About our Mount Maunganui Physio practice
Our Grenada Road clinic in Mount Maunganui is centrally located just down from Bayfair and Baywave with onsite parking. We have six Physiotherapy treatment rooms as well as a Clinical Pilates studio. Our multidisciplinary team at Grenada Road are friendly, professional and excellent at what they do. You do not need a Doctors referral to attend our clinic.
Laura MacdonaldPrincipal, Physiotherapist
Jacob McLeanPain Management
Nick TaylorHand Therapist
Stephanie WilliamsHand Therapist
Carmen GoodwinOccupational Therapist
Alana PetersenOccupational Therapist
Melissa ReidOccupational Physiotherapist
Being a Pilates instructor came easily to Laura as she had already spent several years as a Physio teaching exercises to clients. Laura began teaching Pilates in Sydney where she completed DMA (Dance Medicine Australia) Pilates Course Level 1 and 2 and also APPI (Australian Pilates and Physio Institute) Equipment Pilates Level 1,2,3 and 4 and went on to receive her Certification with APPI. She teaches all levels of Pilates but particularly enjoys teaching her Pilates class for Runners which she uses to help retrain running technique and also prevent running injuries. Laura can not recommend Pilates highly enough and if everyone did it believes Physio’s would have a lot less work to do.
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!
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.