PGDip(Western Acupuncture) 2011
Jess has been working in private practice musculoskeletal physiotherapy for 20+ 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 Mat certified 2010, Rehabilitation certified 2017
Mijin has been working in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and private practice in the UK and NZ for 17 years. 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 rehabilitation after an injury, enhancing sports performance or simply maintaining better posture to keep the injuries away.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2011)
PG Certificate Western Acupuncture (2016)
Olivia has been working in private practice musculoskeletal physiotherapy for over 10 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 aid return to work, general exercise as well as higher level sport and exercise. Olivia is also able to assess and treat Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).
BHSc (Physiotherapy) 2004
Polestar Pilates Certified Comprehensive Instructor (2020)
PG Certificate Western Acupuncture (2006)
Louise has been working in private practice physiotherapy since graduating from AUT in 2004. She has worked rehabilitating clients for many years and began seeing the amazing results that could be achieved working in the Pilates environment prior to having her two young boys. Louise is now a certified comprehensive Pilates instructor and is currently training in her mentorship with the Polestar Pilates NZ team. Louise is passionate about helping people to function at their best and enjoys working with individuals and groups as they discover the benefits Pilates can bring to their rehabilitation.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2019)
PAANZ certified Dry Needling Practitioner (2019)
TK’s interest in sport has seen him work with local Premier Rugby teams and Hawke’s Bay representative teams. Having a sporting background in Olympic Weightlifting and CrossFit, TK has a keen interest in sports injuries and prevention in both the recreational and competitive athlete.
Using a fusion of manual therapy, needling and exercise prescription, TK aims to address the components that contributed to your injury to ensure a successful and lasting outcome. In his spare time, TK enjoys spending time with family and keeping active through CrossFit and Golf.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2020)
Bree graduated from the University of Otago in 2020 with a bachelor of Physiotherapy. She is in the process of completing her Polestar Pilates training and has a keen interest in incorporating those principles into her rehabilitation. She has experience with manual therapy and exercise prescription
and is passionate about working with the general population to return to activity post-injury.
If you don’t find Bree in the clinic, you’ll find her spending time with her friends and family or getting outdoors exploring the wilderness.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2021)
Certificate in Fitness (Level 5)
Charlotte graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of Otago in 2021. She also qualified as a personal trainer in 2016 through Ara Institute of Canterbury and has been working in the fitness industry since. Combining these skills, Charlotte enjoys focusing on injury prevention and performance enhancement during the rehabilitation process. Personally, Charlotte enjoys a variety of exercise including weight training, Olympic lifting, surfing, and hiking.
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 has a lifelong passion for Musical Theatre, growing up as part of the Napier Operatic Society family, and she loves every aspect of theatre, but feels most at home on the stage.
With an active family, Fusion Physio is a much-trusted health partner for the Hills and extended family, as it is for many families. Janine is proud to be a part of the Fusion 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!
After spending most of her working life in the Hospitality industry, Brooke thought it was time to step back from the busy nights as a Duty Manager after becoming injured.
Having studied Business Administration in the past, and with Fusion Physio becoming busier, it was the perfect opportunity for Brooke to jump into a receptionist role.
Born and raised in Napier, Brooke enjoys walking the flat dog, brunch with friends, and the occasional video game.
BA English Lit
Polestar Pilates certified Mat, Reformer, Comprehensive
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. 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. To add to her wide range of skills, Flis is also undergoing her traditional acupuncture training currently.
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.
BA, MA and PhD in Psychology, University of California
Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Certified 2022
Roberta’s research at the University of California focused on the relationship between biology and behaviour. She has held a variety of roles in the education and health care sectors in both the US and NZ.
Roberta has a life long love of dance, is a blackbelt in Shotokan Karate, and has experience teaching both karate and group fitness.
Roberta knows the benefits of Pilates in her own body and is a Polestar Pilates Studio Instructor. She has a keen interest in the mind – body connection and her goal is to help clients discover greater health and happiness through improved movement.
In addition to teaching Pilates, Roberta is Director of Research and Development for AACT-Now.org, and General Manager at Shotokan Karate Hawke’s Bay. Roberta loves the client centered philosophy of the team at Fusion Physio and finds it to be a very positive and rewarding place to work.