Nicole Staight is a NZ trained physiotherapist with over 20yrs experience. Nicole has been working in Merimbula on the Far South Coast NSW for the last 18 yrs in Private Practice.
Trained as a PINC physiotherapist in 2011 and as a STEEL physiotherapist in 2013, and certified in NEXT STEPS in 2015. Nicole is dedicated and passionate about helping individuals in the region regain an optimal recovery following a cancer diagnosis. Many men and women have to travel long distances for treatment from this region so it is so important they have access to specialised care and rehabilitation that the PINC and STEEL programs offer.
“The PINC and STEEL program is a wonderful and rewarding area of physiotherapy to be working in. To make a difference to someone’s day, and to help improve an individuals quality of life is hugely rewarding both professionally and personally”.
As well as offering individualised sessions and clinical pilates, Nicole also runs a group PINC Pilates and NEXT STEPS class each week. The group classes are not only beneficial in regaining strength and conditioning but provides a great support network for the women.
Julee is an experienced Physiotherapist, based in Christchurch, who completed her Pilates training in Switzerland and Hong Kong during the early 90’s. She has continued to promote Clinical Pilates as an important component of rehabilitation. Julee has a special interest in Women’s Health issues, and travels with the New Zealand Women’s Ice Hockey Team (Ice Fernz) providing Physiotherapy services over the past four years.
Julee was also a member of the original group of Physiotherapists who were introduced to the Pink Pilates Programme in 2008. She continues to be passionate about the people she has met through her involvement in Cancer Rehabilitation, and gains satisfaction from educating and helping individuals maximise their potential following a cancer diagnosis. She also completed the NEXT STEPS certification in 2015 and runs both PINC and NEXT STEPS Programs in Christchurch.
Rachel graduated in 1991 and has been working in Private Practice as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for over 20 years. She is the owner of Align Pilates & Physiotherapy in Napier where they provide a holistic approach to health and wellness.
Rachel attended the inaugural PINC Physiotherapy Certification for cancer rehabilitation in 2008, and the STEEL Certification in 2011 which lead her on a new career pathway which has focused on cancer rehabilitation. She has completed the NEXT STEPS and PaddleON certification courses and works hard to promote wellness and recovery in those diagnosed with cancer in Hawke’s Bay.
‘Delivering the PINC and STEEL Programs has shown me how brave and courageous men and women are following a cancer diagnosis. I feel privileged to be able to support people from all cultural backgrounds during their recovery, and to help them improve movement & strength in their bodies as well as resolve issues such as fatigue’.
Debbie completed her qualification in Physiotherapy in South Africa in 1996 and since her graduation she has worked in South Africa, England and Australia. Debbie did her first Clinical Pilates course in 2001 and was intrigued how Pilates could be such an effective rehabilitation tool. Since then she has trained with Polestar Pilates, an internationally recognised educational organisation. She has done additional training in the use of Pilates in the management of Women’s Health problems and Osteoporosis.
In England she worked on the oncology wards in a leading London teaching hospital and developed an interest and greater understanding of in- and out-patient oncology.
The PINC and NEXT STEPS programs have allowed Debbie to combine her knowledge and skills and she is committed to working with her clients to develop a personalised rehabilitation program that meets their short and long term needs. “It is a privilege to be a provider of the PINC and NEXT STEPS programs, I love being a positive contributor to a woman’s cancer journey.”
Tam completed her Physio Degree in 1994 in Otago and her Post-grad in Auckland in 1998. Working as part of Multi-disciplinary teams in Sports Medicine clinics Tam's expertise focused on a more holistic approach striving always to find a cause, work towards prevention and encourage wellness for life in her clients. This approach led her to Pilates first in the UK and then in NZ where she initially trained in Stott-based Pilates and then with Polestar International. In 2008, Tam became a Mentor for Polestar NZ and in 2012 an Educator. Tam has a keen interest in working with athletes and in Women's Health.
Tam attended the inaugural PINC Physiotherapy Certification for cancer rehabilitation in 2008, and the STEEL Certification in 2011 which lead her on a new career pathway which has focused on cancer rehabilitation. She has completed the NEXT STEPS and PaddleON certification courses and works hard to promote wellness and recovery in those diagnosed with cancer in Taupo.
Allison has worked as a physiotherapist since 1996 both in the UK and New Zealand. She currently runs (since 2007) a busy private practice in Kerikeri in the beautiful Bay of Islands. The clinic currently employs 4 x physiotherapists and a sports trainer and provides injury rehabilitation and health and fitness programs.
“We are here to provide the expertise, the environment and the encouragement that will allow our clients to attain their goals on their journey to wellness.”
Allison has a holistic, individualised approach to patient care and the PINC and STEEL programs are a natural step in her continued development. She has also completed the NEXT STEPS certification and provides classes for men and women in Kerikeri.
“I get a thrill at seeing people progress to wellness. I have seen the affect the PINC and STEEL program's have had on clients and I look forward to helping others realise and exceed their expectations for recovery.”