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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.

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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 trail running, beach walking, tap dancing, bouldering and video calling friends and family from around the globe!


  • 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 Robert

- Senior Physio

Passionate About..

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


  • 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.


  • 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 community based providing services in our aged care facilities. 

Meet Braam

-Senior Physio

Passionate About..

  • Helping people improve their quality of movement and preventing complications arising from injuries by resolving the root of the problem/injury. 
  • Teaching the spine how to move. 
  • Manual Therapy and Dry Needling
  • Pilates
  • Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis

A Little Background..

Braam is originally from South Africa. Qualified in 2004 with a honors degree in physiotherapy. He then completed numerous post-graduate qualifications including his Masters degree in Physiotherapy. He believes in the healing power of movement and completed his Pilates, Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis international certifications.

After all his travels and working with a wide variety of professional sporting individuals and teams around the world he decided to move to New Zealand to continue with his physiotherapy practice but also enjoy more of a work-life balance. Currently he enjoys helping all individuals from young to old, novice to experienced athletes as well as people who have never done any exercise in their lives wanting to improve their quality of life.  

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors, loves being close to the ocean and surfing is his favorite activity. Other than surfing he enjoys most outdoor activities: tennis, golf, snowboarding, hiking, cycling, etc.


  • BSc Honours Physiotherapy
  • MSc Physiotherapy  
  • Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis  
  • Polestar Pilates, Stott Pilates  


Braam loves being involved in sports and worked with the following teams/individuals around the world: 

- South African national athletics team 
- Multiple Olympic and world swimming champion : Chad le Clos 
- Sharks rugby team 
- Ivory Coast Football team and Chelsea Football club  
- The German and World mountain bike champion : Manuel Fumic 
- The World Motocross champion : Tyla Rattray 
- Surfing professional : Jordy Smith 
- Multiple world surfing champion : Kelly Slater 
- NZ School of Dance 
Worked as a physiotherapist at the following international sports events: 
- Olympic Games 
- Soccer World Cup
- World Surfing League 

-Bramm's Quote -

"Everything is achievable… "


Braam works at our Sumner clinic:

46 Nayland Street
Sumner, Christchurch

Meet Jeffrey

- Senior Physio

Passionate About..

  • Sports injuries. I have a special interest in knee injuries.  
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation 
  • Exercise prescription


  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy - University of Otago 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Vocational Rehabilitation - University of Otago 
  • Bachelor of Science - University of Canterbury 
  • Certificate in Fitness Industry Training - Ara

A Little Background..

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2015, I worked in sunny Nelson before moving back to my hometown Christchurch. I have worked with a range of sports teams including club rugby, football and NZ indoor cricket.  

I enjoy treating all types of injuries. I have a particular interest in treating knee injuries especially ACL ruptures and patella dislocations. 

When not working you can find me running, playing touch or hanging out with friends and family. 

-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,

Meet Rob Edwards

- Senior Physio

Passionate About..

  • Helping people to improve their quality of life and achieve their goals whether sporting or functional

  • Sports injuries

  • Exercise prescription


  • Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)

  • Certified triathlon coach 

  • Running gait analysis

  • Bike fit 

  • Dry needling

A Little Background..

Having completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University in Sydney, Rob has gained Private Practice experience in Australia, the UK and New Zealand. Rob worked with a variety of sports teams and sporting events including rugby, swimming, cycling and running. He now enjoys the challenge of helping a wide variety of individuals all having their own unique goals to work towards. 

Outside of work Rob enjoys spending time with his family. He is a keen tennis player being the local club champ but also enjoys most outdoor activities like trail running, skiing and mountain biking.

-Rob's Quote -

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” - Arthur Ashe

Rob works at our Sumner and Woolston clinic:
665 Ferry Road,

Meet Sophie


Passionate About..

  • Sports Injuries 
  • Exercise Prescription 
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation 
  • Work-related injuries

A Little Background..

Sophie grew up in Christchurch and after completing her studies at the University of Otago she returned to Christchurch to start her physiotherapy career. 

Since a young age, she has been passionate about sports and staying active. Sophie has previously represented New Zealand in triathlon and these days loves to run, ski and enjoy the outdoors. 

Sophie is passionate about helping people get back to what they love doing and gets joy out of seeing her clients achieve their goals.


  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy at University of Otago

- Sophie's Quote -

"You cannot control everything that happens to you; you can only control the way you respond to what happens. In your response is your power.” — Anonymous

Sophie works at our Woolston clinic:
665 Ferry Road,


Meet Anri van Zyl

- Physiotherapist

Passionate About..

  • Supporting people to achieve their goals

  • Injury rehabilitation 

  • Manual therapy and exercise prescription


  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy at University of Otago

A Little Background..

Anri grew up in the North Island but then ventured down to chilly Dunedin where she completed her Physiotherapy degree and met her husband. She spent her 4th year Physio placements in Christchurch and has now decided to call it home.

She is passionate about supporting people through any type of injury and loves celebrating each person`s achievements. 

During her free time she enjoys road trips and adventures with her husband, visiting family, baking and keeping active.

-Anri's Quote -

I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday.” — Misty Copeland

Anri works at our Woolston clinic:
665 Ferry Road,

Let's chat about how we can help –

Contact us now for a free quote on what treatment we can offer you

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