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.
Danielle WelshOffice Junior
Alice TaylorPrincipal, Physiotherapist
Fanny PetersPilates Instructor
Ian CulpanPilates Instructor
Harriet GilmourOccupational Therapist
Cory MatulinoOccupational Physiotherapist
Frances HadfieldCommunity Physiotherapist
Tahlia CharlesonPilates Manager & Instructor
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.
Rona has been with Body In Motion since July 2015. She enjoys meeting new people, “pina colada’s” and “getting caught in the rain”. We look forward to seeing you in the Pyes Pa Clinic soon.
Danielle has been with the Body In Motion team since October 2017. She is finishing up her last year of high school and preparing to go into studying business at university here in Tauranga.
BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, MPNZ
Alice graduated from the University of Manchester (UK) with a BSc (Honours) degree in Physiotherapy in 2001. After 3 years working in a large NHS teaching hospital in Leeds she decided to explore life “Down Under” moving to Australia in 2004. Based in Mackay, Queensland Alice owned her own successful Physiotherapy Practice for 10 years before selling this in November 2015 to move to NZ permanently with her Kiwi husband and young family.
Since 2007 Alice has trained and specialised in Pelvic Health; treating women and men with incontinence, bladder and bowel issues and sexual pain. Alice also has a special interest in treating people with persistent pain. She is passionate about helping people to move well, live well and achieve their goals. Outside of work Alice enjoys playing Football (soccer!) and spending time with her husband and young daughters.
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.
Dip Phty, Dip Phys Ed, MPNZ
Kia Orana. With a background in physical education from Otago and physiotherapy from Auckland, I settled in the Bay of Plenty in 1987. With my wife Isobel and children Cory, Baillie and Jake I have enjoyed the lifestyle the Bay offers including surfing the main beach and walking up Mauao.
On the work front I enjoy acupuncture, sports and manual therapy. I am a hands on therapist and recently enjoyed my time away as a physiotherapist with the Cook Island’s men’s rugby team. Meitaki maata.
B Phty COMT MPNZ
After graduating from the University of Otago in 2011 with Distinction in a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Stephanie began her physiotherapy career working in the public hospital setting in Wellington. While working as a rotational physiotherapist Stephanie gained experience in a wide range of areas including post-operative and orthopedics, musculoskeletal outpatients, neuro-rehabilitation and general medical.
Stephanie has been with Body In Motion since her return home to Tauranga in 2014. She has since completed a Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and integrates both manual therapy and exercise prescription in her practice. Stephanie loves being a physiotherapist, working alongside patients to restore their function and keep them doing the things they love. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys running and enjoying the Bay’s beautiful beaches and outdoors.
Dip Phty, Dip Manipulative Therapy, MPNZ
Trudie has been practising Physiotherapy for 30 years and includes working in hospital, community and private practices, giving a wide variety of clinical experience.This background has enabled insight and clinical exposure to many conditions and provide physiotherapy treatment and management to those at any age and stage in life.
Trudie has completed a postgraduate qualification in Manipulative Therapy in 2001 (DipMT) and has continued to keep up to date with best practice in the management of musculo-skeletal, sports and spinal conditions. This includes identifying and addressing particular areas of tissue dysfunction or weakness that may be contributing to pain and limited mobility.
Trudie enjoys implementing both a manual therapy approach as well as integrating exercises to maintain improvements gained. Of particular interest is the management of cervicogenic headache and neck pain.
Working within a team of multidisciplines and other physiotherapists with various specialties she enjoys being able to find solutions,enabling the return of her patients to full optimal function and enjoyment of life, whatever that need may be.
BPhyst Deg, MPNZ
Tom gained his physiotherapy degree while in the South African military in 2000. His service enabled him to gain experience in a variety of fields, including musculoskeletal, hydrotherapy, respiratory and neurological physiotherapy. Tom then worked in the United Kingdom in the public and private sector for 4½ years before emigrating to beautiful New Zealand.
Tom’s areas of interest are manual therapy, exercise-based rehabilitation and sports injuries, particularly the diagnosis and management of shoulder injuries. Tom undertakes Occupational Workplace Assessments and Stay-At-Work programmes for both ACC and Private Insurers. He also has a specialist interest in Concussion injury management and treatment of Vestibular Dysfunction. Tom’s corporate clients include NZ Police and Oji Fibre Solutions.
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.
B Occ Ther, NZROT
Harriet went straight from school to studying a Bachelor of Occupaitonal Therapy through Otago
Polytechnic. She completed her degree in November 2016, graduating in March 2017.
Vocational rehab is the reason Harriet studied Occupational Therapy, she has always had a passion for
rehab and building meaningful relationships with her clients to ensure the best results. Harriet originally
joined the Body in Motion team during her second-year placement and we happily welcomed her back
as a full-time member in February 2017.
Harriet continues her studies through AUT, currently completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Health
Sciences. In her spare time, Harriet enjoys horse riding, surfing, team sports and spending time with
friends and family.
B Phty, MPNZ
Cory graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of Otago in 2008, and initially started
working in the musculoskeletal sector, completing a brief stint at the Victoria University
physiotherapy clinic before moving to Australia. She started working in the vocational and
occupational rehabilitation services 8 years ago whilst living in Brisbane.
Cory has a wide range of experience, including vocational rehabilitation, pre-employment and functional screening, onsite
physiotherapy clinics, and risk assessments for employers. She has an interest in ergonomics, work
design and wellness at work. Cory believes that good work is essential for overall health and
satisfaction in life. Outside of work, Cory participates in social sports, likes camping, and loves
spending time with her young family.
Cert Registration (Physiotherapy), MPNZ
Frances and her family moved to Tauranga in June 2014 after spending 35 years in Auckland. She worked for 5 years as a Physiotherapist at Middlemore Hospital, then (after a 10 year break raising her 4 children) worked at various Private Hospitals & Rest-homes.
From Dec 2008 Frances and her husband spent 2+ years in France (the 1st at a French Language School). After their return, Frances started her own business “Mobile Physio Care”. Special interests include Neurology (Strokes, Parkinson’s Disease & Cognitive Impairment), Rehabilitation following Joint Replacements & Fractures, Falls Prevention,Training for Independence, Group Exercise Classes and Palliative care.
Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor
Tahlia grew up in the spotlight as a dancer and theatre actress and as part of her training she regularly practiced Pilates at studios in Auckland. Her passion for movement & anatomy grew into career when she became a Certified Pilates Instructor during her time traveling 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 worlds top STOTT Pilates Instructor Trainers.
As a mother Tahlia has first hand experience of how effective Pilates can be for expecting and new mothers to improve the labour experience and speed up post birth recovery. Tahlia has completed her STOTT training for Injuries & Special Populations and is qualified as a TOTAL BARRE Instructor. She teaches all Pilates class types & levels at BODY IN MOTION and provides private client sessions with access to all Pilates equipment.
Her next goal is to become a Certified Instructor Trainer and start educating others in the incredible movement speciality that is Pilates.