About our Whakatane Physio practice
Body in Motion Whakatane is located at 52 Boon Street, Whakatane. Our experienced Whakatane physiotherapist has specialty interests in manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, exercise strengthening, acupuncture, and pilates. We are expanding our services and now have a Senior Hand Therapist in the team.
Karen HanlenPrincipal, Physiotherapist
Sue LangdonHand Therapist
PG Cert Western Acupuncture
Certified Pilates Instructor (Back in Motion Level 1-3 Mat)
Karen graduated from AUT in 2003 and returned to work in her hometown of Whakatane for the BOP DHB. She then travelled abroad to the UK for her big OE, combining travel and work in various private and military practices as well as the NHS. On return home she returned to work as a musculoskeletal physio at Whakatane Hopsital, where she completed her Post Grad Cert in Western Acupuncture and gained her pilates instructor certification. Karen also spent several years competing at an elite level in the sport of mountain biking for Specialized NZ, and represented NZ in numerous World Cup and Championship campaigns, as well as the 2012 London Olympics and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Karen has a strong passion in sports strength conditioning and rehabilitation, as well as manual therapy, pilates and acupuncture.
PG DIP Manual Therapy
Registered Hand Therapist
Sue graduated from AUT in 1978 with a Diploma in Physiotherapy. Her first job was at Tauranga Hospital where she worked for one year before going on her OE.
Starting with a year in Canada – both private practice in Regina, Saskatchwan and Nanaimo hospital on Vancouver Island (which was heaps of fun). Here she met some Irish Physios who changed her life “Sue you have to come to Ireland to work”. So after travelling in the UK/Europe Sue ended up in Galway for 11 years working in both hospital and private. Of course she met an Irishman got married and had two gorgeous boys.
They returned home to Edgecumbe in 1990 and back to work for the DHB and then private and back to the DHB when the boys went to high school. Sue completed my Diploma in Manual therapy in 1995 and my Hand Therapy registration in 2004. Hands are her focus. Out of work Sue loves to ride her mountain bike, hike, gym, garden and read. She is still waiting for the Grandma bit.
Carli is from the Midlands in England but emigrated to the beautiful Ohope Beach almost 10 years ago. Carli originally came to NZ on her OE with her older sister 12 years ago and fell in love with this beautiful country. After returning home she felt as though she left a piece of herself in NZ and it wasn’t long before she convinced the family to emigrate.
Carli spent many years working in childcare and healthcare but more recently as a Receptionist at a busy doctor’s clinic in Whakatane. Administrative work was never a consideration for her prior to this but she enjoys the diversity of the role and decided to branch out to further my skills and learning potential.
Raising tiny humans doesn’t leave much spare time but if she has any, she likes to get out of town for the day and explore somewhere new. Or just hang out in our corner of paradise and make memories.