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You First Physio @ UC Rec Centre

We are delighted to now be able to have a treatment space within the Rec Centre on campus at the University of Canterbury. We have full access to the gym equipment and areas making your rehabilitation seamless from hands-on to exercise prescription. This gives us the ability to transition you back to full recovery and work towards that preventative training that will be important for you to exceed your goals. Book online for the Rec Centre.

Contact Us

  • 22 Kirkwood Avenue, University of Canterbury, Christchurch 8041
  • 03 348 7965

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday:

9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday:


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Meet The UC RecCentre Team

  • Tanja Rosendorfsky Sports Physiotherapist

    Tanja Rosendorfsky

    Qualifications: BSc in Health Studies Physiotherapy, 2012, FH Campus Vienna, Austria MSc in Sports Physiotherapy, 2016, University Salzburg, Austria

    Biography: I have worked for 5 years in a rehabilitation centre for neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, where I had the opportunity to increase my knowledge and skills in this area. Through a therapeutic climbing course, I also had the chance to combine my hobby and work in helping climbers safely return to sport and prevent injuries. I moved to New Zealand 2 years ago and joined You First Physio in 2019, where I am enhancing my knowledge, particularly in knee and shoulder rehabilitation.

    Clinical interests: Rehabilitation of sports injuries, particularly of the knee and shoulder. Analysis of climbing injuries and rehab specific to their individual needs is one of my strengths and my passion. I enjoy keeping up with the latest evidence to enhance my patient care.

    Hobbies/interests: I am a passionate climber and mountaineer, as well as a skier. I like to spend most of my weekends in the outdoors. I love exploring New Zealand’s hidden gems.

    Why you love being a physio/part of the team: Being a physiotherapist allows me to empower people to take control of their physical health and lead a healthy lifestyle. I also enjoy the challenge of guiding people towards their specific goals with an individualised mix of manual treatments, exercise and education. Being a part of You First Physio has been a fun journey where we are continuously learning from each other.

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  • Allison Caldbeck Physiotherapist

    Allison Caldbeck

    Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, UCD Ireland

    Biography: I was born and raised in rural Ireland, and studied Physiotherapy in University College Dublin. I worked in private practice in Ireland for 3 years, where I developed my MSK skills, as well as a love for mat Pilates. I also did some work with local Gaelic football and Hurling teams. I made the move across the world in 2021, and I lived and worked in Auckland for 2 years, before deciding to make the move down to the beautiful South Island.

    Clinical Interests: My main interest is musculo-skeletal injuries, especially sports related injuries. I love incorporating my Pilates knowledge into treatment plans, and I am currently working on developing my women’s health skills.

    Hobbies/interests: I love all things outdoors, especially hiking. One of the reasons I made the move to Christchurch was to explore more of the South Island, as I couldn’t seem to fit enough in small trips from Auckland. I also enjoy playing hockey when I can.

    Why do you love being a physio/part of the team: I love meeting new people from all walks of life, and helping them get back to doing the things they love. I also love working with other physios as part of a team, and constantly learning new things.

Services & Classes at UC RecCentre

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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