Livvy graduated from AUT in 2015 with a Bachelor in Health Science in Physiotherapy.
Livvy has experience working with a range of high level athletes from track and field, to surf life-saving, ironman and marathon runners, to weekend warriors and individuals who simply want to improve their quality of life and well-being.
Livvy has completed her integrated dry needling course and utilizes this regularly with excellent outcomes. She has completed her level 1 Neurokinetic Therapy course as well as Visceral Manipulation course level 1 & 2.
Professional views and special interests:
Livvy takes a holistic approach to assessment and rehabilitation. She looks beyond the physical factors, taking into account life style, environmental factors, beliefs and general wellbeing, which contribute to each clients unique clinical presentation. This ensures she creates rehabilitation plans that are individualized, appropriate and achievable for each client.
Education plays an important role in Livvys treatment plans, with a strong focus on educating clients on their injury, how the injury may have come about as well as how to improve their self-awareness to prevent further injuries through self-management and self-treatment strategies. She loves to have a laugh, and create a positive experience for all her clients.
Outside of the Lab:
Livvy is a New Zealand 100m sprinter and has been a competitive athlete for close to 10 years, competing both nationally and internationally. Livvy has won multiple medals nationally, and she is targeting selection for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games and 2022 Commonwealth Games for the 100m and 4x100m relay. Early in 2020 Livvy and the rest of the NZ relay squad broke the New Zealand 4x100m record and qualified for World Relay Champs in 2021.
When Livvy isn’t running circles around a track you can find her hanging out with friends with a coffee in hand at her favourite cafe or spending time out in nature.