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 RouxPrincipal, Physiotherapist
Itabera (Ity) OtumuliPhysiotherapist
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 and in treating people with Vertigo issues. 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.
Bachelor Health Science (Phty), Post graduate certificate (Sports Phty), Post graduate diploma (Sports Phty)
Laura graduated from AUT in 2018 and went on to complete a post-graduate diploma at Otago University. Laura has completed training in dry-needling, both the foundation and advanced courses. After working for a couple years in private practice on the North Shore of Auckland, Laura has relocated to the beautiful Bay of Plenty to be closer to my family and to make the most of the amazing weather.
While working in Auckland Laura worked with a range of sports teams including Sano Training CrossFit gym and Waitakere Men’s football team. While she is passionate about sports physiotherapy, Laura loves meeting and treating people from all walks of life. Laura enjoys incorporating both exercise based rehabilitation and manual therapy her treatment approach, and enjoy working with clients to form a treatment plan that works for them.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys volleyball, baking, cafe hopping and spending time outdoors.