The Urban Physio is a contemporary rehabilitation and wellness clinic, born from the desire to deliver cutting edge treatment and a local world class physio service.
We specialise in musculoskeletal conditions, including acute and chronic injuries, post-surgical needs, and workplace injuries. We don’t just treat the symptoms - we focus on finding the origin of your discomfort.
With a wealth of experience in the international sporting arena, where being on top of your game is paramount, The Urban Physio is tailored towards a variety of patients, including busy urban professionals, athletes, mothers and anyone interested in maintaining and enhancing their health and wellness.
We know that you know your body best, which is why we don’t require a doctor’s referral and as an ACC registered provider, we’re able to get you sorted as soon as possible. And if you need an X-ray or specialist review, we can refer you also.
Catherine has a holistic approach to her own life that resonates with those she treats. A firm believer in addressing overall health and wellness when managing her clients’ injuries, Catherine is driven by the challenge of getting her patients back to doing what they love, as soon as possible.
Trained in Acupuncture, Dry Needling and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Catherine is qualified with a:
Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy);
Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Western Acupuncture);
Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy); and
Master of Health Practice (Musculoskeletal) with honours.
Catherine brings international sporting experience as a Physio for some of New Zealand’s most successful sporting teams:
Lead Physio for the NZ U20 Women’s Football Ferns Team;
Lead Physio for the 2017 NZ Youth Commonwealth Games Team; and
Touring Physio for the NZ Women’s Football Ferns Team.
With over 12 years’ experience under her belt, Catherine operates on the premise that prevention is better than cure and educating her patients is the crucial key to effective treatment and preventing future injury. She focuses on listening to her patients and understanding their goals to enable them to return to their urban lifestyle and enjoy a life that’s pain free.
As an avid surfer himself, Leon understands the fundamentals to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle outside the work environment. Leon will motivate you to become as greatly invested in your recovery as he is, plus he will help you to identify and address other factors which may be impacting your recovery, such as sleep, diet and stress.
Leon has a specialist interest in post-surgical rehabilitation, treating sports injuries and persistent pain. He utilises a vast range of techniques including Manual Therapy, Trigger Point Massage, Exercise Prescription and Dry Needling. He is qualified with a:
Bachelor of Health Science: Physiotherapy;
Foundation Dry Needling Certificate;
Advanced Upper Body Dry Needling Certificate.
He also brings with him the fantastic achievement of being awarded the John Morris Memorial Prize 2015, best student clinician and earning top clinical grades.
Leon has previous experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, was the team physiotherapist for the Silverdale under 19 and 21’s Rugby Team in 2016/17, and has previously represented New Zealand in the U23 Underwater Hockey Team. Outside of the clinic, you wouldn’t be surprised to stumble across Leon at the beach, surfing, or enjoying one too many coffees.
A fifteen year involvement in gymnastics as a competitor, coach and judge has given Casey a solid understanding of biomechanics, movement and training loads. This led to an interest in Physiotherapy, with a focus on sporting injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation, especially in gymnasts.
Utilising a range of techniques, Casey has a hands on approach and treats patients with a mix of manual therapy, dry needling and exercise based rehabilitation, including Pilates. She takes a genuine interest in her patients’ well-being and is motivated by seeing them get stronger, fitter and more mobile.
Casey has completed the following:
Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy);
Dry Needling Foundation Course;
Pain Management Foundation A and B (Chinese Acupuncture and Dry Needling); and
APPI Pilates Matwork – Level 1 & 2.
Exhibiting a confident and calm manner, Casey puts people to ease instantly. Her rehabilitation plans incorporate her patients’ everyday activities and interests, resulting in confidence around positive outcomes.
Casey spends weekends judging at Gymnastics New Zealand competitions, and as both a Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor, she lives and breathes a busy urban life. Her key to balancing this successfully is a healthy body.
Passionate about Physiotherapy, people and football, Tayla believes in a holistic approach to treatment, and ensures she targets the cause of the injury as well as the symptoms.
Determined and goal driven, Tayla has played women’s premiership football for Norwest United and her experience in the sporting arena serves Tayla well for a career in Physiotherapy. Her areas of speciality include the musculoskeletal and sports injuries, spinal injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation and chronic pain.
Tayla holds a:
Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)
Tayla’s flair for football has allowed her to combine her interests by helping the Forrest Hill Women’s Premiership Team and Takapuna Men’s Premiership Team with their Physio needs. Tayla has also acted as the Physio for Papua New Guinea’s national netball team at their World Cup qualifiers.
With an additional interest in teaching reformer-based Pilates and strength and conditioning training, Tayla’s charismatic and caring personality allows her to build rapport and establish trusting relationships with her clients.
Passionate, energetic and motivated, Diana is a savvy Office Manager with significant experience running busy offices in a range of industries.
With a strong interest in health and wellbeing, Diana keeps The Urban Physio ticking along behind the scenes working across accounts, marketing and administration.
Diana’s superb people skills and ability to gel with a wide range of people make her an integral part of the team. She is also the resident animal lover, having originally trained and worked as a Veterinary Nurse before turning her talents to marketing, media, event management and office management.
Outside work, Diana has a busy urban life juggling a husband, two children and a dog, yet still finds time to volunteer at Ronald McDonald House and run marathons.