meet our team

clinic teams

John enjoys the challenge of finding the source or cause of your injury.

John Seymour


Meari is keen on finding out the 'why' in injuries to prevent re-occurence and improve performance.

Meari Ono

Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist

Chris enjoys variety, in people and the physical issues they present, and enjoys keeping active patients active.

Chris Pettet


James welcomes all patients, but has a special interest in sports physiotherapy, specifically shoulder injuries.

James McCormick


Nic sees a wide range of injuries and is committed to getting you back doing what you love.

Nicola Handley


Jack’s talent is in empowering patients to take an active role in their rehab.

Jack Anderson


Sharon enjoys helping her patients make the journey back to performance.

Sharon Whiteside


Michael enjoys the challenges that come with all injury types, in particular spinal and sporting injuries.

Mike Peterson


With a sports physio focus, Michael is especially interested in shoulder injury assessment and rehabilitation.

Michael Ward


Encouraging and optimistic, Abi loves working with older patients and people with neurological conditions.

Abi Lunn


Allison has a wide range of experience working with older adults. She is developing her skills and experience in lymphoedema management post cancer.

Allison Macanochie

Falls Prevention Physiotherapist

Karla is a generalist but doesn’t shy away from tackling the tough stuff.

Karla Poyner

Business Manager / Physiotherapist

Deedee is available to help you live active and enjoy the life you want to live.

Deanne Brodie


Bridget knows farms and the sorts of injuries farmers are prone to.

Bridget Sheed


Fiona enjoys working with young sports people to get them back from injury and achieving their sporting goals.

Fiona Anson


Sports oriented himself, Chris treats sports injuries, especially to the neck, shoulder, knee and back.

Chris Yoo


Andie is a hand therapist with a strong background in sports physiotherapy, Andie has worked with several age grade representative teams and enjoys working with adolescents to achieve optimal results.

Andie Fulton

Physiotherapist / Hand Therapist

With a background in netball, running and martial arts, Steph’s keenly interested in sports rehabilitation.

Steph Foster


Strong generalist with a special interest in hip, shoulder, and knee injuries.

Kathryn Claridge


Freya is bubbly and outgoing, she is energetic about working with all types of people.

Freya Taffs


Josh is energetic and full of enthusiasm for helping his patients.

Josh Donnelly


Mary is an advanced physiotherapist with special interests in complex injuries including shoulders and cervicogenic headaches.

Mary Connors


Catherine is an integral part of the Eastern Christchurch community, out and about running our Falls Prevention Program.

Catherine Nation

Falls Prevention / Registered Nurse

Mary enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities. She has a particular interest in cycling and multi-sport related injuries.

Mary Gray


A sports nut, Tovia especially enjoys working with basketball, rugby and league players.

Tovia Fui Tauaivale


Tom is keen on exercise-based rehab and helping others live an active lifestyle.

Tom Williams


Ben is calm, chilled out and polite, yet he tackles anything, including rugby injuries.

Ben Jowsey


Julian loves to support active people aiming to get back to sport and fitness.

Julian Firth

Business Manager / Physiotherapist

James is a strong believer in the power of exercise and movement, and he works alongside his patients to help them achieve their goals.

James Darragh


Brett enjoys working with his patients to get to the bottom of tricky injuries.

Brett Warman

Clinical Services Manager / Physiotherapist

Nicole is a calm approachable caring physio who has time for everyone.

Nicole Meikle

Business Manager / Physiotherapist

Kate is super friendly – she loves to get to know the person and enjoys helping patients achieve their goals and lead an active lifestyle.

Kate Suter


Nicole loves working with people who are motivated with their rehabilitation.

Nicole Radburnd


Laura has a special interest in knee ligament rehabilitation, and she is the clinical lead for the ACC escalated care pathway for this injury.

Laura Meagher


Hazel is keen on working with sports people to help them get active again.

Hazel Davidsen


If you are into sport, Ash wants to help you get the most out of your game.

Ash Lindup


Garth is a highly experienced and skilled physiotherapist who manages the Nelson and Tasman clinics.

Garth Munro

Business Manager/Physiotherapist

A keen outdoors person, when she's not in the clinic Kelly is almost certain to be found out on trails!

Kelly Mabbett


Dawn loves working with people from all walks of life. She has travelled the world as the Physiotherapist for the New Zealand U19 Basketball team and the New Zealand U17 Football team.

Dawn Chalmers


Patients love Craig’s relaxed friendly talkative manner.

Craig Braggins

Business Manager / Physiotherapist

Patients tell us that Louise is amazing at providing a great explanation of their issue and providing a plan to get them back on track.

Louise Clemens


Ashton is relaxed, a great communicator, and straight forward in his approach to getting his patients back to full health.

Ashton Edwards


Tamiho enjoys working on complex challenging conditions and loves to help people.

Tamiho Mitsuhashi


Vicky likes to take a holistic and flexible approach to treatment.

Vicky Hart


A people person, Alexia likes to get to know about her patients as people, not just their injuries.

Alexia Parker


Alison loves looking after acute short-term injuries and motivating her patients.

Alison Tubby


Darryn focuses on understanding the roadblocks and opportunities unique to each individual.

Darryn Collins


A generalist physio with an interest in strengthening and functional exercise prescription.

Daniel Wong


Hayden is often seen working out in the gym with his patients. He’s open, friendly, chatty, and fun.

Hayden Thom

Business Manager / Physiotherapist

Emma enjoys a clinical day with variety and patients with an open mind for rehabilitation.

Emma Forbes


Doug is one of Motus Health’s most experienced physiotherapists.

Doug Claridge


contracts team

Jody is our Advisor in the Contracts Team, she oversees our contracts from both an administration and clinical perspective for the contracts team and also the clinics.

Jody Williams

Contracts Business Advisor

Pain coach and work rehabilitation physiotherapist, focused on whole-person care and empowering people.

Emma Hewat


Reassuring, easy going and jovial, Bryce encourages his patients to do more. Bryce works in our Contracts Team and is our Training for Independence service clinical lead.

Bryce Ebben


Focused on rehabilitation of people with persisting pain post injury; Mark strives to simplify activity approaches for those with medical complexities.

Mark Hollis


An advocate for his patients as they navigate the health services.  His assessments are key to the directions he takes his patients.

Alan Robertson


Wendy has a skill in teaching her patient’s strategies to retrain neural pathways to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

Wendy Odey

Registered Nurse

Sharon is our Contracts Business Manager with a focus on ensuring the Contracts team provide clinical outcomes and deliver excellent service.

Sharon van den Berg

Business Manager / Physiotherapist

Passionate about using movement as medicine.

Hannah Graham


An Occupational Therapist who focuses on optimising individuals’ engagement in what matters to them and helping others to live their lives to the fullest.

Laura van Arsdale

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist, with a passion at taking a holistic approach to care. Laura has experience working in the concussion and vocational rehabilitation services.

Laura Saville

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist supporting people in their return to active participation in their work and usual life roles.

Philippa Hann

Occupational Therapist

Clinical lead of our Vocational Rehabilitation service, with a focus of assisting patients in getting back to work smoothly after injury.

Megan Orchard


management team

Fiona has had many roles within the Motus Team over the past 12 years, is very organised, embraces change and loves a challenge.

Fiona Baxter

Business Support Advisor

Brett is our Clinical Services Manager leading the group to provide consistent, quality and personalized healthcare that can be relied on.

Brett Warman

Clinical Services Manager / Physiotherapist

Amy is helpful by nature and over time has become the Motus go to person for most things.  As our system expert, she is a stickler for process and this ensures we gain the best insights to help drive our business forward.

Amy Bourne

Data & Systems Specialist

Julie is a Chartered Accountant, who joined the Motus Team in 2018 as the Finance Manager.

Julie Jordan

Finance Manager

Elise is an energetic operations leader with a down to earth approach who is passionate about driving customer-centric businesses.

Elise Murdoch

Chief Operating Officer

Megan supports the Motus Team to feel safe, happy, and productive in their roles.

Megan Quinn

HR Advisor

Grant is one of the founders of Motus Health and, as a physiotherapist himself, developed the essential belief in movement as medicine.

Grant Chittock

Managing Director

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