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.
Tomas graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy in Chile, where he worked and gained experience for several years, before moving to NZ in 2018.
He is passionate about rehabilitation, sports and movement, working closely with his patients, and delivering excellent outcomes. Always eager to learn and grow, he has specialised in Shoulder, Hip and Knee pathologies, with post graduate studies done in Chile, Australia and NZ.
During his career he has being involved with several teams and athletes of different levels, especially with Chile’s National Rugby team, 7’s and U20’s, participating in the Americas Rugby Championship, World Rugby Sevens Series and U20’s World Rugby Trophy.
Tomas enjoys practicing sports and physical activity, and understands the importance of it in life, he’s always happy to help people return to their activity or to promote a new one in order to improve wellbeing. Tomas will be working with Hautapu Premier A's in 2020 and is the lead physio for the Waikato Women Farah Palmer Cup Team in 2020.
Dom grew up in Wellington and Graduated from AUT in 2021.
Dom is interested in sports physiotherapy/exercise based rehabilitation as well as neurological rehabilitation. He has helped out at North Harbour rugby assisting with the Premier and development teams as well as assisting the Western Springs Football during the national youth tournament in 2021. Dom has a hollisitic approach to physio – different methods for different people.
Dom is a Former Amateur Boxer 4 x NZ champ, 7 x Golden Gloves. NZ team from 2012 -2014 and 2018 – 2021 sadly missing out on 2020 Olympic qualifications due to covid 19. In his spare time these days Dom is a keen runner and cyclist.
This year Dom will be working with Leamington Rugby A’s Team. He is looking forward to getting involved with the club and providing on and off field assistance to the team.
Ella spent her time growing up in Hamilton before moving to Auckland to do a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) at AUT, where she graduated in 2021. Ella has always had a passion for physiotherapy as it facilitates helping people return to their sport, work or day-to-day life whilst achieving their goals.
During her time at university, she found a strong interest for musculoskeletal physiotherapy, particularly with exercise-based rehabilitation. Ella was at Vigour for one of her student placements in her final year where she gained experience from the team learning about Vigour’s holistic and evidence-based approach to rehabilitation.
Whilst in Auckland, Ella worked with the Mount Albert Football club where she enjoyed being part of the team and working with sporting injuries on and off the field. This year Ella looks forward to being involved with the Hautapu rugby club and working with their under 21’s team.
Ella also is passionate about Reformer Pilates and its application to strengthening and rehabilitation, which she will be teaching outside of physiotherapy this year. In her free time, Ella enjoys playing indoor netball, spending time at Waihi Beach and finding new hikes and walks to do in NZ.
Topsey brings a wealth of experience and skill as a physiotherapist and qualified Acupuncturist.
Qualified in 1996 from Kings College London with a BSc Hons Physiotherapy and has completed courses in dry needling, clinical pilates and a further Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy at Auckland University of Technology in 2015, followed by a Post Grad Cert in Acupuncture in 2020. Thereby combining extensive knowledge in Physiotherapy with up to date clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice.
She has worked in a wide range of Sporting, Clinical and Health Education settings including Bournemouth Football Club UK, London Irish Rugby, Bath Marathon Club, New Zealand Lacrosse, Occupational health to corporate banks and Physiotherapy to local colleges.
She loves the variety of our community clinic – from the elite athlete, retired farmer, young mum, college student to the keen walker of gardener - and is passionate about getting people moving again, maximising their potential and achieving their individual goals.
In her previous life she was a professional equestrian event rider and can still be found on a horse any moment in her spare time.