About our Papamoa Physio practice
Located next to Papamoa Plaza foodcourt, we have convenient parking and wheelchair accessibility.
We are a professional and friendly team who pride ourselves on our holistic approach. We are passionate about guiding you through not only Injury recovery but future injury prevention. Our goal is to get you back doing the things you enjoy.
Suzaan Le RouxPrincipal, Physiotherapist
Chris EdwardsHand Therapist
Nick TaylorHand Therapist
Sarah ShivnanAssociate Hand Therapist
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.
BPhty, Reg Physio Acup, COMT, Cert NZIMM. Member of PNZ, PAANZ, OASIG, NZMPA.
Paula has had over 20 years’ experience within the physiotherapy profession since graduating with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy from Otago University
in 1996. During her working career she has worked in a variety of settings developing an extensive skill base.
She holds a Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and has been a Registered Acupuncturist for over 15 years. This allows her to use a broad spectrum of treatment tools to ensure her clients
achieve their goals within an optimum time frame.
Paula is a part -time therapist for Body In Motion and also works with the Older Adults at a local Care Facility.
When not at work she is an active Mother who enjoys spending time with her family in the great outdoors or travelling.
BOHSc (Physiotherapy), PGCert HSc (Rehabilitation), NZ Registered Hand Therapist
Chris is an experienced hand therapist with a physiotherapy background who graduated from AUT in 2009. As a physiotherapist he ran three clinics and worked with surgeons, specialists and patients of all ages and stages including sportspeople ranging from weekend warriors to world-beaters.
Chris’ work is driven by genuine care for his patient’s wellbeing. He became interested in hand therapy after discovering how much he could improve a person’s quality of life using the extra tools at a hand therapist’s disposal.
From 2017-2022 he worked and mentored staff at an Auckland hand therapy clinic, allowing him to help more than 1200 people with their elbow, wrist and hand concerns. Chris has moved himself, his wife and two young children to Tauranga to be closer to family and is eager to help you with your recovery at Body in Motion Papamoa and Pyes Pa.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, anything outdoors and usually with a child or two in tow.
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.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Kate graduated from Otago University in 2019. She grew up on a farm in North Canterbury and last year moved to the Waikato for a change of scenery and see more of the North Island. After enjoying the Waikato for the last year, Kate has recently moved over to the Bay of Plenty to follow the sunshine. Kate has enjoyed developing her skills in all areas of physiotherapy and uses a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription to facilitate recovery.
Outside of work, Kate loves to make the most out of her weekends by exploring new places and sights, catching up with friends and family, and staying active.
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 in treatment approach, and enjoys working with clients to form a treatment plan that works for them.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys volleyball, baking, café hopping and spending time outdoors.
BSc (HONS) BioMed. MSc Physiotherapy, APPI Pilates, Clinical yoga, Dry needling
Samantha is originally from the UK and graduated with a BSc Biomed degree in 2007, and an MSc Physiotherapy in 2011. She has worked at several large teaching hospitals in London, and alongside elite athletes at the London ITU world series triathlon circuit, FIS ski world cup France, and cirque de soleil.
Samantha has always had a special interest in female specific sporting injuries, running rehab, and pelvic health, and more recently she has completed training in female urinary incontinence. She is passionate about helping people get back to doing what they love most and providing a supportive rehab environment. Samantha has UK postgrad training in acupuncture and currently practices dry needling, APPI Pilates, and clinical yoga.
When Samantha is not in clinic she’ll most likely be exploring NZ’s great outdoors – running, hiking, surfing, snowboarding, spearfishing and photography.
BHSc (Physiotherapy), PGCert HSc (Rehabilitation), NZ Registered Hand Therapist
Sarah is an associate Hand Therapist and a registered Physiotherapist, graduating in 1993. Sarah has been part of BIM since its inception in 2002 working clinically initially and then taking time out to raise her family.
In her time away from the clinical working environment, Sarah has still been involved with BIM as well as filling roles within the school and swimming communities. Sarah is currently working as a Hand Therapist and when not at work, Sarah enjoys keeping active by running and swimming and supporting her children in their sporting endeavors.
Jo has worked in customer service roles for over 20 years. She enjoys getting to know everyone and always has time for a friendly chat. Along with her husband and two children she moved to the sunny bay 7 years ago after living in the beautiful South Island for 10 years and absolutely loves living here.
A self professed animal lover, Jo also enjoys the beach, hiking, boating, baking, and spending time with her family.
Sania moved to the sunny Bay in March 2017 with her Husband and 4 children. On the weekends you will find her spending time with her kids or watching them play sport.