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
Ian CulpanPilates Instructor
Steph trained at the University of Otago and quickly grew interested in Pilates and Women’s health. Steph completed Clinical Pilates Mat Course Level 1 with Back in Motion Physio and Pilates in 2011, and went on to work in Melbourne for 3 years where Pilates was a large part of Steph’s workload. Steph completed a Pre and Post Natal Pilates course in 2013 with Taube Pilates as well as her DMA (Dance Medicine Australia) pilates courses level 1 and 2 while in Melbourne. Steph joined Body In Motion in 2014 and has received informal Polestar Pilates training through several mentors. Steph enjoys Pilates herself, and helping others gain strength and confidence.
A physiotherapy graduate from University of Otago, Shannon became interested in using Pilates as a treatment modality whilst living and working in London. Shannon completed her Matwork certification through Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates institute (APPI) in London & began using Pilates immediately in clinical practice for injury prevention & management. Shannon has taught matwork classes at Body in Motion for several years & loves seeing how clients improve their body awareness & body confidence with Pilates; also the camaraderie developed in classes – there are a lot of laughs & it’s fantastic for stress relief. Shannon has also completed Equipment Level 1 training with APPI & Antenatal & Postnatal Pilates for pregnant women & the recovery period post-birth. More recently, Shannon has become certified as a PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist. This is physiotherapy, which may include Pilates, for women who have been diagnosed with Cancer. She is passionate about this field as she feels it is a very under resourced area & an area that physiotherapists can make a huge impact on a women’s quality of life.
Laura was first introduced to Pilates to supplement her dance training growing up which led to full time study at the New Zealand School of Dance where Pilates became of vital importance for strength, stability, injury prevention and rehabilitation during the gruelling demands placed on her body. Upon graduating Laura worked as an instructor in rehabilitation gyms and Pilates studios in Dunedin and Christchurch whilst completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy where she gained an appreciation of combining the two professions to enable everyone to reach their full potential in whatever drives them. This led to her continuing education through Polestar Pilates New Zealand’s Comprehensive Rehabilitation qualification which further integrates her Physiotherapy and Pilates instruction, becoming fully qualified and certified in 2015. She loves being a role model in encouraging everyone to find happiness with movement in their life using Pilates as an excellent tool to do so. She looks forward to seeing you in a class soon!
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.