I am a Dunedin-raised lad so I know the area well. I have blue and gold in my veins. I originally graduated from Otago University with a BCom but had an epiphany and returned to study physiotherapy and start working in private practice in my mid-30’s. Since graduating I have developed my knowledge and manual therapy skills in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injury and pain as my prime focus. I work closely with several associations to provide my expertise including Otago Cricket, Otago Hockey, Southern Hockey and more recently the Highlanders Rugby Club. I enjoy working with both local sports enthusiasts and elite athletes, as I feel we can learn from each other through our love of sports and the problem solving that physiotherapy provides by getting ‘hands on’.
I also have a role at the University of Otago as an honorary Teaching Fellow with the 2nd year students as I enjoy mentoring developing physiotherapists.
To further my education in physiotherapy I have recently started a Clinical Masters in Sports Physiotherapy and a large range of courses including the Level 2 Immediate Care in Rugby (World Rugby endorsed), the Sports Physio NZ Level 1 Side-line Management course, the Level 1 Immediate Care & Sports Trauma Management, the Mulligan upper quartile, Kinesio taping, Clinical Pilates, Dry Needling and Advanced Dry Needling, and several postgraduate papers in the area of Pain, Musculoskeletal Injury and Sports Medicine. I am also a registered Dry Needling practitioner with PAANZ.
My wife Katie and I took over ownership at Gardens Physiotherapy at the end of 2014 and we are both proud to be back in the Valley where we started our respective careers. I also have two young daughters who like to keep me busy and away from physiotherapy.