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.
Alana LloydPrincipal, Physiotherapist
Frances HadfieldCommunity Physiotherapist
Lucy BanksOccupational Therapist
Lara ChandlerSenior Occupational Therapist
Kimberley LewisOccupational Therapist - Waikato based
Amanda MalcolmsonFalls Champion - Registered Nurse
Susan BoylePilates Instructor
Shelley McGregorPilates Instructor
Wayne HewlettPsychological Services Manager
Ian CulpanPilates Instructor
BHSc (Physiotherapy), COMT
Alana graduated from AUT in 2014 and moved back down to the sunny Bay to begin her career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Body in Motion. During her time with Body in Motion Alana completed the certificate of orthopaedic manual therapy and qualified in dry needling.
Alana also spent time working with the Bay of Plenty Women’s Sevens side and gained valuable experience in sports injuries. After working for three years the call of travel became too strong and Alana spent the next year and a half travelling Europe. Alana has now returned to Body in Motion and keen to continue using and developing her skills to help members of the community return to their best. Alana uses a combination of manual therapy, exercise and education to aid recovery and enjoys taking a holistic ‘whole body’ approach to treatment.
Alana is a keen hockey player who also has an interest in all the outdoors have to offer, especially spending time at the beach, camping and tramping.
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 an interest in Concussion injury management and treatment of Vestibular Dysfunction. Tom’s corporate clients include NZ Police and Oji Fibre Solutions.
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 in Pelvic Health; treating women and men with incontinence, bladder and bowel issues and sexual pain. Alice also enjoys 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.
Diploma of Physiotherapy 1978
Dennis graduated from the Auckland School of Physiotherapy in 1978, initially working at Waikato Hospital before going into private practice as a Clinic owner for 30 years. He was the Team Physiotherapist for the Waikato Rugby Team for 16 years, Chiefs Super Rugby for 10 years and 2 years as assistant Physiotherapist with the All Blacks. Between rugby roles he was the NZ Blacks Sox Softball Physiotherapist for 3 years. Dennis was a Clinical Educator for the Auckland School of Physiotherapy for 24 years before heading to Hobart, Australia to work for a four year adventure.
Dennis has a particular interest in treating neck and back pain, sports injuries and particularly lower limb injuries and was recently awarded Life Membership of Physiotherapy New Zealand.
Dennis returned to NZ for family reasons and recently moved to Tauranga and has joined the Body In Motion team.
BPhty with Distinction, Otago
Harriet completed her studies through the University of Otago, graduating at the end of 2019. Originally from Aria in the King Country, Harriet played hockey throughout her schooling years and also picked up waterpolo and adventure racing while at secondary school. She has spent many summers holidaying in the Bay and jumped at the opportunity to kickstart her career here at BIM.
Harriet has a keen interest for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has enjoyed spending the past few seasons on the rugby sideline as a medic, both in Otago and Hawkes Bay. At this stage, she uses a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription to facilitate recovery and is looking forward to broadening her skills and scope. To keep fit, Harriet enjoys running and attending the gym. Some of her other interests include going to the beach, catching up with friends and watching rugby.
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.
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.
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Bach OccTher) Post graduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy (PGCert OccTher)
Lucy graduated Otago Polytechnic in 2010 and has worked across various community rehabilitation and mental health services around the Bay of Plenty and Auckland regions. Lucy joined the Body In Motion team in 2014 where she worked in the vocational rehabilitation sector delivering ACC and Private Stay at Work programmes.
Lucy took some time off to travel in 2017 and returned to practice in 2019. Lucy now works with the community rehabilitation team in the Concussion Service, Social Rehabilitation Service, and Training for Independence programmes. She enjoys connecting with people from all walks of life and is passionate about supporting people in their rehabilitation.
In her spare time, Lucy loves to grow her own food, travel, and explore in nature. She also runs a small boutique business importing jewellery and textiles from around the world.
BPhty with Distinction (Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Otago)
Rebecca graduated from the University of Otago in 2020, with placements in the Manawatu and Wairarapa. Throughout her studies, Rebecca was a keen medic for football and rugby teams and has an interest for treating and developing her skills with sports related injury and neurological conditions.
From a farming background in South Taranaki, Rebecca enjoyed competing in cheerleading in her high school years, spending time at the beach and going on mountain walks. Her other interests include catching up with friends for coffee, art and baking.
BHSc (Occ. Ther), NZROT, MNZAOT, NZBA.
Lara was born in Thailand and spent her later schooling and the majority of her working career in multi-cultural South Auckland, completed further studies in the UK, volunteered in the Solomon Islands and is now enjoying the rural community life of the South Waikato.
Professionally, Lara has been privileged to work with people from all age groups (2 years and over), in a variety of settings including preschools, schools, homes, workplaces and the wider community. Currently Lara is relishing the challenges and achievements that come with being part of the Body In Motion whanau.
Out of work, Lara is busy keeping up with her two boys and fabulous husband. Nga Mihi, Lara.
Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) – BHSc (Occ. Ther.) Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies – BSpLS New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist – NZROT Member of New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists – MNZAOT
Kim qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2010 having previously studied Sport and Leisure Studies at Waikato University. She started her career working in brain injury rehabilitation before heading overseas to travel. Kim has recently returned to New Zealand after 8 years working in the United Kingdom in a range of community and inpatient roles. Kim is passionate about working within Community Rehabilitation and working with clients to achieve their goals and to optimise participation and performance in a person’s everyday life.
Outside of work Kim likes to keep active, enjoys spending time with family and friends, and as is looking forward exploring more of beautiful Aotearoa.
Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing
Amanda has been working as a Registered Nurse for several years. She has clinical experience in oncology/haematology, bone marrow transplant, endoscopy and of late as a Home Based Support Service Coordinator. Amanda also has experience with service improvement through her role as a Cancer Coordinator. She has a strong interest in the well-being of the older person and is committed to valuing them as individuals and helping them live their best lives.
Outside of work, Amanda enjoys bush walking, swimming, music, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Susan has a background in Organisational Psychology (Victoria and Massey Universities, NZ) and worked for 25 years in various Human Resource roles throughout NZ before leaving the Corporate world to focus on a family business.
Susan is a keen (but not necessarily fast!) runner and has completed a number of International and NZ Marathons and half-marathons. To balance her running and help with the inevitable injuries, Susan began practicing Reformer Pilates in 2014 to improve core stability and running technique. Susan has now completed STOTT Reformer Pilates training so she can actively engage and encourage others to develop and achieve through Pilates.
Susan is passionate about Pilates, particularly on adapting exercises to provide challenge and strength for everyone irrespective of individual levels of fitness and condition. In her experience the benefits of regular movement and muscular strength extend into an overall sense of wellbeing which continues to grow with focus and practice.
Having recently relocated to Mt Maunganui, Shelley brings with her 10 years of Mat Pilates and Yoga teaching experience. Shelley completed her Pilates training with STOTT and her Yoga training with the Ashram Yoga 200hr Teaching Program. Since then she has specialised in pregnancy and post-natal clients and classes, and has more recently added STOTT Barre Training to her qualifications. Shelley’s classes are light and fun with lots of variety as she likes to add in the best of both Pilates and Yoga (and a bit of Barre too!) to keep her clients on their toes. She is passionate about working with her clients to help them achieve their goals, whether it be to help with injuries or limitations, or to increase strength and flexibility
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.
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.