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Esme Loxley

Date: January 17th, 2022, Posted by proactivephysio

Esme studied and gained a first class Physiotherapy Bsc (Hons) in York, northern England. Graduating in 2015, the love of the seaside took her to the vibrant city of Brighton in South England. Over 5 years Esme worked in complex rehabilitation units, treating patients with a range of orthopeadic and medical conditions (such as strokes) using creative treatment techniques including manual therapies, exercise programmes, splinting, gait re-education and muscle stimulation techniques to rehab help clients. After progressing to a senior physiotherapy position she worked in out-patient MSK clinics across the broader East Sussex region. This included amputee rehabilitation clinics, coaching use of prosthetic limbs and integrating into paraplegic sports. Esme also worked specifically in ACL/lower limb rehabilitation both pre and post-operatively.

Upon moving to New Zealand in 2019 Esme specialised in Orthopaedic physiotherapy, managing orthopaedic services for Hutt valley DHB in Wellington Region. This highly specialised position meant providing and overseeing pre- and post-operative rehabilitation for orthopedic surgeries, working alongside orthopeadic consultants to negotiate the best surgical pathways for clients.

Outside work Esme ‘gives everything a go’ when it comes to sports; trail running, netball, volleyball, cycling and surfing. Always keen for a travel opportunity and chance to experience new things.

Experience in:

  • Multi-trauma rehabilitation
  • Orthopeadic physiotherapy
  • ACL rehabilitation
  • Conservative management of arthritic disorders
  • Stroke and neurological rehabilitation
  • Aquatic physiotherapy
  • Amputee rehabilitation

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Kaisa Föhr

Date: June 14th, 2021, Posted by proactivephysio

Kaisa graduated from Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland) in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy. Working self-employed for 7 years she discovered that her passion lies in manual therapy and massage. In 2018 she followed her dream to travel to New Zealand. Kaisa is not a New Zealand registered physiotherapist and therefore she has worked solely as a massage therapist since arriving into New Zealand. In 10 years of working as a physiotherapist and massage therapist she has had a wide spectrum of experience from passive postural problems to rehabilitating sports injuries. With her background in physiotherapy her anatomy and physiology knowledge is strong and with a quick assessment of the body she can decide the most beneficial style of massage and the extent of the area. Kaisa is currently studying Craniosacral therapy to improve her knowledge and manual skills even further.

Kaisa is a member of Massage New Zealand (MNZ) which is the massage therapy specific membership body in New Zealand for professional Massage Therapists.

When not at work, Kaisa is either outdoors hiking, at the gym pumping iron, practicing yoga or most likely you will find her in the sauna or swimming in the lake.

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