Emma has joined both our musculoskeletal team at Wellington Sports Medicine and our Rest Home team this year. She is originally from Wellington and has spent most of her life here, apart from her Physio studies down in Dunedin and her travels overseas.
Growing up, and still now, Emma has a ‘Go-get it’ attitude and has always shone on the sports field – whether it is football, tennis, netball, squash, hockey, athletics or swimming. She represented Capital Football in the federation side all throughout high school and has continued playing women’s football. She led her school as Sports Captain and in other roles such as student representative on the Board of Trustees.
Throughout secondary school she developed a great passion and gift for helping others. She has spenta lot of time volunteering and working for Challenge 2000 as a youth leader and in 2008 helped establish and live in their Youth House in Lyall Bay, which offers respite care for youth at risk. This led her to win the NZ Society of Physiotherapy Contribution to the Community Award.
After graduating from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy she entered private practice and has been addicted to the profession since. Her passion for helping people has led her into working with top athletes, private practice patients, people with disabilities and in aged care.
Before joining our team Emma and her partner travelled through the Pacific, South East Asia and Australia teaching Scuba diving. They run a dive charter boat and training centre in Wellington and most of her spare time is spent underwater. She also loves a good book, chilling in cafes with friends, fishing and holidaying in the Marlborough Sounds.