Coming from a sporting background Hannah always knew she wanted to be a physiotherapist. A genuine people person, she loves learning how the body functions and solving the puzzle when it is not working well. Hannah enjoys the challenge of tailoring treatment to each individual and ensuring her clients fully understand what the problem is, and what to expect in the rehab process. She believes education, movement, and being consistent is the best combination for a successful recovery.
Hannah uses a range of techniques including manual therapy and dry needling, but has a predominant focus in exercise-based therapy and likes to get people out of the treatment room and actively rehabilitating as soon as suitable. She works with athletes from a number of different sports including cricket, basketball, hockey, athletics and swimming. Hannah currently holds the contract for services with High Performance Sport New Zealand for the Hawke’s Bay region, and with New Zealand Cricket for the the Central Districts women’s team.
She has just completed her postgraduate diploma at AUT, and will begin her master’s degree in 2025.
Lachlan has completed five years study at Otago University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He made the move to Hawke’s Bay a couple of years ago and hasn’t looked back.
Lachlan believes that an active lifestyle is a huge part of overall well-being. Practice what you preach they say! He has a keen interest in endurance sports from running, cycling (mountain biking and road) to swimming, as well as a bit of work in the gym on the side.
Facilitating engagement in physical activity and helping people re-gain confidence to move is something he finds very rewarding. Lachlan enjoys the privilege of getting to know his clients, their daily lives and to be able to work alongside them to achieve their goals.
Anna was raised in Invercargill and developed a love for sports at an early age. With a background in gymnastics, dance, and netball she was in and out of the physiotherapist office a lot. This is where she discovered that physiotherapy was the path she wanted to take. Anna studied at Otago University and moved to Hawke’s Bay to complete her final year and has fallen in love with the sense of community here.
Anna believes that the best rehabilitation can only be achieved once the patient has a full understanding of their injury. She thinks it is important for individuals to take control of their rehabilitation while she is there to provide education and guidance throughout the process. Anna has a particular interest in helping individuals incorporate their sports and hobbies into their treatment to help develop a sense of enjoyment in their recovery.
Sophia has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at AUT and is currently studying a Post Graduate Diploma of Sports and Exercise Medicine at Otago University. She has recently moved from the sunny Hibiscus Coast in Auckland, where she worked with everyone from the enthusiastic to the elite across a wide variety of sports in a busy private practice clinic. She has a particular interest in load management and youth injuries, as well as post-surgical rehabilitation and general injury management.
Using a variety of techniques including manual therapy and dry needling, alongside tailored exercise prescription, Sophia is keen to help you gain a better understanding of your injury and provide the tools required to optimise your rehabilitation journey. She is passionate about tailored exercise prescription and assisting individuals returning to sport and their favourite activities.
Outside of work Sophia is a regular gym attendee and loves running, skiing and anything involving the outdoors!
Paige will be one of the first faces you see as you are welcomed into the clinic. As a former beauty and massage therapist, her knowledge and understanding of the human body, coupled with her customer service skills will allow her to ensure that your experience at The Movement Co. is nothing short of amazing!
Helen is proud to be part of a young vibrant team working towards the wellbeing and recovery of clients. Helen has many years of experience as a Medical Receptionist and brings to the clinic a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to provide excellent service.