Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist

LOUISE PEARCE


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WORKING HOURS


Mon – Fri
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat – Sun
By Appt


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Louise has worked within paediatric physiotherapy for over 16 years. She has gained a wide range of experience from working in leading paediatric hospitals in Australia and England and until 2019 worked at Starship Children’s Hospital as a Paediatric Physiotherapist Advanced Scope Clinician.

Louise has experience treating a wide range of acute and chronic childhood conditions from newborn babies to adolescence. Due to Louise’s extensive training she is able to assess all aspects of your child’s health and how it may  be influencing other aspects of their well-being. Louise works under the title of Visiting Neuro-developmental Therapist (VNT) in addition to a paediatric physiotherapist.

Louise is a hands-on, proactive clinician who has completed a number of Bobath courses, is Prechtl General Movements Assessment trained, and is certified in the Therasuit method. She has completed further post-graduate studies within Rehabilitation and is currently working with The University of Auckland and Cerebral Palsy Alliance to assist in further research into Cerebral Palsy.

Louise is also a mother of two young children. She understands how important your child’s health and their ability to participate in play is to you and your child.




Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist

RUTH BUCKMAN


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WORKING HOURS


Tuesday: 9:00 AM- 1:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM-12.30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


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Ruth is a highly experienced Paediatric Physiotherapist gaining her knowledge and skills over the past 22 years. She has worked in a variety of health, education and private settings in the UK prior to moving to New Zealand in 2006.

Since this time she has worked at Starship Children’s Hospital and for the National Child rehabilitation service based at the Wilson Centre while raising her 2 children.

Ruth has an in-depth knowledge of infant and child development and conditions and injuries unique to childhood. Ruth has completed post-graduate training in Hand and Upper Limb Therapy and completed Bobath normal movement courses. She is trained in clubfoot treatment (Ponseti Method), clinical gait analysis, serial casting (for contracture management) and hand splinting.

Ruth is focused on working with families to help children meet their goals and achieve their full potential in a fun and engaging way.




Sports Physiotherapist

GEMMA DOWNIE


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WORKING HOURS


Thursday: 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM


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Gemma is an experienced sports physiotherapist and Yoga instructor with over 5 years of clinical experience both here and in the UK.

Gemma is sports physiotherapist from the UK who has grown-up competing in high level swimming. This experience has reinforced her belief in managing early sporting injuries for adolescences and how treatment actually fits into the life of a busy teenager. Prior to becoming a physio, Gemma has enjoyed many years of practicing Yoga. She has trained within this field to gain certification and runs small personalised yoga classes from youths through to pregnant mothers both at the start and after their delivery journey.  Gemma utilise’s a range of skills from manual therapy, sports massage, Pilates and yoga and exercise prescription. She is also able to support children and teenagers who have sustained a conussion on their rehab journey.

Gemma is passionate about the relationship between mental and physical recovery following an injury.

Read more about

Louise Pearce

  • Professional Organisations
  • Education
  • New Zealand Physiotherapy board
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Physiotherapy Paediatric special interest group
  • New Zealand Bobath Association
  • Visiting Neuro-developmental Therapy Association
  • Continence NZ
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Rehabilitation)
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Our practice philosophy is to promote strength and development through play and exercise. We provide a holistic and comprehensive approach that is backed by clinical experience. We can create a tailored individual program to be implemented at home, childcare or school to help meet your child and family’s goals.

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