With over 30 years of experience, Kara, a manual therapist, has a wide range of clinical experience both in the public and private sectors in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and France. Her recent UK experience includes working with the British Military (all 3 services plus Special Forces).
Kara completed her Masters in Manipulative Therapy at the University of Queensland in 1994. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, specifically in spinal problems (neck and back), the shoulder and the hip and knee (often inter-related). In particular the influence of appropriate muscle activation and strength in relation to conditions.
Having owned and managed a physiotherapy clinic in the city centre of Wellington from 1996-2013 she now returns to Wellington after 6 years in the UK. Kara has chosen Te Aro Physiotherapy to continue what she really enjoys; treating and educating patients to enable them to perform and function at the level they aim for or higher. Kara is an extremely motivated therapist, her high standards is reflected through her professional development by attending courses and conferences both nationally and internationally.
Outside of work, Kara is an avid traveller, she enjoys sailing, cycling, skiing, tramping, performing arts and recently kitesurfing. With her clinical experience, Kara will relate well to your injury issues
Andrea has over 30 years experience as a Physiotherapist in New Zealand, in private practice. She owned her own clinic and gained a post graduate diploma in Manipulative Therapy (1990) prior to starting a family. Andrea has experience in all age groups of musculo-skeletal, orthopaedic and sports physiotherapy. She has worked as a team Physiotherapist for Premier and Senior Rugby and has also worked as Clinical Tutor for the Otago Physiotherapy School. Andrea's special interests are:- - Shoulder, spinal, hip and foot injuries - Manipulation - peripheral and spinal. - Progressive strength and conditioning; clinical pilates with equipment & gym equipment. - Cancer trained Physiotherapist for post surgery rehabilitation. - Post Concussion Physiotherapy, Dizziness/vertigo (BPPV) - Watson Headache Approach for migraines Outside of work Andrea has interests in mountain biking, tennis, rugby, skiing and painting
Peter trained in New Zealand acquiring degree's in Physiotherapy and Sports and exercise science, as well as completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise medicine. He then went on to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Dry Needling Qualifications and picked up experience working in a Sports and Pain Specialist Clinic.
Peter has a background as a personal trainer and is an avid sportsman, competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other combat sports while also enjoying a wide range of activities such as rock climbing and acrobatics. He has an in-depth knowledge of conditioning and rehabilitation while enjoying and valuing a hands on approach.
As the Practice Manager for Te Aro Physiotherapy, Shilpa thoroughly enjoys her role and being a part of the team. Being a long term employee of more than twelve years, she acknowledges that the mutual respect and open communication between staff makes her job extremely rewarding. The excellent service and care provided to patients is something she is very proud of. Meeting and greeting the patients is always a pleasure. Shilpa's ongoing goal is to achieve a healthier, stronger mind and body.
Maggie joined our team in 2017 as the front office executive. Maggie thoroughly enjoys the contact she has with those who attend the clinic. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening and is an enthusiastic amateur photographer. Each month she attends her local book club where the discussion is always lively and varied. In the absence of her Miniature Schnauzer Maggie still enjoys walking with friends and family in and around Wellington, which on a good day, as we all know, is a fantastic place to live and work.