About our Baywave practice
We are conveniently located at Baywave, Mount Maunganui. We can be found upstairs inside the Clubfit Gym. We have access to all the gym equipment which is a great asset for getting you back up and running again.
Jacob McLeanPain Management
Sophie is originally from a small town in Northern Waikato and moved up to Auckland in 2012 to complete her Physiotherapy studies at Auckland University of Technology. Since graduating Sophie has worked within the private practice setting, gaining valuable experience in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, pain and vocational rehab.
Sophie also has experience within the aged care setting after completing a few months work within this area in Australia. Over the past few years Sophie has began to develop a keen interest in women’s health, particularly enjoying treating women with musculosketal conditions pre and post natally. Sophie enjoys encouraging women to maintain an independent level of function during pregnancy and then work with them to return to life activities or sport safely following birth.
Outside of work Sophie enjoys spending time outdoors on her parents farm or at the beach swimming and paddle boarding and also she participates in Cross fit to stay fit.
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy; MPNZ; MAACP; MCSP; MHCPC.
Originally from the UK Liz started working as a physiotherapist within the NHS rotating around various ward based roles and muskuloskeletal outpatient clinics. Liz has been working in private practise since her arrival in New Zealand in August 2016. Liz has a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and the experience she has gained both in the UK and in New Zealand has broadened her skill set in the musculoskeletal and sport physiotherapy areas.
As a keen triathlete and open water swimmer, Liz understands the stresses and pressure the body is put through during training and events in order to perform, and from her own experiences, knows that injury can arise during these times for many reasons. By looking at the whole picture with her patients, Liz strives to direct their rehabilitation in order to prevent recurrence of such injuries, and to facilitate a return to their optimal condition. Liz is fully trained in various techniques, including acupuncture, manual therapy and sports massage, and likes to apply hands on therapy, where appropriate, in order to assist in her patient’s rehabilitation.
From Whangarei originally Brandon moved down to Dunedin in 2012 where he completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy and graduated at the end of 2015. He then moved back to Whangarei where he spent the next 18 months working at a private practice dealing with a range of injuries including sport, work and post surgical rehabilitation.
Brandon also has a strong interest in sports physiotherapy working with multiple teams including Northland Development, Northland Sevens and Samoa A when they travelled to Uruguay to compete in the 2016 Americas Pacific Challenge.
BHSc (Physio) PG CertHealSc (Pain)
Jacob has worked full time as a physiotherapist since completing his training in 2003. He combines his experience with a passion for ongoing learning to provide an evidence based approach to help individuals get back to doing the things they want to do as soon as possible. To get you the best results he will help you get to the underlying cause of your problems and not just treat the symptoms. He specialises in musculoskeletal pain and post operative rehabilitation especially backs, shoulders and knees.