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Our team of therapists are very experienced in treating conditions more common to the adolescent age group.

Sharada Stewart

Sharada is the Principal Physiotherapist at Balance Physiotherapy. She has vast experience in sports and general physiotherapy in NZ, UK and Ireland. She has a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy with Distinction, a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine and training as a Clinical Pilates Instructor. Sharada has worked with NZ Football Youth Talent Centre Camps and currently works with the Christchurch Boys' High 1st XV. She enjoys running, road cycling and mountain biking. Sharada provides physiotherapy treatment for the students and staff at Christchurch Boys' High, Marian College  and  Shirley Boys' High School.

sharada@balancephysio.co.nz

  

Anna Raymond

Anna has extensive experience in general and sports physiotherapy and has undergone training as a Clinical Pilates Instructor. Anna provides the educational sessions we run within schools and tertiary institutes and is a member of Physiotherapy New Zealand. She enjoys skiing in winter and playing tennis all year round.  Anna provides physiotherapy treatment for the students and staff at St Margaret's College.

anna@balancephysio.co.nz

 

     

Yvonne Christensen

Yvonne has extensive experience working with general and sports physiotherapy and has trained in Pilates. She has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, is a credentialled McKenzie therapist and is a member of Physiotherapy New Zealand. Yvonne has a love of the outdoors and enjoys cycling, walking and skiing. Yvonne provides physiotherapy treatment for the students and staff at Christchurch Boys' High School and at Rangi Ruru.

yvonne@balancephysio.co.nz

 

  

 Ross McDonald

Ross has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago in early 2016. He has a special interest in sports  related musculo-skeletal injuries and rehabilitation. Ross is a member of Physiotherapy New Zealand. Currently working with students and staff of St Thomas's College, Christ's College and St Andrews College, and the St Andrews College 1st XV rugby team during the competitive season. He is active in a number of social sport environments and is also passionate about athletic development and performance in addition to injury recovery.

 ross@balancephysio.co.nz


 
Marion Meates

Marion is a very experienced Sports Physiotherapist who has worked in high performance sport for over 25 years. Marion has been very involved with netball at the highest level, having been the Physiotherapist for the Silver Ferns and Mainland Tactix, as well as for New Zealand Cricket, looking after the White Ferns. As well as attending four Commonwealth Games & the Sydney Olympics as part of the New Zealand Medical team, Marion has toured extensively with many different sporting codes. With her own children's participation in rowing, rugby, hockey and netball, Marion has been drawn back to looking after High School ages athletes and has a great passion for working with sporting adolescents and assessment and management in this group. Marion looks after students and staff at Christ's College.

marionmeates6@gmail.com


     


                                          


                              

Sarah Rice - Office Manager

                                            Sarah is our office manager.  She's available for all your administrative needs so whatever                                                           your enquiry, please get in contact.  Sarah is kept very busy keeping our office and our                                                                 physiotherapists in order.