About our Bethlehem Physio practice
The Bethlehem clinic is a modern physiotherapy and pilates clinic that provides a welcoming, calming atmosphere. We are located on the ground floor of the Bethlehem Birthing Centre and have convenient parking as well as disability car parks immediately outside the clinic.
Our Bethlehem physio team provide a holistic approach to your well-being and each therapist has a specialist area of interest.
The expertise of our team ranges from Acute sports and spinal physiotherapy, Hand Therapy, Women’s Health, Bradcliff Breathing Assessment/Treatment, Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Return-to-Work Rehabilitation, Acupuncture, Exercise Rehab, and Manual Therapy.
Dominic SamuelPrincipal, Physiotherapist
Marjo ThomasPhysiotherapist - Falls Prevention Team
Luana AndradePilates Instructor
Fanny PetersPilates Service Manager
Ian CulpanPilates Instructor
BSc (HONS) Biology with Sport & Exercise Science. MSc in Physiotherapy. Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NZMPA)
Hailing from the UK, Dom joined the BIM Team in January 2015 after four years working as a Staff physiotherapist in Waikato Hospital.
Dom initially completed a Bachelor of Science Degree (with honours) in Biology with Sport and Exercise Science, going on to coach football in America for 2 years. During his time in America, Dom decided he wanted to work as a Physiotherapist and retured to the UK to undertake his training, graduating from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh in 2010 with a Masters of Science Degree in Physiotherapy.
Dom is a certified STEEL cancer rehab physiotherapist providing individualised rehab plans with men who have/had cancer. Dom and his young family love the outdoor lifestyle New Zealand has to offer, so much so they have become New Zealand residents – that’s not to say Dom won’t stop keeping tabs on his beloved Liverpool!!
BPhty, MHSc Hons, PG Dip Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Western Accupuncture, MPNZ
BradCliff Breathing Practitioner
Kelly graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1996, completing a Masters in Health Science, majoring in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Western Acupuncture in 2004.
She spent her career working in private practice in Tauranga and London expanding her repertoire of manual therapy, acupuncture, functional exercise and rehabilitation skills. Focusing on wellness led her to become a BradCliff Breathing Practitioner, completing these skills with Vestibular retraining for balance and vertigo issues.
Kelly enjoys addressing and resolving dysfunction; whether it is related to sporting, work, recreational or home pursuits.
BPhty (Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Otago)
APPI certified Pilates Instructor
PINC certified Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist
Originally from Waiuku, Shannon completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University in 2002.
Shannon has been a member of the Body In Motion team since 2007 after several years working & travelling in the UK. Whilst in the UK, Shannon qualified as a Clinical Pilates Instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI). Shannon has completed further Pilates equipment training & also Antenatal & Postnatal Pilates through APPI & is also a certified PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist. She is passionate about working in this field; there is real lack of support for women once they have completed their medical treatment & PINC rehab helps these women to have quality survivorship & get back to the things that matter most to them.
Outside of work, Shannon is kept busy with her family either doing DIY at home or enjoying the great outdoors. Shannon is a keen member of Mount Runners & Walkers & enjoys the snow with the family in winter.
BPhty, MPNZ, Certified Polestar Pilates rehabilitation practitioner.
Laura graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2012, and the New Zealand School of Dance Wellington in 2007 having majored in classical ballet. Whilst completing her degree Laura instructed Pilates in rehabilitation gyms and upon graduating has gone on to become a fully certified rehabilitation practitioner through Polestar Pilates NZ.
As an undergraduate she was able to combine her passion for physiotherapy and dance by working with the physiotherapist for the dancers of the Royal NZ Ballet. She has a rich appreciation of the benefits of combining her physiotherapy and Pilates knowledge to help anyone regain and maintain their best physical and mental health.
Laura has also trained in dry needling to give her patients more treatment options to improve their functional ability whatever that may be. She keeps herself fit by utilising her home gym and Pilates workouts, and ocean swimming in the warmer months.
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.
Born and raised in the Tauranga area, Livvie has just returned from 2 years in London working in the NHS amongst travelling. Livvie has spent 5 years working in Musculoskeletal clinics and with Rugby teams including North Harbour Mens and Womens sevens and the North Harbour Farah Palmer cup side. Since settle back in the Bay has been working with Katikati Rugby.
Outside of work, Livvie enjoys sports, being outdoors and travelling.
BPhty (Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Otago)
Born and bred in Tauranga, Simon graduated from the University of Otago in 2019. Simon spent his final year in Christchurch where he completed placements in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Older Persons Health and Cardiothoracics. Simon has been looking forward to returning to the beautiful Bay of Plenty to start his Physiotherapy career.
Simon’s key interests are musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation. He is also a keen multisporter who also enjoys golf, cricket and spending time with family.
BPhty with Distinction (Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Otago)
Rebecca graduated from the University of Otago in 2020, with placements in the Manawatu and Wairarapa. Throughout her studies, Rebecca was a keen medic for football and rugby teams and has an interest for treating and developing her skills with sports related injury and neurological conditions.
From a farming background in South Taranaki, Rebecca enjoyed competing in cheerleading in her high school years, spending time at the beach and going on mountain walks. Her other interests include catching up with friends for coffee, art and baking.
Marjo graduated in Cape Town, working there as well as in London. A few years later she immigrated to NZ and worked in Auckland since then. Her varied work experience includes musculoskeletal and sports injuries, with the majority in private practice as well as in hospital outpatient departments, and Occupational Health Physiotherapy. Marjo developed an interest in the “Older Adult” having worked with many in that age group in the past five years while working in ED and Orthopaedics at North Shore Hospital.
Marjo has recently moved to Tauranga with her husband and excited to have joined the Falls Prevention team at Body in Motion. Marjo enjoys swimming, tramping, cycling, gardening and exploring beautiful areas with her husband and friends in their campervan.
Tracey moved to Tauranga and joined the Body In Motion family in 2014. She absolutely loves living in the Bay and enjoy the balance between growing avocados and her role as a receptionist/administrator. Tracey is passionately interested in holistic wellness, nutritional health and fitness.
Prior to teaching, Sidelle had worked in the healthcare industry for over 10 years. Sharing Body in Motion’s enthusiasm for a high level of professional service she will be happy to help you any way she can. When she gets a spare moment Sidelle enjoys SUPing, tennis and relaxing with family.
Originally from Brazil, Luana graduated Bachelor of Physical Education in 2010. With her experience in P.T working at a few gyms as fitness instructor, she decided to upgrade her skills doing a MAT PILATES course in 2013 to improve her P.T techniques like stretching and core exercises. With that approach, she just fell in love with the pilates principles and method.
In New Zealand since 2011 she has become a mum and officially started to call NZ home.
Recently, she added a REFORM pilates training to her qualifications and is really enjoying all the diversity that this reformer machine can provide for her clients. In her classes, she loves dynamic exercises combining good stretching, static movements, postural and core primordial working the body as a whole. For her, discipline and focus are the keys to reach goals and live your life at it’s best!
Originally from France, Fanny worked in Western Australia for 7 years as a Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases, before recently relocating to New Zealand with her family.
Fanny started practicing Pilates in 2012 and was amazed how quickly her posture improved. The back pain and headaches she suffered for years disappeared within months and was moving more easily and gracefully. In 2016, Fanny completed her certificate IV in Pilates through Breathe Education in Melbourne. She teaches Evidence-based Pilates which is a science based method that aims to help people improve their movement with a focus on them rather than the exercises.
Passionate about movement and improving health and wellbeing, Fanny loves challenging her clients and introducing new exercises to her classes.
Ian is both a Pilates and Fitness trainer. He completed his Core Foundation and Optimal Mobility Pilates course in 2012 at Studio Pilates in South Africa. His training emcompasses many different methods of Pilates including STOTT, Power, and the New York discipline, where his knowledge and experience in each of these can facilitate his individualised approach when programming for clients. In fitness, Ian is grounded in TRX suspension training & functional fitness and incorporates elements of these disciplines into his classes. He loves the mechanics of our anatomy makeup and feels privileged to help others reach beyond their training goals whether it be post injury returning to wellness or athletic conditioning.