Bridget Berking, Deb Ryder, Cameron Barbour and Vicki Copeland are highly trained physiotherapists offering their specialist expertise, widely varied professional experience and real passion for improving wellness in people.
PGD HSc (Manips)
Bridget is a highly experienced general and sports physiotherapist with a passion for restoring and improving health and wellness to people from all walks of life. She has devoted 20 years evolving her career in Physiotherapy and Research Management in associated health and wellness fields. Aside from her 19 years experience as a physiotherapist, Bridget is also an accomplished researcher and published author, and completed leading edge research investigating aspects of head and neck control in whiplash patients for her Masters of Health Science Degree in 2003. One of her special interests and areas of expertise is treating whiplash and head and neck pain and dysfunction. A desire to broaden her research skills and knowledge, and the practical application of research insights within the corporate world, saw her take on various roles for Les Mills International over five years from 2006, including Education and Research Management positions. Bridget then returned to physiotherapy in 2011 and has been working in Mangawhai since then. Bridget lives in Mangawhai with her husband and 8 year old son.
Debbie has been working in the private physiotherapy sector for 15 years. She has worked in clinics in Wellington, London, Sydney and Auckland before moving to Mangawhai in 2016. Debbie enjoys treating conditions that involve the lower back and pelvis as well as treating people who suffer from headaches and migraines.
Cameron is a local boy, born and breed around these parts, he has just returned from the UK where he was playing rugby and working as a physio. Cameron trained at AUT and worked in the area for a few years completing his musculoskeletal post grad qualification in Acupuncture before heading to the UK to play rugby and work as physio. Cameron plays rugby for Wellsford and spends a lot of time fishing and diving, we are pleased to have Cameron on board to balance out this all female team!
Vicki graduated physiotherapy in 2011 and completed her post graduate studies in western acupuncture in 2012. Vicki likes to take a holistic approach to her treatment when treating patients. Vicki has also studied Pilates and utilises this to strengthen patients post injury and to also prevent re occurring injuries.
Abby completed her degree in Environmental Management in 2004 and went on to work for the NZ Customs service and the Department of Conservation. These helped to encourage Abby’s customer service skills. Abby joined Mangawhai Physio in 2012 to help support our growing practice. Abby works part-time and spends the rest of her time with her two children aged 6 and 3 years.
Leanne has joined us on the front desk / office administrator. Leanne lives in Mangawhai with her husband and 2 daughters. Leanne and her husband also run a mobile mechanic service called Fast Crew. Leanne has an interest in allergy free foods and is often at the Saturday markets selling allergy free foods under her business TAFFI.