Our team in New Plymouth
I’m the proud founder and owner of Bounceback Physiotherapy. I established the business back in 2000,following growing up in New Plymouth and playing for the mighty Taranaki rugby team. Over the past decade, Bounceback Physio has expanded to now offer the services of over 10 exceptional physiotherapists and working from two locations within New Plymouth and Bell Block areas. I am proud of the quality reputation we have built and all the thousands of people whose lives we have been able to improve.
I have 20+ years experience working in private practice physiotherapy, and possess a Post-Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy, and in Sports Medicine, to go with my Physiotherapy qualification I gained at the Otago School of Physiotherapy.
My particular area of expertise is in the treatment of neck & back pain, post-operative knee and shoulder rehabilitation.” I’ve worked with a number of local and national sports teams, including Rugby, cricket, Basket Ball, Triathlon, and High Performance New Zealand.
More recently, the work rehab side of the business has evolved to the creation of Bounceback Work Rehab. This business concentrates on the vocational and pain contracts held with ACC and other insurance companies.
- Post Grad Dip ManipPhty
- Post Grad Dip SportsMed
- Dip Phty (Otago)
Quality time with family and friends, positive people, intrepid travelling. My passion is creating a healthy, enjoyable and sustainable environment for everyone involved - our patients, our staff and our partners.
I have 14 years of experience in private practice focused on musculoskeletal injuries in New Zealand and abroad.
Born and bred in Taranaki, returning to New Plymouth in 2009 after doing my OE, and I started working at Bounceback Physiotherapy.
I enjoy the challenge of building a strong rapport with my patients, and help restore function whether it is returning to the sports field, gardening or just being active.
- PGCert. Sports and Exercise (AUT)
My name is Julie, I started working for Bounceback Physiotherapy after I graduated in 2003. My love of sports and health have combined to make this the perfect job for me.
I enjoy working with people to get them back to doing what they love - athletes or non athletes, young and old. I now balance my time working Tuesdays/Fridays so that I can spend time with my family.
- BPhty University of Otago 2003 (with credit)
- Spending time with family and good friends
- Watching sport
- Running around with my kids
I have been a physiotherapist since 2005. I began my career in the Canadian prairies where I worked in both private and public practice. I moved to New Zealand in 2012 and have been based mostly in New Plymouth since.
13 years of experience in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, working with ice hockey and athletics in Canada. Worked with club-level rugby in New Zealand.
- Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy, University of Manitoba, Canada
- Trained in traditional acupuncture as well as dry needling
- NZMPA Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (COMT)
Mulligan and McKenzie training
- Walking the dog
Joined the team at Bounceback in June 2017. I have background in primary teaching then business management / adminstation in the building industry. The move into the health indusrty have been a great challenge and extremely rewarding.
Along with overseeing my 4 sons transition to adult hood, I enjoy time with family and friends, painting, biking , walking and to continue to explore NZ in our bus.
I have been a Receptionist at the New Plymouth clinic for the past 10 years.
My interests include gardening and spending time with my grandchildren.
Karen became a full time member of staff at the beginning of 2019 Karen and her husband Grant had recently returned to New Plymouth after spending several years in Hamilton raising their three daughters. She has extensive experience working in various admin roles within the medical industry.
- Spending time with family
- Craft projects
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