Clinic Teams

Motus Amberley

  • Craig Braggins

    Business Manager

    Craig graduated from the University of Otago in 2001. Prior to joining the team at SportsMed and Motus Health Craig traveled extensively working in England, Sweden and British Columbia Canada. Craig has interests include sports injuries, pre and post-surgical management, spinal injuries, sports taping, acupuncture, exercise prescription and muscle balance assessments/bio mechanics with particular interest ion Lower Limb biomechanics.

  • Ashton Edwards

    Physiotherapist

    Ashton graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Science in 2017.
    Ashton has a keen interest in exercise-based rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation and dry needling. He works with Saturday sports teams including football and rugby and works at St Georges hospital in the weekends.
    Ashton’s hobbies include snowboarding, water-skiing, surfing, tramping and he is involved in volunteer surf lifesaving.

  • Vicky Hart

    Physiotherapist

    Vicky graduated from Otago University in 2015. Vicky has recently moved to the North Canterbury area and transferred from our Motus Lincoln clinic. Vicky has a keen interest in biomechanics and prevention of recurring injury. Vicky also works within our pain team on the ACC Pain contract. Outside of work, Vicky is a keen horse rider getting involved in the local scene. Vicky also has a background in dance and an interest in dance injuries.

  • Louise Clemens

    Physiotherapist

    Lou graduated from Otago University in 2016 with a Bachelors in Physiotherapy. She is excited by the large variety of people who visit rural community physiotherapy in Amberley, and wishes to expand her sports physiotherapy knowledge by continuing to work with Saturday sports teams. In the weekends she enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as camping and exploring North Canterbury's beautiful beaches, rivers, lakes and trails.

  • Maree Dvorak

    Administrator

    Maree has been working as the team’s receptionist since 2014. Prior to this role, Maree was also involved in customer service. She is enjoying watching the community grow and seeing the changes taking place.

  • Nickey Robinson

    Administration Manager

    My role as Practice Manager in Amberley started in August 2016.
    I am enjoying the change of direction from working in Christchurch and especially enjoy working as part of a team in a rural community.
    In my spare time I hobby farm, play tennis, netball and enjoy walking.

Motus Ashburton

  • Karla Poyner

    Business Manager, Physiotherapist

    Karla is a general musculoskeletal physiotherapist with over 13 years of clinical experience. Karla treats all injuries and conditions. and has special interests in acupuncture and inner ear, dizziness, balance and headache problems. Karla is passionate about supporting her clients and the community to be active and remain active. She likes to take a holistic view for her patients to consider their needs as a whole, not just in isolation. Karla has international experience, having worked in Australia, England and New Zealand. She is Mid Canterbury born and bred and outside of work loves to spend time with her young family, go to the gym and enter the odd fun fitness event. Karla holds a post graduate certificate in Physiotherapy endorsed in Acupuncture and is a registered physiotherapy acupuncturist and a Credentialed McKenzie Therapist.

  • Bridget Sheed

    Physiotherapist

    Bridget is the newest member and is enjoying immersing herself into the Mid Canterbury Community and is a recent graduate from Otago University. She originates from Geraldine. Bridget has experience as a Sports medic. She is looking forward to treating our valued MOTUS Ashburton clients.

  • Deanne Brodie

    Physiotherapist

    Deedee Brodie joined the team at Motus Ashburton in August 2017. Deedee is available to help you live active and enjoy the life you want to live. This may be treating a musculoskeletal injury (muscle, tendon and ligament injuries), optimising sports performance, managing a chronic condition (arthritis, chronic back pain) or helping you rehabilitate either pre-or post surgery. Deedee originates from Scotland and has been living in Ashburton for the last year. Deedee studied Physiotherapy at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and worked in the NHS within a range of settings. She also worked in a private practice prior to moving out to New Zealand. Deedee also delivers our Falls Prevention Program. Deedee has a wide range of experience from children to elderly and is looking forward to continuing to work in the Ashburton area.

  • Allison Maconochie

    Falls Prevention Provider

  • Abi Lunn

    Physiotherapist

    A big welcome to Physiotherapist Abi Lunn who has recently joined the Motus Ashburton team.
    Abi graduated from the University of Brighton in the UK in 2016 and has chosen Ashburton as her home due to family and the active outdoors lifestyle, She is looking forward to joining a local netball team and has already booked in for the 6-hour spring challenge in September.
    Abi brings with her skills from her time in the NHS where she completed her rotations with trauma and orthopaedics, musculoskeletal outpatients, general medicine as well as stroke assessment and rehabilitation.
    Abi also spent 3 years working with the England Beach Soccer team including competition cover of the World Cup Qualifiers and has spent the last year travelling through Canada and New Zealand and looks forward to exploring more of New Zealand as we trial our four-day working week.
    Abi enjoys keeping people active and ensuring her patients leave with the strength, so they prevent further injury.

  • Kim Bond

    Physiotherapist

    Kim started working in Rolleston in 2010. She took off to the UK for two years on her O.E. where she predominantly worked in the NHS to fund her travels and returned to Rolleston in 2016. Kim is trained in acupuncture and is currently doing post-graduate study in musculoskeletal management. Kim likes to take a holistic approach to pain and injury management and enjoys treating a wide range of conditions including sports (and other) injuries, pre and post-operative rehabilitation and chronic pain. Kim is also involved in the ACC vocational contracts (doing worksite visits for people who are off work due to their injury) and the ACC pain management contracts.

  • Stacey Yates

    Administrator

    Stacey is our new addition to the team as part-time receptionist. She has recently returned to New Zealand with her husband and young son following a period of living in Brisbane. Stacey and her husband both enjoy cross-fit and weightlifting. Her welcoming manner puts patients at ease.

  • Eden Crowley

    Administrator

Motus Eastcare

  • Nicole Meikle

    Physiotherapist

    Nicole graduated from the University of Otago in 2016 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She has a particular interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and enjoys working with various sports teams. Raised in rural North Otago, Nicole loves spending time in the outdoors. Outside of work she is also a keen netballer, enjoys waterskiing and spending time with friends and family.

  • Catherine Nation

    Falls Prevention Facilitator

    Catherine is a NZ Registered Nurse and has worked in a variety of positions throughout her career. She worked in Surgical Nursing, NZ Army Nursing, Assessment / Treatment and Rehabilitation Service for CDHB and currently in Aged Care Nursing. She is very happy to be involved in the Falls Prevention Programme in the community. She appreciates the opportunities in Canterbury for walking and tramping as this is one of her favourite pastimes.

  • Jaqui Bullock

    Administrator

    Jaqui is new face at Eastcare Physiotherapy. She is working mornings and afternoons alternating with Stephanie. Three years ago, Jaqui and her husband returned to Christchurch after living in Australia for several years where she worked in a very busy regional airport. She enjoys spending time with family and has an interest in golf and rugby.

  • Tom Williams

    Physiotherapist

    Tom graduated from the University of Otago in 2018 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He was born and raised in Christchurch, and is an old boy of Shirley Boys High. After five years of study at Otago, Tom is excited to be back in Christchurch with the MOTUS Eastcare Team. Tom has an interest in sports physiotherapy, exercise based rehab and helping others live an active lifestyle. In his spare time you will find Tom training for his next Triathlon event and making the most of the South Islands’ outdoors.

  • Louise Clemens

    Physiotherapist

    Lou graduated from Otago University in 2016 with a Bachelors in Physiotherapy. She is excited by the large variety of people who visit rural community physiotherapy in Amberley, and wishes to expand her sports physiotherapy knowledge by continuing to work with Saturday sports teams. In the weekends she enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as camping and exploring North Canterbury's beautiful beaches, rivers, lakes and trails.

  • Kate Suter

    Physiotherapist

  • Tovia Fui Tauaivale

    Physiotherapist

  • Tash Lemmens

    Clinic Administrator / Receptionist

Motus Lincoln

  • Hayden Thom

    Business Manager

    Hayden trained at Otago University graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2012. He has a strong clinical interest in exercise prescription and sports rehabilitation especially in the areas of rugby, cricket and golf. Hayden is currently the physiotherapist for the University Division 1 rugby side and has had experience working within Canterbury Rugby and the Crusaders Academy. Hayden is currently a member of a golf club in Canterbury and plays on a regular basis.

  • Brett Warman

    Physiotherapist

    Brett has a keen interest in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of sporting injuries, and has recently completed his Masters of Sports physiotherapy through the University of Otago. Brett is a key provider for high performance sport in New Zealand in hockey, working with New Zealand and Canterbury hockey teams. Brett has many years experience working with athletes, including Canterbury Cricket, Canterbury Tactix netball and a number of senior rugby teams. Brett has post-graduate qualifications in acupuncture and is a credentialed McKenzie therapist.

  • Susanne Hides

    Practice Manager

    Susanne joined the team in July 2015. Prior to this, Susanne worked in a variety of administrative positions, including Office Coordinator at Fletcher EQR for more than four years and a challenging stint managing the Naval Point Club in Lyttelton. She is enjoying the change of direction and pace, and especially the great team of people she works with. Outside of work, Susanne enjoys attending craft sessions with friends, relaxing with a good book, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, and spending time with her young grandson.

  • Kathryn Claridge

    Physiotherapist

    Kathryn has been actively involved in the Lincoln community since establishing the physiotherapy practice in 1989. Kathryn has years of experience in the management of musculoskeletal injuries or conditions that cause impaired function. Kathryn’s current clinical areas of interest are manual therapy, postural analysis, pre-op and post-op rehabilitation, and gym-based rehabilitation.

  • Stephanie Foster

    Physiotherapist

    Stephanie graduated from the University of Otago in 2017. Originally from Auckland, she is enjoying exploring the South Island and everything it has to offer. Steph is interested in keeping people active and performing to the best level they can, and enjoys working with local sports teams. She has a keen interest in sports rehabilitation from her background in netball, running and martial arts. She also loves working with people post-operatively, and has an interest in learning more about neurorehabilitation, including spinal cord injury and stroke.

  • Chris Yoo

    Physiotherapist

    Chris graduated from Otago University in 2015 and has worked in Rolleston since then. He is trained in trigger point dry needling and Pilates which allows him to incorporate a variety of techniques into his sessions. Chris loves treating all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions and being involved with sports team. Outside of work, he loves playing golf, weight training and drinking coffee on Monday morning.

  • Hannah Parker

    Administrator

  • Alexia Parker

    Physiotherapist

    Alexia has joined the Motus team with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Otago University. Alexia is one of the weekend Physiotherapists for post-surgical rehabilitation following Hip/Knee replacements and Cardiac surgery at St. George’s Hospital. Some Saturdays Alexia is involved with the netball in Rangiora as one of the physiotherapists. Alexia also runs one of the exercise classes at our local gym. In her spare time you might see her at the gym, at the ice skating rink, reading books or attempting to learn a second language. Alexia is looking forward to getting to know everyone.

  • Andie Fulton

    Physiotherapist and Hand Therapist

    Andie graduated from AUT in 2001 and has worked in private practice since. She has a background in sports physio for predominantly, rugby and basketball, having worked with both provincial and national teams. Many of these years were spent with youth teams, so she has a special interest in the management of injuries in adolescents. In 2012 Andie completed her Hand Therapy training and attained registered status in 2014. Andie had a particular interest in sports related hand injuries but is happy to treat any issues. She loves the balance of working in an environment where she can treat hands, general injuries as well as exercise based rehab. Andie has done Pilates training in both NZ and Australia and has taught mat classes on and off for several years. She is currently studying nutrition through PreKure with a focus on metabolic health and hormonal balance.

    Andie is originally from the North Island, having recently moved to Lincoln with her young family, they are enjoying all the South Island has to offer. When she is not running around after her kids, she likes to keep fit by attending the gym.

Motus Rangiora

  • Craig Braggins

    Business Manager, Physiotherapist

    Craig graduated from the University of Otago in 2001. Prior to joining the team at SportsMed and Motus Health Craig traveled extensively working in England, Sweden and British Columbia Canada. Craig has interests include sports injuries, pre and post-surgical management, spinal injuries, sports taping, acupuncture, exercise prescription and muscle balance assessments/bio mechanics with particular interest ion Lower Limb biomechanics.

  • Maree Dvorak

    Clinic Administrator

  • Alan Robertson

    Physiotherapist

  • Alison Tubby

    Physiotherapist

    Alison graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2017 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physio). She enjoys using manual therapy in conjunction with exercised based therapy to assist recovery and prevent of future injuries. This can include Pilates in which Alison is qualified in APPI matwork. Alison has recently moved to North Canterbury and is enjoying exploring region. Alison’s hobbies include skiing, gardening, windsurfing, pottery and cooking.

  • Ashton Edwards

    Physiotherapist

    Ashton graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Science in 2017.
    Ashton has a keen interest in exercise-based rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation and dry needling. He works with Saturday sports teams including football and rugby and works at St Georges hospital in the weekends.
    Ashton’s hobbies include snowboarding, water-skiing, surfing, tramping and he is involved in volunteer surf lifesaving.

  • Ellen Kelly

    Physiotherapist

    Ellen graduated with a Bachelor of physiotherapy at Otago University.
    She is an ex-student of Burnside High School, and enjoys seeing current Burnside students coming through the clinic doors. Ellen has a particular interest in knees and ankles, and loves working with ACL injuries. Having worked at St Georges, Ellen also has experience in knee and hip replacements and other post-operative rehabilitation.
    Outside of work, Ellen enjoys time with friends and family and enjoys singing off key.

  • Heli Graham

    Physiotherapist

    Heli graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2016 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She worked for a year and a half in the UK and found a passion for musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. She spent time travelling in 2018 and fell in love with New Zealand. She has a keen interest in sports physiotherapy and has experience working in rugby and with junior athletes. In her spare time she loves to snowboard, surf and go running and cycling. She is currently training for the Queenstown Marathon in November.

  • Katherine Neilson

    Physiotherapist

    Katherine is a recent graduate of Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She grew up predominantly in the lower North Island and after completing study in Dunedin and Wellington has chosen to move South to Christchurch and is keen to explore what Canterbury has to offer. Katherine has an interest in sports injuries, musculoskeletal rehabilitation and helping others live an active life. In her spare time Katherine enjoys weightlifting, tramping and photography.

  • Mary Connors

    Business Manager / Physiotherapist

    Mary has interest in clinical management of complex injuries and recurring injuries. She manages post-surgical rehabilitation along with gym programmes to achieve return to work. Her special interests also include shoulder rehabilitation and cervicogenic headaches.

  • Tamiho Mitsuhashi

    Physiotherapist

    Tamiho graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2017. She completed a physiotherapy course in Japan 2004 and she has been working for 12 years. She received a license of Bobath therapist in 2006 and her specialty is in neurological physiotherapy, in particular stroke, cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury for adults and children. In 2012 She was awarded a scholarship that saw her travel to Denmark, Sweden, England and Australia in 2013 to learn about physiotherapy for spinal cord injury. This experience has influenced her to become a physiotherapist overseas to develop her career and foster a strong passion to contribute to society abroad. Outside of work, she has been involved with wheelchair basketball as a classifier and Chair Ski as a staff member. She has an interest to teach softball and enjoys going skiing and mountain biking.

Motus Rolleston

  • Hayden Thom

    Business Manager, Physiotherapist

    Hayden trained at Otago University graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2012. He has a strong clinical interest in exercise prescription and sports rehabilitation especially in the areas of rugby, cricket and golf. Hayden is currently the physiotherapist for the University Division 1 rugby side and has had experience working within Canterbury Rugby and the Crusaders Academy. Hayden is currently a member of a golf club in Canterbury and plays on a regular basis.

  • Kim Bond

    Physiotherapist

    Kim started working in Rolleston in 2010. She took off to the UK for two years on her O.E. where she predominantly worked in the NHS to fund her travels and returned to Rolleston in 2016. Kim is trained in acupuncture and is currently doing post-graduate study in musculoskeletal management. Kim likes to take a holistic approach to pain and injury management and enjoys treating a wide range of conditions including sports (and other) injuries, pre and post-operative rehabilitation and chronic pain. Kim is also involved in the ACC vocational contracts (doing worksite visits for people who are off work due to their injury) and the ACC pain management contracts.

  • Doug Claridge

    Physiotherapist

    Doug rejoined the Motus team in December 2017. He is based out of the Rolleston Clinic. He has been with Motus since it’s inception , previously working out of the Russley Clinic for many years. Doug has a Masters of Manipulative Therapy and a Post Graduate qualification in Health Science. He is one an experienced vocational physiotherapist and manual therapist. Doug has worked in a number of clinics across the Motus Network .He currently provides offsite physiotherapy services to Synlait , Rolleston Prison and Christchurch Men’s Prison.
    Doug has a keen interest in managing neck and back issues , enjoys providing rehabilitation services to help people return to the workforce.
    Outside work Doug is a keen golfer , and is always on a course on a Wednesday trying to maintain his handicap.

  • Eddie Hayes-Woods

    Physiotherapist

    Eddie graduated from Otago University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He has spent a year in Palmerston North working in the hospital setting before moving back home to Canterbury. He grew up in Christchurch and spent his final year of Physiotherapy School on placement here; filling his weekends as a sports medic for a country rugby team. He has an interest in sports rehabilitation and injury prevention after many years competing across a variety of sports. Eddie has experience in running 5km,10km, and half marathons which he uses to interpret biomechanical problems and manage training loads. His other sports interests include football, snowboarding and hiking.

  • Da Jing

    Physiotherapist

  • Lynette Barron

    Administrator

    Originally from Southland, Lynette has lived in the Selwyn area since 2001. Previously she was the administrator for a family business and in 2015 began working as an administrator/receptionist in Halswell, moving to the Rolleston physiotherapy clinic mid 2017 to what was soon to become Motus Rolleston.
    She enjoys meeting people and being part of a great team environment.
    In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her teenage daughter, the outdoors, walking, horse riding and a good book.

  • Leigh Brown

    Administrator / Receptionist

  • Maree George

    Administrator

Motus Russley

  • Bryce Ebben

    Business Manager/Physiotherapist

    Bryce graduated from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) followed by a Post-Graduate Certificate in Western Acupuncture. Before joining the team at Motus Russley, Bryce worked at Sportsmed here in Christchurch (part of the Motus Health Network). Bryce has also worked in Auckland and Wellington gaining a vast range of private practice and sports physiotherapy experience. Bryce has been a New Zealand Team Physiotherapist at the World University Games, Youth Olympics and with the New Zealand Tall Blacks at the 2010 World Championships in Turkey. Bryce’s interests include sports injuries, pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, spinal injuries, sports taping, acupuncture, exercise prescription, muscle balance and bio-mechanical assessments.

  • Ben Jowsey

    Physiotherapist

    Ben has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Otago University. He has been working at Motus Russley for the past 4 years. Previous to Motus Russley, Ben worked as a Physio at Christchurch Hospital. He has experience working with local rugby teams ranging from High School First XV to premier club rugby and enjoys working with athletes to get them back to full fitness.
    Ben has an interest in post-operative rehabilitation, lower limb injuries and in particular, working with runners and running injuries, completing running assessments to pick up factors that may contribute to injuries.
    Outside of work, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter as well as playing music, especially on guitar.

  • Ellen Kelly

    Physiotherapist

    Ellen graduated with a Bachelor of physiotherapy at Otago University.
    She is an ex-student of Burnside High School, and enjoys seeing current Burnside students coming through the clinic doors. Ellen has a particular interest in knees and ankles, and loves working with ACL injuries. Having worked at St Georges, Ellen also has experience in knee and hip replacements and other post-operative rehabilitation.
    Outside of work, Ellen enjoys time with friends and family and enjoys singing off key.

  • Louise Blackburn

    Physiotherapist

    I am a musculoskeletal and women’s health physiotherapist with 12 years’ experience gained from private practice clinics in New Zealand and Ireland. I obtained masters qualification of Health Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Western Acupuncture in New Zealand. I specialise in women’s health physiotherapy. I have had extensive training from leading Irish and UK women’s health specialists. I have worked with different sports teams including rugby, cricket and football at club, school and provincial levels. My interest in Women’s Health includes the treatment and management of pelvic floor conditions and antenatal/postnatal issues. Other areas include incontinence of the bladder and bowel, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, pelvic pain. Musculoskeletal physiotherapy interests include Manipulative therapy, acupuncture, running analysis, sports injury management, biomechanical assessment, exercise prescription and progression, orthopaedic pre and post-operative management and Clinical Pilates using Mat and Reformer.

  • Laura Meagher

    Physiotherapist

    Laura is an Irish graduate who qualified in 2008 and has been living and working in New Zealand since then. Laura has a keen interest in football and has worked as the Physiotherapist for the Senior Men’s team at Cashmere Technical Football Club.
    Laura’s special interests include injury prevention, dry needling and rehabilitation of lower limb injuries. She particularly enjoys ACL rehabilitation with a focus on advanced sports-specific rehab.

  • Sam Neville

    Clinic Administrator / Receptionist

    Sam is one of the new faces at the Russley clinic. Sam spontaneously made the move to New Zealand from Australia whilst here on a holiday, met a Kiwi boy and planted her roots! Before moving to Christchurch, she lived in Hanmer Springs and worked as the receptionist at the Spa (you may recognise her if you look hard enough in the brochures). In her spare time Sam enjoys spending time with her partner, exercising, baking and exploring New Zealand’s wonders.

  • Dre

    Clinic Administrator

    Dre has recently moved to Christchurch after living on the West Coast for several years. She is originally from the US but raised most of her life in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Business, she decided to leave Mexico and teach English in India. She caught the travel bug and extended her trip to over a year of travels which lead her to New Zealand. Fun fact about Dre: She used to be a professional ballet dancer in New York City.

  • Kaye

    Clinic Administrator

    I recently joined the team at Russley clinic in the role of part-time administrator/receptionist. I bring with me a background in administration roles both in the tourism and spa industries, a love of travel and a passion for complimentary health and wellness practices. In 2004 I completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage and after two years running my own home-based practice decided to head back across the ditch and spend “a year” working in the day spa at one of Australia’s leading island resorts …. 16 years (and many resorts) later I have returned home to settle in Christchurch with my Australian husband. Outside of work I love to spend time in the garden, walk in nature and enjoy catching up with family and friends over a good coffee. I am looking forward to more adventures in my home country and showing my Aussie husband the spectacular scenery that New Zealand has to offer.

SportsMed Bealey Ave

  • Julian Firth

    Physiotherapist / Business Manager

    Julian played football to a semi-professional level in the UK and has continued his interest in the sport. He has worked locally with Canterbury teams and with New Zealand Football at their National Training Camps. Julian has a clinical interest in post-op management, shoulder rehabilitation and lower limb injuries.

  • Andie Fulton

    Physiotherapist and Hand Therapist

    Andie graduated from AUT in 2001 and has worked in private practice since. She has a background in sports physio for predominantly, rugby and basketball, having worked with both provincial and national teams. Many of these years were spent with youth teams, so she has a special interest in the management of injuries in adolescents. In 2012 Andie completed her Hand Therapy training and attained registered status in 2014. Andie had a particular interest in sports related hand injuries but is happy to treat any issues. She loves the balance of working in an environment where she can treat hands, general injuries as well as exercise based rehab. Andie has done Pilates training in both NZ and Australia and has taught mat classes on and off for several years. She is currently studying nutrition through PreKure with a focus on metabolic health and hormonal balance.

    Andie is originally from the North Island, having recently moved to Lincoln with her young family, they are enjoying all the South Island has to offer. When she is not running around after her kids, she likes to keep fit by attending the gym.

  • Chris Pettet

    Physiotherapist

  • Freya Taffs

    Physiotherapist

    Freya graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and has joined the team at Sportsmed. Freya is passionate about helping you live an active life. She has an interest in acute sports injuries and working alongside sports teams. Freya enjoys staying active at the gym and exploring the outdoors.

  • Heli Graham

    Physiotherapist

  • Jack Anderson

    Physiotherapist

    Jack graduated from the University of Otago in 2019 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He enjoys helping people with all kinds of musculoskeletal injuries, acute and chronic. He takes interest in all kinds of sports, particularly weightlifting and powerlifting. He likes to use a well-rounded approach including strength and conditioning principles and hands-on work to help people get back to what they enjoy.
    In his free time he enjoys playing golf, among many other sports, as well as going to the gym.

  • James McCormick

    Physiotherapist

    James studied at Otago University and graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Science in physiology. He has worked with Canterbury Hockey and Canterbury Football as well as club rugby. James has an interest in injury prevention, sports rehab, strength and conditioning and has player experience in rugby, touch, football, volleyball and athletics.’

  • Mary Gray

    Physiotherapist

    I completed my Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Otago in 2017. Originally from Dunedin, enjoy working with people of all ages and abilities to help them achieve their goals and achieve full fitness/good quality of life. Have returned to the South Island after a year working in Rotorua where I enjoyed taking Pilates classes, post op rehab, chronic pain program, outpatients, sports injuries. Former NZ rep cycling, cross country mtb, Xterra. When younger Otago team for gymnastics, swimming- this background has given me a keen interest in working with athletes in all of these sports. Soon be doing bike fits.

  • Meari Ono

    Physiotherapist

    Meari graduated from University of Otago in 2012 and is currently completing her Postgraduate Diploma endorsed in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from AUT. She rejoins the team after working overseas for the past 2 years based in a physio clinic in Tokyo. Whilst there, she balanced a clinical load with working with professional athletes on the ITF circuit, LPGA tour and Asian Tour throughout Asia. Meari has a personal background in rowing, netball and running and has previously worked with rugby. She has a special interest in biomechanics and injury prevention. Meari is qualified in dry needling extremities and can consult in Japanese. She has a love of the outdoors, diving and travel.

  • Michael Ward

    Physiotherapist

    Michael graduated from University of Otago in 2011 and initially worked in the USA for a year before coming back to New Zealand. Since then he has had involvements with representative level rugby, touch and softball teams. He is currently studying towards a postgraduate masters in sports physio, is trained in dry needling and has experience with workplace ergonomic set ups as well as vocational return to work rehabilitation.

  • Mikey Lee

    Physiotherapist

    Mikey graduated from University of Otago in 2018 with a degree in physiotherapy. He has a keen interest in acute sport injuries and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He is interested in providing a well-rounded approach to injury management that takes into account all areas of life. In his spare time he likes to exercise and hang out with friends and family.

  • Nicola Handley

    Physiotherapist

    Nicola Handley is a University of Otago physiotherapy graduate and has worked in both New Zealand and England, in the public system and private practice. While in the UK Nicola attended an array of courses, and has continued to up-skill since returning to New Zealand; training in the application of kinesio-tape, running efficiency and technique courses as well as exercise rehabilitation and prescription courses. Nicola is a keen runner, mountain biker and skier, and has competed in many running and mountain bike events; in 2012 she was the first woman in the Hanmer Half Marathon and Marlborough Half Marathon. 

  • Nicole Radburnd

    Physiotherapist

    Nicole studied at University of Otago, graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She has previously worked with rugby teams and at the Selwyn Netball Courts during winter as the on-site physiotherapist on Saturdays. Her interests include lower limb and acute sporting injuries. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys playing hockey, running, gym, water and snow skiing.

  • Sarah Kerse

    Physiotherapist

    Sarah graduated from Otago University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. After growing up in rural South Canterbury she has now adapted to city life and at Motus. Sarah is trained in Dry Needling Acupuncture and is interested in the treatment and management of sporting injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. During the winter, she also works with rugby teams on game day helping with acute injury management. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys wakeboarding, tramping, netball, running and rugby.

  • Sharon Whiteside

    Physiotherapist

    Sharon graduated from the University of Otago in 2012 and has since gone on to complete a Post-graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy. She has experience working in private practice (musculoskeletal), sports physiotherapy (football and rugby), and orthopaedic outpatients (post-surgery). She has recently returned from a 2-year stint working in London. Sharon enjoys treating people of all ages and abilities to help them achieve their goals and beyond. Over the years she has played a variety of sports including netball, touch rugby, hockey and athletics. She enjoys running and getting out into the great outdoors.

Motus Nelson

  • Dawn Chalmers

    Physiotherapist

  • Garth Munro

    Business Manager, Physiotherapist

    Garth has over thirty years of experience in Physiotherapy, ranging from Private metropolitan and rural clinics to strategic and operational District Health Board environments. He has a Master of Health Science Degree (Rehabilitation) and post graduate Diplomas in Manual therapy and Rehabilitation. Garth also established one of NZ’s largest Interdisciplinary Clinics specialising in the management of Chronic Pain conditions and has a keen interest in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of complex conditions. Garth also has a keen interest in the development of activity and fitness in both the Child and Adolescent, and the aging populations. He personally has a long history of participation in running, mountain biking, weight training and swimming and is motivated to guide his patients in their endeavours to develop and maintain a healthy and active life .

  • Ash Lindup

    Physiotherapist

    Ash graduated from University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Distinction) in 2016. Since then has been working in a sports/musculoskeletal private practice as well as working with sports teams over the last few years including Nelson Rugby Football Club Senior ‘A’ team, and Nelson Giants basketball team. Ash was born and raised in Nelson, has a high interest in sporting biomechanics and sports related rehabilitation - particularly rugby, basketball, touch, gym training and cricket.

  • Hazel Davidsen

    Physiotherapist

    Hazel graduated from Otago University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Science majoring in Human Nutrition. She grew up in Nelson and is excited to be back in Nelson with the Motus team. Hazel has worked with various rugby and rugby seven’s teams and is currently the physiotherapist for the Tasman Mako Women’s team. She has a particular interest in sports injuries and working along side sports teams. In her spare time she likes to stay active at the gym and spend time with friends and family.

  • Kelly Mabbett

    Physiotherapist

    Kelly completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy through AUT in 2012. Since then she has worked in sports and musculoskeletal private practices in New Zealand and England. Kelly is trained in Acupuncture, dry needling and is a Mulligan Concept Practitioner. She enjoys treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, both acute and persistent injuries. She has a special interest in biomechanics and injury prevention. In her spare time, she enjoys running, kayaking and mountain biking.

  • David Donga

    Physiotherapist

  • Kate Benseman

    Clinic Administrator

Motus Tasman

  • Garth Munro

    Business Manager, Physiotherapist

    Garth has over thirty years of experience in Physiotherapy, ranging from Private metropolitan and rural clinics to strategic and operational District Health Board environments. He has a Master of Health Science Degree (Rehabilitation) and post graduate Diplomas in Manual therapy and Rehabilitation. Garth also established one of NZ’s largest Interdisciplinary Clinics specialising in the management of Chronic Pain conditions and has a keen interest in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of complex conditions. Garth also has a keen interest in the development of activity and fitness in both the Child and Adolescent, and the aging populations. He personally has a long history of participation in running, mountain biking, weight training and swimming and is motivated to guide his patients in their endeavours to develop and maintain a healthy and active life .

  • Kate Benseman

    Clinic Administrator