporate my love for movement into helping people recover from injury. I also enjoy guiding people to reach their movement goals. View details »