Clair McEntegart, Bridget Berking, Deb Ryder, Cameron Barbour and Maggie Davies are highly trained physiotherapists offering their specialist expertise, widely varied professional experience and real passion for improving wellness in people.
PG Cert Nutrition
Clair has 16 years experience working as a physiotherapist both in NZ and the UK. Clair has worked in a variety of hospitals and clinics giving her a broad base of knowledge and experience in all the physiotherapy disciplines. Clair is also trained in Musculoskeletal Acupuncture and as a Pilates instructor. Clair has completed completed a post graduate certificate in Nutrition and is in the process of completing a post graduate certificate in rehabilitation. Clair has a special interest in sports injuries especially running, and really enjoys getting to the bottom of complex biomechanical problems sports people often have. Clair has been working in Mangwhai since 2009, she lives in Matakana with her husband and two children aged 6 and 4.
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 6 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.
Maggie graduated in 2012 with a Bsc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from The Robert Gordon University, Scotland coming to physiotherapy after 10 years instructing outdoors pursuits. After graduation she worked in the National Health Service in the UK as a rotational physiotherapist, gaining broad physiotherapy experience across all disciplines. With a strong personal interest in sports and outdoors pursuits Maggie and her young family decided to relocate to New Zealand in 2016, and with a love of the beach and the sea chose to settle in Mangawhai.
In physiotherapy Maggie particularly loves helping people get back to the activities they enjoy. Maggie’s passions are in getting to grips with the biomechanical causes of issues and the rehab process. The observation and communication skills gained through her sports coaching experience all help with this. To further her musculoskeletal physiotherapy skills she has also undertaken post-graduate training in orthopaedic medicine, courses with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) (qualifying as an APPI Pilates instructor), and courses in biomechanical assessment with the Movement and Running School in the UK.
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 completeing his musculoskeletal post grad qualification 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!
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.
Jody graduated in 1998 with BHSc (nursing) with a background in accident & medical, community/GP and appearance medicine. Jody has three children recently joining the practice part time.