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You First Physio @ Avonhead

Welcome to You First Physio @ Avonhead. We are excited that Avonhead has become part of the You First Physio team. You will find the same wonderful physios and admin staff when you enter the premise with a few minor tweaks such as on-line bookings now available.

Feel free to browse our website and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us on (03) 358-8889 or email us: avonhead@youfirstphysio.co.nz .

Thank you and see you soon.

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Opening Hours

Monday

8:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday – Thursday

8:00am – 6:30pm

Friday

8.00am – 5.30pm

Saturday & Sunday

Closed

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Classes

Reformer/Equipment Pilates

Wednesday

8:30am – 9:30am

Thursday

9:00am – 10:00am

Matt Pilates

Tuesday

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Thursday

1:00pm – 2:00pm & 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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Meet The Avonhead Team

  • Robyn Owen Physiotherapist

    Robyn Owen

    Qualifications: Diploma Physiotherapy Otago Polytechnic 1978, 2004 Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist, 1994 Diploma of Manipulative Therapy (NZMTA), DMA Pilates level one 2016

    Biography: I have over 35 years of experience in musculoskeletal assessment and management and over 16 years of experience in acupuncture.  Over the last 6-7 years I have gained skills in teaching mat and equipment Pilates. This style of exercise works well with my interest in understanding and improving movement patterns. It is a joy to see clients benefit so well from their Pilates programs. In 2016 I completed a course TMJ assessment and treatment. 

    Clinical interests: Understanding and improving movement patterns- problem solving, Clinical Pilates, TMJ Physiotherapy, Acupuncture for pain management, manual therapy.

    Hobbies/interests: Walking, tramping and biking, gardening, traveling around NZ in our little caravan, photography especially in our beautiful back country, being and grandparent to 4 beaut grandsons.

  • Belinda Hopkins Physiotherapist

    Belinda Hopkins

    Graduated Bachelor of Physiotherapy University of Otago 1998. Post Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Curtin University, Perth

    -Worked hospitals & private practice NZ & UK, MET police, law firms & banks, Harley St. -Trained in Pilates APPI London.

    -Professional football team physio Belfast Northern Ireland, local rugby team physio.

    -Worked previously with You First Physio at Riccarton & helped set up University of Canterbury clinic

    -Numerous courses most recently Pelvic Health integrating with Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Interests pre & post op rehabilitation.

    Spare time: Gym, half marathons, skiing. Driving kids to sport

  • Adele Sullivan Physiotherapist

    Adele Sullivan

    Qualifications: Diploma of Physiotherapy, Post Grad cert Health Science

    Biography: I have 30 years of experience as a physiotherapist and the last 25 years have been in Christchurch Private practice.  I have a wide experience of most musculoskeletal conditions. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life to achieve goals of elite sport to activities of daily living. I have had some specialist training in manipulative physiotherapy, pain management and assessing and treating postural dysfunction and muscle imbalance in the body.

    Clinical interests: I have a special interest in treating neck and back injuries, shoulder injuries, pain issues and the postural and muscle imbalance basis of injury.

    Hobbies/interests: I am a relatively recent but currently very enthusiastic participant in yoga and pilates classes. I enjoy walking my two dogs and exploring the outdoors with my husband. We have always enjoyed travel both in New Zealand and further afield and are looking forward to having more time to do this, now that our children are adults and have left home.

    Why do you love Physio / being part of the team: I have always enjoyed helping people to understand more about how their body works and how to achieve their goals whatever they may be. I am constantly amazed and how resilient the body can be if given a chance to recover. Healing is often not about what you do but how you do it and very often, small changes in exercise or posture can give much greater reward for your effort. I really enjoy being part of a great team of physios who support each other and together offer  a huge wealth of knowledge  and resources to assist our patients achieve great outcomes.

  • Tracey Reid Administrator

    Tracey Reid

    Biography: I have been working at Avonhead Physiotherapy for 24 years and are very excited to join the Team at You First Physio. I love working with people and all different aspects of my role. My aim is always to give our patients warm and welcoming experience and helping to make people feel confident in coming into our practice.

    Hobbies/interests: Outside of work I enjoy gardening, walking, reading, music and spending time with family and friends, especially my son, daughter in-law and two young grandchildren on their farm with my dog.

  • Jacinda Smaill Administrator

    Jacinda Smaill

  • Maisie Cropley Administrator

    Maisie Cropley

    Biography: I am new to the Physiotherapy industry only working at Avonhead Physiotherapy for 8 months.  I am currently finishing my diploma in Sport and Human Performance to hopefully finish my degree in the coming years. I love the environment and am looking forward to many more opportunities with You First Physio. I love being able to help, and to give the clients the most out of their experience here at You First Physio.

    Hobbies/interests: Outside of work I enjoy playing sports, spending time with friends and family and discovering new places to eat in Christchurch.

Services & Classes at Avonhead

It is our philosophy to deliver cost effective, high quality treatment, advice and education for people who suffer musculoskeletal injuries and problems.

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    Welcome to You First Physio @ Avonhead. We are excited that Avonhead has become part of the You First Physio team. You will find the same wonderful physios and admin staff when you enter the premise with a few minor tweaks such as on-line bookings now available.

    Feel free to browse our website and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us on (03) 358-8889 or email us: avonhead@youfirstphysio.co.nz avonhead@youfirstphysio.co.nz .

    Thank you and see you soon.