PGDip(Western Acupuncture) 2011
Jess has been working in private practise musculoskeletal physiotherapy for 16 years and enjoys working with a broad range of people from athletes to the general population. To complement her accomplished ‘hands on’ manual therapy approach, Jess completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Western Acupuncture in 2011. She finds it incredibly useful as a natural way to treat pain and inflammation as a precursor to manual and manipulative therapies. Also, as a recovery tool for higher performing athletes. Jess enjoys the clinical side of Pilates and helping people regain functional strength.
Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy 2004
M (HPrac) MSK Physiotherapy 2015
Polestar Pilates certified mat 2010, certified equipment 2017
Mijin specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and private practise over 10 years ago. She completed her Post Grad Diploma including manual and manipulative therapy and went on to complete her Masters taking a special interest in sports and exercise prescription. Mijin has worked with a variety of sports people from individual athletes to representative level teams. Her Pilates training complements her passion for improving alignment and efficiency of movement for better posture, rehabilitation after an injury, or enhancing sports performance.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2011)
PG Certificate Western Acupuncture (2016)
Olivia has been working in private practice musculoskeletal physiotherapy for the past 7 years working in both the UK and New Zealand. She completed her bachelor of physiotherapy and went on to complete her post graduate certificate in western acupuncture in 2016. Olivia enjoys combining both a manual therapy and exercise-based approach to rehabilitation. Olivia has enjoyed working with a range of different populations to promote injury prevention and to help them return to work, general exercise as well as higher level sport and exercise.
Dip Physiotherapy (1991)
CHEK Level 1
David graduated from the Otago School of Physiotherapy in 1991 and has worked extensively in New Zealand, the USA and Australia. Over this time he has practiced in a wide variety of environments though primarily in sporting and musculo-skeletal settings. It was in these settings where an understanding of functional movement patterns was developed along with a keen interest in all things related to running biomechanics. In 2012 he published an e-book on injury free efficient running.
After more than 20 years in events and ticketing in Hawkes Bay, Janine decided it was time for a new challenge, and was excited to join the Fusion Physio team when they opened their doors in mid-September 2017. Janine and her husband, Nigel, have two children, daughter Taylor who is heading to Victoria University in 2018 to study, and son Brayden who attends Napier Boys High School. Janine loves spending time with family, and has a busy lifestyle with active kids; spending many hours at dance classes and at the Theatre with Taylor, and on the side of a sports field year-round watching Brayden who plays both Football and Cricket. Thanks to her parents, Ian and Dale, Janine has had a life long passion for Musical Theatre, growing up as a part of the Napier Operatic Society family, and she loves every aspect of theatre, but feels most at home on the stage. Janine’s most memorable experience onstage was performing as a kitten in the stage musical Cats at the Napier Municipal Theatre under the direction of Gillian Davies and choreography of Briar Horrocks – even with her body feeling broken during the physically gruelling rehearsal period, and many physio treatments needed, it was an experience she will never forget. With an active family, Fusion Physio Ahuriri is a much trusted health partner for the Hills, as it is for many families, with Mijin and Jess playing an important role in keeping the family active in their many passions. Janine is proud to be a part of the Fusion Physio team and all they do to keep families moving, and enjoys the interaction she has with our clients the most. She looks forward to seeing you the next time you pop in!
BA English Lit
Polestar Pilates certified Mat, Reformer, Comprehensive Instructor and mentor
Flis began her journey in health and movement in the UK. Disillusioned after 10 years in investment banking, she qualified in massage and reflexology and began to practice. Flis discovered pilates in Hong Kong 2005 after the birth of her first child and qualified first in Mat, Reformer and then full comprehensive Studio series. She is a mentor for pilates students with internationally recognised Polestar Pilates. Working primarily as a pilates instructor ever since, Flis has recently expanded her knowledge into myofasical release therapy and uses this knowledge successfully to help improve movement restriction due to fascia build up or adhesion which often occurs after injury, illness or operations.
She enjoys working with physiotherapists and chiropractors sharing a common goal of improving clients’ movement patterns and consequently their quality of life. It is a most positive and rewarding place to be working.
BPA Performing Arts.
Polestar Pilates certified Mat instructor & training towards comprehensive certification.
Certified Les Mills Body Balance Instructor.
Diploma of Anatomy & Physiology.
Ash’s background in dance, gymnastics and circo arts developed a special interest in functional movement patterns, fine motor control and importantly injury prevention. Using both Pilates and Yoga modalities as part of her training since 2004, and after a few years of dance teaching (contemporary, jazz and Hip Hop) to ages 3 to 18, she finally made the jump to teach fulltime in 2016.
Ash loves to create a friendly and supportive environment that contributes to natural and authentic progression at your own pace. Her training and keen eye for technique and postural alignment compliments her teaching for both sports conditioning and performance as well as rehabilitation and prevention of injury.
Around the Bay Ash also teaches Barre, Aerial Yoga and Les Mills Body Balance
(a blend of Tai Chi, Yoga and strength based Pilates). Ash loves working in this environment collectively sharing knowledge, skills and passion between practitioners and clients to improve your quality of movement through life.