Growing up rurally in the Wairarapa, I have always had a passion for an active and healthy lifestyle, which is what led me to my first degree, Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Sport & Exercise Nutrition at Otago University, graduating in 2019. However, I realised my true passion was in rehabilitation which drew me to studying Physiotherapy, graduating in 2023. I enjoy physiotherapy as it allows me to work with people from all backgrounds and provide an individualised holistic approach to a patients rehab journey. In my spare time you will find me in the outdoors whether it is in the hills, beaches, or playing sport.
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.