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 hollistic 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 RouxPhysiotherapist
BHSc(Physiotherapy), PG Cert Western Acupuncture and Women’s Health training
Karen is extremely excited to be back working in the Body In Motion Team after having her first child, Luke, who wasn’t very interested in sleeping! She is loving being able to help her patients with their injuries and pelvic floor concerns.
Karen has always had a passion for sport and music. She is an A2 graded squash player and represented NZ in the NZ Trans-Tasman Masters Team in 2019 after becoming a Mum in 2018, so she’s pretty proud to be back on the court and playing the best she’s ever played.
BPhty, PGCert Western Acupuncture, MPNZ
Melissa is originally from the Hauraki Plains but has been a Tauranga local since 2012. After graduating from Otago University, she started her physiotherapy career in Te Aroha working for a small private practice. During this time she also worked in post-surgical rehabilitation and was the sideline physiotherapist for the local rugby team.
After returning from a stint overseas, Melissa decided to pursue her interest in vocational rehabilitation and completed postgraduate training in the area. She is now working full time in the vocational rehabilitation team. Melissa enjoys the opportunity to understand her clients work environment, and ensure their rehabilitation means that they are fit to return to work. In her spare time, Melissa loves getting out for a run, heading to beach or visiting the local cafes and restaurants.
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.
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.