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Owner/Director

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Malachy Shivnan

BACKGROUND

“I’m the proud founder and owner of Body in Motion Physio & Rehab. I established the business back in 2002, with one clinic in Greerton. Over the past decade, Body in Motion has expanded to now offer the services of over 25 exceptional physiotherapists and occupational therapists working from 6 locations within the Tauranga City limits. I am proud of the quality reputation we have built and all the thousands of people whose lives we have been able to improve.

I have 20+ years experience working in private practice physiotherapy, and possess a Masters Degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine, and a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education.

Whilst completing my Masters of Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Otago, I was honoured to be awarded the Mark Steptoe Memorial Trophy for Best Overall Post-Graduate Student.

My particular area of expertise is in the treatment of neck & back pain, sciatica, and chronic pain management.”

QUALIFICATIONS

MPhty (Manips), PGDSportsmed, DPhty, BPhysEd  

INTERESTS

Quality time with family and friends, positive people, intrepid travelling.  My passion is creating a healthy, enjoyable and sustainable environment for everyone involved - our patients, our staff and our partners.

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Carmen Goodwin

BACKGROUND

Carmen qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science (Occ. Ther) from Auckland University of Technology.

She returned to her home town of Tauranga, and worked in community-based brain injury rehabilitation, beofre moving to London for 10 years.

Carmen continued to work in the field of neuro-rehabilitation across London, specialising in the rehabilitation of people with severe cognitive-behavioural and physical injuries as the result of brain inury, and held the post of Head Occupational Therapist for a number of years. She also worked as a consultant trainer for Headway - a national brain injury charity, and a consultant trainer for Positive Behaviour Management. Carmen held a guest lecturer post at London South Bank University, and assisted with a programme for Occupational Therapy students with learning difficulties.

On her return to New Zealand in late 2010, she gained work in the Vocational Rehabilitation sector, and has spent time working at ACC as a Case Manager before joining the Body in Motion team in March 2016.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Health Science (Occ Ther) 1999

INTERESTS

Outside of work Carmen is a member of the Rotary Club of Otumoetai & enjoys walking, cycling, skiing, travelling & socialising

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Deeanna Piermarini

BACKGROUND

“I joined Body In Motion in 2012 as the dedicated Vocational Services Manager.

After graduating from Auckland University of Technology in 2000, I practiced physiotherapy throughout New Zealand and the UK. In 2005, I began a role with ACC as a Relationship Manager; assisting treatment providers to work with ACC and ensuring injured people received excellent treatment and rehabilitation services.

Now with postgrad qualifications in Occupational Physiotherapy and Management, I train and oversee the rehabilitation programmes that Body In Motion run throughout the Bay of Plenty and Waikato, and liaise with public and private health insurers.

I am passionate about the establishment of safer work places, and about rehab programmes that successfully return an injured person to work.”

QUALIFICATIONS

BHSc (Physiotherapy) PGDip (MgtSt), PGCert (Occupational Physiotherapy)

INTERESTS

Travel, snowboarding, family time.

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Jacob McLean

BACKGROUND

“I graduated with a Bachelor in Physio from AUT in 2003, and have been working as a physiotherapist ever since. Over the course of my 10+-year career, I have worked predominately in private musculoskeletal settings. I’ve also spent time working in both private and public hospitals, and in private brain injury and amputee rehab settings.

One of my particular areas of interest is postoperative orthopaedic rehabilitation – post-op rehab following shoulder, spinal and lower limb surgeries.

I pride myself on bringing a practical approach to my treatment, and in taking the time to seek out the root cause of your pain or injury, rather than just treating the symptoms.”

QUALIFICATIONS

BHSc (Physiotherapy)  

INTERESTS

Surfing, sports and any other adventuring involving the outdoors.

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Nick Taylor

BACKGROUND

Nick completed his physiotherapy training in 2013, at Auckland University of Technology, and immediately specialised in Hand Therapy. He completed his post-graduate hand therapy studies in 2014 and became fully registerd in 2016. At the same time as pursuing these studies Nick was also employed in a specialist hand clinic in Auckland, working in an integrated team alongside an orthopaedic hand surgeon. During this time he was exposed to a wide variety of hand, wrist, forearm and elbow conditions, and was able to hone his hand therapy skills and craft his own unique approach to this fascinating area.

Nick's move to the Bay of Plenty was spurred by the opportunity to join them amazing team at Body In Motion, and be involved in creating a first-class hand therapy service. As an experienced and passionate rock-climber he also relishes the proximity of Tauranga to some of Aotearoa's finest climbing areas, and heads to the cliffs most fine weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS

BHSc (Physiotherapy)

PGCert HSc (Rehabilitation)

NZ registered Hand Therapist

INTERESTS

Rock climbing

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Scott Illingworth

BACKGROUND

“I graduated from AUT in 2001 and have worked exclusively in musculoskeletal physiotherapy for the last nine years. I’ve worked with sports teams to regional and state level in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

I’m particularly interested in manual therapy, exercise prescription and sports physiotherapy – and I enjoy putting my skills to work to help all sorts of people, from elite sportspeople to the weekend warrior.”

QUALIFICATIONS

BHSc (Physiotherapy) 

INTERESTS

Anything on the water or in the great outdoors that involves gathering Kai!

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Alan Robertson

BACKGROUND

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne Alan is our own ‘pure Geordie’. After graduating with Honours in Physiotherapy from the University of Northumbria in 1997, Alan started to specialize in chronic back care and pain management. Following 4 years working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, Alan came out to New Zealand to take up the post as Head of Rheumatology Physiotherapy at the Christchurch DHB. Alan returned home to the UK and undertook further Post- graduate study whereby aspects of cognitive behavioural and solution focus therapies were added to his array of chronic back care and manual therapy skills.

Alan joined the Body in Motion team in January 2015 upon returning to New Zealand for the second time, following a 4 year tenure as Head of Musculoskeletal rehab services in Brunei Darussalam. Alan brings a wealth of clinical expertise and life experience to our team in Papamoa, and he is excited about the future for himself and his family living in this fantastic part of New Zealand.

Alan is a rugby fanatic (not your typical Geordie then) and in his playing days represented Northumberland County at senior level. Alan admits he loves watching the All Blacks – unless of course they are beating England! Alan also regards himself as a semi-professional musician and loves the outdoors with a camera in hand. Alan is married to Alex and they have two young boys.

QUALIFICATIONS

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MPNZ

INTERESTS

Photography, Rugby, Guitar playing (semi-professionally)

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Alana Lloyd

BACKGROUND

Alana considers herself a Tauranga local despite being born in Lower Hutt and living there until the age of 14. Having spent many hours undergoing physiotherapy rehab as a patient Alana decided to go straight to university upon finishing high school in 2010 to study physiotherapy. Alana graduated from the Auckland University of Technology in 2014 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy). After spending four years in Auckland Alana was more than ready to return to the sunny Bay of Plenty and joined the Body in Motion team in January 2015.

Alana comes from a background of playing hockey and cricket, and has family members involved in triathlon, running and netball. This has given Alana a passion for sports and the outdoors which she hopes to bring to her new career.

QUALIFICATIONS

BHSc (Physiotherapy) MPNZ 

INTERESTS

Hockey, water-skiing, relaxing at the beach

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Alice Taylor

BACKGROUND

In 2001 Alice graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree (with Honours) in Physiotherapy from the University of Manchester. After 3 years working in a large teaching hospital as well as with a semi-professional Rugby Union team in the UK, Alice decided to explore life ‘Down Under’ moving to Australia in 2004. Based in Mackay, Queensland Alice owned her own successful Physiotherapy business for 10 years before selling this in January 2016 to move to NZ permanently with her Kiwi husband and young family.

Since 2007 Alice has trained and specialised in Pelvic Floor health, using her Physiotherapy skills to treat men and women with incontinence, bladder and bowel issues, and sexual dysfunction. Alice also has a special interest in preventing workplace injuries using research based Pre-Employment Assessments. Alice is passionate about exercise, sport, and getting people moving.

QUALIFICATIONS

BSc Physiotherapy (Hons)

INTERESTS

Outside of work Alice enjoys playing football (soccer!), and spending time with her energetic young daughters.  

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Alison Wilson

BACKGROUND

Alison qualified in 2013 in the UK, having previously completed a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Using her education and passion for exercise, Alison has focussed on Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation; and has a special interest in children and adolescent sport injuries.

As a physiotherapist and aspiring sports person, Ali loves combining both aspects of her training to enable her clients to achieve their goals - whether it's returning to elite sports or daily activities.

Alison likes to focus her treatment on movement rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and manual therapy, alongside her other qualifications in acupuncture, taping and soft tissue massage.

QUALIFICATIONS

BSc Sport and Exercise Science

MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

Masters credits in: Paediatric & adolescent sport; Performance and injury management

INTERESTS

Outside of work, Ali is a keen Ironman Triathlete, hoping to make it into the elite/semi-professional rankings within the next few years. She also loves the outdoors and any new sport she can try her hand at..which is why in August 2016, Ali moved to this part of the world and joined the Body In Motion team!

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Anna Ness

BACKGROUND

Anna grew up in Canterbury with a strong sporting background and a passion for living an active lifestyle. She has represented both Canterbury and Otago in her dominant sport- Netball and from a young age she knew she wanted to persue a career as a physiotherpist. Anna graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2013 and began working for the Southern District Health board as a rotational physiotherapist at Dunedin Hospital. She completed rotations in neurological rehabilitation, orthopaedics, cardio-respiratory ICU care, outpatient muscoloskeletal therapy and paediatric inpatient and outpaitent rehabilitation. Anna is delighted to have moved up to the Bay of Plenty where she and her husband can enjoy a sunfilled, active lifestyle closer to family. Her particular areas of interest are paeditric physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation and she has recently started training to become a certified Pilates instructor.

QUALIFICATIONS

B PHTY (Otago University), Level 1 APPI matworks 

INTERESTS

Netball, running, exploring new places, cooking and quality time with friends and family
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Annalees Jones

BACKGROUND

Annalees graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in 2000, and initially worked at Whakatane Hospital before travelling to London. Annalees combined work and travel for 5 years - working in the NHS, corporate health and private practice. Whilst in London, Annalees completed her full Pilates instructor training with APPI.

On returning to New Zealand, she worked in private practice at sports physiotherapy and Pilates clinics whilst undertaking further post-graduate study in Rehabilitation.

More recently Annalees has completed Bradcliff training in the treatment of breathing pattern disorders. This knowledge underpins her other passion - Yoga. Annalees believes physiotherapists are well placed to help everybody experience yoga in a safe and enjoyable way. The combination of mindful movement, breath awareness and relaxation / meditation is essential in our fast paced lives.

At Body In Motion, Annalees finds working with people with persistent pain to be incredibly rewarding.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Health Science, Physiotherapy

PGDip in Rehabilitation

APPI Pilates Instructor

Bradcliff Breathing Therapist

Therapeutic Yoga Teacher

INTERESTS

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Cory Matulino

BACKGROUND

Cory completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University in 2008, and worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the private setting for a few years, before transitioning into Vocational Rehabilitation in Brisbane, Australia.

Cory has experience in many different areas in vocational rehabilitation, including pre-employment screening, risk assessments, complex case management and provision of onsite physiotherapy services.

In her last year in Australia, she moved to Central Queensland to run a small team assisting those in the disability employment services sector. After 7 years in Australia, Cory moved back to NZ with her husband to be closer to family, and joined the Body In Motion team in February 2017.

Cory believes that good and safe work is essential in the rehabilitation process, and carries this philosophy through in her practice.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Otago

Physiotherapy NZ member

INTERESTS

Basketball, Netball, Touch, Snowboarding, Travelling, Camping and being active.

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Dominic Samuel

BACKGROUND

Hailing from the UK Dom joined the BIM team in January 2015 after four years working as a Staff physiotherapist in Waikato Hospital.

Dom initially completed a Bachelor of Science Degree (with Honours) in Biology with Sport and Exercise Science, going on to coach football in America for 2 years. During his time in America Dom decided he wanted to work as a Physiotherapist and returned to the UK to undertake his training, graduating from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh in 2010 with a Masters of Science Degree in Physiotherapy.

Dom and his wife Carol-Anne love the outdoor lifestyle New Zealand has to offer, so much so they have become New Zealand residents - that’s not to say Dom won’t stop keeping tabs on his beloved Liverpool!!

QUALIFICATIONS

M Phty (Hons), B Bio with Sport & Ex (Hons) MPNZ

INTERESTS

Football, snowboarding and the beach life.

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Fiona (Flo') Gutschlag

BACKGROUND

“After 16 years working internationally, I have recently returned home to New Zealand and joined the Body In Motion team. I am a highly experienced clinician, with post-graduate qualifications in both Sports and Manipulative Physiotherapy.

My experience includes 13 years working as a Senior Physiotherapist at the Australian Institute of Sport and 3 seasons with a professional volleyball team in Russia.

I have been a Physiotherapist at 3 Olympic Games and at World Championships in Rowing, Track and Field, Sprint Canoe/Kayak and Volleyball. I was also the Physiotherapist for the Australian Institute of Sport Netball team for 10 years.

I have a special interest in the ‘sporting spine’, injuries of the lower limb (specialising in tendon injuries) and sport-specific rehab.”

QUALIFICATIONS

Masters Manipulative Phty, Grad Dip Sports Phty, Dip Phty

INTERESTS

Loving life in general, wine, being with friends, gardening, reading

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Frances Hadfield

BACKGROUND

Frances moved to Tauranga in June 2014 after spending 35 years in Auckland working as a Physio, first at Middlemore Hospital and then at various private hospitals and rest homes.

Following that, Frances worked as a Mobile Physiotherapist, and after spending 2.5 years in France, set up her own business "Mobile Physio Care" on her return.

Frances has a special interest in Neurology (Strokes, Parkinsons & Cognitive Impairment) and also rehabilitation following joint replacements and fractures. Another interest is in "Falls Prevention" and "Training for Independence" and Frances also recently commenced working 6 hours a week for Waipuna Hospice as a physiotherapist.

QUALIFICATIONS

NZRP

INTERESTS

Frances enjoys Pilates, swimming, crosswords, knitting, reading & music.

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Jacob McLean

BACKGROUND

“I graduated with a Bachelor in Physio from AUT in 2003, and have been working as a physiotherapist ever since. Over the course of my 10+-year career, I have worked predominately in private musculoskeletal settings. I’ve also spent time working in both private and public hospitals, and in private brain injury and amputee rehab settings.

One of my particular areas of interest is postoperative orthopaedic rehabilitation – post-op rehab following shoulder, spinal and lower limb surgeries.

I pride myself on bringing a practical approach to my treatment, and in taking the time to seek out the root cause of your pain or injury, rather than just treating the symptoms.”

QUALIFICATIONS

BHSc (Physiotherapy)  

INTERESTS

Surfing, sports and any other adventuring involving the outdoors.

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Karen Roberts

BACKGROUND

“I gained my Bachelor Degree of Physiotherapy in 2003 at Auckland University of Technology and since then have also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Western Acupuncture), passing with distinction. I have worked across New Zealand and in the UK in both private and public sectors. My special interests lie in exercise prescription, manual therapy, acupuncture therapy, and occupational health physiotherapy.”

QUALIFICATIONS

PostGradCertHSc (Western Acupuncture) - Distinction, BHSc (Physiotherapy), MPNZ, MOHPG  

INTERESTS

Squash, travel and diving.

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Kate Gillingham

BACKGROUND

Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Otago in 1999. She continued her studies in Physiotherapy, graduating in 2002.

Kate has spent the past 14 years working in both private & public physiotherapy settings in a variety of health areas including musculoskeletal; neuro; vocational; exercise prescription; and over the last 5 years specialising in hand therapy.

Over the last year, Kate has returned to the physical component of vocational rehabilitation, helping people return from dysfunction to function in their life.

She has a strong passion for education on holisitc health, and how to put activity into your day.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Physical Education (Majoring in Exercise Prescription & Management)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Registered Hand Therapist (NZAHT)

Currently studying Integrative Nutrition (IIN)

INTERESTS

Kate enjoys trail running; playing hockey; swimming; generally exploring our beautiful backyard; and has just found an appreciation for yoga. As a mum of two active young boys, the after school & weekend hours are full of fun!

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Kathy Roberts

BACKGROUND

-“I have been working as a Physiotherapist for over 20 years, building experience and post-graduate qualifications in orthopaedic manual therapy, manipulative therapy, sport and recreation. I’ve also built a strong reputation for my success in working with people to resolve chronic spinal problems. I am particularly interested in manual therapy (especially treating cervical headaches), core stabilisation, manipulation and connective tissue release.”

QUALIFICATIONS

Dip Physio, PGrad Dip Manip Therapy, PGrad ADP(MT), MPNZ

INTERESTS

Outdoor fitness, youth development, family.

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Kelly Bowry

BACKGROUND

Kelly is from London where she trained and started her Physiotherapy career. Graduating from Brunel University in 2009, she then worked in two large London based hospitals in a variety of clinical settings.

After woking in the NHS for four years, she decided to go travelling, broadening her horizons and immersing herself in different cultures.

After being away for over two years, Kelly eventually decided to settle in NZ. She worked in a priavte practice in Queenstown which allowed her to build on her skills and knowledge in sports and musculoskeletal injuries.

Kelly is passionate about treating holistically to prevent injuries from re-occurring, working together with patients to meet their individual needs and goals.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Physiotherapy 2009

INTERESTS

Kelly enjoys all outdoor actvities such as hiking, camping, swimming and running, and is now looking forward to being part of the Body In Motion team, enjoying the warmer weather and coastal lifestyle that living in the Bay brings.

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Kelly Griffiths

BACKGROUND

“I graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1996, and then in 2004 (whilst working in Tauranga) completed a Masters in Health Science, majoring in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Western Acupuncture.

I spent several years working in private practice in London where I expanded my repertoire of manual therapy, acupuncture, functional exercise and rehabilitation skills. I enjoy addressing and resolving dysfunction; whether it is related to sporting, work, recreational or home pursuits. I’m thrilled to be a part of the excellent Body In Motion team.”

QUALIFICATIONS

BPhty, MHSc Hons, PG Dip Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Western Acupuncture  

INTERESTS

Running, all outsoor activites and family

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Laura Macdonald

BACKGROUND

A Lower Hutt local, Laura studied in Dunedin and graduated from the University of Otago in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy. Laura always knew she wanted to work in the Musculoskeletal Private Practice setting, so took on a role in a Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy practice in her home town of Lower Hutt following her graduation. With a couple of years of experience under her belt, Laura wanted to see the world and left NZ for her OE. In 2012, with the travel bug satisfied, Laura settled into Sydney life, working in a busy Sports Physiotherapy clinic in the city’s CBD. After three years looking after the Ozzies, Laura decided it was time to make home in NZ, and joined the Body in Motion team at Mt Maunganui in January 2016.

Laura treats her patients holistically and enjoys educating patients about how to best manage their injuries. She is trained in Clinical Pilates and dry needling and uses these modalities as an adjunct to her Physiotherapy manual therapy techniques. Laura has a special interest in Running injuries and has completed both half and full marathons with her next athletic goal being to complete an Olympic distance Triathlon.

QUALIFICATIONS

B Phty (Otago), Certified Pilates Practitioner, MPNZ

INTERESTS

Running, Snowboarding, Netball, Beach-time and Pilates 

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Laura O'Brien

BACKGROUND

“After graduating from the New Zealand School of Dance (Wellington) in 2007 with a major in classical ballet, I then went on to study Physiotherapy, completing my Bachelors in 2012. I have been instructing Pilates for the past five years whilst completing my Degree, and have developed a rich appreciation of the benefits of Pilates for developing core strength and flexibility as well as for injury rehabilitation.

As an undergraduate, I was lucky enough to combine my passion for physiotherapy and dance, by working with the physiotherapist for the dancers of the Royal NZ Ballet. I am keen to further my career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and Pilates, with a particular interest in athletes and dancers. In my spare time, I still love my dance classes, and I also enjoy running and swimming to stay in shape.”

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Physiotherapy 

INTERESTS

Saxophone, Contemporary Dance, Diving

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Leanne Marshall

BACKGROUND

Originally from Hamilton Leanne graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 2007. After 3 years working at Waikato Hospital Leanne headed away for her OE, initially to the UK and then to Australia. Leanne arrived back in New Zealand in 2015 and joined our Body in Motion team after 5 years of working and travelling. In this time Leanne gained valuable clinical experience working in both hospital and private practice settings.

Leanne has undergone additional training in Clinical Pilates, and has completed courses in “Pilates and the Shoulder” and “Pilates for Golfers”. Leanne is also a PINC Certified Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, and provides individualized rehabilitation for woman during and after Cancer treatment. This is an area Leanne is particularly passionate about and finds very rewarding.

Leanne’s treatment approach is to utilise exercise prescription in combination with patient education and hands-on treatment to ensure a speedy recovery and prevent re-occurrence of injuries.

QUALIFICATIONS

B Phty (Otago), McKenzie Credentialed Therapist, PINC Certified Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, MPNZ

INTERESTS

Outside of work Leanne enjoys travelling, cooking (and eating), spending time with family and friends, Summer, Sunshine, the beach and walks up and around the Mount.

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Liz McDougall

BACKGROUND

Originally from the UK, Liz started working as a physiotherapist within the NHS rotating around various ward based roles and musculoskeletal outpatient clinics.

Liz has been working in private practice since her arrival in New Zealand in August 2016. Liz has a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and the experience she has gained both in the UK and in NZ has broadened her skill set in the musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy areas.

As a keen triathlete and open water swimmer, Liz understands the stresses and pressure the body is put through during training and events in order to perform. And from her own experiences, knows that injury can arise during these times for many reasons. By looking at the whole picture with her patients, Liz strives to direct their rehabilitation to prevent recurrence of such injuries, and to facilitate a return to their optimal condition.

Liz is fully trained in various techniques, including acupuncture, manual therapy and sports massage, and likes to apply hands on therapy, where appropriate, in order to assist in her patients rehabilitation.

QUALIFICATIONS

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

INTERESTS

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Melissa Reid

BACKGROUND

“I hail from the beautiful Hauraki Plains, but joined the Body In Motion team in 2013. After getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy from Otago University in 2009, I returned to the rural Waikato to work in private practice physiotherapy clinics. In 2011, I completed a Post-graduate Certificate in Western Acupuncture (through AUT). I enjoy the variety of treating a wide range of injuries, and use a hands-on approach and a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription and acupuncture. In her spare time, I love getting out for a run and playing netball.”

QUALIFICATIONS

BPhty, PGCert Western Acupuncture, MPNZ  

INTERESTS

Off road running, travelling and catching up with friends and family

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Nick Taylor

BACKGROUND

Nick completed his physiotherapy training in 2013, at Auckland University of Technology, and immediately specialised in Hand Therapy. He completed his post-graduate hand therapy studies in 2014 and became fully registerd in 2016. At the same time as pursuing these studies Nick was also employed in a specialist hand clinic in Auckland, working in an integrated team alongside an orthopaedic hand surgeon. During this time he was exposed to a wide variety of hand, wrist, forearm and elbow conditions, and was able to hone his hand therapy skills and craft his own unique approach to this fascinating area.

Nick's move to the Bay of Plenty was spurred by the opportunity to join them amazing team at Body In Motion, and be involved in creating a first-class hand therapy service. As an experienced and passionate rock-climber he also relishes the proximity of Tauranga to some of Aotearoa's finest climbing areas, and heads to the cliffs most fine weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS

BHSc (Physiotherapy)

PGCert HSc (Rehabilitation)

NZ registered Hand Therapist

INTERESTS

Rock climbing

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Paula Loader

BACKGROUND

“I graduated as a Physiotherapist from Otago University in 1996 and my experience has taken me to the hospital in-patient environment, and into the private practice Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy clinic setting. As a Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist for well over a decade now, I am able to combine acupuncture treatment options with my extensive manual therapy skills. I have been part of the Body in Motion team since 2004, initially working at the Mount Maunganui clinic before joining the Papamoa team. I’m a full-time mother and part-time physiotherapist, and I enjoy treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as working within elderly care rehab at a local rest home.”

QUALIFICATIONS

BPhty, NZ Reg Physio Acupu, MPNZ  

INTERESTS

Travel,
The outdoors especially MTB and tramping
Family.
 
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Scott Illingworth

BACKGROUND

“I graduated from AUT in 2001 and have worked exclusively in musculoskeletal physiotherapy for the last nine years. I’ve worked with sports teams to regional and state level in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

I’m particularly interested in manual therapy, exercise prescription and sports physiotherapy – and I enjoy putting my skills to work to help all sorts of people, from elite sportspeople to the weekend warrior.”

QUALIFICATIONS

BHSc (Physiotherapy) 

INTERESTS

Anything on the water or in the great outdoors that involves gathering Kai!

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Shannon Fisken

BACKGROUND

Originally from Waiuku, Shannon completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University.

Shannon joined the Body In Motion team at Papamoa in 2007after returning from several years travelling & working in the UK. Whilst in the UK, Shannon qualified as a Clinical Pilates Instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute.

Shannon is now back in the Body In Motion team in the Bethlehem clinic after some time off raising her two boys, Austin & Charlie. Shannon is looking forward to continuing to develop her Pilates knowledge, particularly in the Pre & Post-Natal field and is passionate about helping people become active again after injury or children.

Outside of work, Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband, Luke & their boys either doing DIY at home or in the great outdoors. Shannon also loves running with Mount Joggers, exploring new areas of our beautiful country by trail running & snowboarding.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Distinction 2002

Certified Pilates Instructor - APPI

INTERESTS

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Stephanie Freeman

BACKGROUND

After completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University in 2010, Steph has primarily worked in private practice treating a range of musculoskeletal injuries with an exercise prescription and/or gym based rehabilitation focus.

Steph has also worked in aged care, but her passion lies in Womens Health Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Pilates. She has a special interest in pre and post natal pregnancy, helping women manage their pregnancy related pain, as well as providing clinical Pilates tailored to their needs.

Since joining Body In Motion in June 2014, Steph has also been involved in the Pain Management Program & Return to Work Programs.

Steph is trained in clinical Pilates (DMA Clinical Pilates), pre and post natal Pilates; dry needling and women's health. Steph is currently completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science to specialise in Hand Therapy treatment.

QUALIFICATIONS

B Phty MPNZ

INTERESTS

swimming, tennis and walking around/up the beautiful Mount.

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Stephanie Wright

BACKGROUND

After graduating from the University of Otago in 2011 with Distinction in a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Stephanie began her physiotherapy career working in the public hospital setting in Wellington. While working as a rotational Physiotherapist Stephanie gained experience in a wide range of areas including orthopaedics, musculoskeletal outpatients, neuro-rehabilitation and general medical. After returning home to Tauranga, Stephanie has made the move into private musculoskeletal physiotherapy and joined the team at Body in Motion. Stephanie loves being a physiotherapist, working alongside patients to achieve their goals and restore function and is keen to develop her skills and knowledge further in the area of musculoskeletal
physiotherapy.

QUALIFICATIONS

B Phty (Distinction), MPNZ

INTERESTS

Cooking/baking/nutrition, travel, the beach & surf

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Tom Wilford

BACKGROUND

“I gained my physiotherapy degree while in the South African military. My service enabled me to gain invaluable experience in a variety of fields, including musculoskeletal, hydrotherapy, respiratory and neurological physiotherapy. I’ve also also worked across the United Kingdom in public and private practice.

My special areas of interest would be manual therapy, exercise-based rehabilitation and sports injuries, particularly the diagnosis and management of shoulder injuries.
I also thoroughly enjoy my work providing occupational workplace assessments and stay-at-work programmes for both ACC and private insurers. My corporate clients include Satara Co-operative Group.”

QUALIFICATIONS

BPhys, MNZSP  

INTERESTS

All ball sports
Sun, sand and surf
Time with my awesome family
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Trudie Kerrisk

BACKGROUND

“I have 23 years of Physiotherapy experience in Tauranga, Auckland and Pukekohe. This includes working in hospital, community and various musculoskeletal private practices, giving a wide variety of clinical experience. I have completed a postgraduate qualification in Manipulative Therapy and continue to enjoy keeping up to date with best practice in the management of musculoskeletal and sports conditions. My husband and I just love the ‘great outdoors’ Bay of Plenty lifestyle, and spending time with our extended family and friends.”

QUALIFICATIONS

Dip. Phty, Dip. Manipulative Therapy, MNZSP  

INTERESTS

Gardening, keeping fit climbing Mt or bushwalks, photography, cooking, travel

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Victor Malbon

BACKGROUND

Kia Orana, I was born in Hastings and educated in Auckland.I attended Otago University and completed a Diploma in Physical Education and then moved back to Auckland to complete a Diploma in Physiotherapy at AUT. Settling in the BOP in 1987 I met and married Isobel and together we have 3 children. As a physiotherapist I have worked in a variety of settings and owned my own physiotherapy clinic. During this time I was able to further my interest in acupuncture. I have had extensive experience in sports physiotherapy and in 2013 worked with some members of the NZ 7’s team at a tournament in Sri Lanka.

QUALIFICATIONS

Dip Phty, Dip PhysEd MPNZ

INTERESTS

Surfing, tennis, walking up the Mount , NZ famous walks - Tongariro crossing/The Pinnacles,
rugby 7's
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Alice Taylor

BACKGROUND

In 2001 Alice graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree (with Honours) in Physiotherapy from the University of Manchester. After 3 years working in a large teaching hospital as well as with a semi-professional Rugby Union team in the UK, Alice decided to explore life ‘Down Under’ moving to Australia in 2004. Based in Mackay, Queensland Alice owned her own successful Physiotherapy business for 10 years before selling this in January 2016 to move to NZ permanently with her Kiwi husband and young family.

Since 2007 Alice has trained and specialised in Pelvic Floor health, using her Physiotherapy skills to treat men and women with incontinence, bladder and bowel issues, and sexual dysfunction. Alice also has a special interest in preventing workplace injuries using research based Pre-Employment Assessments. Alice is passionate about exercise, sport, and getting people moving.

QUALIFICATIONS

BSc Physiotherapy (Hons)

INTERESTS

Outside of work Alice enjoys playing football (soccer!), and spending time with her energetic young daughters.  

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Karen Roberts

BACKGROUND

“I gained my Bachelor Degree of Physiotherapy in 2003 at Auckland University of Technology and since then have also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Western Acupuncture), passing with distinction. I have worked across New Zealand and in the UK in both private and public sectors. My special interests lie in exercise prescription, manual therapy, acupuncture therapy, and occupational health physiotherapy.”

QUALIFICATIONS

PostGradCertHSc (Western Acupuncture) - Distinction, BHSc (Physiotherapy), MPNZ, MOHPG  

INTERESTS

Squash, travel and diving.

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Stephanie Freeman

BACKGROUND

After completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University in 2010, Steph has primarily worked in private practice treating a range of musculoskeletal injuries with an exercise prescription and/or gym based rehabilitation focus.

Steph has also worked in aged care, but her passion lies in Womens Health Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Pilates. She has a special interest in pre and post natal pregnancy, helping women manage their pregnancy related pain, as well as providing clinical Pilates tailored to their needs.

Since joining Body In Motion in June 2014, Steph has also been involved in the Pain Management Program & Return to Work Programs.

Steph is trained in clinical Pilates (DMA Clinical Pilates), pre and post natal Pilates; dry needling and women's health. Steph is currently completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science to specialise in Hand Therapy treatment.

QUALIFICATIONS

B Phty MPNZ

INTERESTS

swimming, tennis and walking around/up the beautiful Mount.

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Nick Taylor

BACKGROUND

Nick completed his physiotherapy training in 2013, at Auckland University of Technology, and immediately specialised in Hand Therapy. He completed his post-graduate hand therapy studies in 2014 and became fully registerd in 2016. At the same time as pursuing these studies Nick was also employed in a specialist hand clinic in Auckland, working in an integrated team alongside an orthopaedic hand surgeon. During this time he was exposed to a wide variety of hand, wrist, forearm and elbow conditions, and was able to hone his hand therapy skills and craft his own unique approach to this fascinating area.

Nick's move to the Bay of Plenty was spurred by the opportunity to join them amazing team at Body In Motion, and be involved in creating a first-class hand therapy service. As an experienced and passionate rock-climber he also relishes the proximity of Tauranga to some of Aotearoa's finest climbing areas, and heads to the cliffs most fine weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS

BHSc (Physiotherapy)

PGCert HSc (Rehabilitation)

NZ registered Hand Therapist

INTERESTS

Rock climbing

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Alana Petersen

BACKGROUND

An Opotiki local, Alana loves living in the Bay of Plenty. After spending 2012 on an OE working and travelling around Europe, Alana decided to return to New Zealand to take on a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy, which she completed in November 2016.

As well as being a keen Occupational Therapist, Alana is passionate about maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle and keeping physically active. She enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and appreciates the value of teamwork as it leads to achieving positive goals.

Excited about her new role within the Body In Motion team, Alana aims to help others by working collaboratively to deliver a holistic, client centred approach to ensure all aspects of her clients' wellbeing are considered.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

INTERESTS

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Carmen Goodwin

BACKGROUND

Carmen qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science (Occ. Ther) from Auckland University of Technology.

She returned to her home town of Tauranga, and worked in community-based brain injury rehabilitation, beofre moving to London for 10 years.

Carmen continued to work in the field of neuro-rehabilitation across London, specialising in the rehabilitation of people with severe cognitive-behavioural and physical injuries as the result of brain inury, and held the post of Head Occupational Therapist for a number of years. She also worked as a consultant trainer for Headway - a national brain injury charity, and a consultant trainer for Positive Behaviour Management. Carmen held a guest lecturer post at London South Bank University, and assisted with a programme for Occupational Therapy students with learning difficulties.

On her return to New Zealand in late 2010, she gained work in the Vocational Rehabilitation sector, and has spent time working at ACC as a Case Manager before joining the Body in Motion team in March 2016.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Health Science (Occ Ther) 1999

INTERESTS

Outside of work Carmen is a member of the Rotary Club of Otumoetai & enjoys walking, cycling, skiing, travelling & socialising

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Harriet Gilmour

BACKGROUND

Harriet went straight from school to studying for a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy through Otago Polytechnic. She completed her degree in November 2016, graduating in March 2017.

Vocational rehab is the reason Harriet studied Occupational Therapy; she has always had a passion for rehab and building meaningful relationships with her clients to ensure the best results.

Harriet originally joined Body In Motion during her second year of studying as part of her course and we welcome her back to our team as a full time team member.

Harriet enjoys horse riding, surfing, team sports, and socialising with friends & family outside of work.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy 

INTERESTS

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Lesley Evans

BACKGROUND

Lesley graduated from Cardiff Univeristy in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.

Since graduating she has specialised in Oncology and Palliative Care, developing services in an inpatient, outpatient and community setting. She has devleoped an interest in psychosocial interventions including fatigue management, anxiety management and mindfulness based on evidence based practice.

In 2014 Lesley moved from the UK to New Zealand where she has worked within vocational rehabilitation.She joined the Body In Motion team in July 2016 and continues to enjoy the challenge of enabling clients to return to work following their injury.

QUALIFICATIONS

BSc Occupational Therapy (Hons)

INTERESTS

Travelling; arts and crafts; socialising & exploring & enjoying all that New Zealand has to offer

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Frances Hadfield

BACKGROUND

Frances moved to Tauranga in June 2014 after spending 35 years in Auckland working as a Physio, first at Middlemore Hospital and then at various private hospitals and rest homes.

Following that, Frances worked as a Mobile Physiotherapist, and after spending 2.5 years in France, set up her own business "Mobile Physio Care" on her return.

Frances has a special interest in Neurology (Strokes, Parkinsons & Cognitive Impairment) and also rehabilitation following joint replacements and fractures. Another interest is in "Falls Prevention" and "Training for Independence" and Frances also recently commenced working 6 hours a week for Waipuna Hospice as a physiotherapist.

QUALIFICATIONS

NZRP

INTERESTS

Frances enjoys Pilates, swimming, crosswords, knitting, reading & music.

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Kate Gillingham

BACKGROUND

Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Otago in 1999. She continued her studies in Physiotherapy, graduating in 2002.

Kate has spent the past 14 years working in both private & public physiotherapy settings in a variety of health areas including musculoskeletal; neuro; vocational; exercise prescription; and over the last 5 years specialising in hand therapy.

Over the last year, Kate has returned to the physical component of vocational rehabilitation, helping people return from dysfunction to function in their life.

She has a strong passion for education on holisitc health, and how to put activity into your day.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Physical Education (Majoring in Exercise Prescription & Management)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Registered Hand Therapist (NZAHT)

Currently studying Integrative Nutrition (IIN)

INTERESTS

Kate enjoys trail running; playing hockey; swimming; generally exploring our beautiful backyard; and has just found an appreciation for yoga. As a mum of two active young boys, the after school & weekend hours are full of fun!

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Annalees Jones

BACKGROUND

Annalees graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in 2000, and initially worked at Whakatane Hospital before travelling to London. Annalees combined work and travel for 5 years - working in the NHS, corporate health and private practice. Whilst in London, Annalees completed her full Pilates instructor training with APPI.

On returning to New Zealand, she worked in private practice at sports physiotherapy and Pilates clinics whilst undertaking further post-graduate study in Rehabilitation.

More recently Annalees has completed Bradcliff training in the treatment of breathing pattern disorders. This knowledge underpins her other passion - Yoga. Annalees believes physiotherapists are well placed to help everybody experience yoga in a safe and enjoyable way. The combination of mindful movement, breath awareness and relaxation / meditation is essential in our fast paced lives.

At Body In Motion, Annalees finds working with people with persistent pain to be incredibly rewarding.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Health Science, Physiotherapy

PGDip in Rehabilitation

APPI Pilates Instructor

Bradcliff Breathing Therapist

Therapeutic Yoga Teacher

INTERESTS

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Laura Macdonald

BACKGROUND

A Lower Hutt local, Laura studied in Dunedin and graduated from the University of Otago in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy. Laura always knew she wanted to work in the Musculoskeletal Private Practice setting, so took on a role in a Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy practice in her home town of Lower Hutt following her graduation. With a couple of years of experience under her belt, Laura wanted to see the world and left NZ for her OE. In 2012, with the travel bug satisfied, Laura settled into Sydney life, working in a busy Sports Physiotherapy clinic in the city’s CBD. After three years looking after the Ozzies, Laura decided it was time to make home in NZ, and joined the Body in Motion team at Mt Maunganui in January 2016.

Laura treats her patients holistically and enjoys educating patients about how to best manage their injuries. She is trained in Clinical Pilates and dry needling and uses these modalities as an adjunct to her Physiotherapy manual therapy techniques. Laura has a special interest in Running injuries and has completed both half and full marathons with her next athletic goal being to complete an Olympic distance Triathlon.

QUALIFICATIONS

B Phty (Otago), Certified Pilates Practitioner, MPNZ

INTERESTS

Running, Snowboarding, Netball, Beach-time and Pilates 

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Laura O'Brien

BACKGROUND

“After graduating from the New Zealand School of Dance (Wellington) in 2007 with a major in classical ballet, I then went on to study Physiotherapy, completing my Bachelors in 2012. I have been instructing Pilates for the past five years whilst completing my Degree, and have developed a rich appreciation of the benefits of Pilates for developing core strength and flexibility as well as for injury rehabilitation.

As an undergraduate, I was lucky enough to combine my passion for physiotherapy and dance, by working with the physiotherapist for the dancers of the Royal NZ Ballet. I am keen to further my career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and Pilates, with a particular interest in athletes and dancers. In my spare time, I still love my dance classes, and I also enjoy running and swimming to stay in shape.”

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Physiotherapy 

INTERESTS

Saxophone, Contemporary Dance, Diving

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Leanne Marshall

BACKGROUND

Originally from Hamilton Leanne graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 2007. After 3 years working at Waikato Hospital Leanne headed away for her OE, initially to the UK and then to Australia. Leanne arrived back in New Zealand in 2015 and joined our Body in Motion team after 5 years of working and travelling. In this time Leanne gained valuable clinical experience working in both hospital and private practice settings.

Leanne has undergone additional training in Clinical Pilates, and has completed courses in “Pilates and the Shoulder” and “Pilates for Golfers”. Leanne is also a PINC Certified Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, and provides individualized rehabilitation for woman during and after Cancer treatment. This is an area Leanne is particularly passionate about and finds very rewarding.

Leanne’s treatment approach is to utilise exercise prescription in combination with patient education and hands-on treatment to ensure a speedy recovery and prevent re-occurrence of injuries.

QUALIFICATIONS

B Phty (Otago), McKenzie Credentialed Therapist, PINC Certified Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, MPNZ

INTERESTS

Outside of work Leanne enjoys travelling, cooking (and eating), spending time with family and friends, Summer, Sunshine, the beach and walks up and around the Mount.

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Sally Bowes

BACKGROUND

Sally qualified in 1989 from Grampian School of Physiotherapy, in Scotland & moved to the Bay of Plenty with her family in 2008. They are all loving the kiwi lifestyle and embracing the great outdoor opportunities.

Sally chose to specialise as a Neurological Physiotherapist, treating people post Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Head Injury; or with one of many other conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson's Disease.

She adopts a holistic approach - primarily based on the Bobath Concept and recently adding teaching Pilates to her repertoire.

QUALIFICATIONS

Physiotherapy degree, Grampian School of Physiotherapy, 1989

Post graduate certificate in Neurological Physiotherapy

Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute training - including Neurological conditions

INTERESTS

Sally loves to mountain bike, run at the Mount and play hockey. She also spends a fair amount of time at the hockey turf coaching both her daughters teams.

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Shannon Fisken

BACKGROUND

Originally from Waiuku, Shannon completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University.

Shannon joined the Body In Motion team at Papamoa in 2007after returning from several years travelling & working in the UK. Whilst in the UK, Shannon qualified as a Clinical Pilates Instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute.

Shannon is now back in the Body In Motion team in the Bethlehem clinic after some time off raising her two boys, Austin & Charlie. Shannon is looking forward to continuing to develop her Pilates knowledge, particularly in the Pre & Post-Natal field and is passionate about helping people become active again after injury or children.

Outside of work, Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband, Luke & their boys either doing DIY at home or in the great outdoors. Shannon also loves running with Mount Joggers, exploring new areas of our beautiful country by trail running & snowboarding.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Distinction 2002

Certified Pilates Instructor - APPI

INTERESTS

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Stephanie Freeman

BACKGROUND

After completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University in 2010, Steph has primarily worked in private practice treating a range of musculoskeletal injuries with an exercise prescription and/or gym based rehabilitation focus.

Steph has also worked in aged care, but her passion lies in Womens Health Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and Pilates. She has a special interest in pre and post natal pregnancy, helping women manage their pregnancy related pain, as well as providing clinical Pilates tailored to their needs.

Since joining Body In Motion in June 2014, Steph has also been involved in the Pain Management Program & Return to Work Programs.

Steph is trained in clinical Pilates (DMA Clinical Pilates), pre and post natal Pilates; dry needling and women's health. Steph is currently completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science to specialise in Hand Therapy treatment.

QUALIFICATIONS

B Phty MPNZ

INTERESTS

swimming, tennis and walking around/up the beautiful Mount.

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Tahlia Charleson

BACKGROUND

Tahlia grew up in the spotlight as a dancer and theatre actress and as part of her training she regularly practiced Pilates at studios in Auckland.

Her passion for movement and anatomy grew into a career when she became a Certified Pilates Instructor during her time travelling overseas. She trained in Canada working in various studios until she landed her dream position in a STOTT Licensed Training Centre in Dubai. There she spent 18 months being mentored, examined and training alongside some of the worlds top STOTT Pilates Instructor Trainers.

As a mother Tahlia has first hand experience of how effective Pilates can be for expecting and new mothers to improve their labour experience and speed up post birth recovery.

Tahlia has completed her STOTT training for Injuries and Special Populations and is qualified as a TOTAL BARRE Instructor. She teaches all Pilates class types and levels at BODY IN MOTION and provides private client sessions with access to all Pilates equipment.

Her next goal is to become a Certified Instructor Trainer and start educating others in the incredible movement specialty that is Pilates.

QUALIFICATIONS

Certified Pilates Instructor (STOTT)

TOTAL BARRE Instructor

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Trudi Calder

BACKGROUND

After integrating Pilates into her lifestyle and achieving great physical success, Trudi embarked on a career in the industry that has changed her life.

Whilst living in Melbourne she trained and certified in full with an internationally recognised qualification through Polestar Pilates Australia.Trudi has been teaching all forms of Pilates full time since 2010.

Trudi passionately continues her Pilates education in New Zealand, Australia, and the USA every year to ensure she doesn't miss a beat. Some of the specialty courses she has completed include Pilates for Golf; Women's Health (Pre & Post-Natal); Knee Pathologies; Pilates for Breast Cancer, as well as Advanced Repertoire courses for Mat work, Reformer and Studio Equipment including Living Spine.

She is excited about being back in the sunny Bay of Plenty around friends and family again and is looking forward to meeting and working with everyone at Body In Motion.

Trudi hopes to share her love of Joseph Pilates method in perfect balance of body and mind in a way that motivates and inspires you all.

QUALIFICATIONS

Diploma in Professional Pilates - Polestar Pilates (matwork, reformer and studio certifications)

INTERESTS

Trudi has a love for all sports and spent many years competing in beach volleyball; indoor volleyball; hockey, as well as enjoying mixed touch rugby, squash, tennis, running, waterskiing and snowboarding over the years. Her newest passions are hiking, paddle boarding and mountain biking.

Clinical Psychologist

Exercise Physiologist

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Alison Fisken

BACKGROUND

Alison completed both her BSc & MSc in the UK, and worked as an Exercise Physiologist for BUPA before moving to New Zealand.

Alison settled in the Bay of Plenty where she was employed as a lecturer at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, before deciding to complete her PhD investigating "The Health Benefits of Aqua-Based Exercise for Older Adults with Osteoarthritis".

On completion of her PhD, Alison took a lecturing post with Tottenham Hotspur Football club in the UK, where she was also involved in setting up community exercise and health education programmes.

After two years working in London, Alison was missing the Kiwi lifestyle and moved back to the Bay & joined the Body In Motion team in 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS

BSc

MSc

PhD

INTERESTS