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
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.
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 part 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.
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.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Rebecca graduated from the University of Otago in 2015 and started her career as a rotational physio at Whanganui hospital. After 18 months here, she decided to pursue musculoskeletal physiotherapy and worked for a small private practice for 4 years. It was during this time she discovered a keen interest for pelvic health and began to further her development in the area. In 2021 she moved up to the Bay of Plenty with her partner and dog Cooper to be closer to friends and family. She looks forward to making a difference in the world of pelvic health.
Rebecca loves to go for walks with her dog, values time spent with friends and family and likes to dabble in a variety of different sports/exercise including netball, yoga, pilates, running, and gym.
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.
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Reg. M. ACPOHE, Masters of Research (MRes)
Hailing from Ireland, Paul worked as a Physiotherapist in many settings including sports, public and private health across several locations in the UK and Ireland. After graduating with a 1st class honours degree in Physiotherapy, Paul worked in a variety of settings including NHS outpatients and community, sports physiotherapy, and private practice before working in Occupational Health. It was the challenges involved within Occupational Health where Paul grew his passion in improving musculoskeletal health and well-being in the workplace. In 2017, Paul completed post graduate training in occupational health, where he is an accredited Occupational Health Physiotherapist (Reg. M. ACPOHE) and subsequently was elected to the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE) committee board.
Paul has a special interest in low back pain and supporting employees to return to work after periods of absence. This led to him to enroll with Manchester Metropolitan University, where he recently completed his Master of Research in the area of low back pain and work.
Outside of work, Paul enjoys playing football, training at the gym and occasional running. As a father of 3 young kids, Paul enjoys spending outdoor time with his family, and in true Irish style he may be tempted to the odd cold beer!
BSc, National Certificate in Horticulture (amenity), BA, MSc, PGDip Health PSych.
Wayne’s early work life involved working in the horticulture and landscaping industries. After a mid life epiphany he decided to retrain as a psychologist. He believes his earlier work history gives him a very pragmatic and down to earth (pardon the pun!) approach to his work as a psychologist. Wayne believes that everybody, regardless of circumstances, can gain a greater quality of life. He likes to bring his practical approach to helping his clients find ways to achieve this. Wayne retrained as a Health Psychologist through the University of Auckland and spent his internship year (2005) at the Pain Clinic at Waikato Hospital. Wayne has spent most of his time since working with ACC clients who are coping with injury of some sort and/or chronic pain. He also enjoys working with private clients with a number of presenting problems.
Wayne has been a keen runner- these days mostly in bush/forest and and enjoys getting out on a mountain bike as well. He still loves landscaping but restricts this to working around his home. He loves, good food , good wine, good music and a good book.