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Mr Jeffrey Huang

Mr Jeffrey Huang

Physiotherapist

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 »

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Mr Jack Gifford

Mr Jack Gifford

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Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy – University of Otago (2018), Postgraduate Certificate in Rehabilitation - University of Otago (2020). Biography: Born and breed in Christchurch before studying at Otago University. On graduating 2 years ago, I joined the team at You First Physio. I have been the Physiotherapist for the New Brighton Rugby Club Premier team and also play for the same team. Clinical interests: Knee and shoulder rehabilitation, post-operative rehabilitation, sport-related injuries, ACL rehabilitation Hobbies/interests: I keep very physically active outside of work, enjoy family time and getting outdoors! Why you love being a physio/part of the team: Empowering people to achieve their rehabilitation goals. Meeting new people on a daily basis and ensuring they receive the high quality, person-focused care that they deserve. I am passionate about embracing exercise prescription for long term health and function, but also use a variety of manual therapy techniques within my sessions. View details »

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Mr Joe Ni

Mr Joe Ni

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Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Otago 2018 Biography: I grew up in Christchurch and have lived here most of my life. I studied in Dunedin and Wellington for several years before moving back to Christchurch to work with You First Physio. Clinical interests: Spinal injuries, Hip and Knee injuries, rehabilitation for return to sport/gym Hobbies/interests: Running, swimming, music, road trips/travel, gym Experience: Older people’s health, acute sport injuries Why you love being a physio/part of the team: I enjoy getting to know different people in different walks of life and understanding their identity and culture. As a physio, I get the opportunity to talk to and empathise with patients and understand how an injury could not only can affect one physically, but in also other areas of their life. I collaborate with my patients and tailor specific treatment plans using manual therapy techniques and specific rehabilitation exercises. View details »

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