About our Pyes Pa practice
Our Pyes Pa Branch is conveniently situated in the new shopping complex at 83 Pyes Pa Road with plenty of parking available. Our friendly reception team will welcome you into our modern, spacious clinic with private treatment rooms and a large open plan gym area. We have a very experienced team of Physiotherapists who are committed to working with you and helping you achieve all your rehab goals.
Alice TaylorPrincipal, Physiotherapist
Fanny PetersPilates Instructor
Ian CulpanPilates Instructor
Tahlia CharlesonPilates Manager & Instructor
Frances HadfieldCommunity Physiotherapist
Originally from France, Fanny worked in Western Australia for 7 years as a Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases, before recently relocating to New Zealand with her family.
Fanny started practicing Pilates in 2012 and was amazed how quickly her posture improved. The back pain and headaches she suffered for years disappeared within months and was moving more easily and gracefully. In 2016, Fanny completed her certificate IV in Pilates through Breathe Education in Melbourne. She teaches Evidence-based Pilates which is a science based method that aims to help people improve their movement with a focus on them rather than the exercises.
Passionate about movement and improving health and wellbeing, Fanny loves challenging her clients and introducing new exercises to her classes.
Ian is both a Pilates and Fitness trainer. He completed his Core Foundation and Optimal Mobility Pilates course in 2012 at Studio Pilates in South Africa. His training emcompasses many different methods of Pilates including STOTT, Power, and the New York discipline, where his knowledge and experience in each of these can facilitate his individualised approach when programming for clients. In fitness, Ian is grounded in TRX suspension training & functional fitness and incorporates elements of these disciplines into his classes. He loves the mechanics of our anatomy makeup and feels privileged to help others reach beyond their training goals whether it be post injury returning to wellness or athletic conditioning.
Tahlia grew up on stage as a dancer and theatre actress, and as part of her training she regularly practiced Pilates at studios in Auckland. Her passion for movement and anatomy grew into a career when she became a fully certified STOTT Pilates Instructor during her time travelling overseas. She trained in Canada working in various studios until she landed her dream position in a STOTT Licensed Training Centre in Dubai. There she spent 18 months being mentored, examined and training alongside some of the world’s top Pilates Instructor Trainers.
Tahlia has completed numerous training modules in Injuries and Special Populations and is qualified as a TOTAL BARRE Instructor. She has recently become NZ’s first certified neuromyofascial movement instructor, through Merrithew Health & Fitness. Future 2018 studies have her accepted into the next intake of Physiotherapists to become certified as a PINC practitioner, where she can further her passion for cancer rehabilitation & wellness, through movement.