Please meet our 4 selected STEEL Medical Advisory Committee Members.
Andy is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist who has been working in the field of cancer rehabilitation since the Steel program began in 2011. He has a Masters Degree in physiotherapy and has presented on the effects of exercise in cancer rehabilitation. He strongly believes in the benefits of the Steel program and is very active in fundraising for the North Shore Region. He takes STEEL group classes and individual sessions.
With a profound love and wonderment for the miracle of the human body, Jonty has developed a keen interest and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders. Having spent years working with National and International sports teams and in Private Practice, his understanding and knowledge of the anatomy of movement is vast. For him the world of Pilates has been a natural progression from his own methods of rehabilitating clients, preferring to show them the way to achieve optimum health and recovery rather than doing it for them. A keen interest in any form of physical activity ensures he remains empathetic to the needs of his clients. In 2013 Jonty completed the course & certification for both Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehabilitation, and the PaddleOn certification in 2015. He finds working with women and men with Cancer very rewarding.
Ian is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist completing his Bachelor of Health Science degree in Physiotherapy in 1999. He completed his Post Grad Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Auckland 2005). Ian completed the STEEL certification course in 2011.
Graeme graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Physiotherapy from the Auckland Technical Institute in 1984 attaining a Diploma of Manipulative Therapy in the same year.
The need to extend his knowledge saw him complete New Zealand Physiotherapy Acupuncture Certification in 1998 and he achieved the highest level of Clinical Pilates training in 2000.
Beginning his physiotherapy career in Invercargill, Graeme went on to work in Dunedin and then England. He is currently a Director of the Back In Motion® in Dunedin.. An innovative thinker, Graeme was a founding director of Quest Systems Ltd – a physiotherapy software company.
A number of elite sports teams have selected Graeme to assist their endeavours, including: the Otago Nuggets; Highlanders Rugby team and All Black Rugby trialists (North vs South 1996). Since 2001 he has held a professional appointment with the New Zealand Academy of Sport Physiotherapy Services.
Graeme has been invited to lecture and make presentations on specialist areas (eg, knee injuries, rehabilitation using Pilates, business systems) for numerous organisations, including the University of Otago, New Zealand Society of Physiotherapy (NZSP) and the General Practice Training Scheme. He has also held numerous professional appointments, the latest being as the NZSP representative on the Board of Studies Physiotherapy School, Otago University.
Graeme completed his STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation certification training in 2012.