Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Otago 2021
Biography: Whilst growing up I was a keen footballer and very active sportsman consistently competing across a wide variety of sports around Canterbury. From this lifestyle, I was inevitably injured at times which were barricades that damaged my motivation and momentum within my sporting life. But after visiting my local physiotherapists, those barricades were quickly brought down and I was back up on my feet feeling stronger and inspired. This fueled my desire to study physiotherapy and to be able to offer the same experience that I had when I was younger.
Clinical interests: Rehabilitation of athletes and sports-related injuries, neurological disorders, spinal injuries, balance and falls prevention.
Hobbies/ interests: Football, music, visual arts, skateboarding, cooking, travel. Every now and then I love a hike up one of our local mountains with friends and family.
Why you love being a physio/part of the team: I cherish the moments that I have with my clients and enjoy having the opportunity to meet such a diverse and wide variety of people of many cultures and backgrounds. Being able to connect with a client, as well as helping them regain and improve their baseline function and regaining independence within the community, is very rewarding and strongly motivates me.
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Qualifications: BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy Ulster University 2017, MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine Ulster University 2018, APPI Pilates Level 1 and 2
Biography: I grew up in Ireland and was active in sport at a young age, particularly Gaelic football and gymnastics. It was through coaching gymnastics that I gained a strong interest in analysing and refining movements. Upon graduating I have gained invaluable experience working in a mixture of private and public health settings in Ireland and New Zealand including elite sports teams in Gaelic football as lead physiotherapist for the county Antrim U20 team in 2018 and 2019.
Clinical Interests: Rehabilitation of athletes and sports people particularly of the knee, hip and groin. ACL and post-operative shoulder rehabilitation. Pilates based treatment. Treatment of motivated individuals be it acute or chronic.
Interests/Hobbies: In my spare time you’ll find me playing Gaelic football, hurling in Hagley park or exploring what this wonderful country has to offer.
Why I love being a physio/part of the team: I love helping people to achieve their goals and get back to doing the things they love
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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 »