We are extremely fortunate to offer the famous Pip Sail and her super talented Physiotherapy 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 Physiotherapists have a reputation of resolving people’s injuries when others have not been able to. We believe that people come to us for our accurate assessment, our honesty, and our successful treatment outcomes.
We feel that our clients want to be the focus of their Physiotherapist. They want to be listened to and to be understood. Pain is real and limitations of movement seriously affect peoples lives and we understand this.
Regular treatment sessions can include:
Mobilisation and manipulation
Soft tissue massage
Muscle balance assessments
Stretching & strengthening rehabilitation
Facial/Sinus relief (ultrasound)
MEET OUR PHYSIOTHERAPY TEAM
Our Physiotherapy Team is lead by Pip Sail and includes Renee Hansen, Melissa Simpson, Eloise Carella, Matt Pringle, and Kate Wallis.
Pip Sail is a renowned Physiotherapist with over 20 years’ experience.
Pip has developed a special interest in sports medicine and has a wealth of knowledge in this area following many years working with elite sports teams and individual athletes, including 3 of her own boys who have national rankings.
Pip has worked with the Auckland Aces, NZ Promising Players and the NZ Breakers Basketball team as well as numerous other local sporting teams and individuals at both National and International levels.
Her other areas of particular interest are spinal problems and paediatrics.
Pip has always lived and worked locally. She enjoys fitness, photography and travel. She has 5 boys involved in sport and is married to an acclaimed cricket coach.
Renee Hansen graduated from AUT at the end of 2009 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. She went on to do a postgraduate certificate in Western Acupuncture in 2013. She is currently doing her Comprehensive Polestar Pilates qualification to be a Pilates instructor.
Renee has been working in musculoskeletal private practice since graduating. Renee has a great passion for sports Physiotherapy and has worked with rugby, touch, tag, netball and several different school sports teams.
Outside of work she enjoys scuba diving, aerial sports and generally being active. She spends her time outside of work with her family and friends. Renee’s little family has expanded recently and she will be on maternity leave during 2021.
Matthew Pringle graduated Physiotherapy from AUT in 2017. He completed his Certificate in Dry Needling in 2019 from PAANZ. He enjoys the challenge of understanding patients’ problems. He is passionate about rehabilitation and strength and conditioning training. He wants to make a difference through prevention and reducing the chance of recurring injuries. Matt is a wicket keeper for the Grafton United Premier Cricket team and has experience playing football, tennis, and golf.
Matt spent two years working with the Auckland Grammar 1 st XI football team and was the Physiotherapist for Easter Suburbs Premier Women’s football team during 2017 and 2018.
In his spare time Matt enjoys fishing, diving, playing golf and adventure.
Tamara graduated from AUT in 2020 with a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Physiotherapy. She has developed good clinical reasoning skills and enjoys providing holistic treatment that focuses on long term prevention and/or management of injuries.
Tamara has experience in teaching reformer pilates, and is also qualified to teach pregnancy pilates.
Outside of work she enjoys being highly active and spending time outdoors. Tamara’s sporting interest include netball, playing for Carlton club this year, tennis and volleyball. She loves skiing during the winter and tramping with her family during summer.
Sam graduated AUT at the end of 2020 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. Having been involved with club sports from a young age, Sam has developed a keen interest in sports and exercise-based rehabilitation. Being able to make a difference in someone’s life through long-term management and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries has been a big passion and extremely rewarding.
Outside of work she enjoys getting out of the city and heading to the beach. Sam loves being active and outdoors, playing tennis, heading to the gym and spending time with family and friends.
Sarah graduated from AUT with a BHSc Physiotherapy in 2012 and completed her post-graduate certificate in Western Acupuncture in 2016. Prior to studying physio, Sarah finished a Bachelor of Sport Management then went on to follow her passion and skied around the world. She is an internationally certified instructor which has allowed Sarah to ski and work throughout NZ, Canada, the USA and Japan.
As a former competitive skier, Sarah has developed a strong knowledge and understanding of sports injuries and rehabilitation. She has worked in private practice since graduating and her areas of interest include the shoulder and spine. Sarah also has a keen interest in concussion management.
In her spare time, Sarah loves being outside as much as possible. When not skiing, she is out hiking, biking and exploring.
Eloise Carella is a Paediatric Physiotherapist. Eloise is originally from Scotland but settled in NZ with her family in 2018. She keeps busy with her three children and Clinical Education Business as well as seeing her patients at Physio Fix and Eastwood Orthopaedic Clinic.
Eloise works alongside Surgeons and Specialists to achieve an outcome for children and their families. Eloise has worked in the UK at the largest children’s hospital in Glasgow for many years as well as working in Community Children’s Therapy across the UK and NZ. Her most recent post was at Starship Hospital in Auckland.
Eloise is highly trained and has had the privilege of working with children of all ages and their families for over 12 years. Your child may have an ache or pain, a significant injury, or developmental condition but she can assess, diagnose, and manage childhood musculoskeletal concerns from birth through to 16 years.
- Soft tissue injuries
- Sports injuries
- Joint pain
- Developmental conditions or concerns
- Post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation
- Graded return to sport and activity
- Normal Variants
- Shoulder instability
- Back pain
If you have any concerns about your child’s growth, development or they have an injury please get in touch to schedule a consultation. Children’s therapy is a specialist role and requires expertise to be able to recognise the specific needs of children. Make sure your child receives the quality treatment they need to support them to return to function.
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.