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.
Biography: I started my journey into physiotherapy slightly late by deciding to hand in my job, stop running my Taekwondo club and move to Dunedin to study. It was one of the hardest things that I have done but I would highly recommend to anyone to aim high, give it a go and try their best. Since starting my studies, I now recognise how I have always loved analysing at how the body moves, how we could create the movements to be most effective and how can we generate the most power.
Clinical Interests: Sports-related injuries, return to sport/ fitness rehab, strength and conditioning
Hobbies/ interests: ITF Taekwondo, netball, soccer, Pilates, dancing (ballroom and Latin). I love going out and enjoying what New Zealand has to offer with outdoor activities, food and events.
Why you love being a physio/part of the team: I enjoy physio because of its ability to help people. I love that we have the ability and the time to get to know a person. We can help a person holistically. Physio is my passion.
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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.
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