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Catherine WIllis

About Catherine...

Originally from UK, I moved with my husband & son from Chester to Papamoa in September 2018.  I have been working locally in Papamoa for the last 9 months and recently joined the Foundation Team at the New Tara Road Clinic in sunny Papamoa!


I qualified in 2002 with a BSc Hons Physiotherapy.  I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including acute & community hospitals, private hospitals, sports injury clinics and here in New Zealand.  In 2016 I completed an MSc in Advanced Practice at the University of Liverpool, UK and went on to work as an Extended Scope Physiotherapy Practitioner in Musculoskeletal & Orthopaedics.  


I am hugely passionate about my work as a Physio.  I have a specialist interest in shoulder & upper limb rehabilitation, as well as sports injury rehabilitation, tendon pain, orthopaedic rehabilitation and the integration of the wider kinetic chain and movement principles in rehabilitation.  I am passionate about helping people back to their best, optimising their recovery from injury and maximising performance.


Outside of work I spend as much time as possible with my family, which usually involves riding a bike, swimming in the sea, climbing mountains or exploring the Bay & beyond.  When there's time left in the day you'll usually find me running, swimming or cycling (on or off road) in pursuit of fitness & the odd triathlon!!


I'm really excited to be part of the Foundation team & look forward to continuing to work with the Papamoa Community

Other fantastic team members
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Craig Newland
Physiotherapist & Clinic Director

I have been working as a physiotherapist in the musculoskeletal and sports industry since graduating from Otago University in 2005.
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Hamish Lockwood
Physiotherapist

Originally from Hamilton, I graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy in 2003, and spent two years working in the Waikato before travelling to the UK
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Rachel Lambert
Physiotherapist

Originally from the bay of plenty I graduated in 2007 from AUT
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Lauren McDonald
Physiotherapist

I was born and bred in the big smoke Auckland. Growing up with two very competitive and active brothers, sports became a strong passion of mine from an early age.
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Adina Holder
Physiotherapist

Raised in the mighty Manawatu by a fanatical sports family, I decided to base my career around my passion for physical activity.
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Hamish Fox
Physiotherapist

Originally from beautiful Bay of Plenty, I grew up amongst a competitive and sports mad family.
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Corrine Melrose
Physiotherapist

Originally from Wainuiomata in Lower Hutt, I graduated from the University of Otago in 2013.
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Leigh-Ann Bennett
Physiotherapist

I grew up here in the sunny Bay of Plenty. My sport growing up was dancing and after fourteen years doing exams and performances of various types of dance including ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary dance, and working through my fair share of injuries, I grew a passion for how the body works and moves.
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Craig Barkway
Physiotherapist

Originally from the UK, I graduated from the University of Essex in 2015 with a first class honours
degree in physiotherapy.
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Ash Davidson
Massage Therapist

Originally from the Wairarapa but studies Massage Therapy in Wellington
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Rachel Scrivin
Dietician

Hi, I am a New Zealand Registered Dietitian (NZRD) and Advanced Sports Dietitian, accredited with Sports Dietitians Australia
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Dani Carlyon
Administrator

Born and raised in Hamilton, I am excited to say I am now living in the stunning Bay Of Plenty working for the fun and exciting company Foundation Clinic.
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Grace Kennedy
Sports Med Receptionist

Originally from Brisbane, Australia I recently made the move to New Zealand with my soon to be husband and our two dogs.
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Vanessa Rogers
Receptionist

After spending the past 8 years as a stay at home mum I am thrilled to be back in the work-force working at such a cool and vibrant sports clinic.
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Kim Gunn
Receptionist

Originally from Hamilton I am excited to be making the move over the Kaimais to live in the lovely Bay of Plenty
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