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.
REBECCA DODSON BPhty
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.
BIANCA ANSCOMBE - BHSc (Physiotherapy), PG Cert (Western Acupuncture), Clinical Pilates Instructor
Bianca studied Physiotherapy at AUT and has since done further study to complete her post-graduate certificate in Acupuncture. She is also a qualified mat and reformer Pilates Instructor, and loves to incorporate pilates into her treatment plans.
Bianca is passionate about exercise-based rehabilitation, and finds that using this alongside manual therapy is the most effective way to resolve issues and prevent reinjury. She particularly enjoys post-surgical rehabilitation and also has an interest in women’s health.
Outside of work, Bianca enjoys yoga, running, surfing and skiing.
Kirsty Murray - Senior Physiotherapist (BSC Hons), Diploma Orthopaedic Medicine, Certified APPI Pilates Instructor, Accredited Acupuncture Practitioner (AACP UK)
Kirsty graduated in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University Edinburgh in 2006. Since qualifying Kirsty gained extensive experience working in the UK initially within a variety of settings, then since 2010 solely in the private musculoskeletal sector in Edinburgh, where laterally Kirsty worked as a Team Lead Physiotherapist.
Kirsty is a Certified Pilates Matwork Instructor through the APPI and since 2010 has enjoyed teaching matwork classes and furthering her Pilates training and knowledge including ante and postnatal teaching experience. Kirsty’s elite Sports Physiotherapy experience includes working at the 2012 Olympics in London, 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and working for 4 seasons within Premier 1 Division Rugby in Edinburgh.
Kirsty is excited to have joined ReAb after relocating to Auckland with her Kiwi Husband. Her particular clinical interests include orthopaedic rehab, sports injury rehab and combining her Pilates experience with her “hands on” Physio skills to facilitate recovery, optimise performance and reduce the risk of re- injury.