Jason graduated from the University of Otago and has a bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy and Human Anatomy. His current interest is diagnosing and treating acute mechanical lower back and neck pain using the McKenzie method. Jason enjoys helping people reach their maximum potential through patient education, goal setting and quality conservative care. As a former member of the New Zealand Karate team and former Oceania Karate Champion, Jason's main interests lie in sports related injury. More specifically, he is concerned with injury management and prevention.
Sophie is a registered physiotherapist, Pilates instructor and dance teacher, who graduated from AUT in 2012. She is an alumna of the New Zealand School of Dance, and performed professionally with Black Grace Dance Company before retraining as a physio.
As a Credentialed McKenzie Therapist, she approaches treatment of the injuries of the spine and extremities using a combination of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, exercise rehabilitation, manual therapy and myofascial release to relieve pain, restore alignment and improve movement.
She is passionate about working with dancers, and in 2017 she was invited to join the faculty of New Zealand School of Dance as a dance conditioning tutor, incorporating her dance, Pilates and physio background. Additionally, she is a Certified Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) tutor at Wellington Dance Academy.
She is also interested in helping clients with improving posture and core stability as well as retraining the deep muscles of the spine, pelvis and hip. Sophie teaches weekly Pilates classes at Te Aro Physiotherapy.
Since graduating from the University of Otago in 2011, Sam has worked in a variety of areas within both the public and private sectors. His experience includes:
-Working with several sports teams and assisting with sideline management.
-Assessment of work sites and development of return to work plans with employees and employers.
-Assessing and treating patients post orthopedic operations, both in an inpatient and outpatient setting.
-Working within general practice.
-Working within an acute inpatient setting.
-Working within a subacute rehabilitation setting.
Originally from Whangarei, in his spare time, Sam enjoys diving, surfing and exercise.
As a therapist, Sam's interest are around providing accurate diagnosis of muscucloskeletal issues, and applying best evidence treatment to assist you in achieving your goals.
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 earlier last year 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.