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.
Leanne MarshallPrincipal, Physiotherapist
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.
BPhty, MPNZ, PINC Certified Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, McKenzie Credentialled therapist, COMT (Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy)
Leanne has had over 10 years’ experience since graduating with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy from Otago University in 2007. Leanne has worked in the hospital and private practice setting within New Zealand. She has also worked overseas in the Public Hospital system in England and Private practice setting in Melbourne Australia.
Originally from Hamilton Leanne moved to the beautiful Bay in 2015 and has been with Body In Motion since. She is a full time Physiotherapist here at Body in motion and a Pilates instructor. Leanne has recently completed a Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy through AUT. She is certified in the McKenzie approach to treatment and provides rehabilitation to Woman during and after cancer treatment.
She enjoys using a wide variety of treatment techniques including manual therapy, home exercise prescription and education to ensure her clients a speedy recovery, they achieve their goals and prevent injury recurrence. When not at work Leanne enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, playing golf and travelling.
BHSc (physio) MPNZ
Born and bred in Auckland, Lucas graduated from AUT in 2017 and was more than ready to move to the Mount and enjoy the good life! He spent his final year of university placed at Waikato hospital, working within the community setting, and the burns and plastics ward.
Lucas has previously worked for many rugby teams, the 2017 Maadi Cup, and the 2017 World Masters Games for cycling and rowing. His particular areas of interest are in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and chronic pain. With a holistic outlook, he is passionate about working towards what matters most to his patient’s, identifying the contributing factors to their pain or injury, and getting them back to where they want to be by addressing these.
BHSc (Physiotherapy), MPNZ
Courtney is a Tauranga local, growing up here in the bay before moving north to study at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). She graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science, Physiotherapy. Hoping to return and reside in the bay and with a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Courtney obtained a new graduate position here at Body and motion.
Courtney’s treatment approach is a combination of patient education, exercise prescription and manual therapy techniques to rehab patients back to their previous functional level. Courtney is keen and is looking forward to being a member of the Body in Motion team.
Outside of work she enjoys playing basketball and netball and enjoys spending her spare time in summer near the water. With a keen interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation and also adolescent and youth injuries.
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.