I graduated in 2023 from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Growing up in coastal Mount Maunganui of the North Island, I am used to making the most of what our great New Zealand landscapes have to offer. Through my passion for wellbeing, I have seen the far reaching benefits of optimising physical health and have long been a keen runner. Since moving south for University, I have furthered this by exploring the mountains through skiing and hiking on the weekends. It is clear to me that a broad approach to physical health is optimal so I enjoy regular yoga and pilates. I have a real enthusiasm for musculoskeletal health and working with a diverse range of people. In particular, I see great value in the holistic treatment of the individual - aiming to see the ‘bigger picture’ of an injury additional to the biomechanics. I cherish making memorable experiences for my patients, ultimately striving to return them to what they love.
Gaining the best possible outcome from your physiotherapy treatment requires a little more than just doing your exercises. This brief guide for patients outlines some concepts that can really make a difference beyond your physiotherapist’s treatment.
Nobody comes to Physiosouth to learn mindfulness. Patients come because of a physical injury, e.g. a back problem, a knee problem etc. Our belief systems tell most of us that a physical injury of a certain degree or size causes a related amount of pain. Like injury X = X amount of pain, and injury Y = Y amount of pain. This is incorrect.