About

Willis Street Physiotherapy @ Vic is now open at Kelburn Campus – next to student health on the ground floor of the student union building. To book you can Freephone 0800 842 749, text 027 774 9746 or email info@vicphysio.com

Student pricing is also available at our main clinic Willis Street Physiotherapy, Level 9, Crowe Horwath House, 57 Willis Street. Bookings as above.

Our Kelburn Campus Team:

Sam Bourgein

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Physiotherapist

Born in Oxford, United Kingdom, Sam played a variety of sports from an early age. These included football, tennis, cricket, swimming and later inline skater hockey and ice hockey. After sustaining a serious shoulder fracture, Sam underwent intensive physiotherapy and began playing golf. Representing teams at County, Regional and National level, Sam looked destined to pursue his career as a professional golfer landing academic scholarships to California and New Mexico.

Instead, Sam qualified in Sports and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) at Gloucester University and later went on to complete his MSc (Hons) in Rehabilitation Science at Brighton University. Since then Sam has worked in semi-professional Rugby and Tennis as well as with Oxford United and Manchester United Soccer Schools. Health and wellbeing is a real passion of Sam’s and his previous work as a senior clinician within the National Health Service (NHS) and private sector has given him an array of skills to treat acute and chronic disorders. He is qualified in fitness coaching/instruction, myofascial release, acupuncture & dry needling and pilates.

His ethos is to educate people about their bodies and empower them to achieve their goals. To encourage understanding of human movement and what people can do to prevent and not react to future problems.

Shane Finn

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Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Certified in Strength & Conditioning

Shane graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2012. He has worked in private practice in both Ireland and New Zealand. Since graduating Shane has completed at Certificate in Strength and Conditioning and is currently working towards becoming an accredited McKenzie Therapist. In addition to this he has completed continuing professional development in trigger point dry needling and pilates. He also spent 6 months in the USA doing an internship with one of the world’s leading sports performance company’s, Exos, where he worked with professional athletes in NFL, NBA, NHL, soccer, athletics and table tennis!

Since arriving to New Zealand in 2015, Shane has become accustomed to the Kiwi lifestyle! He is a regular gym goer, enjoys weekend tramping, running, skiing and generally keeping active! In his down time he enjoys cooking, reading and Floating (you can ask him about this when you see him!).

 

Ruth Stirling

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Physiotherapist

Bsc ( Hons) physiotherapy

Brand new to New Zealand, I grew up in a little town in Northern Ireland by the sea, the youngest of five children (typical Irish family) sports featured heavily growing up, starting with sports acrobatics at the age of four and hockey at the age of 7 through to finishing university.

Throughout school any sport I could get involved in I did, which inevitably lead to a few (a lot) of injuries and subsequently my interest in physiotherapy. For university I jumped the pond to Newcastle upon Tyne on the mainland, taking advantage of the new surroundings and night life.

Once I graduated I started working in the local NHS trust, specialising in MSK physiotherapy , working part time with various sports times, including the lower limb rehab for the youth team for Sunderland FC at the famous stadium of light.

From here I moved to London and started my role as lead physiotherapist in the London fire brigade treating injured fire fighters and managing their safe and efficient return to work. As you can imagine this presented with some very serious injuries which sparked a keen interest in occupational health, functional rehab, Pilates and yoga. I am passionate about helping patients return to their previous activities from sometimes difficult injuries through education and guided rehab. 

Fran Willis

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Physiotherapist

Dip Phty, MPNZ, NZRP

After graduating from Otago Polytechnic Fran ran her own physiotherapy practice for many years in Auckland while completing post graduate courses in acupuncture and musculo-skeletal physiotherapy.

In 2004 Fran moved to Wellington to be close to family and since then has worked in sports and orthopaedic physiotherapy practices in the Wellington CBD.

Fran is interested in all musculo-skeletal conditions and sports injuries, and particularly enjoys working with musicians and artists, being a keen musician herself.

When appropriate, Fran finds acupuncture a very useful adjunct to her treatments providing clients are receptive to this.

Recently Fran studied Canine Physiotherapy in Colorado, and is now a certified Canine Physiotherapist, using these skills on a voluntary basis at the SPCA.

Fran is Bradcliff certified and delivers the Breathing Programme.

 

Binnari Lee

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Musculoskeletal and Functional Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

BHSc (Physiotherapy) NZRP

Binnari Lee graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2008, and has since been working in private practices helping people with acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Binnari has developed a special interest in the areas of neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapy, in particular, neurodynamics dysfunction, correcting faulty movement patterns, and spine and lower limb stability rehabilitation.Following her passion in functional rehabilitation, Binnari completed further training in active spinal stability rehabilitation in Sydney. Using these exercises that are very specific and based on the latest research into motor relearning, Binnari enjoys treating back pain from all pathologies.

Anyone with back problems whether for pre- or post- surgery, or elite athletes wanting to improve their core strength, can benefit from seeing Binnari. Her rehabilitation aims to achieve sustainable functional outcomes by retraining the brain to retrain the body.Prior to joining Willis Street Physiotherapy, Binnari has also worked as a vocational rehab provider assisting people in NZ to safely and sustainably return to their pre injury work.Binnari is dedicated to provide world-class quality care and services tailored to clients specific needs. She will combine her up-to-date knowledge in biomechanical assessment and functional exercise rehab, together with her experienced manual therapy skills in soft tissue and joint mobilisation; myofascial release; trigger point release; and taping to help you return to your normal work / social activities faster.She may also like to discuss other aspects of general wellness, such as sleep pattern, nutrition and stress management in order to help you achieve the very best functional outcome possible following an injury.

Outside work, Binnari loves being outdoor: snow-skiing in the winter and playing golf when a bit warmer. She is currently involved in a juniors golf academy development at a local club in the Hutt. Most weekday evenings, Binnari can be found lifting some weights in the gym or running along the waterfront before she indulges herself in a glass of nice NZ wine.

 

Kathryn Moore

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Physiotherapist

Kathryn graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago in 2007. She then worked for three years in private practice in the Wellington region with a focus on Sports Physiotherapy and Older Persons Health. During this time Kathryn achieved Credentialed Therapist status in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. She also worked closely with Wellington Gymnastics, travelling with the Artistic gymnastics team to the National Championships.

After a year working in Australia, Kathryn headed to the UK and spent five years working for a large private physiotherapy company in London. During this time Kathryn worked within Sports Physiotherapy, the National Health (NHS) service and Occupational Health. In the latter three years, she worked as the Clinical Lead in the company’s Occupational Health physiotherapy service. Kathryn ran the Occupational Health Physiotherapy service at two large NHS Trusts, rehabilitating workers with musculoskeletal conditions and assisting the management with return to work planning for their staff members.

Kathryn has a special interest in vocational rehabilitation and the management of persistent pain. She places a big focus on helping her patients to self-manage their musculoskeletal conditions through exercises, education and motivating people to make changes that can help them now and in the future. She loves helping people improve their symptoms allowing them to get back to what they want to be doing – whether it be sport, work or day to day life.

Amy Black, Practice Manager

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Amy is the practice manger for Willis Street Physiotherapy and Vic Physio. She is always interested in feedback and will answer all questions. If you have a problem or a query do not hesitate to drop her an email at amy@willisstreetphysiotherapy.com

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