The Vigour Physiotherapy Team
Since his arrival in New Zealand Clarke worked for CAPE Physio in Te Awamutu and took over the Cambridge Branch in 2010. Clarke's commitment to community work built up the CAPE Physio brand. In July 2015 he decided to create his own clinic Vigour Physio.
Clarke is passionate about sport and performance. Whether this be elite sport, social activities or individual goals and dreams. Clarke treats all clients like athletes and endeavours to return them to previous activity levels and challenges them to be better than before.
Clarke has worked extensively in the Cambridge community developing relationships with many sports clubs and schools. In particular the Waikato/BOP Magic Netball Team and most weekends in winter you'll see Clarke on the sidelines at the Hautapu Rugby matches. His passion for sport has allowed him to work with many elite athletes in triathlon, cycling, rugby, netball and soccer, along with age grade athletes in a wide variety of sport.
Tahere joined the Vigour Physiotherapy team in 2019 after graduating from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy (Hons). During his time in Perth, Tahere gained valuable experience training as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Tahere is a strong advocate for adopting a holistic approach to working with his patients and is determined to encourage and enable patients along their path to recovery.
Growing up playing Rugby Union, sports and exercise have always been a motivating influence for Tahere. He has had experience working with Palmyra and ARKS Rugby Union Club in Perth’s premier division where he developed his skills in sports injury management and rehabilitation. With the majority of his rugby experience in Australia, Tahere is keen to embrace the style of rugby played in the Waikato region.
Aside from physiotherapy, Tahere enjoys spending quality time with family or finding his way to his roots on the East Coast where he is often by the sea having a dive.
Tahere is very excited to be a part of the Vigour Physiotherapy team and is eager to meet the people of Cambridge.
Marinus graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) from AUT in 2017 before heading abroad to play semi-professional rugby in Holland for Hilversum. He has since
returned to the town of trees and champions to join our team at Vigour Physiotherapy.
Marinus interest lies in rehabilitation, musculoskeletal based practice, and strength and conditioning. Outside of physiotherapy Marinus is a keen outdoors man. He enjoys an occasional game of golf, loves a game of backyard cricket, and relishes the chance to get out on the water for a scuba dive or a cheeky sail when the weather permits.
Marinus has previously been involved with several different sporting teams. His most recent teams were: Hamilton Wanderers Football club (ISPS HANDA PREMIERSHIP) in the summer of 2018/2019, Cambridge High school 1st XV rugby 2019, Leamington Rugby club 2019, as well as the Waikato rugby Union under 16s 2019.
He is also running the High performance programme at Cambridge High school focusing on Rugby, Netball, Basketball and football. The programme is designed to give students the opportunity to be part of an elite environment as well as focusing on injury prevention and over-all wellbeing.
Marinus is a fun and enthusiastic person who is willing to help others in need. Marinus enjoys meeting new people and loves having a chat. He is very excited to be joining our team where he will be able to showcase his knowledge.
Shannon originates from Scotland and graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2013. She has spent time working in the UK and Australia prior to coming to New Zealand in 2018.
Since arriving in New Zealand she has spent time working in Wellington and the Kapiti coast before making the move to Cambridge.
Shannon has worked extensively with injuries in musculoskeletal, sports, orthopaedics and general rehabilitation. She has enjoyed the experience to work with athletes at a social level through to elite in rugby, netball, hockey, weightlifting amongst others.
As well as travelling, Shannon enjoys running, swimming and outdoor activities. She also has a sporting background in dance and judo. Shannon is happy to be part of the team at Vigour Physiotherapy and is embracing the lifestyle here in New Zealand.