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.
Lucy joined the Vigour Physiotherapy team in 2020 after graduating from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy). Lucy also completed her Musculoskeletal Placement at Vigour in 2020. During her studies, she was involved with North Harbour Rugby with their junior representative teams and their Mitre 10 Cup team. Lucy also worked with East Coast Bays Rugby Club from 2018-2019 and Auckland Netball where she travelled to New Plymouth in 2018 and 2019 for nationals.
Lucy has a keen interest in exercise-based rehabilitation, injury prevention, women's health and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Lucy utilises a holistic and evidence-based approach with her clients in order to get excellent results. Recently, Lucy has undergone her own personal rehabilitation journey for an ACL injury she suffered whilst playing netball and now enjoys utilising her knowledge and experience in this area.
Upon completion of her physiotherapy degree, Lucy was awarded the ML Roberts Award for Most Publishable Research Project in 2020 through Physiotherapy New Zealand and the ASICS Prize Award for Best Research Project 2020. Lucy’s research paper was titled “Osteoarthritis patient-educational resources, mapping the current landscape: a scoping review.” Which is in the process of being academically published.
Lucy will be working with Leamington Rugby A’s this year and was involved with their Championship Under 21’s Team in 2020. She is excited about working with the club and providing on and off field assistance to the team.
In Lucy’s spare time, she enjoys going to Whangamata Beach, playing netball and going to the gym. She is very excited about joining the Vigour team and utilising all of her knowledge and experience with her clients. Make sure to say hello when you next see her around.
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.