Physiotherapy Team

Robyn Bayly
Robyn Bayly
Justine Pole
Justine Pole
Robert Angelo
Robert Angelo
Kathryn Oats
Kathryn Oats
Jeffrey Yee
Jeffrey Yee
Alicia Brady
Alicia Brady



Robyn Bayly

Robyn Bayly

Managing Director and Physiotherapist
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Specialising in:

Cancer Rehabilitation, PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist
Stress and Anxiety
Sports and work related injuries


Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Physiotherapy- Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 2006
Post Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation – 2013
PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Certification Course, June 2013, STEEL Cancer rehabilitation Certification Course, Sep 2013
First Aid and CPR- 2014
Foundation Hydrotherapy June 2007


Quote:

“Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder… ” -Thoreau


Additional:

Robyn combines her interest in mental health and musculoskeletal knowledge to provide holistic assessments and treatment programmes to a variety of conditions. Having graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006, she has gained experience in a wide variety of hospital and community settings working in South Wales for two years. On reaching Christchurch, Robyn worked in community mental health supporting people into exercise. Through this role she recognised the correlation between pain and poor mental health, and sought further knowledge in this area by participating in a Physiotherapy Mental Health Discussion Group.

Robyn is an oncology rehabilitation trained physiotherapist having completed studies in the PINC and STEEL cancer rehabilitation courses. Having had 4 years experience with these clients, she has built up the knowledge and skills to help support patients during and after diagnosis. Completing a post graduate certificate in Rehabilitation also build knowledge around the barriers people with a cancer diagnosis might face in regards to employment and uses this knowledge to support her clients as fully and holistically as possible.

Robyn is now settled in Christchurch and is co director of Physio NZ Limited with her husband Marcus Thompson. Robyn has a keen interest in the future of Physiotherapy and has been a member of the Physiotherapy Advisory Group (PAG) under the Canterbury Clinical Network and was a member on the Canterbury Physiotherapy Branch Committee.

Robyn’s sporting activities include netball, swimming and cycling but a particular favourite activity is skyping friends and family around the world.



Justine Pole

Justine Pole

Senior Physiotherapist


Specialising in:

Sports injuries
Work related injuries
Vocational rehabilitation
Exercise prescription
Pilates prescription for injury prevention and healing
Core strengthening including knowledge in pelvic floor exercise prescription


Qualifications:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago university, 2006.
Trained in APPI Pilates techniques
Qualified Personal Trainer STEEL Cancer rehabilitation Certification Course, Sep 2013
STEEL Cancer rehabilitation Certification Course, March 2016
First aid and CPR-first aid lifesaving, 2012

Quote:

The difference between your body this week and next week is what you do for the next seven days to achieve your goals (unknown)[/full_width]

Additional:

I am true one eyed Cantabrian. Since graduating from Scarfie town I have been living and working in Christchurch as a physiotherapist. I have worked in Private practice treating all kinds of injuries and have spent 2 years working in London hospitals where I gained experience in chronic pain management and orthopaedic conditions. I have 6 years experience working with local rugby teams and have been with the Sumner wave rugby club since I began working at Physio NZ riding the wave to division 1 success this season!

I am passionate about fitness and well being and have embarked on a personal training certification to enrich my physiotherapy knowledge in exercise prescription. I believe in returning you to your best ability in the most timely fashion that is achievable while educating you on your injury and management of that injury at the same time. I enjoy treating all injuries and relish the chance to leave you with a positive physiotherapy experience.

Outside of work I challenge myself competing in triathlons, running, going to the gym, playing touch rugby and spending time with my gorgeous niece.



Robert Angelo

Robert Angelo

Senior Physiotherapist
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Specialising in:

Sciatica, Arthritis, Tennis Elbow, Achilles tendon injuries, Fibromyalgia
Pain that either doesn’t go away, or keeps coming back


Qualifications:

Batchelor in Physiotherapy
Batchelor of Science
Dry Needling
Kinesiology Tape
Anatomy Train Massage
DMA Pilates Level 4


Quote:

“The Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with but a Single Step – towards the car. ” Laozi 604BC (modified a little…)


Additional:

My job is to make it as easy as possible for you to not only feel better, but also to get back to normal as quickly as possible – whether that be back to work, to sport, or getting back to looking after your family.
I have been a physio now for 19 years, and helped nearly 10,000 people through NZ and Australia in that time. I have trained with some of the best, including under Craig Phillips, the guy that created DMA Pilates, and David Butler and Peter O’Sullivan, both of whom have made amazing contributions to physiotherapy.
Outside of work, I’m a proud Dad and Husband, and have a reputation for being completely useless at sport



Kathryn Oats

Kathryn Oats

Senior Physiotherapist
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Specialising in:

SCENAR therapy, Sports medicine, Cancer rehabilitation, yoga and meditation


Qualifications:

Dip Physiotherpy NZ
Level 1 SCENAR therapist
PINC Cancer rehabilitation Certification Course
Advanced Dry Needling


Quote:

“Try not… do or do not… there is no try” – Master Yoda – Star Wars


Additional:

With almost 30 years of post graduate experience I am a highly skilled and experienced multi-disciplined therapist.

I graduated from the Otago School of Physiotherapy in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1987 gaining my Diploma of Physiotherapy. I spent six years working in various hospital settings, including the Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital in Sydney for two years, before branching out into private practice.
This gave me a vast base of experience in all areas of physiotherapy with my specialities being Orthopaedics, Intensive Care, paediatrics, Sports medicine and cancer rehabilitation

My love of travel, adventure and skydiving  took me to many locations around the world including two years working in holistic health in San Francisco.

A passion for yoga took me to India to  “Seduction of the Spirit” with Dr Deepak Chopra and I have attended several other training seminars with him and visited his clinic in La  Jolla, San Diego.

In 2013 I was looking for a change in how I worked as a physiotherapist and decided to become a PINC certified Physiotherapist, helping women to recover from cancer diagnosis and treatment.
In not just helping women to survive but to THRIVE during and after their treatment drawing on a lifelong passion for yoga,mediation, exercise, adventure and laughter to empower women in their healing .
After 27 years away I’ve returned to NZ  and continue to develop my practice in sports medicine , dry needling, SCENAR therapy and manual techniques.

Out of work I’m either at the beach or in the mountains hiking, fishing , mountain biking  with our dog “Chicca”or jumping out of aeroplanes.



Jeffrey Yee

Jeffrey Yee

Physiotherapist
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Specialising in:

Sports injuries, Exercise prescription, Orthopedic rehabilitation


Qualifications:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy at University of Otago
Bachelor of Science at University of Canterbury
Certificate in Fitness Industry Training at CPIT
Dry needling


Quote:

If plan “A” didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool. – Claire Cook


Additional:

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy I worked in sunny Nelson before moving back to my home town Christchurch. I have been working in private practice where I have had experience in treating a variety of conditions. While working in Nelson I had the opportunity to work at sports tournaments and with club and representative rugby teams. I enjoy treating all injuries but have particular interests in sports injuries and orthopaedic rehabilitation.

When not working you can find me running on the trails, playing touch or hanging out with friends and family. I also spend a lot of time in Oamaru where my partner is currently working.



Alicia Brady

Alicia Brady

Physiotherapist
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Specialising in:

Sports injuries, Work related injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries, Orthopaedic injuries, Spinal Injuries


Qualifications:

BSc Physiotherapy Hons Trinity College Dublin 2015
Dynamic Taping Course 2015
St John’s Ambulance First Aid and CPR 2016
Part A- McKenzie Course Lumbar Spine 2017


Quote:

“The past can hurt, but you can run from it or learn from it”- Rafiki


Additional:

Alicia graduated from Trinity College Dublin Ireland in 2015, getting the opportunity to work in various clinical settings and giving her a baseline for Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedic, Neurology and Spinal injury knowledge. Alicia volunteered in Ireland at the Dublin Marathon in Oct 2015 and the National Spinal Championships in Sept 2015.

Alicia moved to Christchurch  in June 2016 and has worked in Private Practice since arriving.  This Winter Alicia worked with local Rugby teams and was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to work with the West Coast Heartland Rugby Team this season, who made it the Lochore Cup Final.

Outside of work Alicia is a keen sports fan who follows rugby, football, Gaelic football, swimming and tennis. Alicia also plays Gaelic football herself and touch rugby during the week and love to travel at the weekends.