All of our team are members of Physiotherapy NZ, and are bound by professional code of ethics. Our practice has been accredited since 1992 and is audited regularly to Allied Health Services Sector Standards. This ensures you are receiving high quality care in a safe environment when you visit our physiotherapy clinic.
DipPhys (Otago), Dip MT, MPNZ, MNZMPA,
Level I Mindfulness Teaching MTI.
Barbara is a Principal in the practice and has been involved since 1989 when the practice opened in Island Bay. Barbara holds a Diploma of Manipulative Therapy, has qualified in Pilates up to Level 5 through Dance Medicine Australia. She teaches Pilates in the clinic and community.
Barbara has trained to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and is using these skills to teach Mindfulness and Mindful Movement to her patients.
She has special interests in persistent pain and enjoys empowering her patients with education and self-management tools. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys walking the dog on the Kapiti beaches or bush walking.
BSc Hons Applied Sport Science (Edinburgh), BPhty Hons (Otago), MPNZ.
Sasha moved to Wellington at the beginning of 2019 and has joined the team at Island Bay Physiotherapy.
Sasha has years of both competitive and coaching experience in gymnastics and trampolining. During her time at university, she gained sports medic experience with rugby clubs. Sasha has also spent some time working as a personal trainer. As a result, Sasha has an interest in health and fitness and sport-related physiotherapy. She is taking Pilates classes at Island Bay Physiotherapy.
Sasha has skills in manual therapy and is currently working towards her Mulligan Practitioner certification.
Sasha enjoys running and exploring the outdoors with her large dog Rocco.
DipPhys (Otago), DipMT, MPNZ, MNZMPA,
Ruth is also a Principal Physiotherapist. Ruth and Barbara trained together and went on to set up this practice.
Ruth holds a Diploma of Manipulative Therapy, is an Acupuncturist, has completed the level 5 Dance Medicine Australia Pilates course, and has a special interest in lumbar and cervical spine problems.
Ruth has recently completed the 2-year pathway of the Mulligan Musculoskeletal course, to become a Certified Mulligan Practitioner. She enjoys the challenge of returning people to their active lifestyles and encouraging seniors to exercise more. If you’re out on the hills in the weekend, watch our for Ruth and her trail running friends.
BPhty (Otago), BSc, MPNZ, MNZMPA
Ly Dia has graduated from the University of Otago with 2 degrees: Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Science.
She has an interest in sports physiotherapy and was the sports medic with various sports clubs during her time at university.
The most notable teams Ly Dia has worked with are the Tawa Rugby team, which won the Jubilee Cup in 2016 and also during 2016, the NZ U21 netball team.
Ly Dia has completed post-graduate training in manual therapy and holds an NZMPA Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.
Ly Dia can also provide consultations in Mandarin, and is an active football player.