About our Ocean Blue practice
We are a team of experienced and passionate Physiotherapists with a wide range of treatment modalities.
Conveniently located within Ocean Blue Gym complex in the Papamoa Plaza with plenty of parking out the front. We have a flat level/wheelchair access to the treatment rooms. We are available for consultations for both gym members and the general public. Being located within the Ocean Blue complex allows our team access to the gym and pool environment, to progress our clients rehabilitation.
Suzaan Le RouxPhysiotherapist
Itabera (Ity) OtumuliPhysiotherapist
MSc Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, MPNZ, Personal Trainer, AACP Acupuncture, APPI Pilates Instructor
Leon hails from the UK and graduated with an MSc in Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia in 2015. He also holds a BSc Sports Therapy degree. Leon has experience working for the NHS across orthopaedic and musculoskeletal settings. Since arriving in New Zealand early 2018, Leon has built upon his musculoskeletal skillset in both public and private outpatient clinics.The Bay of Plenty captured Leon’s heart the moment he arrived and is proud to call Papamoa home. As a full time Physiotherapist here at Body in motion, you’ll find Leon utilizing his skills as a Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor to get you outstanding outcomes. Being a 3 times national martial arts champion across several styles an avid gym goer and a yoga and qigong enthusiast, you will be encouraged to move mindfully, powerfully and with a purposeful flow.Leon utilises a wide variety of treatment techniques which include acupuncture, manual therapy, soft tissue manipulation, gym/home-based exercise programmes and mindfulness. When not at work you’ll find Leon meditating, Thai boxing, running trails, in a yoga class or enjoying the outdoors with his young family.
Suzaan Le Roux
B.Sc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Suzaan is originally from South Africa and graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2013. Having worked in worked in the public sector for 5 years, Suzaan relocated to New Zealand in 2018 with her husband. In South Africa Suzaan gained a variety of experience in mulitiple areas including musculoskeletal, intensive care, sport and neurology.
Suzaan has a special interest in musculoskeletal, sport and exercise-based rehabilitation. Her goal is to get people moving to achieve optimal function and prevent recurrence of their injuries. She is also trained in Dryneedling and matwork pilates.
Outside of work, Suzaan is a keen sports person and enjoys being outside either getting fit, camping, hiking or exploring New Zealand.
Ryan completed his studies at Otago University in 2018. He spent his final year completing his degree in Wellington, where he had a variety of placements at Lower Hutt hospital including; Older Person’s Rehab, Burns and Plastics, Orthopedics, and in the Outpatient clinic.
He has spent multiple season’s with Rugby team’s in both Otago and Wellington. Ryan has a growing interest in sport and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Ryan, originally from Papamoa, snapped up the opportunity to return home to begin his post-graduate working career with Body In Motion.
Ryan targets treatment by providing the patient with a high level of education, functional-specific exercises and a range of manual therapy techniques to progress the patient accordingly. Most importantly he will listen to the patient and gain a holistic approach of their lifestyle to provide a patient-specific treatment program.
Itabera (Ity) Otumuli
Ity graduated from AUT in 2011. Since then she has worked mainly in private practice, where she has developed a wealth of experience with a focus in musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Alongside this she has been involved in many sports over the years, with the majority of this being passionately involved in all levels of netball development and pathways within the Northern Zone. This included Physiotherapist for the Northern Mystics.
Ity is a proud mum to a toddler who keeps her very busy. Our little family enjoys walking, jogging, and lots of family time at the beach.