MEET THE TEAM
After completing a Master of Chiropractic degree at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, I came to Dunedin to work as an associate chiropractor for Warren Browne in July 2012. My husband Steve and I loved it here so much that we bought the practice and took over in November 2013 .
I am an experienced personal trainer with over 10 years in the fitness industry. I taught mainstream classes such as aqua-fit, circuits and spin and also alternative classes such as chair-aerobics for the elderly and adults with learning difficulties.
A background in the fitness industry gives me an advantage when prescribing structured and progressive rehabilitation plans, enhancing chiropractic patients' care.
Our aim for the clinic is to expand the services available while always ensuring we provide superior care to the local community.
I’m a Chiropractor with a background in Education and initially trained as a human movement & health teacher at Sydney University. After teaching Health Science and P.E. I moved into Special Needs education before qualifying as a Chiropractor at Murdoch University.
I am a patient-focused chiropractor, experienced in the care and management of musculoskeletal complaints utilising various manual techniques. My goal is to help people reach their maximum health potential and educate them in ways of maintaining it.
With a lifelong interest in health and movement, I always make a concerted effort to consistently improve my skills and knowledge base in the pursuit of helping others.
I moved to Dunedin in November 2016 to be part of the team at Knox Rehab Clinic and have settled into life here, especially enjoying the great walks and cycle tracks that are on offer in Otago.
My passion for healthcare and helping people lead me to become an osteopath. I enjoy providing care to all kinds of patients and am particularly interested in working with people suffering from acute injuries to become pain free as quickly as possible. I believe that finding the primary cause of a person’s pain is the key to recovery, and excel in finding the right diagnosis.
After completing a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Physiology) at Otago University, I moved to Auckland looking for a more practical application to health: I found osteopathy to be the perfect answer.
Having moved to Dunedin in February 2019 I hope to continue my professional development with further education concerning the treatment and management of people who suffer from chronic pain.
I am a Registered Massage Therapist who has been working in the industry since graduating from Otago Polytechnic in 2016.
I hold a Level 5 Certificate in Spa Therapies & stress management as well as a Level 6 Diploma in Advanced Therapeutic massage.
I believe that massage therapy provides a great benefit for all and has a positive effect on a person’s well being. I enjoy all areas of massage and offer a wide variety skill set specializing in Trigger point release & Remedial massage.
As of December 2018 I have also been working with the Highlanders rugby team.
I offer Sports Maintenance, Pre & Post event massage, Myofascial release, Swedish, Therapeutic, Pregnancy and Hot Stone massage.
I have been massaging for as long as I can remember, massaging friends and family from a young age, and as a sportsperson myself, I have used massage as a recovery and injury prevention tool.
My interest and belief in massage led me to complete a Diploma of remedial massage at the Australian Institute of Fitness, using this education to tailor a massage treatment to your specific needs. As a remedial massage therapist, I work with clients to address the cause of any presenting pain and help to prevent any further injury.
I have competed in a range of sports at a high level and know the huge physical and mental stresses involved and I believe massage is a useful tool to ensure optimal performance.
I use a blend of remedial and relaxation techniques that will relieve and relax your muscles and mind, providing a range of benefits including injury prevention, decreased recovery time, reduced fatigue, increased performance and stress reduction. This can also include dry needling as part of 60 minute appointments.
I will be working at Knox Rehab until the end of January 2020 when I will be relocating to Europe.
I am a registered traditional Chinese medical (TCM) doctor having completed my medical training in China. In 2012, I graduated with a Master degree of Chinese and Western Integrative Medicine from the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and then worked for the Department of TCM in a local hospital. My expertise includes clinical use of TCM (e.g. Acupuncture, Chinese massage, Moxibustion, Cupping, Scraping, Tai Chi, and herb medicine) for musculoskeletal rehabilitation and chronic disease management.
I am currently completing my PhD degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Otago. This PhD training has provided me invaluable experience in combining cutting-edge research findings with my clinical practice. I feel honoured that I can use my knowledge to inform my patients evidence-based clinical decisions, which is scientifically valid and effective.
TCM is powerful for various diseases. If you have an enquiry about TCM, please contact me at the clinic. I look forward to meeting you and helping your symptoms.
I moved to Dunedin in November 2017 from Johannesburg, South Africa. There I worked as an office manager for an Audiology practice. Before that I worked at a company that supplied Audiologists with any equipment they required.
My passions include working with people, painting and I love animals and the outdoors. When I arrived in New Zealand I volunteered at Marne Street Hospital for about 6 months before going back to work. I can truly say that I look forward to go to work at the Knox Rehab Clinic each day because of the great people who work here and because I love to get to know all the patients.