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SportsLab Grafton

19 Auburn Street, Grafton, Auckland

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Ms Loren Abel

Ms Loren Abel

Podiatrist

Education: Loren graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in podiatry in 2018 and has continued with ongoing education since. She has an interest in biomechanics, keeping up with the latest in sports medicine research to ensure she is providing the most recent evidence-based treatment. Experience: Before Sports Lab, Loren had been working at a multi-disciplinary clinic in Canterbury. There, she worked in the field of sports podiatry and saw a wide range of clientele ranging in sporting goals from everyday fitness to elite performance. As well as being in the clinic full time, she also spent time in a technical running store performing gait assessments and footwear fittings. Professional views and special interests: Loren believes in patient education being one of the most valuable aspects of podiatry treatment. She finds through providing education, people develop a better understanding of what’s going on and why it has happened. This enables them to make their own decisions and have effective and meaningful self-management in addition to treatment. Loren’s main passion has been ballet, which she has danced and competed from a young age as well as teaching for 7 years. Her experience working with kids carries through to the clinic as she enjoys continuing to work with this age group. Through her years in ballet she’s developed a strong understanding of how disruptive lower limb injuries can be and enjoys working with her clients to get them back to doing what they love. She values the use of working within a multidisciplinary team to provide patient-centred and well-rounded treatment. Outside of the Lab: Spending time in the South Island developed Loren’s love for the outdoors so you’ll often find her exploring different walking tracks on the weekends or at the beach in summer. Loren still dances recreationally and also enjoys running and a varied fitness routine to keep active. View details »

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Mr Luke McCallum

Mr Luke McCallum

Massage Therapist

Luke is an extremely well qualified massage therapist. He holds a Bachelor of Health Studies in Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy, and two Diploma's in Health Sciences; Sports Therapy and Therapeutic Massage. Luke was awarded the academic excellence prize in his final year of his bachelor's degree for finishing top of his class. He endeavours to combine and consider all aspects of a person’s life to create a treatment plan to help them achieve their goals. He has a particular interest in clients with biomechanical and postural imbalances picked up from their daily lives, and especially enjoys equipping these clients with the required tools to improve their quality of life. He also believes that massage is essential tool for performance and recovery. View details »

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Ms Livvy Wilson

Ms Livvy Wilson

Physiotherapist

Livvy graduated from AUT with a Bachelor in Health Science majoring in Physiotherapy. Livvy has experience working with a range of high performance athletes and weekend warriors from Track and Field, Cross Fit, Marathon and Surf Lifesaving. Livvy has a particular interest in holistic health and wellbeing, completing a variety of courses including Integrated Dry Needling level 1 and 2, Neurokinetic Therapy level 1 and Visceral Manipulation level 1, whereby she takes into consideration not only physical presentations of injury but seeks other sources of dysfunction within the body that may be contributing to pain. Education plays a strong role in Livvy’s treatment plans so be prepared to learn the in’s and out’s of your injury and effective self-management tools specific to your presentation. Livvy loves to have a laugh with her patients to create a positive and uplifting experience and will guide you every step of the way back to full health and function. View details »

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