We are extremely fortunate to offer the infamous Pip Sail and her super talented Physio team
The general aim for our physiotherapy team is to improve a client’s movement and function, to reduce their pain, and to also attempt to prevent a recurrence.
Here at Physio Fix our physios have a reputation of resolving peoples injury’s when others haven’t been able to. We believe that people come to us for our accurate assessment, our honesty and our successful treatments.
We feel that our clients wish to be the focus of their Physio, they want to be listened to and to be understood. Pain is real, limitations of movement affect people’s lives and we hear this.
Regular treatment sessions can include:
Mobilisation and manipulation
Soft tissue massage
Muscle balance assessments
Stretching & strengthening
Facial/Sinus relief (ultrasound)
MEET OUR PHYSIO TEAM
Our Physio Team is lead by Pip Sail and includes Renee Hansen, Melissa Simpson, Matt Pringle and Teresa Victory
Pip Sail is a renowned physiotherapist with over 20 year’s experience.
She specializes in spinal and sport physiotherapy, and has a wide range of clients referred to her by a number of General Practitioners, Sport physicians and Surgeons in Auckland.
Pip worked with the ‘Auckland Aces’, the ‘NZ Promising Players’, the ‘NZ Breakers Basketball team’, and numerous other local sporting teams and individuals at national and international levels.
Pip has always lived and worked locally. She is personally involved with running, netball and tennis. She is a mother to three extremely talented young sportsmen, and a wife to a well recognized sporting coach.
Renee Hansen graduated from AUT at the end of 2009 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. She also went on to do a postgraduate certificate at AUT in Western acupuncture in 2013.
Renee has been working in musculoskeletal private practice since graduating. She did a small stint in paediatrics, working with children with disabilities in the education system.
Renee has a strong passion for sports physiotherapy and have been involved with sports teams since graduating. She has done work with weight restricted rugby union teams, school sports teams and representative teams. Renee has been the Auckland Under 85Kg team physio since 2012 and as well as the physio for two New Zealand Maori tag teams at the Tag World Cup.
Outside of work she enjoys scuba diving, aerial sports and generally being active. She spends a lot of time outside of work with family, friends and her little Pug.
Melissa (Mel) Simpson graduated from AUT in 2016 with a Bachelor in Health Science Majoring in Physiotherapy. She is passionate about sports, in particular her chosen sport of Hockey. Melissa has represented NZ at under 18 and under 21 levels as well as playing for the Auckland womens national league team for the past 5 years!
During her studies at AUT she was involved with various sports teams such as the Ponsonby under 20’s Rugby team, the Northland under 18’s Touch team and the Mt Roskill Women Premier Hockey team. Outside of work (and training) Melissa enjoys spending time with her family in Kerikeri. She loves surfing, hiking and being in the outdoors.
Teresa (Tess) Victory comes from the land down under, growing up in Brisbane, Australia. She completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University in 2013. Her passion for Physiotherapy originates from the numerous hours she spent in treatment rooms as a dancer. Teresa has continued to dance and has a diploma in performance and also in teaching. Throughout her career as a Physiotherapist, Teresa has implemented Pilates to prevent and rehabilitate injuries. Most recently, she has undertaken comprehensive polestar pilates training and has completed levels one to three.
Matthew Pringle graduated physiotherapy from AUT in 2017. He enjoys the challenge of understanding patient’s problems, he is passionate about rehab and strength and conditioning. He wants to make a difference through prevention and reducing the chance of injury and reinjury. Matt plays cricket as a wicket keeper for the Grafton United Premier team and has experience playing football, tennis and golf.
Matt spent 2 years working with the Auckland Grammar 1st Eleven football team and is currently the physio for Eastern Suburbs Premier Women’s football team. In his spare time Matt enjoys fishing, diving and adventure.
Katy Baker is a third year physiotherapy student at AUT. She has always been interested in musculoskeletal physiotherapy but is also really enjoying the neuromuscular aspect of her studies. Katy had a great experience looking after the 1st XV Onehunga High School Rugby team last year and is looking forward to working with the Papatoetoe Womens Premiere Football team this year.
Katy has a lot of sporting experience in football, both playing and coaching. She has also played touch rugby and tennis. In her downtime she enjoys going out to see live music and tries to catch the occasional show at the theatre.
MEET OUR ADMIN TEAM
Louise is one of our daytime receptionists. She has worked in the Film and Television Industry as an Assistant Director before joining us at Physio Fix. She lives locally in Epsom with her husband and two children and enjoys all that comes with a neighbourhood practice. Louise likes to keep active – she walks most days, plays tennis and gets away for tramps with her friends and family. Louise enjoys watching sport, especially football and netball, and likes to head out on the boat with her family when she can.
Ardene is our Practice manager and comes to us from a sports management background.
Ardene has a Bachelor in Physical Education. She has previously managed indoor sports centres, a gym and a pilates studio before taking time out to be a stay at home Mum to 2 boys, and support her husband in his career as a professional cricket player.
Ardene lives in Warkworth and enjoys mountain biking, paddle boarding, swimming and walking.