KCP Physiotherapy Kapiti

Aquatic Centre, Paraparaumu

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Phone: 0800-HEAL-ME (432-563)
Email: kapiti@kcpphysio.co.nz

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Meet our Staff

All physiotherapy staff at KCP either have extensive post graduate qualifications or are pursuing further education in their preferred area of expertise. This ensures that at KCP you have a guarantee that we will provide you with the international best practice approach. By this we mean that the treatment that you will receive has been researched and found to be effective by way of comprehensive studies.
At KCP we have the expertise to deal with complex injuries and because we have a big team we can offer  second opinions or alternate treatment options if necessary.


Yurri Hynson

Director

Born and bred in kapiti, with a long sporting history at a New Zealand level. Prior to physiotherapy, Yurri worked with Olympian the late Don Oliver in the fitness industry which has given him an edge with regard to health and fitness. Yurri has dedicated many years to study and is currently studying for his Doctorate in Physiotherapy.

Masters in Physiotherapy, 
PGDip Sports Medicine
PGDip Rehabilitation
PGDip Acupuncture

Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer
Certified Personal Trainer
Director of Fit Club and KiwiCrossFit

Current: Doctorate in health science


Catherine Poulter

Cat has 8 years experience as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a passion for sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation.Cat is a fitness and sport enthusiast, a competitive hockey player and crossfitter, and a certified CrossFit and Clinical Pilates instructor. With her experience in strength and conditioning, she believes it’s important to look at the bigger picture,and identify and correct biomechanical issues. Cat also utilises manual therapy techniques, and believes it is important to educate clients about self-management strategies. Cat values the importance of an early and accurate diagnosis and implementing the best treatment plan so you can perform optimally in your sport and life. Cat keeps up to date with the latest physiotherapy and sports medicine research,to ensure she is using the most effective evidence-based treatment. She has built strong relationships with Sports Doctors, Orthopaedic and Neuro surgeons, radiologists and local GPs, and will liaise with or refer you to the appropriate people if required.

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • PGDip Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Qualified in dry needling, spinal manipulation, McKenzie therapy and PGAP rehabilitation 
  • Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer

Rosie Hay

Rosie recently graduated from Otago University. She believes that being fresh out of training enables her to use the most effective, research proven methods of injury rehabilitation. Rosie came from a gymnastics training and coaching background, so has a keen eye when analysing movement and picking up biomechanical or technique issues that could affect recovery. Rosie is passionate in her role as she believes in improving clients comfort and performance. She uses a combination of hands on techniques such as massage, taping, joint mobilisation and manipulation to help decrease pain levels and aid the healing process. Rosie is keen on stretching and strengthening as part of self-management, and regularly gives advice and detailed exercise programmes, adapted for the home or gym environment.

  • Graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Gerard Grant

Gerry has experience working in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, in a private practice and hospital outpatients setting. He is completing aPost graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal/Pain Management. Gerry utilises manual or “hands on” techniques alongside; proper diagnosis, knowledge of orthopaedic injuries, tissue pathology,healing and correct exercise prescription. He liaises with Orthopaedic specialists, Sports Doctors, GPs and other members of the multidisciplinary team when needed. Gerry believes the physio’srole is to get you moving again as soon as possible, without pain. As a keen strength &conditioning enthusiast, Gerry has experience in recognising biomechanical weaknesses in both the athlete and general population. This is vital in the treatment/rehabilitation of longterm injuries that can often be stubborn to fix. He keeps up to date with the latest physiotherapy and sports medicine research so you can be confident that your injury will be appropriately assessed and be given an effective exercise-based plan using the best available evidence.

  • Graduated in Northern Ireland with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Sport &Exercise Medicine
  • Qualified in dry needling, spinal manipulation, sports taping and Mulligan and McKenzie techniques
  • Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer
  • Current: PGDip Pain Management

Lizzie Nelson

Lizzie likes to utilise both hands on techniques & exercise prescription to achieve patient’s full recovery & aims to get them moving as soon as possible. She liases with orthopaedic specialists, sports doctors, GPs and other members of the multidisciplinary team when needed. Lizzie was a keen rugby player throughout high school and university and as a result rugby/sports are her particular area of interest.

  • Graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2012
  • Completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in May 2015
  • Qualified in dry needling, spinal manipulations & sports taping
  • Current physiotherapist for Paraparaumu prem rugby team, Horowhenua-Kapiti Heartland rugby team & HorowhenuaKapiti sevens team

Anesa Robinson

Anesa has worked in different clinics around New Zealand as well as being a part-owner of a busy sport, spinal and Pilates clinic in Melbourne for 10 years. She enjoys her role as a Physiotherapist because she gets to work with all types of people and injuries and is able to get out of the clinic to work with sports teams. Anesa is very experienced in Pilates having instructed in the past, teaching all types of people; those with injuries, postnatal women, those wanting an edge in their sport and those working to increase their strength and fitness. Her diversity enables her to tackle any situation with an open mind leaving you assured that your injury will be appropriately assessed.
 

  • Graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2002
  • Qualified in dry needling, spinal manipulation, sports taping and Mulligan and McKenzie techniques

Rhys Norton

Rhys believes that being fresh out of training enables him to use the most effective, research proven methods of injury rehabilitation. Rhys is a keen tennis player, with several years of coaching experience so has a trained eye in picking up biomechanical or technique issues which he uses in his physiotherapy practice. Rhys is passionate in the role of physiotherapy in improving clients quality of life. He uses a combination of techniques such as massage, taping, joint mobilisation and manipulation to help decrease pain levels and speed up the healing process. Rhys is a firm believer in exercise therapy, including strengthening and stretching. Being a strength and conditioning enthusiast he is happy to give advice and detailed exercise programs.

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Otago University