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Our Physio NZ Team

Our clinic offers individual, personalised care in a comfortable and relaxed environment, while simultaneously providing the latest in physiotherapy, trigger point therapy, rehabilitation and fitness sessions. All our staff have a commitment to providing clients with the highest possible standards of treatment and service.

Our Health Care Team –

Our Administration Team –

Learn more about our team and why it is that they do what they do

Meet Robyn

- Owner & Senior Physio

Passionate About..

  • Supporting Physio NZ Clients to reach their goals
  • Supporting Physio NZ Team members 
  • Continue to strive to find a better way for Physio NZ to benefit clients, staff and our communities

A Little Background..

Robyn has owned Physio NZ with her husband Marcus since 2011 and has extended her passion for helping people achieve their goals through to all the staff here at Physio NZ. Having graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006, she has gained experience in a wide variety of hospital and community settings working in South Wales for two years. On reaching Christchurch, Robyn worked in community mental health supporting people into exercise. Through this role she recognised the correlation between pain and poor mental health and how stress especially can delay recovery from aches and pains.

Robyn has one main focus, to support her staff to support you! She has developed and mentored the Physio NZ staff to focus on our patient goals and develop realistic treatment plans to help achieve these. Robyn wants to get as many patients inspired and supported to safely return to activity and to do the things they love.

Outside of work Robyn is a mum of busy boys, loves walking, tap dancing, pilates and video calling friends and family from around the globe!

Qualifications..

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Physiotherapy- Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 2006
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation – 2013



- Robyn's Quote -

“Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder… ” -Thoreau

Meet Renee

-Physiotherapist

Passionate About..

  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Anxiety and breathing control

A Little Background..

Renee is a Cantabrian born and raised. Graduating from the University of Otago in 2019 Renee moved home highly motivated and equipped with the latest knowledge to help you get back to doing what you love. 

You will find Renee good with practical solutions for busy people. Her desire for you is that you not only do what you love but you are at your BEST doing so.

Outside of Physio NZ you will find Renee enjoys exploring the Porthills, pilates, supporting the Black Sticks and dabbling in creative endeavors. And she will likely be able to tell you all the best places in Christchurch for a coffee. 

Qualifications..

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy at University of Otago

- Renee's Quote -

"Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself”

“Aim to thrive, not just survive”- anonymous 

Renee works at our Woolston clinic:
665 Ferry Road,

Woolston

Meet Robert

- Senior Physio

Passionate About..

  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pain that either doesn’t go away, or keeps coming back

Qualifications..

  • Batchelor in Physiotherapy
  • Batchelor of Science
  • Dry Needling
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Anatomy Train Massage
  • DMA Pilates Level 4

A Little Background..

My job is to make it as easy as possible for you to not only feel better, but also to get back to normal as quickly as possible – whether that be back to work, to sport, or getting back to looking after your family.I have been a physio now for 19 years, and helped nearly 10,000 people through NZ and Australia in that time.

I have trained with some of the best, including under Craig Phillips, the guy that created DMA Pilates, and David Butler and Peter O’Sullivan, both of whom have made amazing contributions to physiotherapy.Outside of work, I’m a proud Dad and Husband, and have a reputation for being completely useless at sport.

-Rob's Quote -

“The Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with but a Single Step – towards the car. ” Laozi 604BC (modified a little…)

Meet Anne

- Senior Physio

Passionate About..

  • Hand and upper limb injuries
  • Work related upper limb disorders
  • Post operative rehabilitation e.g. total hip replacement, total knee replacement, ACL reconstruction, shoulder surgery
  • Chronic pain


A Little Background..

In the 30 years of working as a physiotherapist Anne has worked for the NHS (UK) and in Private hospitals and also in the community in a wide range of clinical areas. This has involved working as a Senior Clinician in orthopaedics, Private Practice owner and also as a Hospital Manager.

Anne moved to NZ in 2007 with her family and has focused on Private Practice and her clinical work since, expanding her skill base further with the completion of the Hand Therapy Training and Registration. Over the years as a physiotherapist Anne has developed a very wide range of clinical skills and has been working in older persons health supporting residents in rest home level care.  

More recently, the Physio NZ team are utilising Anne's Hand Therapy Skills and Anne provides joint assessments (often via zoom) to support Physio NZ clients who have upper limb injuries. This is a fantastic resource for our clients and team and we're helping more people reach their goals faster with this additional service. 

Outside of work Anne enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and dog, walking, cycling, skiing and travelling. She also likes creative pursuits such as painting, sewing, cooking and playing the guitar.

Qualifications..

  • Graduate Dip Physiotherapy 
  • Post graduate certificate in Rehabilitation - Hand therapy paper


-Anne's Quote -

“It is better to travel well than to arrive” – Buddha

“Think boldly, tread lightly and never say it can’t be done” – Peter Yealands

Anne is our Hand Therapist who provide joint consultations for our clients if appropriate. 

Anne also provides services in our aged care facilities. 

Meet Jeffrey

- Physio

Passionate About..

  • Sports injuries
  • Exercise prescription
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation

Qualifications..

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy at University of Otago
  • Bachelor of Science at University of Canterbury
  • Certificate in Fitness Industry Training at CPIT
  • Dry needling

A Little Background..

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy I worked in sunny Nelson before moving back to my home town Christchurch. I have been working in private practice where I have had experience in treating a variety of conditions. While working in Nelson I had the opportunity to work at sports tournaments and with club and representative rugby teams. I enjoy treating all injuries but have particular interests in sports injuries and orthopaedic rehabilitation.

When not working you can find me running on the trails, playing touch or hanging out with friends and family. I also spend a lot of time in Oamaru where my partner is currently working.

-Jeffrey's Quote -

"If plan “A” didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool." – Claire Cook

Jeff works at our Woolston clinic:
665 Ferry Road,
Woolston

Meet Ben

- Physio

Passionate About..

  • Sports injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Exercise prescription
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation.

Qualifications..

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy at University of Otago 2018.

A Little Background..

Since graduating from the University of Otago in 2018, Ben decided to make Christchurch his new home to kick-start his physiotherapy career. Studying at the Otago School of Physiotherapy has provided a foundation of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and neurological knowledge and the opportunity to train in these fields.Ben is a keen sports fan with main interests in football, basketball, cricket and rugby, and also a keen sportsman having played football for many years and cricket when growing up. Other things Ben does in his spare time are spearfishing and photography, both stemming from a love of the outdoors.

-Ben's Quote -

“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” – Larry Bird

Ben works at our Woolston clinic:
665 Ferry Road,
Woolston

Meet Jon

-Senior Physio

Qualifications..

  • BSc Physiotherapy Cardiff University
  • Post grad training in Cognitive functional therapy in treatment of lower back pain, Explain pain and graded motor Imagery in treatment of persistent pain

A Little Background..

Jon is from south west of England and he has been living with his partner in Sumner, New Zealand since early 2019. Jon has practiced Physiotherapy since graduating in 2012 from Cardiff University in the UK. Jon has practiced across a wide range of hospital, GP, and private practice settings while in the UK. 

Following Jon's junior training he focused on Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and has an interest in persistent lower back pain, upper and lower limb injuries.Over Jon's career, his practice and approach has evolved from being solely focused on diagnosing and treating injuries to understanding the context of someone’s pain within their life.Taking this more holistic approach has been a lot more effective in getting clients to understand their problem and reach their goals.

I am passionate about getting people back to the things they love doing and giving them the confidence back to use their body.

Jon loves sport, outdoor activity, nature and science and can find him surfing on his lunch break! 

Passionate About..

  • Lower back pain
  • Holistic health
  • Persistent Pain
  • Active Rehabilitation
  • Tendinopathy
  • Upper and lower limb Injuries

-Jon's Quote -

"Float like butterfly, sting like a bee, your hands can’t hit what your eyes can’t see. Rumble young boy rumble" - Muhammad Ali

Jon works at our Woolston clinic:
665 Ferry Road,
Woolston
And our Sumner clinic:

46 Nayland Street
Sumner, Christchurch

Meet Ben Johnson

- Physiotherapist

Passionate About..

  • Exercise Prescription
  • Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation
  • Getting people back to doing what they enjoy

Qualifications..

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago 2020
  • Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Otago 2017

A Little Background..

Ben came to Christchurch from Dunedin to do his final year of placement for his Physiotherapy degree and ended up liking it so much he didn’t want to leave. He enjoys both watching and playing all sorts of sports and has spent time on the sideline of rugby pitches as a sports medic since 2017. While at university he also spent 2 years helping people that have long-term physical and intellectual disabilities get into exercise in the gym.

When not at Physio NZ, Ben enjoys catching up with friends and family, the walks around Christchurch’s scenic hills, playing touch rugby or can be found in the trees on golf courses around Christchurch.

-Ben's Quote -

“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.” — Kobe Bryant

Ben works at our Woolston clinic:
665 Ferry Road,
Woolston
And our Sumner clinic:

46 Nayland Street
Sumner, Christchurch

Let's chat about how we can help –

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