BUSINESS OWNERSENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Rebekah has been a Physiotherapist for 18 years, graduating with her Physiotherapy degree in 2000. In 2007 Rebekah completed a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy, endorsed in Neurological Rehabilitation.
Rebekah has been involved in Neurological physiotherapy since graduating in 2000. Initially she worked with children with a range of conditions including Cerebral Palsy, head injuries and spinal cord injuries. During this time Rebekah also assisted physiotherapy students in their learning as a clinical tutor.In 2005 Rebekah was employed by the Otago School of Physiotherapy in Dunedin. In this role she ran the Balance Clinic as well as working with people with stroke, head injury, concussion and spinal cord injury.
Since moving to Christchurch in 2007 Rebekah has opened Balance Works Physiotherapy. In this clinic she has assisted many people suffering from balance, dizziness and vestibular disorders. In 2009 Rebekah undertook a course with Susan Herdman a world renowned therapist in the treatment of vestibular disorders.
Rebekah also runs classes on behalf of the Stroke Foundation at stroke groups around Christchurch and Rangiora. She has been a research assistant providing state of the art therapy for people with spinal cord injury and provides services to Rehab People Ltd and APM and Insight assisting people with a range of accident related injuries including Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury.
Rebekah’s areas of interest and expertise include:
The treatment of dizziness, vertigo and balance problemsRehabilitation of concussion, head injuries and spinal cord injuries and stroke
Rebekah continues to undertake professional development in treatment of neurological and vestibular problems.
Respectful and openHighly professional
Katie trained as physiotherapist in the UK gaining a 1st class honors degree in Physiotherapy from the University of East London in 1999.
She spent her first two years post qualification working in a London teaching hospital, gaining a range of experience across a variety of in-patient and outpatient settings. Following on from this Katie chose to specialise in neuro which she has continued to work in.
She has gained a wide breadth of experience within this speciality including neurology, neurosurgery, brain injury and stroke, initially in another London teaching hospital and then on the South Coast of England.Katie moved to New Zealand with her family in 2012.
Since then Katie has worked in a variety of healthcare settings and has gained a good insight into the NZ healthcare system. Katie has continued to ensure that professional development is at the centre of her practice.
She has gained accreditation in several modules at Masters level and her degree in Physiological Sciences has given her a good foundation for critically appraising scientific evidence, ensuring her practice remains current and relevant.
Rehabilitation has always been a passion, Katie values the importance of meaningful goal setting to ensure that patients remain motivated and involved in rehab and thereby optimising their potential.
I gained my physiotherapy degree from Otago in 1996 and then went on to complete a post grad diploma in health science in 2002.
I have worked primarily as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in NZ, Australia and the UK but became interested in vestibular rehabilitation and have undertaken extensive vestibular training under Rebekah.
My goal is to incorporate my musculoskeletal skills with vestibular rehabilitation to assist people to overcome their dizziness and balance problems.
Sam qualified with a Physiotherapy Degree from Otago University in 1995 and has been working predominantly in the paediatric field with both community and centre based roles.
She also has a strong hospital based orthopaedic background with 13 years at a Christchurch hospital.
She is also qualified infant massage instructor.
She is motivated to help others recover and rehabilitate.
"Having had vertigo myself I understand how challenging balance and dizziness issues can be".
She is a member of NZ Society for dizziness, balance and vertigo (NZBDV).
As the world does not stand in one place, our business is interested in getting more talented people to join our friendly staff.
If you would like to join us please send us your CV and a cover letter to us via post or e-mail and we will get in touch.
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Balance Works Physiotherapy 45 Bewdley StreetSpreydon Christchurch, 8011
Phone: 03 344 5394
Mobile: 021-240 2292
BALANCE WORKS PHYSIOTHERAPY
45 Bewdley Street SpreydonChristchurch 8011
021 240 2292