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 Service Manager
Ian CulpanPilates Instructor
Harriet GilmourOccupational Therapist
Cory MatulinoOccupational Physiotherapist
Frances HadfieldCommunity Physiotherapist
Rina BesterPilates Instructor
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally from Botswana, Lebo moved to NZ to study Physiotherapy in 2012 and graduated from Otago University in 2016. Before moving to Body In Motion she enjoyed living and working in the rural community of Otorohanga in the Waikato where a passion of working with people of all ages and backgrounds developed.
Lebo has a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and is looking forward to working with the community to help restore function following injuries and help individuals achieve their goals. Outside of work Lebo enjoys an active lifestyle, going to the gym and spending time with friends.
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.
Rina lived most of her life in Gaborone, Botswana, before relocating to New Zealand with her husband at the start of 2018. She has always loved being active and enjoying the outdoors, participating in different types of sport throughout the years. Rina started doing Pilates after a minor horse riding accident and was impressed with a rapid recovery, complimented by experiencing a notable physical transformation. This inspired her to become a Pilates Instructor, starting with formal training with BASI. She initially completed BASI Mat training and is now working towards her completion of BASI- Global Comprehensive training. It is her goal to keep studying beyond this and to learn as much as possible in the process. She has a passion for people from all walks of life and loves helping clients to get stronger and achieve their personal goals. Rina is passionate about active ageing and assisting others to live the fullest life possible. Outside of work, Rina loves spending time with her husband and visiting her daughters who live in Australia. The family enjoys exploring different parts of the world, hiking, good food and wine.
Sophie is originally from a small town in Northern Waikato and moved up to Auckland in 2012 to complete her Physiotherapy studies at Auckland University of Technology. Since graduating Sophie has worked within the private practice setting, gaining valuable experience in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, pain and vocational rehab.
Sophie also has experience within the aged care setting after completing a few months work within this area in Australia. Over the past few years Sophie has began to develop a keen interest in womens health, particularly enjoying treating women with musculosketal conditions pre and post natally. Sophie enjoys encouraging women to maintain an independent level of function during pregnancy and then work with them to return to life activities or sport safely following birth.
Outside of work Sophie enjoys spending time outdoors on her parents farm or at the beach swimming and paddleboarding and also she participates in Crossfit to stay fit.