Physiotherapist- Grafton Lab
Livvy graduated from AUT in 2015 with a Bachelor in Health Science majoring in Physiotherapy.
Livvy has experience working with a range of high level track and field athletes including 100m and 200m sprinters, 800m and 1500m middle distance runners and discus throwers as well as cross fit and surf lifesaving athletes.
Livvy completed her integrated dry needling course in 2016, and utilizes this treatment modality regularly within her treatment practice with excellent outcomes. She has recently completed her level 1 Neurokinetic Therapy course, to help assess and rehabilitate faulty movement patterns and muscular imbalances to get to the root cause of pain and dysfunction.
Professional views and special interests:
Livvy takes a strong holistic approach to assessment and rehabilitation. She takes into consideration not only physical ailments but life style factors and emotional and mental well-being in order to create a rehabilitation plan that is appropriate and achievable for each client.
Education plays a strong part in Livvy’s treatment plans, so be prepared to learn all the ins and outs of your injury as well as effective strategies for injury prevention and self-management tools. She also loves to have a laugh with her patients and creating a positive uplifting experiencing for all clients she treats.
Outside of the Lab:
Livvy is a New Zealand 100m and 200m sprinter and has been a competitive athlete for close to 10 years with experience competing both nationally and internationally. Livvy is very passionate about athletics training 6 days a week at the Millenium Institute of Health and Fitness with a high performance squad. At the New Zealand Track and Field championships Liv placed third in the senior women’s 100m finals and was a semi-finalist in the 100m at the Australian Track and Field championships. She is targeting individual selection for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in the 100m and 200m.
When Livvy isn’t busy running circles around a track you can find her in the kitchen whipping up a green smoothie or a raw treat, or café hopping with friends in the weekend.