DEBBIE SUMNER - HEAD OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
PGDipHSc(Acupuncture), BHSc(Physiotherapy), PGDipSci(Biomechanics), BSc(Sport&Exercise Science), Clinical Pilates Instructor, Steel Pilates Instructor, RAD.TS
Debbie is a qualified Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor and loves the integration for rehabilitation and conditioning. She has a postgraduate diploma in physiotherapy and acupuncture and is a qualified Steel Pilates Practitioner. Debbie has worked with Ponsonby, Auckland and South Auckland rugby league teams & assisted at North Harbour Club netball with physiotherapy and sports massage. Prior to physio, Debbie completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Sports & Exercise Science at Auckland University and was teaching at her own branch as a qualified ballet teacher until 2009. Debbie enjoys performing arts, as well as a good game of rugby.
physiotherapist, pilates instructor, spin and circuit instructor, bootcamp instructor, PT and pilates one on ones
After graduating from the University of Southampton in 2007 Rachel worked in Wales for 3 years in a variety of hospital settings and with multiple sports teams. She left Wales in 2010 and travelled for 6 months en route to NZ. She has been working in a private clinic setting as a physiotherapist, a bootcamp instructor and working with a variety of sports teams; including NZ rep netball teams and a Division 1 soccer team. She also trained in Pilates and really enjoys the way it complements rehabilitation. She feels that happiness, health and fitness are the key to achieving any goal.
NZRP, MNZSP, Dip phys, Cred MDT
Damian graduated in Physiotherapy from Otago in 1991. He has gained extensive experience in a variety of private practices over the last 25 years, both in New Zealand and the UK. Damian established his own successful practice within Auckland in 2004 which grew to include four clinics before being sold in 2014.
Damian has attended numerous postgraduate courses to extend his skill base and develop new treatment strategies. This includes being qualified in the world acclaimed McKenzie Method of spinal treatment and completing his certification in advanced sports rehabilitation at the prestigious Curtin University in Australia. He is currently studying towards his Masters in Health Practice at AUT having completed his papers in biomechanics, pain and musculoskeletal physiotherapy with an A grade average.
He combines this wealth of experience with the most up-to-date research to offer treatments that will maximise your recovery in a minimum time-frame.
Damian is a current member of NZ Society of Physiotherapy, NZ Sports and Orthopaedic Association and Sports Medicine NZ.
Rebecca has over 12 years experience working as a Sports, Orthopaedic and Womens Health Physiotherapist in both NZ and the UK.
She is a Credentialled Mckenzie therapist specialising in neck, back and pelvic pain has completed extensive post graduate training in Clinical Pilates, Acupuncture , Manual therapy and Womens Health. She has a particular interest in the prevention and rehabilitation of pregnancy related back and pelvic pain, and post-natal recovery of form and fitness.
Senior physiotherapist and pilates clinician
Stacey rejoins re:ab and will be taking private and physio clients. She has nine years experience in physiotherapy (private practice) and pilates, having trained to an advanced level in Clinical Pilates. She also has post graduate training in women's health from the University of Melbourne (Post Grad Certificate Exercise for Women) and has a special interest in pregnancy and post natal exercise/ issues, pelvic floor dysfunction and using pilates as a rehabilitation tool. Stacey has worked with a number of top New Zealand athletes and sports teams. She enjoys challenging clients to learn more about their bodies and how they can get the best out of them.