The Vigour Physiotherapy Team

CLARKE MCKENZIE - Physiotherapist
CLARKE MCKENZIE

Physiotherapist

Clarke graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. He worked in the UK before coming to New Zealand in 2009.

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.

e: clarke@vigourphysio.co.nz
TAHERE REHA - Physiotherapist
TAHERE REHA

Physiotherapist

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.

e: tahere@vigourphysio.co.nz

BLAIR PETRIN - Physiotherapist
BLAIR PETRIN

Physiotherapist

Blair grew up in Hamilton and graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) from Waikato Institute of Technology in 2022 and has since joined the Vigour Physiotherapy team.  Blair is passionate about rehabilitation, musculoskeletal practice, and injury prevention. He enjoys working closely with clients to achieve personal goals during their recovery, whether that would be restoring function, improving performance or returning to sport.

For the past two years Blair has been assisting St. John’s College 1 st XV Rugby team working with sporting injuries on-field. This year he will be working with Cambridge High School and their 1 st XV Rugby team.

Blair looks forward to returning to club rugby this season. Aside from rugby Blair enjoys playing a variety of social sports including Football, Netball, Hockey, Badminton, Lacrosse & Ultimate Frisbee.  Outside of Physiotherapy and team sports Blair enjoys fishing, wakeboarding, and the occasional round of golf.

e:blair@vigourphysio.co.nz

TOMAS GALDAMES - Physiotherapist
TOMAS GALDAMES

Physiotherapist

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. 


e: tomas@vigourphysio.co.nz


MIA JOSEPH - Physiotherapist
MIA JOSEPH

Physiotherapist

Mia grew up in Christchurch before moving to Dunedin to complete her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University. This involved her final year of placement being completed in Hawkes Bay where she went on to graduate in 2022. Mia has a passion for helping patients achieve their goals, whether that includes returning to work, to the field, or being able to achieve activities in day-to-day life.

 While at university, Mia spent time working alongside various Rugby teams, both in Otago and the Hawkes Bay region which included treating sports injuries on the field and in the clinic. She also developed an interest for musculoskeletal physiotherapy using a combination of manual and exercise-based techniques.

 This year Mia is looking forward to getting involved with the Hautapu Rugby club and working with their under 21’s team to provide support on and off the field.

 Mia is a fun and friendly person who enjoys getting to know people, hitting the gym and going for walks. Mia is new to the Waikato area and is looking forward to joining the team at Vigour Physiotherapy. 

e: mia@vigourphysio.co.nz

ELLA GROUFSKY - Physiotherapist
ELLA GROUFSKY

Physiotherapist

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.

Ella has 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.

Previously, Ella has been physio for both Mount Albert and Cambridge Football clubs. This year she is physio for the Waikato BOP National Netball League team and looks forward to supporting them on and off the court.

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 indoor netball, spending time at Waihi Beach and finding new hikes and walks to do in NZ.

e: ella@vigourphsyio.co.nz

JESSICA TOTMAN - Physiotherapist
JESSICA TOTMAN

Physiotherapist

Jess was born and breed in Cambridge and graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) from Waikato Institute of Technology in 2022.  

Jess is passionate about musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and applying exercised-based rehabilitation principles to achieve positive outcomes for her patients.  Jess loves the physiotherapy profession for its variety and challenges that push her to learn and grown as a practitioner.

Jess likes to apply a holistic, patient and whanau centered care approach to her practice and ensures that patients are given the tools and advice to be able to achieve their goals and improve their function.

Outside of work, Jess enjoys being in the gym training for her powerlifting competitions, cuddling her cats and going out fishing with her dad.

 

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