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.
Olivia van SchaikPhysiotherapist
Sharlene RocheReceptionist / Administrator
Dominic SamuelPrincipal, Physiotherapist
Olivia van Schaik
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Raised in Southland, Olivia graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011. She worked for the Southland District Health Board in Dunedin for a few years, before travel beckoned and she moved to the United Kingdom to pursue physiotherapy in London.
In between exploring Europe, she worked for the NHS in hospital and community based settings. After three years, Olivia moved back to wonderful New Zealand and now resides in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. Olivia is passionate about health and fitness and is qualified in dry needling. She enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and delivering a holistic client centred approach to injury rehabilitation and achieving goals.
You’ll find Olivia keeping active in the outdoors, playing social sports, and spending time with friends and family.
Originally from Wellington, Shaz has come from a hospital administration background. First working for Wellington DHB then moving to Southern Cross Hospitals. Shaz enjoys spending time with her family exploring Tauranga and loves her sports, netball and tennis in particular.
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.
BSc (HONS) Biology with Sport & Exercise Science. MSc in Physiotherapy. Certtificate 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 (Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Otago), MPNZ
Anna graduated from Otago university in 2013 and has worked in both the public and private sector as a physiotherapist. She has completed numerous rotations including neurological rehabilitation, orthopaedics, cardio-respiratory ICU care and outpatient musculoskeletal and pediatric therapy.
Anna thrives on the diversity within her role at body in motion. She currently divides her time between treating patients in the Bethlehem clinic, managing the BOP in home falls prevention programme and partnering with BOP women’s rugby as one of their key physiotherapists. In her spare time Anna can usually be found along side family and friends, in the outdoors or trying some new baking or cooking recipes.
BHSc Physiotherapy (AUT), Postgraduate study in Rehabilitation (AUT), APPI certified Pilates instructor, Bradcliff breathing practitioner, Therapeutic Yoga, MPNZ
Annalees works in pain management with people whose pain has become persistent or chronic. She enjoys guiding people to gradually become more active, manage stress and engage in the things they love doing again.
Breathing rehabilitation is a core part of Annalees’ approach to stress management as when we breathe better, our bodies and minds do better.
B Phty COMT MPNZ
After graduating from the University of Otago in 2011 with Distinction in a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Stephanie began her physiotherapy career working in the public hospital setting in Wellington. While working as a rotational physiotherapist Stephanie gained experience in a wide range of areas including post-operative and orthopedics, musculoskeletal outpatients, neuro-rehabilitation and general medical.
Stephanie has been with Body In Motion since her return home to Tauranga in 2014. She has since completed a Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and integrates both manual therapy and exercise prescription in her practice. Stephanie loves being a physiotherapist, working alongside patients to restore their function and keep them doing the things they love. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys running and enjoying the Bay’s beautiful beaches and outdoors.
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.
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 carreer working in private practice in Tauranga and London expanding her repertoire of manual therapy, acupuncture, functional exercise and rehabilitation skills. Focussing on wellness led her to become a BradCliff Breathing Practicitioner, 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 persuits.